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Jacquomo Monk

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
IMAS Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre (MAFC)

IMAS Taroona, Off-Campus

+61 3 6226 8385 (phone)

Jacquomo.Monk@utas.edu.au

Jacquomo Monk is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies. He works within the National Environmental Science Programmes' Marine Biodiversity Hub, forming a part of the group of IMAS researchers working on monitoring Australia's Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network. As a quantitative spatial ecologist within this multidisciplinary group, his work focuses on developing cost-effective tools for monitoring marine biodiversity. In particular, he is developing biologically relevant indicators for making good conservation decisions.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDUnderstanding fish-habitat associations using video observations and sonar imagingDeakin UniversityAustralia2012
BEnvSci (1st Class Hons)A starting point: mapping of the subtidal zones of the Merri Marine Sanctuary using an integrated community-based monitoring GIS approachDeakin UniversityAustralia2006

Biography

Prior to joining IMAS, Jac was a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University. During his time at Deakin he also carried an undergraduate teaching load, teaching units in geographic information systems (GIS), ecological research methods and conservation science. Before this he was employed as a marine ecologist at an environmental consultancy in Melbourne.

Research Themes

Through his involvement in the Marine Biodiversity Hub, Jac's research aligns to the University's research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime. His research interests focus on applied issues around conservation and natural resource management in the marine environment. Effective conservation actions can only be made when suitable information is available. Biodiversity monitoring plays an important role in this process as it allows for the identification, assessment and prioritisation of species of concern. However resources for monitoring will always be limited. Therefore much of Jac's research focuses on developing approaches that deliver cost-efficient monitoring, targeted at measuring appropriate indicators for making good decisions. Of particular interest is investigating optimal monitoring of marine species (particularly fishes and other harvested species; Monk 2014, Rattray et al. 2014, Jalali et al. 2015a). To do this Jac, uses tools such as remote underwater video (such as towed and baited cameras; Monk et al. 2012), multibeam sonar (Monk et al. 2011), LiDAR (Zavalas et al. 2014), satellite and aerial photography (Monk et al. 2008) in a geospatial modelling framework to quantify spatial patterns and longitudinal trends in species distribution and abundance (Monk et al. 2010, Ierodiaconou et al. 2011, Jalali et al. 2015b).

Memberships

Professional practice

Professional practice

  • 2015 Expert reviewer for the California Sea Grant State Fellows Program
  • 2010-present Member GeoHab
  • 2007-present Member Australian Marine Science Association

Committee associations

  • 2015 Scientific committee member for Australian Marine Science Association annual conference
  • 2014 Organising committee member for GeoHab annual international conference
  • 2012 Organising committee member for Centre for Integrative Ecology Higher Degree by Research Conference

Research Appointments

  • 2009 Australasian Hydrographic Society Education Award
  • 2009 Australian Marine Science Association Travel Award (Victorian Branch)
  • 2009 Deakin University's Loch Award
  • 2008 Museum Victoria 1854 Student Scholarship
  • 2005 Sherwood Scholarship (Deakin University)

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Expertise

  • Biodiversity monitoring
  • Species distribution modelling
  • Spatial planning
  • Marine habitat mapping
  • Fish ecology
  • Marine pro tected areas

Current projects

For an up-to-date list of Jac's research projects please visit:

Fields of Research

  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)

Research Objectives

  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments (961303)
  • Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960807)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)

Publications

Jac has authored 15 peer-reviewed publications since 2008, including a feature article in Marine Ecology Progress Series and a sole authorship in the highly-ranked journal Fish and Fisheries.

Total publications

20

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleMonk J, 'How long should we ignore imperfect detection of species in the marine environment when modelling their distribution?', Fish and Fisheries, 15, (2) pp. 352-358. ISSN 1467-2960 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 17

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2013Journal ArticleRattray A, Ierodiaconou D, Monk J, Versace VL, Laurenson LJB, 'Detecting patterns of change in benthic habitats by acoustic remote sensing', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 477 pp. 1-13. ISSN 0171-8630 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps10264 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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2011Journal ArticleIerodiaconou D, Monk J, Rattray A, Laurenson L, Versace VL, 'Comparison of automated classification techniques for predicting benthic biological communities using hydroacoustics and video observations', Continental Shelf Research, 31 pp. S28-S38. ISSN 0278-4343 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2010.01.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 57

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Journal Article

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Mitchell PJ, Monk J, Laurenson L, 'Sensitivity of fine-scale species distribution models to locational uncertainty in occurrence data across multiple sample sizes', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8, (1) pp. 12-21. ISSN 2041-210X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12645 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2016Monk J, Barrett NS, Hill NA, Lucieer VL, Nichol SL, et al., 'Outcropping reef ledges drive patterns of epibenthic assemblage diversity on cross-shelf habitats', Biodiversity and Conservation, 25, (3) pp. 485-502. ISSN 0960-3115 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1058-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Barrett NS; Hill NA; Lucieer VL

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2015Arnould JPY, Monk J, Ierodiaconou D, Hindell MA, Semmens J, et al., 'Use of anthropogenic sea floor structures by Australian fur seals: potential positive ecological impacts of marine industrial development?', PLoS ONE, 10, (7) Article e0130581. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130581 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Hindell MA; Semmens J

