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Mr Christopher Aiken

PhD in Physical Oceanography
Research Fellow - CMERC
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre
Gladstone Marina
604 - 103
About Me

Dr Chris Aiken is a physical oceanographer and marine ecologist who specialises in the application of numerical ocean modelling and metapopulation principles to coastal ecosystem restoration.  His research interests include designs for marine reserves, carbon flux estimation of coastal ecosystems, desalination technologies and impacts on the marine environment, ocean observing systems, climate variability, fjord/estuarine circulation. He has acted as principal investigator in over a dozen competitive research grants and led collaborative research with the shipping and fishing industries.

Universities Studied At

University of Tasmania

University of New South Wales

Universities Worked At

University of New South Wales

University of Colorado

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Previous teaching

Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Biophysical Oceanography

Numerical Ocean Modellling

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3103 Ecology
  • 3708 Oceanography
  • 4901 Applied Mathematics
  • 3799 Other Earth Sciences

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Biological Sciences

Ecology - Population Ecology

Earth Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences - Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)

Earth Sciences

Oceanography - Physical Oceanography

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