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Senior Lecturer, James Cook University

Scott F. Heron, Ph. D., is Senior Lecturer in Physics at James Cook University and affiliated with NOAA Coral Reef Watch. His research has focused on coastal and near-shore environmental physics through satellite, coastal and in-water remote sensing; hydrodynamic modelling; and oceanographic and estuarine field studies. Of key interest is the synthesis of physical data with biological and/or chemical information to improve understanding of ecosystem impacts.


  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer, James Cook University
  • 2005–2019
    Adjunct Principal Research Fellow, James Cook University
  • 2003–2019
    Physical Scientist, NOAA Coral Reef Watch