Professor Garry Russ


Professor Russ is a Professor in the School of Marine and Tropical Biology at JCU. His research interests on the Great Barrier Reef include studies of the biology and fisheries of reef fish of commercial and recreational fishing value (mostly serranids, lutjanids and lethrinids). Specific areas of research include age and growth, reproduction, mortality, movements, fish traps as sampling devices, catch per unit effort and stock assessment. A major area of research now and in the future, is studies of age structures of reef fish of commercial/recreational significance on coral reefs open and closed to fishing.

Professor Russ is also undertaking long-term monitoring of reef fish populations inside and outside marine reserves in Southeast Asia. His work in the Philippines has been related to the use of marine reserves in reef fisheries management.