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James Stoddart


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

    6009 Perth


  • 360 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
1988 …2019
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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

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


  • Mining and Resources
  • Oceans

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benthos Earth & Environmental Sciences
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turbidity Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Biomass Engineering & Materials Science
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sedimentation Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1988 2019

  • 360 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 6 Article

Concentrations of some metals in the nearshore marine sediments of Western Australia's Pilbara Region

Stoddart, J. A., Welsh, J. Q. & Stoddart, C. W., Jul 2019, In : Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 191, 7, 17 p., 476.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

No effect of dredging on the prevalence of coral disease detected during a large dredging program

Stoddart, J., Jones, R., Page, C., Marnane, M., De Lestang, P. & Elsdon, T., Mar 2019, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 140, p. 353-363 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
8 Citations (Scopus)
251 Downloads (Pure)

Strategy for assessing impacts in ephemeral tropical seagrasses

Hovey, R., Statton, J., Fraser, M., Ruiz-Montoya, L., Zavala Perez, A., Rees, M., Stoddart, J. & Kendrick, G., 30 Dec 2015, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 101, 2, p. 594-599 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Coral Colonisation of an Artificial Reef in a Turbid Nearshore Environment, Dampier Harbour, Western Australia

Blakeway, D., Byers, M., Stoddart, J. & Rossendell, J., 2013, In : PLoS One. 8, 9, p. 13pp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
22 Citations (Scopus)

Seasonality of coral reproduction in the Dampier Archipelago, northern Western Australia

Baird, A. H., Blakeway, D. R., Hurley, T. J. & Stoddart, J., 2011, In : Marine Biology. 158, p. 275 - 285

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle