Dr. Norm Duke


Dr. Norm Duke is a mangrove ecologist and professorial research fellow based at the Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) at James Cook University. Prior to this, he held research positions with the University of Queensland, the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Queensland Fisheries Service, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, Central America.

Dr. Duke is involved in a variety of research projects including environmental and ecological assessments of mangrove and tidal saltmarsh ecosystems, human impacts on mangrove ecosystems, rehabilitation and planting of degraded mangrove habitats and empowering, and engaging local community volunteers in a science and community partnership program called MangroveWatch.