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Biographical entry Marsh, Helene Denise (1945 - )

Born
8 April 1945
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Zoologist

Summary

Helene Marsh is the world's foremost authority on the ecology and conservation biology of dugongs and has played a central role in advancing scientific understanding of marine megafauna and management of coastal marine mammals. She is Professor of Environmental Science and Head, Department of Tropical Environment Studies and Geography at James Cook University, as well as Dean of Postgraduate Studies. Marsh has been Chair and member of a number of policy and oversight bodies relating to wildlife conservation and marine environments.

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1966 - 1967
Career position - Demonstrator in Zoology at the University of Queensland
1968
Career position - Experimental Officer in Animal Health at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Pastoral Research Laboratory in Townsville, Queensland
1968
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Queensland
1969 - 1971
Education - Graduate student at James Cook University
1970- -
Career position - Member, Australian Marine Sciences Association
1972
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at James Cook University, Queensland
1972
Career position - Honorary Research Associate at the British Museum (Natural History)
1974 - 1975
Career position - Research Officer (fractional appointment) in Zoology at James Cook University (funded by Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service)
1976 - 1981
Career position - Research Fellow (fractional appointment) in Zoology at James Cook University (funded by Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service)
1981 - 1985
Career position - Research Fellow (full-time) in Zoology at James Cook University (funded by MSTGS and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Association)
1985 -
Career position - Chair of the Sirenia Special Survival Commission of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature
1986 - 1987
Career position - Research Fellow (full-time) in Zoology at James Cook University (funded by James Cook University)
1987 - 1989
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Zoology and Co-ordinator MSc program in Tropical Ecology at James Cook University
1989 - 2001
Career position - Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Consultative Committee
1990 - 1991
Career position - Associate Professor in Zoology at James Cook University
1991 - 1992
Career position - Chairman of the Queensland Marine Parks Consultative Committee
1991 - 1994
Career position - Professor of Zoology (Personal Chair) and Director of Environmental Studies at James Cook University
1993 - 1999
Career position - Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Queensland Nature Conservation Act
1994 - 1997
Career position - President of the Australian Mammal Society
1994 - 1999
Career position - Head of the Department of Tropical Environment Studies and Geography, James Cook University
1994 - 2010
Career position - Professor of Environmental Science, James Cook University
1995 - 1998
Career position - Member of the Board, Queensland Fisheries Management Authority
1995 - 1999
Career position - Member, National Committee for Environment, Australian Academy of Science
1995 - 2001
Career position - Member, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies Advisory Committee, Australian National University
1996 - 1998
Career position - Member, Australian Science, Technology and Engineering Council
1996 - 2000
Career position - Member, CSIRO Marine Sector Advisory Committee
1997 -
Career position - Dean, Graduate Research Studies, James Cook University
1997 - 2008
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong
1998
Award - International Fellowship in Marine Conservation, Pew Charitable Trust
1999 - 2000
Career position - Chair, National Committee for Environment, Australian Academy of Science
2000 -
Career position - Dean of Postgraduate Studies at James Cook University
2000 - 2004
Career position - Member, Queensland Coastal Protection Council
2000 - 2006
Career position - Alternate Director of the Board, CRC for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
2000 - 2009
Career position - Member, Biodiversity and World Heritage Reef Advisory Committee, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2001
Award - Award for Contributions to Sirenian Research, Society of Marine Mammalogy
2002 - 2006
Career position - Director, CRC for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management
2002 - 2008
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Earthwatch Australia
2003 - 2004
Career position - Convenor, Australian Council of Deans Directors of Graduate Studies
2003 - 2006
Career position - Member, National Committee for Sustainability, Australian Academy of Science
2004 - 2008
Career position - Director, Australian Institute of Marine Science, James Cook University
2005 - 2009
Career position - Director, Consortium for Integrated Research Management
2006 - 2010
Career position - Program Leader, Marine and Tropical Research Facility, James Cook University
2006 - 2014
Career position - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Australian Marine Mammal Centre
2007 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Endangered species research
2008
Award - Distinguished Service Award, Society for Conservation Biology
2009 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Conservation biology
2009
Award - Aldo Leopold Award, American Society of Mammalogy
2009 - 2010
Career position - Member, Management Committee, Australian Institute of Marine Studies, James Cook University
2009 - 2010
Career position - Member, Future Fellowships Panel, Australian Research Council
2010 -
Career position - Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science, James Cook University
2010 -
Career position - Member, Ecosystem Reef Advisory Committee, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2010 -
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Oecologia
2010 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2010 - 2011
Career position - Convenor, Australian Council of Deans Directors of Graduate Studies
2011 -
Career position - Chair, Threatened Species Scientific Committee, Commonwealth Department of Conservation and Energy
2013 - 2014
Career position - President, Society for Marine Mammalogy
2015 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Interview with Helene Marsh, marine biologist [sound recording] / interviewer, Diana Giese, 10 October 1997, TRC 3634; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Private hands (Marsh, H.D.)

  • Helene Denise Marsh - Records, 1976 - 1988; Private hands (Marsh, H.D.). Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Professor Helene Marsh', Australian marine sciences bulletin, vol. 183, no. 2, 2010, p. 5. Details
  • Byrne, Margaret, Broadhurst, Linda, Leishman, Michelle and Belov, Kathy, 'Women in conservation science making a difference', Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 24, no. 1, 2018, p. 6, https://doi.org/10.1071/PC18061. Details

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See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details
  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019, LV edn, AAP Directories, Southbank, Vic., 2018, 1788 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J. & Walker, R.H.