Contact

Researcher
Email 
William.White@csiro.au
Phone 
+61 3 6232 5144

Person details

About

Research interests

Systematics, biology and ecology, fisheries and conservation of fishes, in particular cartilaginous fishes.

Employment
2006 (Dec) –  Ichthyologist at CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research, Hobart
2004 (April) – 2006 Postdoctoral fellow at Murdoch University on an ACIAR funded project entitled: “Artisanal Shark and Ray Fisheries in East Indonesia: their socioeconomic and fishery characteristics and relationship to Australian resources – Phase II ”.
2004 (Jan–Apr) Research Assistant at CSIRO Marine Research in Hobart (under Dr Peter Last) assisting on
  a NOO funded bioregionalisation project and conducting taxonomic research on various elasmobranch groups, e.g. Mustelus, Hemigaleus, Rhinobatos.
2001 – 2003 (Dec) Project scientist at Murdoch University on an ACIAR funded project entitled: “Artisanal Shark and Ray Fisheries in East Indonesia: their socioeconomic and fishery characteristics and relationship to Australian resources – Phase I ”.
1999 – 2002 Demonstrating and exam marking for the Biochemistry I unit at Murdoch University.
1997 – 1999  Underwater World Perth. Diver and aquarist

Academic qualifications

1995–1997 Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Science at Murdoch University.
1998 Honours, Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research, Murdoch University.
1999–2003 Ph.D, Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research, Murdoch University. Awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship.

Professional memberships
Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (OCS), Australia – President (2007-2010); Committee Member (present)
IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group (SSG) – Global Co-Chair of Taxonomy for the SSG
Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) – standard member
American Elasmobranch Society (AES) – standard member

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