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About Dr Peter Harrison

Dr Peter Harrison BSc(Hons)(JCU), PhD(JCU)
Professor Peter Harrison is a senior marine ecologist and the inaugural Director of the SCU Institute for Development, Environment and Sustainability (IDEAS). He was the founding Director of the Marine Ecology Research Centre at Southern Cross University. Peter has been researching and teaching aspects of marine ecology, coral reefs, cetaceans and other marine science topics for more than 35 years and has been awarded more than $10 million in research grants (the majority from national and international competitive research grants including ARC, ACIAR, AAD), Antarctic field support and consultancies. He has published more than 150 scientific research papers, books, invited major review chapters and major reports, which have been cited more than 6,700 times (Google Scholar). Peter was a leading member of the coral research team at James Cook University that discovered the mass coral spawning phenomenon on the Great Barrier Reef (Harrison et al. Science: 223: 1186-1189), and was a joint recipient of a prestigious Eureka Prize for Environmental Research for this discovery. He has been awarded multiple prizes for excellence in science research and University teaching including a 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for outstanding University Teaching and two University Teaching excellence Awards. 


1990 - Present Director, Southern Cross University Institute for Development, Environment and Sustainability
Present Director, Southern Cross University Marine Ecology Research Centre


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PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3774
Fax: (+61 2) 6621 2669
Mobile: 0407456249


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