GPO Box 1538 Hobart TAS 7001 Australia (Castray Esplanade, Hobart TAS 7000)
Currently, within NESP I am part of a team interested in better understanding the nation-wide risk to large marine animals from shipping and boating activities. In particular we are concerned with the dangers of animals being struck by vessels and ocean noise. Within the project I am mainly focused on the mapping of shipping/boating density and the estimation of risk.
I am a statistician with a strong application and computational focus. Over the past 20 years I have worked in a wide range of application areas, for example mining, medical, population genetics, fisheries and marine mammal research. This work ranged from sitting in a nice office doing statistical analysis and software development to trying to sleep in a destroyed tent in Antarctica waiting for our whale survey aircraft to return.
University of Queensland
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Statistics
University of Queensland
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Statistics, Honours
Living largely on the fringes of a giant island continent, Australians rely on sea transport for the exports and imports that sustain our economy and lifestyle. Australians also have a strong affinity with the ocean, as reflected in the growth in recreational boating and cruise shipping. But these numbers risk putting people on a collision course – literally – with whales, turtles and other marine life.
In response to increasing concern about collision risk, the Department of the...
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...