Matthew Adam, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering
Mathematical modelling of resilience and critical thresholds in seagrass ecosystems.


Simon Albert, Research Officer, School of Civil Engineering
Investigating coastal resource management in Pacific Island settings.
 

Christopher Doropoulos, Post-doctoral Fellow, Marine Spatial Ecology Laboratory
Coral recruitment processes, herbivory, and food web ecology.


Christine Dudgeon, Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory
Ecology and evolution of marine populations and species, primarily elasmobranchs and marine mammals.


Yakir Gagnon, Research Fellow, Sensory Neurobiology Group
I'm mainly interested in visual ecology. I love to mix physics with biology to answer questions about how lens optics affects the ecology of animals, what visual cues are important for navigation, how does camouflage work, etc. In order to answer such questions, I use interdisciplinary methods involving custom-made gadgets that often require computer-machine interfaces in behavioral essays. My main research direction is of a basic-research nature, but I evaluate my results from an engineering point of view as well. I've completed my PhD at Lund University, Sweden (2010), and my postdoc at Duke University, USA (2013).
 

Alistair Grinham, Research Office, Civil Engineering 
Greenhouse cycling and sediment biogeochemical processing.


Adrien Guyot, Research Fellow, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training 
Monitoring and modelling mangrove trees water use.


Alastair Harborne, Research Fellow, Marine Spatial Ecology Laboratory
Pacific and Caribbean coral reef fish ecology.
 

Karlo HockPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Marine Spatial Ecology Laboratory
Emergent properties of complex biological, spatial and social systems.
 

Carissa Klein, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science
Applied spatial conservation planning supporting conservation decisions in the Coral Triangle.


Carmel McDougal, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Marine Genomic Research Group
The genetic basis and evolution of shell and pearl formation in molluscs. 
 

Eugenia Nijgh de Sampayo Garrido, Post-doctoral Researcher, Marine Palaeoecology Laboratory
ecology and functional significance of marine invertebrate symbioses with dinoflagellates in genus Symbiodinium.


Javier Leon Patino, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Global Change Institute
Evolution of coastal landforms, particularly sandy beaches and coral reef islands.


Lisa Pope, Research Fellow, Riginos Laboratory
Using population genetics to quantify dispersal and applying knowledge of dispersal to wildlife management. 


Ruth Reef, Research Fellow, Lovelock Laboratory
I am an ecophysiologist and am most interested in the physiological adaptation photosynthetic organisms have evolved to deal with life in extreme environments. Using a variety of molecular biology, electrophysiology, biochemistry and ecology tools, I investigate the underlying processes contributing to species distribution patterns, plant-animal interactions and biodiversity in coastal and marine plant communities and their responses to ecosystem change. My main focus is on tropical marine photosynthetic communities and their adaptations to salinity stress, nutrient limitation and climate change. I completed my Msc at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and my PhD in 2009 at UQ. I just completed a post-doc fellowship at UQ and am now an ARC DECRA post-doctoral research fellow, working with Prof. Cath Lovelock.


Nela Rosic, Postdoctoral Researcher, Coral Reef Ecosystems Laboratory
Understanding the biosynthesis of coral sunscreens, molecular mechanisms of cell stress and coral-algal symbiosis. .
 

Megan Saunders, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Marine Spatial Ecology Laboratory/Global Change Institute.
The effects of human stressors, including climate change, on marine organisms and ecosystems.