Jimmy White

PA010035

Phd Candidate

BSc – JCU

Hons- University of Tasmania/Tasmania Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute

Office:

TG132

Phone:

07 4781 5247

Fax:

Email:

jimmy.white

Research Title:

Efficacy of marine protected areas at providing refuge to batoid species from commercial fishing pressure within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area

Research Interests:

  • The biology and ecology of sharks and rays along the Qld East Coast and links to management of fisheries, habitats and marine parks.

  • Conservation biology of sharks and rays

  • The role of stakeholders and community groups in the management of coastal and marine resources.

  • Analysis of acoustic monitoring data

  • Habitat use of sharks and rays

  • Rebound potential and vulnerability of sharks to fishing

Research Projects:

Project: First Estimates of Age and Growth of a Mero-Benthic Octopus Species

Role: Principal Investigator (Honours): project included extensive field (sample collection) and laboratory work (husbandry of octopus, dissections and ageing). Sample collection required interactions with members of the Tasmanian Octopus Fishery.

Project: Using Video Documentary-making to Enhance Learning in Large First Year Biology Classes

Role: Head Tutor: coordinated and conducted practical sessionsfor up to 100 students.

Supervisors:

Dr. Michelle Heupel

Dr. Colin Simpfendorfer

Dr.Andrew Tobin

James Moloney

Tutor:

Mb2050

Awards:

Smart State Post graduate award

Student prize for poster presentation at international conference “Sharks International”

SEES award 2010

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