Senior Research Scientist

Castray Esplanade HOBART TAS 7000 (GPO Box 1538, HOBART TAS 7001)

+61 3 6232 5239

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Dr Tim Lynch hails from Australia’s island state of Tasmania where he graduated from UTAS with a degree in Marine, Antarctic and Freshwater biology.  After completing honours in aquaculture and a PhD in Marine Ecology at JCU in North Queensland, Tim worked for ten years as a research scientist for NSW Marine Parks.  In 2004 Tim was the Australian Academy of Science visiting scholar to North America.

Since 2008 Tim has worked at CSRIO in Hobart and is now a Senior Research Scientist. Tim has research interests in recreational fisheries, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), marine wild life, endangered species and sensor systems.  Besides his work at CSRIO, Tim is a keen underwater hockey player and is the immediate past President of the Australian Marine Science Association.

Academic qualifications

PhD - Marine Ecology (JCU) 2000

Bachelor of Science - Marine, Freshwater and Antarctic Biology (UTAS) 1990

Honours – Marine Biology (JCU) 1991

Data Handling and Statistics (UTAS) 1997

Sustainable Management of Coastal Resources (AMC) 1998

Project Management (NPWS) 1998

Diploma Project Management (TAS Skills Institute) 2009

Membership of key national committees

Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA) National Council (President – 2014/16)

Member Giant Freshwater Lobster Recovery Plan Team

Member Spotted Handfish Recovery Plan Team -Chair

 Tasmanian Recreational Fishing Research Advisory group