Assoc. Prof. Daniel Bucher
Danny is a marine ecologist with particular interests in determining the age and growth patterns of marine and freshwater species including turtles, dolphins, fish, crustaceans, worms and molluscs. He is also interested in the biodiversity of subtidal habitats such as reefs and sediment. He is currently collaborating with a number of colleagues in eastern Indonesia and Malaysia to study key fisheries species and biodiversity in the most diverse part of the world’s oceans. Most recently Danny and his students have been collaborating with Southern Cross Geoscience staff to use laser ablation Inductively coupled mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS) to map the distributions of microelements in fish otoliths, turtle bones and dolphin teeth to examine their past environmental history.
Teaching and supervision
Danny currently teaches into Bachelor of Environmental Science and Marine Science and Management programs including lectures in Coastal Marine Ecosytems and Fisheries.
Danny has successfully supervised 11 PhDs, 14 Masters of Marine Science and Management and 16 Honours students to completion. I currently supervise research projects for 3 PhD and 1 Honours student candidate at SCU, and co-supervise.