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Dr Murray Logan

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(07) 4753 4384
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I received my PhD in 2003 from the School of Biological Sciences (Monash University) where I studied the effects of nutritional stresses on the feeding behaviour and activity patterns of free-ranging koalas. From 2004-2011 I was a lecturer in zoology and biostatistics within the School of Biological Sciences (Monash University) before joining AIMS in 2011 as a biostatistician.


Statistical analyses of marine biological and environmental data
Development of software tools and systems for data analysis
Production of statistical resources and courses to support an increase in AIMS'quantitative capacity

PhD, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University
BS (Hons), School of Biological Sciences, Monash University

Most of my current research centres around supporting the design and analysis requirements of other scientists across multiple programs within AIMS. Nevertheless, my statistical interests span a variety of fields particularly at the interfaces of making advanced, modern statistical techniques more generally palatable for ecologists and developing convenient conduits to automated analyses routines.


Johns KA, Osborne KO, Logan M (2014) Contrasting rates of coral recovery and reassembly in coral communities on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 33(3): 553-563

Fabricius KE, Logan M, Weeks S, Brodie J (2014) The effects of river run-off on water clarity across the central Great Barrier Reef. Marine Pollution Bulletin 84(1-2): 191-200

Uthicke S, Logan M, Liddy M, Francis D, Hardy N, Lamare M (2015) Climate change as an unexpected co-factor promoting coral eating seastar (Acanthaster planci) outbreaks. Scientific Reports 5: 8402

Munroe SEM, Heupel MR, Fisk AT, Logan M, Simpfendorfer CA (2015) Regional movement patterns of a small-bodied shark revealed by stable-isotope analysis. Journal of Fish Biology 86(5): 1567-1586

Emslie MJ, Logan M, Williamson D, Ayling AM, MacNeil MA, Ceccarelli D, Cheal AJ, Evans RD, Johns KA, Jonker MJ, Miller IR, Osborne K, Russ GR, Sweatman HPA (2015) Expectations and outcomes of reserve network performance following re-zoning of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Current Biology 25(8): 983-992

Siboni N, Abrego D, Evenhuis C, Logan M, Motti CA (2015) Adaptation to local thermal regimes by crustose coralline algae does not affect rates of recruitment in coral larvae. Coral Reefs 34(4): 1243-1253

McKinnon AD, Doyle J, Duggan S, Logan M, Lønborg C, Brinkman R (2015) Zooplankton growth, respiration and grazing on the Australian margins of the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140012

Fabricius KE, Logan M, Weeks SJ, Lewis SE, Brodie J (2016) Changes in water clarity in response to river discharges on the Great Barrier Reef continental shelf: 2002-2013. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 173: A1-A16

Fuentes MMPB, Delean S, Grayson J, Lavender S, Logan M, Marsh H (2016) Spatial and temporal variation in the effects of climatic variables on dugong calf production. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0155675

Bay LK, Doyle J, Logan M, Berkelmans R (2016) Recovery from bleaching is mediated by threshold densities of background thermo-tolerant symbiont types in a reef-building coral. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160322