James Stoddart

James Stoddart


  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


After completing his PhD in coral biology at UWA and the University of Hawaii in 1984, Jim has worked as a research scientist at AIMS in Townsville, a fisheries scientist at BRS in Canberra, a marine scientist at CALM, Perth and as Rio Tinto Iron Ore's environment manager for 10 years. Since 2003 he has been the principal marine scientist at MScience environmental consulting where he has maintained his academic links with UWA.

Roles and responsibilities

chief marine scientist - MScience
supervision of postgraduate students

Future research

environmental impacts on marine systems

dredging near coral reef areas

marine impacts of mining on islands

Funding overview

over $15M from industry for a variety of scientific monitoring and advice

Current projects

coral biology
water quality

Industrial relevance

acts as peer reviewer or independent expert reviewer of marine projects for government;

works directly with industry on environmental management and monitoring


coral reproduction
monitoring and managing the impacts of developments on marine systems
improving the understanding of the effects of turbidity and sedimentation and benthic communities

Education/Academic qualification

marine science, PhD

Award Date: 1 Mar 1984

External positions

Advisor NorthWest Parks, Parks Australia, Marine and Island Parks Branch

Mar 2019 → …

Industry keywords

  • Mining and Resources
  • Oceans

Research expertise keywords

  • Dredging
  • Coral
  • Monitoring


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