• 7 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20182018

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Biography

Josh is currently a PhD Candidate (Geology) in the School of Earth Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the University of Western Australia. Previous to commencing his PhD, Josh completed a Bachelor of Science (Wildlife & Conservation Biology) at Latrobe University, and an Honours degree (Marine Biology) at James Cook University. 

Josh’s PhD is investigating the resilience and stability of carbonate reef-islands under changing metocean states in the Pilbara Archipelago, Western Australia. His research will involve multidisciplinary techniques/methods include/spanning (1) carbonate sedimentology, (2) coral reef ecology (3) reef paleoecology, (3) remote sensing (LiDAR) and (3) radiometric dating (14C and U/Th). 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 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

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
  • Geomorphology
  • Sedimentology
  • Conservation and climate change
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Geology
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Quaternary geology

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Research Output

  • 7 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Article

Exposure to elevated sea-surface temperatures below the bleaching threshold impairs coral recovery and regeneration following injury

Bonesso, J., Ainsworth, T. & Leggat, W., 31 Aug 2018, In : PEERJ. 5, 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)