Paul is the Professor of Marine Ecology in the School of Natural Sciences and Director of the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research, with 30 year¹s experience working in applied marine science. He has worked in the Government sector in Australia and the USA and on some of the major marine restoration projects in Australia and overseas, including the Peel-Harvey Management Programme, the Boston Harbor Cleanup Programme and the Perth Coastal Waters Study. His research focuses mainly on the ecology and management of seagrass ecosystems.