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Dr Stephen Taylor

​Between 2004 and 2008, Dr Stephen Taylor completed his PhD at the University of Queensland. His subject was the population structure and resource partitioning among Carcharhiniform sharks in Moreton Bay, Queensland.

He then took up a position as Senior Fisheries Scientist at the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry with a primary task to coordinate Statewide recreational fishing surveys.

In 2013 he joined WA Fisheries to focus on shark and ray sustainability, and conduct research on white sharks in Western Australia.

Dr Taylor’s expertise includes developing monitoring programs and research that address important fisheries and policy needs, such as providing total recreational fishing catch estimates for stock assessment.

He has produced diverse publications ranging from the ecology and habitat use of sharks, gear selectivity in shark nets and drumlines, innovative methods for assessing the recreational harvest and the application of conditional models in the analysis of catch data.

He also has experience in conducting fisheries independent surveys for sharks, diet, reproduction and age and growth studies on elasmobranchs, shark attack mitigation measures, conventional and acoustic tagging of elasmobranchs and multivariate analysis of marine assemblage data.

Dr Taylor has a successful track record in grant applications and international collaborations.

Dr Stephen Taylor  PhD
Research Scientist (shark and ray sustainability), Finfish
T: (08) 9203 0141

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