About

Naomi Gardiner has been academic staff at JCU since 2009.  Naomi teaches a number of postgraduate level subjects, conduct research and supervises several research students. She coordinate JCU’s Postgraduate Coursework Degrees in Marine Biology & Ecology and in Fisheries Biology & Management.

Research Interests:

What?   I am interested in the ecology and behaviour of coral reef fish. My research focuses on the relationships between fish and live coral habitats, and the implications of habitat degradation on reef fish communities. I am particularly interested in the distribution and dispersion of fish and coral species and the processes underlying these patterns. 

Why?   Understanding what habitats fish need and how reliant on healthy habitats they are, is the first step in predicting the future composition of coral reef ecosystems. From there we can also try to work out whether fish will adapt to having different habitats, and if so which ones and how. 

How?   I use a variety of observational and experimental techniques, in-situ and aquaria systems for my research. The majority of my work is focused on equatorial reef fish assemblages in Indonesia and in Papua New Guinea, within the Coral Triangle.

Teaching
  • MB5300: Sampling and Experimental Design (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC5055: Research and Communication Skills in the Natural Sciences (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5901: Special Topic 1 (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5902: Special Topic 2 (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5903: Literature Review (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5909: Minor Project and Seminar (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5912: Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (1 of 2) (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5913: Minor Project, Seminar and Literature Review (2 of 2) (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Environmental management
Research
  • Coral Reef Fish
  • Habitat specialization
  • Social behavior of animals
  • Animal movement ecology
  • habitat loss
  • coral reef
  • Fisheries
  • Indonesia
  • Marine Biology
Teaching
  • Science communication
  • Experimental ecology
  • Animal behaviour
  • Coral Reef Ecology
  • Marine Biology
Experience
  • 2009 to present - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 2006 to 2011 - PhD, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1996 to 2000 - Bachelor of Arts, Indonesian Studies, The University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1996 to 2000 - Bachelor of Science, Biology, The University of Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Memberships
  • 2005 - Australian Coral Reef Society Current Member
Other
  • 2011 to 2014 - Treasurer and Council member, Australian Coral Reef Society
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 16+ research outputs authored by Dr Naomi Gardiner from 2005 onwards.

Supervision

Advisory Accreditation: I can be on your Advisory Panel as a Primary or Secondary Advisor.

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
  • Dwarf Minke Whale Morphometrics, Growth Rates and Long-term Behaviour Responses to Human Interactions in the Great Barrier Reef. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Characterizing the Effectiveness of Coral Restoration to Build Reef Resilience- A Socio-Ecological Perspective (PhD , Advsor Mentor)
  • Potential Importance of phenotypic Plasticity at the Gills of Coral reef Fishes in response to Increased temeratures During a Coral Bleaching Event (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
  • The Ecological State and Fishing Practices of Coral Reefs in South Buton (Masters , Primary Advisor)
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