Mark Meekan

Principal Investigator: Indian Ocean

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  Principal Research Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science

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Dr. Meekan’s research interests fall within the broad topic of the ecology of larval reef fishes and elasmobranchs. His research looks at the sensory ecology and behaviour of reef fish during the larval and juvenile stages. Dr. Meekan has worked as the fish ecologist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science’s Karratha out-station in Western Australia and the scientist in charge of the Darwin office.


  What are the effects of fishing on sharks in northern Australian waters?

  How do the migration patterns of elasmobranchs and reef fishes impact their ecosystems?

 


    Indian Ocean


  Examines the ecology of larval fish with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

  Quantifies the effects of fishing on sharks in northern Australian waters.

  Examines the ecology and migration patterns of elasmobranchs and reef fishes.


  Save Our Seas Foundation: member of the Conservation and Science Advisory Panel.

  Australian Government Department of the Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts: National Shark Recovery Group.

  Scientific Advisory Committee Member for the Australian Animal Tracking and Monitoring System.