About

I have been involved with coastal and riverine dolphin research and conservation since 1996. I conducted my PhD on the Mekong dolphin population from 2001-2005, and was recently awarded a Bill Dawbin Postdoctoral Fellowship to undertake research on coastal dolphins around northern Australia.

My interests include coastal and riverine dolphin population dynamics and conservation biology, and indigenous marine resource management.

Research Disciplines
Honours
Awards
  • 2005 - Steve Leatherwood Memorial Award (Society for Marine Mammalogy)
  • 2005 - William T. Hornaday Award (American Society of Mammalogists)
Fellowships
  • 2011 to 2014 - Bill Dawbin Postdoctoral Fellowship (DSEWPaC)
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 14+ research outputs authored by Dr Isabel Beasley from 2002 onwards.

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Department of the Environment and Energy - National Landcare Programme-Natural Heritage Trust-Whale and Dolphin Conservation Plan-Dolphin Conservation Plan

Evaluating inshore dolphin conservation status in Cleveland and Halifax Bays, North Queensland

Indicative Funding
$99,100 over 2 years
Summary
This study will replicate, for the first time, the 1999-2002 inshore dolphin surveys conducted by Parra (2006) in the Cleveland/Halifax Bay region to assess long-term trends in inshore dolphin distribution, abundance and habitat preferences. Our study will compare Parra's results with the current situation, providing vital in formation about the status of inshore dolphins in an impacted environment, temporal changes in their population biology and potential management requirements for the region. This study will also aim to collaborate closely with Traditional Owners and local stakeholders, so that potential conservation and management requirements can be evaluated simultaneously with field surveys.
Investigators
Isabel Beasley in collaboration with Guido Parra, Lyndon Brooks and Helene Marsh (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Cleveland Bay; boat-based surveys; Halifax Bay; inshore dolphins; capture-recapture

Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc - Research Grant

Evaluating inshore dolphin conservation status in Cleveland and Halifax Bays, North Queensland

Indicative Funding
$22,540
Summary
This study will replicate, for the first time, the 1999-2002 inshore dolphin surveys conducted by Parra (2006) in the Cleveland/Halifax Bay region to assess long-term trends in inshore dolphin distribution, abundance and habitat preferences. Our study will compare Parra's results with the current situation, providing vital information about the status of inshore dolphins in an impacted environment, temporal changes in their population biology and potential manageme3nt requirements for the region. This study will also aim to collaborate closely with Traditional Owners and local stakeholders, so that potential conservation and management requirements can be evaluated simultaneously with field surveys.
Investigators
Isabel Beasley in collaboration with Helene Marsh (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Cleveland Bay; boat-based surveys; Halifax Bay; Australian humpback dolphin; capture-recapture; Australian snufbin dolphin
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  • 1 collaboration
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