Dr Paul Gribben
AMSA Councillor 2010-
Dr Paul Gribben has been an AMSA member since jumping the ditch in 2003. He did his MSc and PhD on fisheries and aquaculture of marine molluscs at the University of Auckland. Following this he held a Foundation for Research, Science and Technology Enterprise Post-doctoral Fellowship with Professor Peter Steinberg at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) investigating settlement cues in mussels. In 2007, his research changed direction and he began a three year Chancellorís Fellowship at the University of Technology (UTS), Sydney, investigating the impacts of marine invasive species. Paul is currently a Research Fellow in the Climate Change Cluster at UTS.
Paul is fundamentally interested in the ecology of marine invertebrates and seaweeds, the sustainable use of aquatic resources and issues regarding aquatic pests. His research is conducted across a wide range of coastal ecosystems including intertidal and subtidal rocky shores, mangrove forests, seagrasses, and estuaries. Paul supervises a number of students conducting research of impacts and spread of invasive species, the effects of anthropogenic stressors on coastal ecosystems, and the biogeography of marine invertebrates and macrophytes.