School of Biology
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072
Ph: +61 7 3365 1671
Fax: +61 7 3365 4755
My interests lie in combining theoretical and empirical approaches to answer key questions about the conservation, restoration and management of coral reef ecosystems and reef fisheries.
My current work uses food web modelling to understand potential changes in community structure and fisheries productivity on Caribbean coral reefs in response to declines in reef complexity.
My PhD work focused on gaining a quantitative understanding of the recovery dynamics of the Caribbean long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum. Through the combined use of population dynamic models, meta-analyses and field experimentation I gained insight into the key drivers of population growth and what measures might be taken to promote future widespread recovery of this species following its mass mortality in 1983.
2007-2011: PhD at Imperial College London. “Recovery Dynamics of the Caribbean long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum.
2000-2004: Degree at University of Sheffield. Master of Biological Sciences – Zoology (First Class Honours)
2012-2014: Post Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Queensland.
2007: Research Assistant at Cambridge University – “Mutualisms and territory size in bicolour cleanerfish” – Moorea, French Polynesia.
2006-2007: Science Officer, International Animal Health, Department for Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK.
2006: Scientific Officer, Coral Cay Conservation, Honduras
2004-2006: Research Technician, University of Sheffield.
A. Rogers, K. Lorenzen (2008) “Recovery of Diadema antillarum and the potential for active rebuilding measures: modelling population dynamics.” Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 7-11 July 2008, Session number 20:3