Associate Professor Mark Lund
I began my career in wetlands research after completing my biology
degree at Murdoch
University in 1987.
Supervised by Prof.
Jenny Davis, my Honour’s thesis
addressed the effects of lead shot (from duck shooting) on
wetland ecosystems. After my undergraduate training, I won
the Neville Stanley Studentship (a Western Australia
Government industry/research initiative) examining the
suitability of midge (Chironomidae) larvae as tropical fish
food. I commenced my PhD in 1988
at Murdoch with Jenny Davis, researching the ecology and
rehabilitation of Lake Monger (a large eutrophic urban
wetland in Perth). After completing my PhD in 1992, I took
up a position as an associate lecturer at Edith Cowan
University (ECU) in environmental management. I gained
tenure at ECU in 1996, and have
since been promoted to Associate Professor.
While at ECU, I have been the Head of the School
of Natural Sciences (2006-2012),
Program Leader for Biological Remediation
in the Centre for Sustainable Mine Lakes (a State Government
Centre of Excellence 2004 to 2009), and I am now the
Principal of the MiWER Centre. I have chaired or co-chaired
two Australian Society for Limnology conferences (Margaret
River and Mandurah), and the
International Mine Water
Association Congress in
Bunbury in 2012.
I have been awarded nationally-competitive grants
from the Australian Coal Association Research Program
(ACARP), Australian Research Council (ARC), and Land and
Water Australia worth over $1.8 M, as well as industry
grants (e.g., Kemerton Silica Sands, Xstrata, Rio Tinto,
city councils, Department of Water (WA)) valued at over $2
M. Many of these projects are collaborative with other
researchers within ECU, the University of Western Australia,
Curtin University, and state and federal agencies and the
private sector; particularly the mining industry.
I am happy to discuss potential research or
postgraduate projects with you.
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