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Dr David Fairclough

Dr David FaircloughDr David Fairclough completed his PhD in 2005 at Murdoch University with a thesis on the biology of four tuskfish species (Choerodon, Labridae) in Western Australia.

Between 2005 and 2008 he carried out post-doctoral research on the fish communities and main fish populations of the Jurien Bay Marine Park (SRFME).

In 2008 he joined Fisheries as a Research Scientist, monitoring and assessing the West Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource.

In 2012 he became a Senior Research Scientist, continuing his work on the West Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource.

Dr Fairclough has expertise in the biology of fishes, including reproduction, growth, ageing, movement, resource partitioning, stock structure, ecology, and stock status monitoring and assessment. 

He is experienced in contemporary field sampling techniques, including netting, underwater visual census, baited video and acoustic tagging.

Dr Fairclough also has expertise in univariate and multivariate analyses, the presentation of scientific data and liaison with stakeholders, grant application preparation, scientific report writing and publication, and editing and peer-reviewing for journals.




David Fairclough PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Finfish
T: (08) 9203 0111

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