Professor of Marine Science, Curtin University
Euan’s research focuses on how physical (both natural and man-made) structures and oceanographic processes influence the composition and distribution of marine fishes, sharks and rays. He is also researching how anthropogenic activities such as fishing, climate change, increases in marine noise (eg. seismic surveys) influence their populations. Over the last 20 years a focus of Euan’s research has been developing, testing and implementing robust fishery independent sampling techniques. Many of these techniques are based around underwater stereo-video systems. He developed the baited remote underwater stereo-video system in 1999 and Diver Operated stereo-video systems in 1992.
What is the distribution, relative abundance and habitat use of Australian shark and ray populations?
Are shark and rays larger and more abundant in Australian marine reserves?
What is the relationship between shark and reef fish biomass?
Can environmental DNA be used to sample the absence/presence or relative abundance of fishes, sharks and rays?
Cocos Keeling Island
The processes which influence where fish, sharks and rays live.
The development of fishery independent techniques for sampling the relative abundance of fishes, sharks and rays.
Develops quantitative citizen science programs for the long-term monitoring of reef fishes.