Kirsty Nash

Research Associate / Benthic Team


Kirsty is originally from the UK. She moved to Townsville, Australia in 2002 to complete a masters of applied science in tropical marine ecology at James Cook University. She spent a number of years doing field research and teaching field techniques in association with the Marine Park Authority in the Seychelles, and teaching college level courses in the Caribbean. In 2009, she returned to Australia completing a PhD at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University. Her thesis looked at the scales at which fish function on the reef and how this contributes to coral reef resilience. She is currently a post-doc at James Cook University.


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