A quantitative ecologist with over 15 years of experience in marine ecology and highly developed skills in statistical modelling, including a solid academic background coupled with direct experience in the application of marine science in industry.
An ecological research focus on tropical marine ecosystems, including: larval performance, survival and growth; tradeoffs in life history strategies; recruitment variability and dispersal; patterns and drivers in biodiversity; and anthropogenic impacts. Has contributed actively in the field of quantitative ecology, developing novel numerical methods for quantifying biases in research effort and for estimating global species richness of coral reefs; using stochastic modelling methods to examine power in non-standard sampling designs and undertake population viability analysis; and developing software to support quantitative expert elicitation. Recent work focuses on sediment stress and water qiality threshold development on coral reefs.
1998: BSc Hon (Class 1) Marine Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld, Australia
2002: PhD Marine Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld, Australia