Professor Alistair Poore is Head of the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. He has research interests in ecology and evolutionary biology, with a focus on coastal marine ecosystems.
Marine ecology; plant-herbivore interactions; invertebrates
- PhD, University of New South Wales, 1999
- Bsc(Hons), Monash University 1992
Details of research projects can be found at https://alistairpoore.org/
My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of interactions among marine organisms, in particular benthic invertebrates and algae. My current research projects involve:
- the impacts of herbivores on plant communities
- the ecology and evolution of host choice in marine herbivores
- human impacts to coastal marine ecosystems
- adaptation of marine organisms to environmental stress
- use of citizen science data for biodiversity monitoring
2012: UNSW Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
2013: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Federal Government's Office of Learning and Teaching.
2014. Provasoli Award from the Phycological Society of America (best paper published in Journal of Phycology for 2013).
BIOS2031 Biology of Invertebrates (course convenor)
- diversity, form and function of invertebrate animals
- experimental ecology of nearshore environments (rocky shores, beaches, coral reefs and soft sediments)
- ecology of freshwater habitats
- management and conservation of aquatic habitats
BEES2041 Data Analysis for Life and Earth Scientists (course convenor)
- sampling and experimental design
- introduction to statistical analyses for biologists and environmental scientists
- interpretation and communication of data analyses
- Freely available tutorials for data manipulation, graphics and statistics for the environmental sciences