Grants and Contracts

  • 2016-2019: Principal investigator on a grant from the Recreational Fishing Licence Trust Fund entitled, ‘Partnering with recreational fishers in a tagging program to understand the movements of Victorian King George Whiting to their spawning areas’
  • 2016-2019: Principal investigator on a contract project for Melbourne Water entitled, ‘Modelling Pelagic Pathways to Productivity in Port Phillip Bay’
  • 2016: Principal investigator on a contract project for Melbourne Water entitled, ‘Analysis of phytoplankton data to refine and further develop the Bubbles model’
  • 2016: Principal investigator on a contract project for Melbourne Water entitled, ‘Desktop analysis of Silicate data to refine and further develop the Bubbles model’
  • 2015: Principal investigator on a Faculty of Science Research Grant Support Scheme grant entitled, ‘Pathways to Pelagic Productivity in a Temperate Bay Ecosystem’
  • 2014 – 2017: Contracted researcher on ARC Linkage Grant entitled, ‘Linking flow, nutrients, seagrass and fish: an integrated approach to estuary management’
  • 2014 – 2016: Co-investigator on a Fisheries Research and Development Corporation grant entitled, ‘The social drivers and implications of conducting an ecological risk assessment of both recreational and commercial fishing – a case study from Port Phillip Bay’
  • 2013 – 2015: Principal investigator on a Melbourne Water grant entitled, ‘Characterising the status of the Western PPrincipal investigator (with John Morrongiello) on a contract project for Melbourne Water entitled, ‘Understanding Western Port’s past to manage its future: investigating the drivers of long-term change in key biological systems – Phase 1’ort recreational fishery in relation to biodiversity values’
  • 2011 – 2015: Research leader of a major study of nutrient and sediment effects on seagrass in Port Phillip Bay funded by DSE (in collaboration with EPA, Monash University and SARDI).
  • 2011 – 2015: Chief investigator on a study of the life-cycle of King George whiting funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence Grants (in collaboration with Fisheries Victoria, Monash University and SARDI).
  • 2012 – 2013: Principal investigator on a Melbourne Water grant entitled, ‘Determining the specificity of fish-habitat relationships in Western Port’
  • 2011 – 2013: Risk assessment on important Victorian marine assets including marine protected areas funded by the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council
  • 2008 – 2011: Co-investigator in an Ecosystem modelling study of the performance of marine protected areas in Victoria
  • 2008 – 2011: Authored two chapters for the Melbourne Water funded scientific review: “Understanding the Western Port Environment”
  • 2008 – 2011: Conducted two major projects for the Port of Melbourne to monitor fish eggs and larvae, and fish in seagrass in Port Phillip Bay in relation to channel deepening