About
Teaching
  • EV1005: Environmental Processes and Global Change (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • EV3201: Managing Coastal and Marine Environments (Level 3; TSV)
  • EV3203: Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles (Level 3; TSV)
  • EV5203: Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles (Level 5; TSV)
  • EV5701: Managing Coastal and Marine Environments (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Marine wildlife biology and management
  • Plastic pollution impacts & solutions
  • Protected area management
Experience
  • 2010 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2011 - JCU Supervisor of the year award
  • 2009 - JCU Early Career Excellence in Research Award
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 81+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Mark Hamann from 2002 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Australian Research Council - Linkage - Projects

Ecological valuation tools to protect seagrass during coastal development

Indicative Funding
$490,000 over 4 years, in partnership with the Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd ($450,000 over 3 yrs)
Summary
Seagrasses provide ecosystem services (fisheries, nutrient cycling, primary productivity) worth trillions of dollars, but this capacity is threatened by coastal development. In Australia, port developments are considered a major threat to seagrass ecosystems, but resource managers lack accurate information about their potential impacts and mitigation measures. Focussing on differences between shallow and deep seagrasses within the Great Barrier Reef, this project seeks to develop a world-first spatial valuation tool that will allow resource managers and policy makers to minimise impact of port development on seagrass ecosystems, thereby ensuring that Australia?s seagrasses continue to provide ecosystem services essential to our well-being.
Investigators
Michael Rasheed, Rod Connolly, Mark Hamann, Peter Macreadie, Helene Marsh and Marcus Sheaves in collaboration with Megan Ellis (TropWATER, Griffith University, College of Science & Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney and Gladstone Ports Corporation)
Keywords
Seagrass; Coastal Development; tropic fate; Ecosystem Services; ports

Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd - Research Grant

Increase understanding of flatback turtle habitat use - using satellite telemetry

Indicative Funding
$38,000
Summary
In the Australian Government's Reef 2050 plan there are several key knowledge gaps mentioned for flatback turtles. Our research project aims to build upon, and add value to, existing datasets to complete these gaps in knowledge. We aim to (1) examine habitat use of flatback turtles breeding in the Broadsound region of Queensland (2) Assess inter-nesting habitat use of flatback turtles for multiple breeding sites in GBRWHA (3) Determine parrterns of migratory and foraging behaviour of flatback turtles. Our research outputs will be provided to Australian and State Government staff and industry bodies to improve management of threats to flatback turtles.
Investigators
Mark Hamann and Takahiro Shimada in collaboration with Colin Limpus (College of Science & Engineering, ACT Department of the Environment, Water and Heritage and the Arts)
Keywords
Marine Turtle; Conservation; Habitat Use; Management; Flatback Turtle; Tracking

Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd - Contract Research

Increase understanding of green turtle habitat usage in the Port Curtis and Port Alma region: Using satellite telemetry

Indicative Funding
$219,643 over 3 years
Summary
A collaborative project between JCU and the Queensland Government. The project aims to understand the habitat use of green turtles in relation to LNG and port development in Gladstone Harbour.
Investigators
Mark Hamann, Takahiro Shimada and Colin Limpus in collaboration with Mariana Fuentes (College of Science & Engineering and Qld Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection)
Keywords
Green Turtle; Satellite; Home Range; Ecology; Environment; Port

Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd - Contract Research

Increase understanding of flatback turtle habitat usage in the Port Curtis and Port Alma region: Using satellite telemetry

Indicative Funding
$151,773 over 3 years
Summary
A collaborative project between JCU and the Queensland Government. The project aims to understand the habitat use of flatback turtles in relation to LNG and port development in Gladstone Harbour.
Investigators
Mark Hamann and Colin Limpus in collaboration with Natalie Wildermann and Takahiro Shimada (College of Science & Engineering and Qld Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection)
Keywords
Flatback Turtle; Satellite; Home Range; Ecology; Environment; Port

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Program (NESP) - Tropical Water Quality Hub (TWQ Hub)

Improving historical estimates of abundance and distribution of dugongs and large green turtles in western and central Torres Strait

Indicative Funding
$97,674 over 2 years
Summary
This project will improve the accuracy of aerial survey estimates of the size and distribution of dugong and green turtle populations in western and central Torres Strait by: (1) collecting and analysing data on their movements and diving behaviour, and (2) estimating the proportion of turtles seen during aerial surveys that are the large female green turtles harvested by Indigenous hunters. These data will then be used to (re) estimate the size and distribution of the populations of dugongs and harvestable green turtles in Torres Strait by (re) analysing historical aerial survey data collected in 2001, 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2013.
Investigators
Helene Marsh and Mark Hamann in collaboration with Susan Sobtzick, Rie Hagihara, Frank Loban, Shane Preston and Christophe Cleguer (College of Science & Engineering, TropWATER and Torres Strait Regional Authority)
Keywords
Dugong; Distribution; Turtle; Population Size; Torres Strait; Management
Supervision

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

Current
  • Impacts and Risk of the Microplastic portion of Marine Debris to Marine Organisms. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Potential of using Data-Logging Acoustic Receivers To Study The Movements and Residency Patterns of Dugongs in Port Environments: A Comparision With Satellite Tracking. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Re Thinking The Assessment and Monitoring of Large-Scale Coastal Developments for Improved Marine Megafauna Outcomes. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Effects of Marine Debris and Entanglement on the Health of Marine Turtles in North Queensland and Post Release Survival (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • Status, trends and habitat use of sea turtles in NSW. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Flatbacks at Sea: Understanding Ecology in Foraging Populations. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Assessing the Ecological Effects of River Regulation and Anthropengic Disturbance on Bimodally Respiring Freshwater Turtles in the Fitzroy and Burdekin River Catchments in Tropical Northeastern Australia. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Barriers and opportunities for managing anthropogenic impacts to marine wildlife in the Great Barrier Reef (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Investigating the Impacts of Industrial and Artisanal Fisheries on Marine Turtle Populations in the Indian Ocean. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Use and Abuse of marine Turtles: Assessing the Success of indigenous and First Nation Communities Based Conservation Programs. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • From People to Reefs: Marine Debris and Plastic Pollution in North Queensland (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Movement and Habitat Assessment of Natator Depressus and Lepidochelys Olivacea in the Gulf of Carpentaria. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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