Johnathan Kool

Data Collections Planning Manager – Geoscience Australia

About me

I use individual-based simulation to investigate processes responsible for generating large-scale patterns of diversity in marine ecosystems. I couple oceanographic data with biological information to simulate the dispersal of marine species. I am interested in complex systems and finding common ground between computer science and conserving marine environments.

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Marine Connectivity Database Subset

A new fully four-dimensional biophysical dispersal model has been developed by Geoscience Australia, that uses the parallel processing ability of the National Computational Infrastructure Facility supercomputer (, to handle large numbers of simulated larvae, and that can als...

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