Pelagic ecology and solutions for a troubled ocean

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Abstract

Our oceans are plagued by overfishing and plastification. Without global solutions, the Anthropocene's unprecedented biodiversity loss will continue. To address these threats, I firstly document the human footprint on Western Australian pelagic
wildlife along 23° of latitude and, at the Perth Canyon, demonstrate temporal and spatial stability and the presence of a shortfin mako puppery, underscoring the call for no-take marine parks. Secondly, the "Revolutionising Ocean Measurement Project" harnesses automation and artificial intelligence for quantum acceleration in marine research. Thirdly, I set the groundwork for global market intervention, "Sea the Future", to keep plastics in the economy not the environment.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date18 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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