Dr Jacquomo Monk





Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


Centre for Integrative Ecology


Warrnambool Campus


The application of the ‘ecosystem approach’ to marine conservation management demands knowledge of the distribution patterns of the target species or communities. This forms the basis of my research. I use quantitative tools to answer conservation and natural resource management questions in the marine environment. Broadly speaking, I am a quantitative spatial ecologist. My current research interests are broad and include; optimal monitoring of marine species (particularly fishes), understanding the issues associated with detectability bias (Monk 2013; Monk et al. 2012), quantifying macroecological processes (Rattray et al. 2013), habitat suitability modelling (Monk et al. 2010; Monk et al. 2011) and predictive mapping (Ierodiaconou et al. 2011) in the marine environment.

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Research interests

  1. Spatial planning
  2. Macroecology
  3. Species distribution modelling


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Combining pixel and object based image analysis of ultra-high resolution multibeam bathymetry and backscatter for habitat mapping in shallow marine waters

D Ierodiaconou, A Schimel, D Kennedy, J Monk, G Gaylard, M Young, M Diesing, A Rattray

(2018), Vol. 39, pp. 271-288, Marine geophysical research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1


Developing indicators and a baseline for monitoring demersal fish in data-poor, offshore Marine Parks using probabilistic sampling

N Hill, N Barrett, J Ford, D Peel, S Foster, E Lawrence, J Monk, F Althaus, K Hayes

(2018), Vol. 89, pp. 610-621, Ecological indicators, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


An evaluation of the error and uncertainty in epibenthos cover estimates from AUV images collected with an efficient, spatially-balanced design

Jacquomo Monk, Neville Barrett, David Peel, Emma Lawrence, Nicole Hill, Vanessa Lucieer, Keith Hayes

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 1-14, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1


Sensitivity of fine-scale species distribution models to locational uncertainty in occurrence data across multiple sample sizes

P Mitchell, J Monk, L Laurenson

(2016), pp. 1-10, Methods in ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1


Outcropping reef ledges drive patterns of epibenthic assemblage diversity on cross-shelf habitats

J Monk, N Barrett, N Hill, V Lucieer, S Nichol, P Siwabessy, S Williams

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 485-502, Biodiversity and conservation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1


Predictive mapping of abalone fishing grounds using remotely-sensed LiDAR and commercial catch data

M Jalali, D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, H Gorfine, A Rattray

(2015), Vol. 169, pp. 26-36, Fisheries research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Exploring spatiotemporal trends in commercial fishing effort of an abalone fishing zone: a GIS-based hotspot model

M Jalali, D Ierodiaconou, H Gorfine, J Monk, A Rattray

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-20, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1


Use of anthropogenic sea floor structures by Australian fur seals: potential positive ecological impacts of marine industrial development?

J Arnould, J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, M Hindell, J Semmens, A Hoskins, D Costa, K Abernathy, G Marshall

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-13, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1


How long should we ignore imperfect detection of species in the marine environment when modelling their distribution?

J Monk

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 352-358, Fish and fisheries, Oxford, England, C1


Effects of micro- and mesograzers on intertidal macroalgal recruitment

A Bellgrove, J Monk, G Quinn

(2014), Vol. 161, pp. 1-10, Marine biology, Berlin, Germany, C1


Quantification of spatial and thematic uncertainty in the application of underwater video for benthic habitat mapping

A Rattray, D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, L Laurenson, P Kennedy

(2014), Vol. 37, pp. 315-336, Marine geodesy, London, Eng., C1


Habitat classification of temperate marine macroalgal communities using bathymetric LiDAR

R Zavalas, D Ierodiaconou, D Ryan, A Rattray, J Monk

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 2154-2175, Remote sensing, Basel, Switzerland, C1


Detecting patterns of change in benthic habitats by acoustic remote sensing

A Rattray, D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, V Versace, L Laurenson

(2013), Vol. 477, pp. 1-13, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1


Are we predicting the actual or apparent distribution of temperate marine fishes?

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, E Harvey, A Rattray, V Versace

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-11, PloS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1


Aspects of the biology of Galaxias maculatus

L Laurenson, R French, P Jones, D Ierodiaconou, S Gray, V Versace, A Rattray, S Brown, J Monk

(2012), Vol. 81, pp. 1085-1100, Journal of fish biology, Oxford, England, C1


Evaluation of four supervised learning methods for benthic habitat mapping using backscatter from multi-beam sonar

R Hasan, D Ierodiaconou, J Monk

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 3427-3443, Remote sensing, Basel, Switzerland, C1


Remotely sensed hydroacoustics and observation data for predicting fish habitat suitability

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, A Bellgrove, E Harvey, L Laurenson

(2011), Vol. 31, Continental shelf research, London, England, C1


Comparison of automated classification techniques for predicting benthic biological communities using hydroacoustics and video observations

D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, A Rattray, L Laurenson, V Versace

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. S28-S38, Continental Shelf Research, Oxford, England, C1


Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and their role in sustainable planning: a case study from a Local Government Area (LGA) in Australia

Vincent Versace, Jacquomo Monk, Scott Salzman, Laurie Laurenson

(2011), pp. 1-9, ACIS 2011: Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Identifying the Information Systems Discipline, AIS, E1


Habitat suitability for marine fishes using presence-only modelling and multibeam sonar

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, V Versace, A Bellgrove, E Harvey, A Rattray, L Laurenson, G Quinn

(2010), Vol. 420, pp. 157-174, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1


Using community-based monitoring with GIS to create habitat maps for a marine protected area in Australia

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, A Bellgrove, L Laurenson

(2008), Vol. 88, pp. 865-871, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Cambridge, England, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Identifying the relationship between benthic marine habitat and the distribution of Victorian coastal fishes: Implications for marine protected area management

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Jacquomo Monk

  • 2008: $1,500

Corner Inlet Ramsar site habitat mapping project

Dr Adam Pope, Dr Jacquomo Monk, A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou

  • 2012: $16,000
  • 2011: $64,700

An investigation into the life cycle of the Sicilian sea lavender (Limonium hyblaeum) on the salt marsh communities of south west Victoria

A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Maria Gibson, Dr Jacquomo Monk, Mr T Rodrigo

  • 2012: $400
  • 2011: $1,600

Understanding links between seafloor physical characteristics and biological communities: Itegrating LiDAR, multibeam sonar and observation techniques for full coverage assess of Marine National Parks

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, A/Prof Euan Harvey, Dr Jacquomo Monk

  • 2014: $19,000
  • 2013: $19,000
  • 2012: $19,000

Mapping of Marine habitats in Yaringa and French Island Marine National Parks

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Jacquomo Monk, Dr Adam Pope

  • 2013: $15,873
  • 2012: $43,410

Western Port benthic habitat characterisation

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Jacquomo Monk

  • 2012: $20,000

Industry and Other Funding

Understanding demersal fish-habitat associations using video observations and sonar imaging

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Jacquomo Monk

  • 2010: $2,500


Associate Supervisor

Richard Zavalas

Thesis entitled: Protecting ocean neighbourhoods: gradients in the spatial ecology of temperate marine fishes

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences