Maarten De Brauwer

Adjunct associate, Curtin University

Originally a biology teacher in Belgium with a passion for the ocean, then a dive instructor in Southeast Asia. I arrived in Australia to work as a fieldwork assistant for the university of Queensland, which empowered me to pursue a career in marine science.

After finishing an Honours degree at the University of Western Australia on the extinction risk of clownfishes I completed a PhD at Curtin University. My PhD research focuses on the small, well camouflaged fishes that live on sandy bottoms.


  • –present
    PhD-candidate in Marine Ecology, Curtin University


  • 2014 
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Marine Science