Dr. Colin Simpfendorfer


Dr. Simpfendorfer is the Director of the Centre for Sustainable Tropical Fisheries and Aquaculture at JCU. He has had more than 25 years experience researching sharks, and has published extensively in the scientific literature on shark biology, ecology, fisheries and conservation. His expertise on sharks has been recognized by his appointment as the Co-Chair of the IUCN’s Shark Specialist Group and as the Chair of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s Shark Resource Assessment Group.

Dr. Simpfendorfer’s research interests include: status and sustainable use of elasmobranch populations; science for the conservation of elasmobranch populations; nursery areas for sharks; and analytical tools for acoustic monitoring studies.