Murdoch University

Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Ecosystems

Harry Butler Institute

Murdoch University

90 South Street, Murdoch Perth 6150

+61 (8) 9360 6582

Person details


Current activities

Identification of humpback whale breeding grounds in the Great Barrier Reef

Passive acoustic monitoring of coastal delphinids, snubfin and humpback dolphins



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.

Academic qualifications

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