Trevor Ward Ph.D is an independent Perth-based marine ecologist specialising in performance assessment systems for marine ecosystems and biodiversity. He provides strategic policy and technical advice to government agencies, fisheries managers, conservation groups and local communities worldwide on the conservation and sustainable management of marine ecosystems and fisheries. He is widely published in marine ecology and environmental management, and in 1996 was jointly awarded the CSIRO Australia Chairman's Medal for excellence in marine science. He currently holds appointments as Visiting Professor at the University of Queensland, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.
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