In the lab, on the high seas, and under the waves shepherding schools of human fish
Of special interest to Happy Fish, David is SASAP co-founder . As professor of Marine Ecology David Booth is a teacher, researcher and influencer. He is passionate about educating the broader community and policy makers. The press frequently seek David’s insights on topical marine issues. He is not coloured by industry affiliations and will comment where many will not. His views are informed by a deep scientific understanding, international collaborations, and a wealth of practical experience.
David won the 2020 UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research. His many hats include coordinating citizen science projects, sitting on the Ocean Science Council of Australia, past president of the Australia Coral Reef Society, and collaborating with NSW Department of Primary Industry, NSW Dept of Environment and Conservation, UTS Microstructural Analysis Unit, Oregon State University, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the University of the Virgin Islands.
A great champion of the oceans and a gifted scientist working within the emerging paradigm of complex inter-disciplinary solutions to complex problems. It is a privilege and pleasure to have David on board.