|Dr Steven Purcell|
|Current Appointment:||Senior Lecturer|
|Organisational Unit:||National Marine Science Centre|
|Telephone:||int +687 466808|
|Facsimile:||02 6651 6580|
|Mobile:||int+ 687 748882|
|Location:||Vallon Dore, New Caledonia|
|Campus:||NMSC, Coffs Harbour|
Steve is a Senior Research Fellow within the School of Environment, Science and Engineering through SCU’s National Marine Science Centre at Coffs Harbour. He is a member of the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC) at SCU.
After completing a PhD in 1998 at James Cook University on herbivorous reef fishes and coral reef algae, Steve studied a topshell fishery in WA with Department of Fisheries Western Australia and sea cucumber fisheries ecology in New Caledonia with the WorldFish Center. His research specialises on aquaculture, fisheries management, fisheries ecology and trade of sea cucumbers in the Indo-Pacific, in partnership with agencies including ACIAR, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. He is responsible for developing and leading research projects in fisheries ecology. His current project, funded by ACIAR, is testing the impacts of helping artisanal fishers in Pacific Islands to improve the postharvest processing of sea cucumbers for export. Procuring funding for research within Australia and overseas is a central part of Steve’s role. His responsibilities include supervision of post-graduate students.
Steve’s research spans a range of ecological and biological fields, published in several books, book chapters and over 40 scientific research articles. He is author, co-author or co-editor of the following books:
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