Benjamin John Saunders

Lecturer / Research fellow in Marine Ecology, Curtin University

My broad research interest is marine fishes, in particular those inhabiting temperate-water rocky-reef environments. My current research focus is on reef fish assemblages in Australia’s south-west. Active and recent areas of research include spatial distribution and habitat associations of fishes, behavioural ecology, community ecology and trophic connectivity, and the influence of anthropogenic structures and environmental changes on fishes. I am also interested in the use of innovative imaging technologies to help understand the ecology and distribution of fishes across a range of environments from deep, dark, and murky waters, to clear water shallow reef systems.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer / Research fellow in Marine Ecology, Curtin University

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Western Australia, PhD Marine Ecology
  • 2002 
    University of Wales Aberystwyth, BSc (Hons) Marine Freshwater Biology