ecosystem health

Dr. Hoskin is currently on an Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) Postdoctoral Fellowship resolving the diversity, systematics and taxonomy of several reptile and frog groups of eastern and northern Australia. His research interests include evolution, ecology and conservation, systematics and taxonomy, with a particular focus on processes of population divergence (particularly in mating traits) and the formation of new species, particularly in frogs and reptiles. His current work involves hybrid zones between lineages of Green-eyed Treefrogs (Litoria serrata and L.

Having locals identify environmental research needs for their own community is a key step to ensuring that research is relevant, appropriate and desirable for communities.

The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2009 is a stock-take of the Great Barrier Reef, its management and its future.

The aim of the Outlook Report is to provide information about:

Prior to taking up the position of Water Quality Scientist at JCU, Jon Brodie spent some years as a lecturer in chemistry at Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) and at the University of the South Pacific (Suva, Fiji). For the past 30 years, his interests have been in environmental research and consultancy and the management of marine and freshwater pollution in Australia and overseas.

Dr. Rob Puschendorf undertook much of his work on Project 3.3 while an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at James Cook University. He is currently a Lecturer in Animal Physiology and Health at Plymouth University, UK. 

Dr. Anthony is Program Leader: Healthy and Resilient Great Barrier Reef at AIMS. His key interest is in understanding coral reef ecosystem resilience under climate and ocean change. Ken started his career in 1995 when he pursued a PhD at JCU in coral reef biology. He then evolved from a physiologist to a broad systems ecologist seeing problems through two lenses: marine science and environmental management.

Dr. Negri is a Senior Research Scientist in Water Quality & Ecosystem Health at AIMS. His background and training is in analytical chemistry and toxin research and he has spent 10 years at AIMS and CSIRO studying the chemistry, distribution and accumulation of natural toxins in marine and freshwater ecosystems. In the late 1990s, his research became more coral reef-oriented, including studies on the natural chemistry and microbiology responsible for coral larval settlement. Since 2000, Dr.

Program 7 will have three projects addressing different threats to rainforest health. A generalised analytical toolkit will be developed for assessing vulnerability to extreme climatic events, particularly the sensitivity of Wet Tropics fauna to temperature extremes. The role of fire as a driver of rainforest distribution (particularly on the threatened ecosystem of the Mabi forest) will be determined.

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