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Chris Gillies


Chris Gillies

Marine Manager

Chris is the Marine Manager for the Australia program where he oversees the Great Southern Seascapes program. This includes accelerating the conservation and restoration of Australia’s temperate marine coastal habitats with a particular focus on restoring shellfish reefs.
 
Chris has previously worked across the science and conservation sector in both freshwater and terrestrial environments but his true passion is marine. He was formally the Director of Science at Earthwatch Australia, where he managed the scientific program across Earthwatch’s expedition and citizen science portfolio. He has created a number of terrestrial and marine citizen science projects, established several national practitioner networks and developed corporate sustainability learning programs. He has served as an invertebrate ecologist for both state and federal government environmental agencies and worked for several environmental consultancies.

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Publications

2018

Gillies, C. L., et al. (2018). Australian shellfish ecosystems: past distribution, current status and future direction. PLOS ONE.

2015

Gillies, C.L., Fitzsimons, J.A., Branigan, S., Hale, L., Hancock, B., Creighton, C., Alleway, H., Bishop, M.J., Brown, S., Chamberlain, D., Cleveland, B., Crawford, C., Crawford, M., Diggles, B., Ford, J.R., Hamer, P., Hart, A., Johnston, E., McDonald, T., McLeod, I., Pinner, B., Russell, K. & Winstanley, R. (2015). Scaling-up marine restoration efforts in Australia. Ecol Manag Restor, 16, 84–85.

Pecl, G., Gillies, C., Sbrocchi, C. & Roetman, P. (2015). Building Australia through citizen science. Office of the Chief Scientist, Occasional Paper Series, 11, 1–4.

2014

Smith, S.D.A., Gillies, C.L. & Shortland-Jones, H. (2014). Patterns of marine debris distribution on the beaches of Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 88, 188–193.

2013

Gillies, C.L., Stark, J.S., Johnstone, G.J. & Smith, S.D.A. (2013). Establishing a food web model for coastal Antarctic benthic communities: a case study from the Vestfold Hills. Mar Ecol Prog Ser, 478, 27–41.

2012

Gillies, C.L., Stark, J.S., Johnstone, G.J. & Smith, S.D.A. (2012). Carbon flow and trophic structure of an Antarctic coastal benthic community as determined by δ13C and δ15N. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 97, 44–57.

2011

Gillies, C.L., Stark, J.S. & Smith, S.D.A. (2011). Research article: small-scale spatial variation of δ13C and δ15N isotopes in Antarctic carbon sources and consumers. Polar Biol, 35, 813–827.

Raymond, B., Marshall, M., Nevitt, G., Gillies, C.L., van den Hoff, J., Stark, J.S., Losekoot, M., Woehler, E.J. & Constable, A.J. (2011). A Southern Ocean dietary database. Ecology, 92, 1188–1188.

2008

Gillies, C.L., Hose, G.C. & Turak, E. (2008). What do qualitative rapid assessment collections of macroinvertebrates represent? A comparison with extensive quantitative sampling. Environ Monit Assess, 149, 99–112.

Chris is the Marine Manger for the Australia program where he oversees the Great Southern Seascapes program. This includes accelerating the conservation and restoration of Australia’s temperate marine coastal habitats with a particular focus on restoring shellfish reefs.
 
Chris has previously worked across the science and conservation sector in both freshwater and terrestrial environments but his true passion is marine. He was formally the Director of Science at Earthwatch Australia, where he managed the scientific program across Earthwatch’s expedition and citizen science portfolio. He has created a number of terrestrial and marine citizen science projects, established several national practitioner networks and developed corporate sustainability learning programs. He has served as an invertebrate ecologist for both state and federal government environmental agencies and worked for several environmental consultancies.

Chris’ doctoral research focused on Antarctic shallow-water marine food webs and his later research includes coastal climate change and impacts of marine debris. He is a three-time summer Australian Antarctic expeditioner.

Contact

Tony Jupp
Media Contact
Phone: +61 428 945 560 Mobile
E-mail: tjupp@tnc.org

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