Dr Jason Tanner

Academic Status

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

A/Prof Jason Tanner leads the Environmental Assessment and Rehabilitation Sub-program in the Marine Ecosystems Program, in Aquatic Sciences at SARDI, and is an affiliate at Flinders University. The role is responsible for developing and undertaking projects on marine ecology, with a growing focus on addressing questions at the ecosystem scale.
Jason has 30 years experience in marine ecology, working in both tropical and temperate systems. He has published over 80 papers, most in high profile international journals, and numerous reports. He undertakes both field and laboratory studies of marine ecosystems, and also has a strong grounding in statistics and mathematical modelling.
In the last 15 years, he has played a key role in the development of the Marine Ecosystems Program, and has only recently stepped back to a more science focussed role. He has been heavily involved in a wide range of major projects in this time, including a suite of large multidisciplinary studies to assess the environmental impacts of aquaculture and to inform aquaculture planning. His current focus is particularly around seagrss loss and restoration, and he is currently developing a project to help underpin themanagement of a seaweed harvest industry.
Jason has extensive experience throughout South Australia and Queensland, and has also worked in the USA and Jamaica, and collaborates closely with a number of other organisations on science to inform management.


BSc (Hons)    James Cook University
PhD          James Cook University
PG Dip Applied Science       James Cook University