Dr Michelle Devlin
Water Quality Scientist
Phone: 07 4781 5050
Michelle has been undertaking research in the areas of tropical and temperate marine ecosystems for the past 14 years. She specialises in the environmental monitoring of water quality and eutrophication and the provision of regulatory advice on eutrophication. Michelle has been the project manager for a number of national and international research programs relating to the fate and consequences of human activity and pollutants on freshwater, coastal and offshore marine waters, establishing links between the freshwater zone and marine systems, and coastal zone management.
In recent years, Michelle’s research has focused on water quality issues surrounding the Great Barrier Reef, including event monitoring of flood plumes. She has authored and co-authored over 30 scientific reports and papers.
Michelle’s work and professional experiences include:
the Australian Institute of Marine Science, as part of a team involved in water quality monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef
the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Research and Monitoring Section, managing long term monitoring projects, water quality and catchment issues, and flood plume studies
the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre, UK, where she contributed to the development of ecological assessments for European Waters
recipient of the LWRDDC International Fellowship, which investigates international monitoring programs relating to the management of watershed activities and coral reef systems