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October scientist of the month: Dr. David Booth

October 2013

David Booth is Professor of Marine Ecology and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Sydney Institute of Marine Science. He has research interests in reef fish ecology, climate change and other anthropogenic impacts on fishes and fisheries. He has researched fishes on coral reefs in the Caribbean, Hawaii and the Great Barrier Reef, most recently following Nemo to study how tropical fish species that travel down the East Australian Current past Sydney. He also ventures into estuaries around Sydney to investigate effects of heavy metals and endocrine-disruptive compounds on fish reproduction and growth.  His research group also studies the ecology and behaviour of threatened fishes such as seadragons, black cod and white sharks and the ecology of the deep sea.

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