Academic Head for Marine Biology and Aquaculture, JCU
Associate Professor Mia Hoogenboom builds new knowledge of how the environment controls the population growth and habitat distributions of reef organisms, and the processes that determine how species assemble into communities. She has worked across marine and freshwater systems, and on many different organisms, but her work in coral reef science has focused on fundamental ecophysiology and ecotoxicology research to support management and conservation decisions. Her research combines aquarium experiments, water quality sampling, field observations, remote sensing, and ecological modelling to understand the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on coral reef resilience. Mia received her PhD in marine ecology from James Cook University, followed by research fellowships at the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and the University of Glasgow. She is Academic Head for Marine Biology and Aquaculture, after returning to JCU College of Science and Engineering to take-up a research and teaching position in 2012. She has been a Program Leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and coordinates the Master of Marine Biology degree at JCU.