Dr Simon Albert

Senior Research Fellow

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
s.albert@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54295

Overview

Dr. Simon Albert has a background in the fields of natural resource management, water quality, marine ecology and climate change. For the past 15 years he has worked at the intersection of these fields in both Australia and Melanesia providing a gradient of social-political-ecological factors. Through this foundation of land-sea connectivity Dr. Albert has developed integrated monitoring approaches that capture temporally and spatially relevant water quality trends. Dr. Albert has worked on a range of resource projects across Melanesia in both a research and consulting capacity. Over the past 10 years of working closely with communities, government and industry, Dr. Albert has established strong networks and is a highly skilled communicator of environmental monitoring and research.

Research Interests

  • Water quality impacts on coastal ecosystems
  • Community based natural resource management
  • Sea-level rise

Research Impacts

Dr. Albert has consistently sought to conduct research that can be applied to the challenges faced by society. Central to this has been to explore relationships between natural resource management in the coastal zone and ecosystem service delivery to adjacent human communities. This has led Dr. Albert to be engaged in high profile projects assessing impacts of sea-level rise, harmful algal blooms and run-off from mining operations. As part of these and other projects Dr. Albert has obtained funding from the MacArthur Foundation, National Science Foundation, Australian Government, AusAID, Sumitomo Metal Mining, UNDP, WHO and The Nature Conservancy. In addition to 30 peer reviewed journal articles, Dr albert has also published books and directed films to communicate environmental issues to the broader society. This combination of applied research and communication skills has led to Dr. Albert's work being reported by BBC, CNN, National Geographic, Time magazine, Washington Post and The Guardian.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • BAppSci (Env), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Aswani, Shankar and Albert, Simon (2015). Change in Roviana Lagoon Coral Reef Ethnobiology. In Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs (pp. 157-175) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23763-3_10

  • Love, M., Corrin-Care, J., Ross, A., Albert, S., Tibbetts, I., Udy, J., Roelfsema, C. and Duke, N. (2007). Lessons learned, future directions and recommendations. In N. C. Duke, J. W. Udy, S. Albert, M. Love, A. Ross, I. R. Tibbetts, C. Roelfsema, D. T. Neil, G. Marion, J. Corrin Care, W. Carter, P. Dart and S. Hough (Ed.), Conserving the marine biodiversity of Marovo Lagoon: Development of environmental management initiatives that will conserve the marine biodiversity and productivity of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands (pp. 129-141) St Lucia, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Albert, S., Love, M., Udy, J., Tibbetts, I., Roelfsema, C., Neil, D., Marion, G., Hough, S., Ross, A. and Duke, N. (2007). Science addressing community concerns about the marine environment. In N. C. Duke, J. W. Udy, S. Albert, M. Love, A. Ross, I. R. Tibbetts, C. Roelfsema, D. T. Neil, G. Marion, J. Corrin Care, W. Carter, P. Dart and S. Hough (Ed.), Conserving the marine biodiversity of Marovo Lagoon: Development of environmental management initiative that will conserve the marine biodiversity and productivity of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands (pp. 43-83) Brisbane: The University of Queensland.

  • Duke, Norm, Udy, James, Albert, Simon, Love, Mark, Ross, Annie, Tibbetts, Ian., Roelfsema, Chris, Neil, David, Marion, Guy, Prange, Joelle, Corrin-Care, Jennifer, Carter, William, Dart, Peter and Hough, Sean (2007). The UQ Marovo Experience: Science-based support for community management of marine resources. In N. C. Duke, J. W. Udy, S. Albert, M. Love, A. Ross, I. R. Tibbetts, C. Roelfsema, D. T. Neil, G. Marion, J. Corrin Care, W. Carter, P. Dart and S. Hough (Ed.), Conserving the marine biodiversity of Marovo Lagoon: Development of environmental management initiatives that will conserve the marine biodiversity and productivity of Marova Lagoon, Solomon Islands (pp. 11-27) Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision