Polak - Marine Biologist - Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Omer Polak

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Services

Marine Biologist

Summary:

Marine ecologist with great experience in coral reef biodiversity. Especially experienced in reef restoration, management and conservation. Experience in writing reports and publications.

Work History

Environmental Impact Assessment

Ben Gurion University

I conducted an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Israel Salt Company. I assessed the impact of discharged salty water from the salt company factory to the Red Sea.

Student

Ben Gurion University

October 2007 - October 2007

Hebrew University

Student

January 2001 - January 2011

Student

Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences

January 2001 - January 2011

Teaching Assistant

Ben Gurion University

I was involved with the development, implementation and practical teaching of 10 marine related courses across three universities.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Tel Aviv University

I assessed the impact of runoff contaminated groundwater from a decommissioned chemical factory on the invertebrate fauna of the Herzelia coast line.

Projects

WWF Malaysia

In September 2012 I joined the Biodiversity expedition to the Tun Mustapha National Park initiative in Malaysia. I surveyed the coral community and assessed reef health. This expedition was designed to 1. collect a baseline inventory of the fauna and flora in the region and 2. to assess health and biodiversity hotpots to come up with a conservation planning program. You can see the expedition's stories in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjjWT0DeSJU

Qualifications & Certifications

Oxygen Provider

Oxygen Provider

Scuba Instructor

Scuba Instructor

PhD Ben Gurion University

PhD

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Master of Science (MSc)

Tel Aviv University

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

The Hebrew University

Millburn Senior High School

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