Ian Tibbetts

 

 


 

Ian is Director of the Centre for Marine Science at the University of Queensland, Australia. He received his BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology from University of Wales (1982) and PHD in Zoology the University of Queensland (1992). He teaches ichthyology and marine biology and has published on a substantial size range fishes from gobies to tiger sharks. He has spent considerable marine field research and teaching time at the University of Queensland’s research stations on North Stradbroke Island (http://www.uq.edu.au/moreton-bay-research-station) and Heron Island (http://www.uq.edu.au/heron-island-research-station). He has received the University of Queensland’s award for excellence in teaching. He sits on the board of Tropimundo (Erasmus Mundus) Masters program in Europe. He leads the Small Island Community Sustainability research program in UQ’s partnership with the lead scientific research agency of Indonesia (LIPI).




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Jun 28th 2016

Learn about the most fascinating animals on Earth, their sophisticated senses and how sharks and their relatives have impacted human history and culture. Did you know that you can track some sharks’ movements on Twitter? Or that the scales on their skin have influenced the way humans design boats, planes, and even swim suits? Or that sharks have more senses than humans?

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