Australian Institute of Marine Science

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a leader in tropical marine science. The Institute is consistently ranked among the top one per cent of specialist research institutions internationally and is known for its unique capacity to investigate topics from broad-scale ecology to microbiology. AIMS is committed to the protection and sustainable use of Australia's marine resources. Its research programs support the management of tropical marine environments around the world, with a primary focus on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the pristine Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia and northwest Australia.

Related Projects: 
Project 1.2 'Marine wildlife management in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area'
Project 2.1 'Marine turtles and dugongs of the Torres Strait'
Project 2.2. 'Mangrove and freshwater habitat status of Torres Strait islands'

The e-Atlas is a website, mapping system a

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. Fabricius is a Principal Research Scientist and coral reef ecologist at AIMS. She has worked as a coral reef ecologist since 1988, with most of her research directed at better understanding the roles of disturbances (especially ocean acidification, climate change and terrestrial run-off) on ecological processes in coral reefs, and their consequences. In this context, Dr.

Dr Peter Doherty is the Research Director at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, based in Townsville.  His expertise lies in the ecology and genetics of coral reef fishes, emphasising processes driving the connectivity, replenishment and dynamics of their populations.  Peter performs the role of Science Leader for the NERP Tropical Ecosystems Hub.  As Science Leader, Peter will be regarded as the 'public face' for the Hub and, together with research providers, the primary media contact. 

Dr. De’ath is a Principal Research Scientist, biostatistician and ecological modeller at AIMS. His interests lie in the development of statistical and mathematical models and their application to complex biotic and environmental data. He has been intimately involved with the establishment of water quality guidelines, the regionalisation and rezoning of the GBR, the re-design of the AIMS Long Term Monitoring Program to assess the effects of the rezoning, and the development of the e-Atlas.


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