Shaun Wilson


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

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


As a scientist within the Marine Science Program, DBCA, I carry out and facilitate research projects that inform management of Western Australia’s marine parks and threatened species. This involves working closely with DBCA regional staff across that state, but also collaborations with scientists from UWA, other universities and research institutes.

My main research interests revolve around ecological studies on marine systems, particularly coral reefs.  A focus is on how environmental disturbances and pressures influence marine systems, associated communities, processes, and ecosystem services. More specifically, much of my work has been on habitat associations, diets, and role of marine fishes.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Biology, PhD, An Investigation into the trophic nature of small reef fish from the tribe Salariini, family Blenniidae, James Cook University (QLD)

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Marine Biology, BSci Hons, Cryptic dietary components in territorial damselfish, James Cook University (QLD)

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

External positions

Principal Scientist, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Western Australia)

Sept 2008 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Coral reef fish ecology
  • Coral reefs and climate change


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