KNOTT, Nathan

Nathan Knott

Research interests

  • Quantifying threats to biodiversity
  • Marine biodiversity
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Assessing spatial management
  • Assessing ecological performance of marine protected areas
  • Fish movements
  • Marine pollution


Nathan Knott is a Senior Research Scientist based at the Huskisson NSW DPI Office. He is a marine ecologist with over 18 years experience working in temperate marine systems. Nathan joined the Department in 2011 after working as an academic and an environmental consultant. Nathan coordinates research on assessments of threats to marine biodiversity, performance of marine protected areas and fish movement patterns in relation to spatial management. He also co-supervises Honours and PhD students. Nathan is an adjunct senior lecturer at the University of NSW and the University of Wollongong.


  • PhD University of Sydney 2002
  • BSc University of Wollongong 1997

Current projects

  • Movement of fishes among reefs and over soft sediments: quantification of small and medium-scale movements
  • Ecological changes in rocky reef biological diversity and fish assemblages
  • Ecological patterns in soft sediment fish assemblages along the southern NSW

Recent publications

Please refer to Nathan Knott's Google Scholar page.

Professional associations and activities

  • Australian Marine Science Association
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Australian Society of Fish Biology

Contact details

Phone: (02) 4428 3400