Mark Meekan


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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Mark Meekan is an adjunct Senior Research Fellow at  the University of Western Australia. He was awarded a PhD in marine science in 1993 and is a fish ecologist with more than 30 years of experience working in tropical marine ecosystems. His interests range from the early life history of reef fishes to the ecosystem role and function of elasmobranchs. Dr Meekan has published over 300 papers in international journals, and is the Chief Specialist Editor of the scientific journal Frontiers in Marine Science, Marine Megafauna. He currently supervises post-doctoral fellows and PhD students working on shark and reef fish projects throughout the Indian and Pacific oceans.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Sciences, PhD, Population dynamics of fishes on coral reefs, Griffith University

25 Jun 19861 Nov 1992

Award Date: 1 Nov 1993

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Oceans

Research expertise keywords

  • tropical ecology
  • Coral reef fish ecology
  • Elasmobranchs
  • Population dynamics
  • conservation biology and biodiversity
  • Threatened species
  • Behavioural ecology


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