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Dr McLeod is the Project leader for Project E5 'The role of restoration in conserving matters of national environmental significance'. Previously he led Project B4 'Underpinning the repair and conservation of Australia's threatened coastal-marine habitats' with Dr Chris Gillies (The Nature Conservancy) and Colin Creighton (TropWATER, JCU). Ian also leads the NESP Tropical Water Quality Hub project 'Best practice coral restoration for the Great Barrier Reef' and is a theme leader in the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program and is part of the core team for the Reef Restoration and Adaption Program.
Ian has 20 years experience as a leader in the fields of environmental management, scientific research, communications and outreach. He has worked on every continent with reaseach focused on coastal habitat restoration, sportsfishing and ecotourism, coral reef ecology, climate change impacts on the marine environment and land-based effects on coastal waters. Ian is passonate about science communication. He was a Communications Manager at James Cook University for five years and is a Founder and Director of Cinematic Science, a media company that focusses on science stories. In 2016 Ian was named as a James Cook University Rising Star, and an Advance Queensland Digital Champion, followed by a Queensland Tall Poppy award in 2017.
PhD (2015) - James Cook University
MSc (1st Class Honours) - The University of Auckland
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management - The University of Auckland
Postgraduate Certificate in Water Quality - The University of Auckland
BSc in Biology - The University of Auckland
Membership of key national committees
James Cook University Profile
Thursday 26 May 2016
Australia once had extensive shellfish reefs across its coastlines, but they are now largely destroyed and NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub researchers from James Cook University (JCU) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have identified what needs to be done to repair and conserve them.
Their report released today - "Shellfish reef habitats: a synopsis to underpin the repair and conservation of Australia’s environmentally, socially and economically important bays...
Australia’s Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, joined University of Tasmania scientists and volunteer divers on a Reef Life Survey at Tinderbox Marine Reserve south of Hobart today.
After the dive, the Minister joined UTAS Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, at Hobart’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to launch the Marine Biodiversity Hub, one of six hubs funded under the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).
The NESP is a six-...
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Australian Government has announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia's biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the best available...