Senior Research Scientist, Leader of AIMS Long-term Monitoring Program for coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef
Through my involvement with a large monitoring program on GBR reefs, I am interested in the status of GBR reefs and in coral reef ecology generally, especially:
I trained as a behavioural ecologist working on reef fishes and have worked on the GBR and in the Caribbean (Panama). My research interests have broadened to processes of disturbance and recovery on reefs, particularly as applied to the GBR. After graduating I worked briefly at University of Sydney, then spent three years as a post-doc at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. From 1990 I was a post-doc at James Cook University, initially studying fish predators of Acanthaster planci, then the effects of feeding fishes around Tourist pontoons (Reef CRC). In 1995 I came to AIMS to lead the Long-term Monitoring Program.
1985: PhD Macquarie University, Sydney
1975: BA Zoology, Oxford University UK
Over 50 science and technical papers in refereed journals. The following are a selection of recent publications: