- Fisheries ecology
- Fisheries dependent data analysis
- Data poor stock assessment methods
- Life history
- Statistics and coding for data analysis
- Community ecology
- Conservation biology
- Benthic ecology (effect of marine based aquaculture)
Prior to my current role at NSW DPI, I was employed in a split position at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Australian Antarctic Division. Research ranged from sub-Antarctic fisheries (e.g. Toothfish and Krill) to marine cage Salmonid aquaculture. Earlier career was primarily in fisheries, fish life history and fish ecology in marine and freshwater environs.
- PhD on fish (Mulloway) life history and fisheries biology using natural markers and satellite telemetry
- Honours on fish movement ecology using otolith chemistry
- Undergraduate degree in environmental science (coasts and catchments)
- NSW commercial fisheries observer program (Marine Estate Management Strategy – MEMS) – historical data analysis and design of new programs based on data with a particular emphasis on quantifying commercial fisheries interactions with threatened, protected and endangered species.
Please refer to Tom Barnes' Google Scholar or ResearchGate pages.
Professional associations and achievements
- Adjunct research fellow (IMAS)
- Australian Society for Fish Biology
- Australian Institute of Marine Science
Phone: (02) 4916 3930