Katie Motson

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Impacts of declining coral reef condition on herbivorous fish-parasite interactions

Katie Motson completed her MSc in 2014 investigating the capacity for thermal developmental acclimation in three tropical wrasse species. After her MSc, Katie spent two years working in various research positions: working as a research assistant for Professor Philip Munday; as a Research Projects Officer with CSIRO in Brisbane; and researching the effects of Cyclone Winston on coral reefs in Fiji.

Katie is now conducting her PhD under the supervision of Dr Andrew Hoey and Dr Kate Hutson. Her PhD research examines the effects of coral reef degradation and disturbance on the parasite communities infecting herbivorous fishes on the Great Barrier Reef.

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#aquatic animal health #parasites #herbivory #coral reefs #habitat-degradation