Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems
Harry Butler Institute
90 South Street, Murdoch Perth 6150
Characterisation of anthropogenic underwater noise to improve management of marine fauna
Quantitative risk assessment of vessel strike to marine fauna
Identification of humpback whale breeding grounds in the Great Barrier Reef
Passive acoustic monitoring of coastal delphinids
Joshua holds a BSc(Hons) in marine biology and a PhD in marine bioacoustics and animal behaviour. My main research interests focus on marine mammal behaviour, behavioural ecology, bioacoustics and assessment of human impacts. Research interest and experience ranges from developing passive acoustic methodology for coastal endemic dolphin species, song function in humpback whales, using spatial modelling and GIS for identification of critical habitat of marine fauna and risk assessments of ship strike and ship noise to marine fauna.
PhD (2010) The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Bachelor of Science (Honours) (2000) James Cook University, Townsville
Bachelor of Science (1996 – 1998) Marine Biology, James Cook University
Membership of key national committees
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...