Journal of Marine Biology & Oceanography ISSN: 2324-8661

Ian Miller

Ian Miller
Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia.
 

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Biography

Ian Miller obtained  BSc in Marine Biology/Zoology from JCU 1985. Upon completing  degree he worked as a Biology Technician at JCU before joining the AIMS Long Term Monitoring Program in 1989. He then completed a Masters Degree in Tropical Ecology also at JCU. During his time at AIMS he has developed an in-depth knowledge of reef ecology. His extensive experience in reef systems has been acquired working on many different projects and a wide range of research vessels (over 2000 days at sea) with over 2,000 hrs on scuba and have manta towed 1,000's km of reef edge. He is expertise in coral reef ecology/monitoring is mainly from the Great Barrier Reef but also includes other parts of Australia (Western Australia, Torres Strait) and overseas (Asia, Pacific, Caribbean). He continue to pioneer new and improved techniques for measuring and monitoring reef health.

Research Interest

As part of the Long Term Monitoring Program he co-ordinate the sub-project Broadscale Surveys of the Great Barrier Reef. This project involves systematic manta tow surveys of over one hundred reefs throughout the GBR. These surveys are designed to determine the pattern and extent of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) that remain a major management problem for coral reefs. He also contribute to other aspects of the monitoring program that captures the natural variability of coral and fish populations and documents the effects of other disturbances like, cyclones, disease and bleaching events.

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