A/Prof. Julie Mondon



Associate Head Of School (Warrnambool)


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env. Sciences


Warrnambool Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, 2000
Master of Arts, Deakin University, 1996
Diploma of Education, University of Tasmania, 1984
Bachelor of Science, University of Tasmania, 1983


+61 3 556 33348


Dr Julie Mondon studied a B.Sc. in Zoology/Botany, followed by a BSc.Honours in Marine Ecology, a MA degree in Science and Technology Studies and PhD in Aquatic Ecotoxicology. For the past 20 years her research interests have related to multidisciplinary research associated with indicators of ecological health and risk assessment.  Dr Mondon's publication record represents her special interest in ecotoxicological risk assessment and biomarkers of human impact and toxicological effects of non-metal, metals and organics contaminants exposure to marine organisms and habitats. Her research applies to coastal marine ecosystems from tropical regions through to the Antarctic.

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Career highlights

Scientific contribution to the Australian Antarctic Science Program. 

Research interests

Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Coastal and marine waters and sediment impact risk assessment

Biomarkers of exposure and effect in vertebrates / invertebrates 

Histopathology and aquatic animal health indices


Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University

MFAS Marine abd Freshwater Aquatic Sciences

Units taught

Human Impacts - Aquatic Pollution

Human Impacts - Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment

Knowledge areas

Human impacts on aquatic ecosytems; industrial, wastewater, metals and organics impact on aquatic organisms; exposure and effect biomarker response to pollutants in fish, sharks, crustaceans, molluscs, microalgae. Multiple lines of evidence risk assessment development for complex effluents, desalination brine, sewage wastewater, plastics. In situ ecological risk evaluation in freshwater, estuarine and marine waters. Community structure alteration and introduced species impact. Developemt of fish and bivalve health indices based on morpholgical and histolgical alteration, and physiological change.


Dr Julie Mondon is currently the Director of Bachelor of Environmental Sciences (Marine Biology) in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University (Australia), Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Aquatic Pollution and Human Impacts on Marine Ecosystems, and is a research active member of the Centre for Integrative Ecology. Her research direction focuses on ecotoxicological risk assessment tools for marine and estuarine water and sediment quality, using biomarker response in in situ aquatic organisms at the community, organism, tissue and biochemical levels. Application of biomarker response spans a geographical range from the tropics to Antarctica. Current collaborative projects with the Australian Antarctic Division include investigating risk posed by heavy metal contaminant from legacy waste disposal sites and organic contaminants from sewage wastewater release into coastal waters proximal to the Antarctic research stations. Projects with the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, include heat tolerance and metals toxicity in aquatic species. Collaborative projects with the National Centre for Excellence in Desalination and the Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia, include investigating environmental and ecotoxicological impact of desalination brine wastewater release to coastal waters habitats. Dr Mondon leads the ecotoxicology and histopathology research program at the Warrnambool campus.
  • Environment and environmental issues

Research groups

CIE Centre for Integrative Ecology

MFAS Marine and Freshwater Aquatic Sciences


Signature biomarkers for contaminated exposure associated with sewage and refuse legacy waste disposal sites in Antarctic fish and bivalves.  Australian Antarctic Division

Assessment and mitigating environmental impacts of SWRO outfalls on key benthic marine organisms. National Centre for Excellence in Desalination.

Great Australian Bight Deepwater Marine Program. CSIRO


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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Using nuclear techniques in estuarine condition assessment: Sedimentation and contaminant history of estuaries in post-European times

Dr Adam Pope, Dr Jan Barton, Dr Mark Warne, A/Prof Julie Mondon, Prof Peter Gell

AINSE Awards - Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering

  • 2012: $24,720

Assessing and mitigating environmental impacts of SWRO outfalls on key benthic marine organisms

A/Prof Julie Mondon, Dr Alecia Bellgrove

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination

  • 2014: $96,863
  • 2013: $182,218
  • 2012: $23,410

Signature biomarkers for contaminant exposure associated with sewage and legacy waste disposal sites in Antartic fish and bivalves EOI#4177

A/Prof Julie Mondon, Dr Julia Howitt, Dr Catherine King

DEH-AAD Grant - Australian Centre for Applied Marine Mammal Science (ACAMMS) - Department of the Environment and Water Resources-Australian Antarctic Division

  • 2015: $5,000
  • 2014: $21,380
  • 2013: $88,370

Shaun Davis NCED Scholarship - Development of biomarkers of exposure and effect of elevated salinity on fisheries benthic marine invertebrates

A/Prof Julie Mondon, Mr Shaun Davis

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination - Scholarship

  • 2015: $10,000
  • 2014: $10,000
  • 2013: $10,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Metal cycling and Levels in Rivers and Implications

Dr Julia Howitt, Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Julie Mondon, A/Prof John Sherwood

  • 2007: $3,000
  • 2006: $7,000

Modelling the effects of environmental flows on deep river pools

Dr Michael Coates, A/Prof Julie Mondon, Mr Peter Swanson

  • 2006: $10,000

Pilot Assessment of the Ecological Health of Lake Pertrobe

A/Prof Bradley Mitchell, Dr Julia Howitt, A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2008: $10,000

QAL Environment Evaluation

A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2011: $32,668

Ecotoxicological analysis and reporting for the Australian Antarctic Division

A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2018: $7,318

Inspiring Young Marine Science Experts - Stewards of Swan Bay

Ms Nicole Sadler, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, A/Prof Julianne Lynch, Dr Ty Matthews, Dr Prue Francis, A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2019: $13,356
  • 2018: $18,115

Industry and Other Funding

Great Australian Bight Deepwater Marine Program

A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2016: $55,000

Great Australian Bight Deepwater Marine Program - Emily Armstrong scholarship

A/Prof Julie Mondon, Miss Emily Armstrong

  • 2019: $15,000
  • 2018: $15,000
  • 2017: $15,000


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