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Mark Hamann

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Mark hamann
Dr Mark Hamann works as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University, in the fields of reproductive biology, physiology, climate change and their relation to the conservation of Australian and South-east Asian turtle species. He is currently involved with the development of community-based projects for the monitoring and management of marine turtles in Torres Strait. Working alongside Torres Strait communities, his project aims to collect biological data from foraging and nesting populations such as sex ratios, breeding rates and hatchling success that can be used to strengthen management options for marine turtles in northern Australia. He is also actively involved with marine and freshwater turtle research in Queensland along side research staff from JCU and Queensland’s EPA. Specifically, He is interested in the ecology of some of Australia’s less known turtle species in the genus Elseya. He also has strong management and conservation interests and is a member of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group, serving as a Regional Vice Co-Chair for the Australasia region. He had an active role in developing marine turtle conservation programs in Viet Nam and Malaysia. School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University. Townsville QLD 4810, Australia. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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