Dr Monk is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Neville Barrett on the development of outer shelf reef monitoring approaches and biodiversity inventory for the CMR Network as part of our NESP Hub's Evaluating and monitoring the status of marine biodiversity assets on the continental shelf theme.
Dr Monk is a quantitative spatial ecologist. Prior to joining IMAS he worked in the private (e.g. environmental consultancies) and university sectors for the past decade. Here he applied his skills in GIS, quantitative statistics, species distribution modelling, habitat mapping and biodiversity monitoring to a range of applied aquatic and terrestrial conservation projects with direct policy implications at local, state and federal government levels.
For specific details on previous projects please visit my personal website.
2008-2011 Doctor of Philosophy (Conferred 29th March 2012). Deakin University, Warrnambool
Thesis title: Understanding fish-habitat associations using video observations and sonar imaging
2005-2006 Bachelor of Environmental Science (First class Honours in habitat mapping). Deakin University, Warrnambool
Thesis title: A starting point: mapping of the subtidal zones of the Merri Marine Sanctuary using an integrated community-based monitoring and GIS
2002-2004 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine and Freshwater Science). Deakin University, Warrnambool
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