Richard is currently involved in the Marine Biodiversity Hub project ‘Supporting Management of Listed and Rare Species’, a collaboration between Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory Fisheries and CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research. He is based at CSIRO in Brisbane.
This project will improve the understanding and management of data-poor, low abundance, rarely-encountered threatened euryhaline and estuarine elasmobranch species, through the development of innovative population monitoring and integrated assessment strategies. Threatened sawfishes (Pristis species) and river sharks (Glyphis species) of northern Australia represent the focal species, with an initial focus on Freshwater Sawfish Pristis microdon in several selected rivers of the NT. Details of the project can be found at:
Richard's research experience includes:
Bachelor of Science Majoring in Zoology and Ecology; Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
Bachelor of Science Honours (First class) from the University of Queensland
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology; University of Queensland
Membership of key national committees