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2015Jalali MA, Ierodiaconou D, Gorfine H, Monk J, Rattray A, 'Exploring spatiotemporal trends in commercial fishing effort of an abalone fishing zone: a GIS-based hotspot model', PLoS ONE, 10, (5) Article e0122995. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122995 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2015Jalali MA, Ierodiaconou D, Monk J, Gorfine H, Rattray A, 'Predictive mapping of abalone fishing grounds using remotely-sensed LiDAR and commercial catch data', Fisheries Research, 169 pp. 26-36. ISSN 0165-7836 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.04.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

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2014Bellgrove A, Monk J, Quinn GP, 'Effects of micro‑ and mesograzers on intertidal macroalgal recruitment', Marine Biology, 161, (5) pp. 1207-1216. ISSN 0025-3162 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2411-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2014Monk J, 'How long should we ignore imperfect detection of species in the marine environment when modelling their distribution?', Fish and Fisheries, 15, (2) pp. 352-358. ISSN 1467-2960 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 17

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2014Rattray A, Ierodiaconou D, Monk J, Laurenson LJB, Kennedy P, 'Quantification of spatial and thematic uncertainty in the application of underwater video for benthic habitat mapping', Marine Geodesy, 37, (3) pp. 315-336. ISSN 0149-0419 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01490419.2013.877105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

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2014Zavalas R, Ierodiaconou D, Ryan D, Rattray A, Monk J, 'Habitat classification of temperate marine macroalgal communities using bathymetric LiDAR', Remote Sensing, 6, (3) pp. 2154-2175. ISSN 2072-4292 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs6032154 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

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2013Rattray A, Ierodiaconou D, Monk J, Versace VL, Laurenson LJB, 'Detecting patterns of change in benthic habitats by acoustic remote sensing', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 477 pp. 1-13. ISSN 0171-8630 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps10264 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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2012Hasan RC, Ierodiaconou D, Monk J, 'Evaluation of four supervised learning methods for benthic habitat mapping using backscatter from multi-beam sonar', Remote Sensing, 4, (11) pp. 3427-3443. ISSN 2072-4292 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs4113427 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20

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2012Laurenson LJB, French RP, Jones P, Ierondiaconou D, Gray S, et al., 'Aspects of the biology of Galaxias maculatus', Journal of Fish Biology, 81, (3) pp. 1085-1100. ISSN 0022-1112 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03383.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

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2012Monk J, Ierodiaconou D, Harvey E, Rattray A, Versace VL, 'Are we predicting the actual or apparent distribution of temperate marine fishes?', PLoS ONE, 7, (4) Article e34558. ISSN 1932-6203 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034558 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18

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2011Ierodiaconou D, Monk J, Rattray A, Laurenson L, Versace VL, 'Comparison of automated classification techniques for predicting benthic biological communities using hydroacoustics and video observations', Continental Shelf Research, 31 pp. S28-S38. ISSN 0278-4343 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2010.01.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 57

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2011Monk J, Ierodiaconou D, Bellgrove A, Harvey E, Laurenson L, 'Remotely sensed hydroacoustics and observation data for predicting fish habitat suitability', Continental Shelf Research, 31 pp. S17-S27. ISSN 0278-4343 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2010.02.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

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2010Monk J, Ierodiaconou D, Versace VL, Bellgrove A, Harvey E, et al., 'Habitat suitability for marine fishes using presence-only modelling and multibeam sonar', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 420 pp. 157-174. ISSN 0171-8630 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps08858 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 27

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2008Monk J, Ierodiaconou D, Bellgrove A, Laurenson L, 'Using community-based monitoring with GIS to create habitat maps for a marine protected area in Australia', Marine Biological Association of The United Kingdom. Journal, 88, (5) pp. 865-871. ISSN 0025-3154 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0025315408001835 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Althaus F, Barrett N, Dambacher J, Davies P, Ferrari R, et al., 'Analysis of Approaches for Monitoring Biodiversity in Commonwealth Waters - Field work report', National Environmental Research Program, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barrett N; Dambacher J; Hulls J; Lucieer V; Meyer L; Perkins N; Martin T; Williams A

2016Lucieer V, Porter-Smith R, Nichol S, Monk J, Barrett N, 'Collation of existing shelf reef mapping data and gap identification. Phase 1 Final Report - Shelf reef key ecological features', National Environmental Science Programme. Marine Biodiversity Hub, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lucieer V; Barrett N

2016Monk J, Barrett N, Hulls J, James L, Hosack G, et al., 'Seafloor biota, rock lobster and demersal fish assemblages of the Tasman Fracture Commonwealth Marine Reserve Region: Determining the influence of the shelf sanctuary zone on population demographics', National Environmental Research Program, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Barrett N; Hulls J; James L; Oh E; Foster S

Research Supervision

Current

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDeveloping Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) as a Platform for Robust Video-Based Surveys of Biodiversity in Deep-Water Habitats across the Tasmanian Continental Shelf2017