Dr Joleah Lamb

UQ Development Fellow

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


Dr Lamb has a highly interdisciplinary research focus that applies biological theory with novel civil infrastructure solutions directed towards moderating waterborne pathogens and reducing risks of disease outbreaks that impact human and ecosystem health in rapidly developing areas.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University


  • Lamb, Joleah B., Willis, Bette L., Fiorenza, Evan A., Couch, Courtney S., Howard, Robert, Rader, Douglas N., True, James D., Kelly, Lisa A., Ahmad, Awaludinnoer, Jompa, Jamaluddin and Harvell, C. Drew (2018) Plastic waste associated with disease on coral reefs. Science, 359 6374: 460-462. doi:10.1126/science.aar3320

  • Lamb, Joleah B., van de Water, Jeroen A. J. M., Bourne, David G., Altier, Craig, Hein, Margaux Y., Fiorenza, Evan A., Abu, Nur, Jompa, Jamaluddin and Harvell, C. Drew (2017) Seagrass ecosystems reduce exposure to bacterial pathogens of humans, fishes, and invertebrates. Science, 355 6326: 731-733. doi:10.1126/science.aal1956

  • Page, C. A., Field, S. N., Pollock, F. J., Lamb, J. B., Shedrawi, G. and Wilson, S. K. (2017) Assessing coral health and disease from digital photographs and in situ surveys. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189 1: . doi:10.1007/s10661-016-5743-z

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