Joshua Bonesso

Mr, Doctor of Philosophy Student

  • The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M004), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Josh is currently a PhD Candidate (Coral Reef Sciences) in the School of Earth Sciences (UWA), School of Life & Molecular Sciences (Curtin University of Technology) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoralCoE).

Previous to commencing his doctoral degree, Josh obtained a Bachelor of Science (Wildlife & Conservation Biology) from Latrobe University, and an Honours (Marine Biology) from James Cook University (JCU). 

Josh’s PhD is investigating the resilience and stability of coral reef islands under changing environmental states in the Pilbara Archipelago, Western Australia. His research aims to resolve the ecological-sedimentary connections of these inshore islands through multidisciplinary methods spanning coral reef ecology, sedimentology, paleoecology and remote sensing/GIS

His ultimate goal is to provide a novel and transdisciplinary approach for investigating historical island development, contemporary landform stability, and future island resilience under global environmental change, with an application to tropical coral reef-island systems worldwide.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) with Honours, James Cook University Queensland

Award Date: 30 Nov 2014

Bachelor of Science (Wildlife & Conservation Biology), La Trobe University

Award Date: 30 Nov 2013

External positions

Communications Officer (Casual), Western Australian Marine Science Institution

Aug 2022 → …

Communications Support Officer, The Oceans Institute

Aug 2021 → …

Sessional Academic - Dynamic Planet & Field Techniques in Marine Science

1 Feb 2020 → …

Senior Technician - (Earth Sciences), Queensland University of Technology

11 Apr 201919 Jul 2019

Technician - (Environmental Sciences), Queensland University of Technology

23 Feb 201510 Apr 2019

Research expertise keywords

  • Coral reefs and climate change
  • Marine geology
  • Paleoecology
  • Invertebrate ecology
  • Coastal geomorphology and coastal management
  • Sedimentology
  • Conservation and climate change
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Geology
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Quaternary geology
  • Coral reef ecology

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