Andrew joined CQUniversity in 2013 as a senior lecturer specializing in marine and environmental ecology, evolution, experimental design, and statistical analysis. He is the Head of Department for Agriculture, Science & Environment; a research- and teaching-intensive department that prides itself on cross-disciplinary engagement among students, staff, and the community we serve.
Andrew's research interests primarily focus on the ecology of marine habitats, particularly marine plants such as seagrass meadows, salt marshes, and kelp forests. How such habitats are maintained, how humans disrupt them, how they might recover naturally, and what humans can do to facilitate their recovery (e.g. restoration) are all central themes to his research.
Andrew remains involved with the teaching program at CQUniversity, delivering units on fundamental scientific theory and statistics (Science Investigation - SCIE11024), as well as specialized marine/estuarine ecology and management (Coastal Marine Resources - MARN13007).Andrew's previous positions include lectureships at the University of Adelaide, Brown University (USA), as well as government research roles (SARDI Aquatic Sciences, Adelaide) and several post-doc adventures of varying duration and location. He is strongly driven by natural history, preferring his observations of the natural world to stimulate his curiosity and interest, and letting the data acquired tell him how natural world works (instead of prescribing some theory of how the world should work!).
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor