Councillor: 2015 -
James Tweedley is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research at Murdoch University, Western Australia. He obtained his BSc and MRes in Marine Biology in the United Kingdom, before moving to Murdoch University in 2007 to undertake a PhD.
His project focused on understanding linkages between faunal community structure (fish and benthic macroinvertebrates) and complex suites of environmental drivers in a seasonally-open estuary. Since graduating, James’ research has focused on assessing levels of environmental degradation using faunal community compositions, particularly of benthic macroinvertebrates, and investigating how changes in abiotic variables influence ecosystem health and functioning.
His current projects involve determining the biology and ecology of a penaeid prawn and introduced goby species and the application, needs and cost/benefits of restocking and habitat enhancement structures.