Degrees and Education
- 2016 Murdoch University, PhD Marine Science. Thesis: The conservation biology of tropical inshore dolphins in north-western Australian waters.
- 2006 University of Aberdeen, MRes Marine and Fisheries Science
- 2004 Cardiff University, BSc (hons) Marine Geography
Alex’s background in consultancy provides him with expertise in Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Habitats Regulations Assessment and other consenting support for offshore oil and gas, wind and other marine renewable energy.
While comfortable being described as a generalist, he has specific expertise in GIS, underwater noise, photo-identification data and mark-recapture abundance estimation, remote biopsy-sampling and population genetics, social structure analysis, image analysis, unmanned aerial survey techniques, fieldwork coordination and working with local stakeholders.
His main research interests include the responses of animals to anthropogenic activities and improving methods of baseline data collection to inform environmental impact assessment.