John Ford is a marine and fisheries ecologist with a research interest on the coastal habitat restoration and the sustainability of Australia’s fisheries. He combines expertise in experimental and observational field ecology with a passion for our sustainable use of marine resources.
John has spent the last eight years at The University of Melbourne researching fish ecology, conducting over 500 scientific dives and has become expert on the underwater world around Melbourne and the Victorian coastline. John is known locally and internationally as an expert on seafood sustainability and has worked as an assessor for the Marine Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Australia Seafood Assessment Program. He is also a regular presenter on RRR radio’s Sunday marine show “Radio Marinara” and is a contributor to the goodfishbadfish.com.au website. Current research projects include wokring with commercial fishers to address seagrass decline in Corner Inlet, and restoring the lost shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay.
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Living The High Life: Investigating The Performance Of Native Flat Oysters On Elevated Ree..
Identifying the key biophysical drivers, connectivity outcomes, and metapopulation consequ..
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The forgotten shellfish reefs of coastal Victoria:Documenting the loss of a marine ecosystem over 200 years since european settlement
JR Ford, P Hamer
Conference Proceedings | 2016 | Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
Victoria has lost vast areas (>95%) of native flat oyster (Ostrea angasi, Sowerby 1871) and blue mussel (Mytilus edulis galloprovi..
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Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Environmental Science
University of New South Wales