Thématique de recherche
I joined SPC in April 2012 as a Fisheries Scientist in the Coastal Fisheries Program. In this role I am responsible for providing scientific advice to Pacific Island countries and territories to better inform management on issues relating to the health and status of coastal fisheries resources and supporting habitats (including coral reef, mangrove and seagrass ecosystems), as well as building capacity in Pacific Island counterparts. A key focus of my work at SPC is the development and implementation of creel and market surveys and undertaking demographic assessments of the status of coastal fish populations.
I hold a PhD from James Cook University in Townsville (2012) and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Queensland (2002). My doctoral work focused on population biology and connectivity of a polynemid teleost in northern Australia. I continues to have a strong research focus on the population biology and connectivity of tropical fish, and how these may be affected by anthropogenic influences such as fishing, habitat degradation and climate change.
Research of the Coastal Fisheries Science and Management Section of SPC: Improving knowledge of the biology of coastal fish species in the Pacific Islands