Garnet Hooper

Full Member


Garnet is a benthic marine ecologist with over 20 years’ experience in marine monitoring and environmental impact assessment across Australia, the UK and South-East Asia. Garnet has a successful track record of delivering complex scopes of work related to coastal and marine development projects, including for the ports, dredging, oil and gas (O&G), power and water, aquaculture, fisheries and renewable energy industry sectors.

His breadth and depth of experience in intertidal, coastal and offshore marine environmental survey methods add real value to projects, providing the most scientifically-robust data in a cost-effective manner. Garnet applies his extensive experience of analysis of complex multi-disciplinary datasets (e.g. ecological, sediment, metocean, geophysical and remote sensing datasets) to address real-world problems for clients, through understanding of both the science and practical application. Garnet provides innovative solutions to complex problems, and has developed novel processes that have been adopted at National and International levels. He is also an adjunct lecturer in marine science at Curtin University.

Experience practicing in:

  • Marine environmental monitoring
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Field survey equipment and techniques
  • Benthic habitat mapping
  • Sediment, infauna and water quality surveys
  • Univariate and multivariate statistical analysis
  • Analysis of multi-disciplinary data
  • Spill Impact Mitigation Assessment (SIMA) and Net Environmental Benefit Analysis (NEBA)
  • Operational and Scientific Monitoring Programs
  • Development of processes and decision support tools
  • Aquaculture and fisheries studies
  • Academic/commercial research

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Marine Ecology (Fauna & Flora)
Marine and Coastal


PhD in Marine Ecology, University Marine Biological Station Millport (University of London UK), 2002
MSc in Shellfish Biology, Fisheries and Culture, University of Wales Bangor UK, 1998
BSc (Hons.) in Biological Sciences (Marine Biology Major), University of Plymouth UK, 1995