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People and ecosystems

Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.

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Ecosystem dynamics: past, present and future

Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution

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Responding to a changing world

Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au

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Scott Morrissey

Scott Morrissey


PhD Candidate


BSc. with Honours, James Cook University (2018)


The Reef and Ocean Ecology Laboratory


James Cook University



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Bio:

Scott grew up in Bowen, North Queensland, home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Growing up in such a location resulted in his fascination with the ocean and its inhabitants. He completed his Bachelor of Science majoring in Marine Biology at James Cook University in 2017 and then joined the Reef and Ocean Ecology laboratory in 2018 to undertake an honours project under the supervision of Professor Michael Kingsford. Scott examined the utility of statolith elemental chemistry as a means to reconstruct and elucidate the movements of cubozoan jellyfish and gained a first-class Honours through doing so. Scott then began his PhD in 2020, under the supervision of Professor Michael Kingsford and Professor Dean Jerry. Scott’s PhD research will involve using environmental DNA (eDNA) to locate previously unknown habitats occupied by the benthic polyps of cubozoan jellyfish and investigate the polyp phase of the jellyfish’s life history.

 

Publications:

Morrissey, S. J., Schlaefer, J. A., & Kingsford, M. J. (2020). Experimental validation of the relationships between cubozoan statolith elemental chemistry and salinity and temperature. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 527, 151375.

Morrissey, S. J., Yanagihara, A.A. & Kingsford, M.J. (2020). Utility of statolith elemental chemistry as a proxy for temperature to elucidate the movements of the Irukandji jellyfish species Alatina alata. Marine Biology, 167, 134.

 

Awards and Grants:

Australian LIONS Foundation Research Grant                                           2020

Australian Postgraduate Award, James Cook University                         2020

Academic Medal (Bachelor Coursework)                                                     2018

 

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University Townsville
Queensland 4811 Australia

Phone: 61 7 4781 4000
Email: info@coralcoe.org.au