About
Teaching
  • EV3201: Coastal and Marine Management and Conservation (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • EV5502: Advanced Geographic Information Systems (Level 5; TSV)
  • EV5701: Coastal and Marine Management and Conservation (Level 5; TSV & CNS)
  • MB3204: Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles (Level 3; TSV)
  • MB5000: Advances in Marine Biology (Level 5; TSV)
  • MB5204: Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles (Level 5; 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)
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
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 127+ research outputs authored by Prof Mark Hamann from 2002 onwards.

Current Funding

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

Ecological Society of Australia - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment

Investigating the behavioural ecology of diving and feeding in a cryptic marine mammal: the Dugong

Indicative Funding
$5,920 over 1 year
Summary
As air-breathing, bottom-feeding marine mammals, dugongs must dive to survive and thrive. Quantifying the diving and feeding behaviours of dugongs in three dimensions is a missing link in the science basis for the conservation of this Vulnerable species. This project will use advanced sensing technology to understand how seagrass biomass and dugong activity and energetics influence their diving and feeding behaviors. The resultant improved fine-scale understanding of these behaviors will provide important new information about their risk from vessel strike and the potential energetic consequences of habitat loss associated with extreme weather events and human disturbance.
Investigators
Renae Lambourne, Helene Marsh, Christophe Cleguer and Mark Hamann (College of Science & Engineering, Research Division and TropWater)
Keywords
Dugong dugon; Movement behaviour; Diving behaviour; biologging

Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - The Assessment of Marine Turtle Stocks at Great Risk from Climate Change

Marine turtles and climate change

Indicative Funding
$51,818
Summary
Climate change is a recognised threat impacting Australian marine turtle populations. It is most evident on nesting beaches through the influence of rising temperatures and sea levels. The Australian Government recognises the threat and lists it as one of the highest-level risks in the Recovery Plan for Marine Turtles in Australia. In response the Australian Government?s Department Agriculture Water and Environment developed an Approach to Market for provision of a synthesis and review of all information necessary to enable understanding of the risk and vulnerability of nesting turtles from each stock to climate change and to support adaptation planning. In response we propose the delivery of a systematic review of biophysical information and climate model outputs for all stocks of marine turtles in Australia. We are confident of successful delivery of the project based on our collective globally recognised reputation as experts in marine turtle biology and conservation and employment of a research assistant for the duration of the project. Our response details how we will deliver the project, potential risks and suggestions for the workshop, and the experience of our team.
Investigators
Mark Hamann, Scott Smithers, Nicola Mitchell, Richard Reina, Graeme Hays and Colin Limpus (College of Science & Engineering, University of Western Australia, Monash University, Deakin University and QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection)
Keywords
Marine Turtle; Climate Change; Synthesis; Australia; Coastal; Marine

United States Fish & Wildlife Service - Contract Research

Hawksbill turtles of the Ocean and Pacific Oceans

Indicative Funding
$10,000 over 1 year
Summary
Review of Literature on the populations of hawksbills in the Indian Ocean (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest) and Pacific Oceans (East, North Central, South Central, Southwest, West Central, West Pacific/South East Asia) RMUs (2013-2020).
Investigators
Mark Hamann (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Turtles; Hawksbill; Review; Literature; Pacific Ocean; Indian Ocean

Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd - Research Grant

Green turtle satellite tracking data analysis and reporting

Indicative Funding
$60,000 over 2 years
Summary
The project aims to understand (2) 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? And (3) What are the patterns of movement and foraging behaviour of green turtles that shift between inside and outside the Inner Port habitats (i.e. from Pelican Banks to offshore of Curtis Is)?
Investigators
Mark Hamann, Emily Webster and Stephanie Duce in collaboration with Colin Limpus and Takahiro Shimada (College of Science & Engineering, QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Keywords
Turtle; Tracking; Gladstone; Behaviour

Eco Logical Australia Pty Ltd - Research Grant

Green turtle satellite tracking data analysis and reporting

Indicative Funding
$60,000 over 2 years
Summary
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)?
Investigators
Mark Hamann, Emily Webster and Stephanie Duce in collaboration with Colin Limpus and Takahiro Shimada (College of Science & Engineering, QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and Australian Institute of Marine Science)
Keywords
Turtle; Behaviour; Tracking; Gladstone
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
  • Assessing the Body size and Body condition of Dugongs using Drone-based Photogrammetry (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Re-thinking the assessment and monitoring of large-scale coastal developments for improved marine megafauna outcomes (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Factors driving Chelonia mydas (green sea turtle) interactions with seagrass meadows within coastal foraging habitats (Masters , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Marine Turtle Conservation in Southeast Asia (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)
  • Investigating the fine-scale behavioural ecology of dugongs (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Unregulated Rivers and the Ecology of Bimodally Respiring Turtles in North Queensland (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Movement and Habitat Assessment of Natator Depressus and Lepidochelys Olivacea in the Gulf of Carpentaria (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Status, trends and habitat use of sea turtles in NSW (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Impacts of plastic ingestion on green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Uruguayan waters (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)
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