Samantha Adams

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Samantha has a PhD in marine biology from James Cook University and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Canberra. Samantha’s PhD examined the effects of fishing and Marine Protected Areas on the reproductive demography of coral trout along the Great Barrier Reef. Samantha is currently a consultant with 18 years experience in training a range of biological, scientific and analytical principles. Before becoming a consultant, Samantha worked as a research scientist for the CRC Effects of Line Fishing Project, Fisheries center, the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman and the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute in Queenscliff, Victoria. Samantha has also worked as a biological illustrator for scientific publications and Queensland Department of National Parks.


Research interests

Samantha’s research interests include the reproductive biology of fishes, fisheries and marine conservation ecology. Samantha has worked on the reproductive ecology of a range of harvested species in Australia and in the Pacific. The results of Samantha’s PhD project directly translated into the sustainable management of coral trout populations, including changes to the minim legal size. Samantha has also worked on the effects of mussel farms and marine introduced pests on the biodiversity of Port Philip bay benthic communities.


Selected publications

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