• EV1005: Environmental Processes and Global Change (Level 1; TSV)
  • EV3201: Managing Coastal and Marine Environments (Level 3; TSV)
  • EV5701: Managing Coastal and Marine Environments (Level 5; TSV)
  • MB3204: Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles (Level 3; TSV)
  • MB5204: Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC3008: Professional Placement (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5900: Special Topic (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC5901: Special Topic 1 (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC5902: Special Topic 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC5903: Literature Review (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC5909: Minor Project and Seminar (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC5912: Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (1 of 2) (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC5913: Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (2 of 2) (Level 5; TSV)
  • Marine wildlife biology and management
  • Plastic pollution impacts & solutions
  • Protected area management
  • 2010 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2011 - JCU Supervisor of the year award
  • 2009 - JCU Early Career Excellence in Research Award

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 101+ 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.

Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd - Research Grant

Green turtle satellite tracking data analysis and reporting

Indicative Funding
$60,000 over 2 years
The project aims to understand (1) The patterns of habitat use and home range of foraging green turtles in Port Curtis (2) How green turtles use habitats located within and immediately adjacent to port infrastructure in the western and southern sections of the Port, such as jetties and navigation channels (3) What are the patterns of movement and foraging behaviour of green turtles that shift between inside and outside the Inner Port habitats (ie from Pelican Banks to offshore of Curtis Is)?
Mark Hamann, Emily Webster and Stephanie Duce in collaboration with Colin Limpus and Takahiro Shimada (College of Science & Engineering, Qld Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection and Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Turtle; Behaviour; Tracking; Gladstone

Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd - Research Grant

Increase understanding of flatback turtle habitat use - using satellite telemetry

Indicative Funding
$98,000 over 3 years
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.
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)
Marine Turtle; Conservation; Habitat Use; Management; Flatback Turtle; Tracking

QLD Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy - Research Grant

Satellite tracking of marine turtles from Raine island

Indicative Funding
$131,252 over 3 years
This project will investigate the temporal and spatial distribution of habitat use and behaviour for adult female green turtles that breed at Raine Island and will provide valuable information to the Raine Island Recovery Project to impelemnt management actions at Raine Island.
Mark Hamann and Takahiro Shimada in collaboration with Colin Limpus (College of Science & Engineering and Qld Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection)
Turtle; Conservation; Tracking; Reef; Raine Island

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)
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.
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)
Seagrass; Coastal Development; tropic fate; Ecosystem Services; ports

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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.

  • Factors driving Chelonia mydas (green sea turtle) interactions with seagrass meadows within coastal foraging habitats (Masters , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Status, trends and habitat use of sea turtles in NSW. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Investigating the long term Viability and Resilience of the Northern Great Barrier Reef Green Turtle Population based on Hatchling Production and Hatchling Sex Ratio (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Exploring Fine-Scale Habitat use by Green Turtle (Chelonia Mydas) in Port Curtis with Satellite Telemetry (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Effects of Plastic Pollution on Green Sea Turtles in Uruguayan Waters (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Trophic transfer of microplastics in Tropical marine environments (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • 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/AM/Adv)
  • From people to reefs: Marine debris and plastic pollution in North Queensland (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • 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)
  • Movement and Habitat Assessment of Natator Depressus and Lepidochelys Olivacea in the Gulf of Carpentaria. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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