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AVA Centenary Week
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Robert Day

Academic, School of Biosciences - The University of Melbourne

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I am a marine ecologist who is committed to the use of rigorous experimental research both to tackle important applied questions and to develop ecological theory. My focus is on the dynamics of fisheries populations, especially abalone, but my work extends also to abalone aquaculture; and the fisheries biology of chondrichthyans (sharks and their relatives) in collaboration with Terry Walker, and on the effects of Ocean acidification on the formation of carbonate skeletons (shells) in marine organisms.
I obtained a BSc Hons at the University of Cape Town, a PhD at the University of Sydney (under Prof Charles Birch), and completed a Postdoc at the University of California, Santa Barbara (with Prof J. Connell0, before joining the University of Melbourne. I have published 85 refereed book chapters and journal articles with an h index of 32; and numerous reports and media articles. I am now also on the council of the Royal Society of Victoria, whose mission is bringing science to the people.

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