ecological monitoring ecology and biology of temperate fishes ecology of temperate inter-tidal reefs, mangroves and seagrasses marine protected area management

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Alan Kendrick is Marine Science Program Leader and leads a team of marine scientists who work on:

  • Research and monitoring to inform the management of marine parks and reserves and threatened or specially protected marine fauna.
  • Marine environmental offset projects associated with the Gorgon, Wheatstone and Pluto industrial developments.
  • Node leadership of the Western Australian Marine Research Institution’s Kimberley Marine Research Program.

Alan’s recent research examines the ecology of intertidal reefs, mangroves and estuarine benthic invertebrate communities and he also works on the design and implementation of long-term monitoring. He has also studied seagrass fishes, particularly the spatial and trophic ecology and reproductive biology of temperate syngnathid fishes (pipefishes and seahorses). Alan has previously worked for Parks and Wildlife as a Marine Planning Officer and has also worked in regionally-based positions as the Marine Park Coordinator for the Shark Bay District and as Marine and Coastal Ecologist for Pilbara Region.


  • Ecology of temperate fishes, intertidal reef communities, mangrove communities and estuarine benthic invertebrate communities.
  • Marine protected area management.
  • Long-term monitoring in marine parks and reserves.

Brief CV


2002. PhD, Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research, Murdoch University.

1993. Honours, School of Biological Sciences, Murdoch University.

1983. Bachelor of Science (Zoology), University of Western Australia.

Positions held

2014-present. Marine Science Program Leader.

2008–2014. Senior Temperate Research Scientist.

2005–2008. Marine and Coastal Ecologist, Pilbara Region.

2005. Marine Park Coordinator, Shark Bay District.

2003–2004. Marine Planning Officer.

2003. Coastal and Marine Project Officer, Southwest Region.

Membership of Professional Associations.

Australian Marine Science Association.

Australian Society for Fish Biology.


  • Long-term ecological monitoring in WA's marine parks and reserves.
  • The ecology of mangrove communities in the Shark Bay marine reserves.
  • The ecology of intertidal reef communities in WA's temperate marine reserves.
  • The ecology of benthic invertebrates in Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park.