Emily Gates (Research Assistant 2013-2016)

Prior to joining the WernbergLab I worked as a marine scientist  looking at coral community assessment and marine benthic monitoring programs with project experience ranging across Western Australia.  Working with companies such as Department of Fisheries, Australian Institute of Marine Science and GHD has provided me with experience in the design and implementation of sampling analysis plans for benthic habitat studies, coral health, reproduction and monitoring and sediment sampling programs.


  • 2006: Hons. (Envtl. Mgt.), Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • 2005: B.Sc. (Envtl. Mgt. and Conservation Biology), Edith Cowan University, Australia

Technical skills

  • Full Coxswains Skippers Ticket
  • ADAS Restricted Level II Commercial Diver
  • ADAS Nitrox Diver Endorsement
  • Senior First Aid
  • Advanced Oxygen Resuscitation
  • PADI Rescue Diver Certification
  • Radio Operators License
  • 4WD Training


Emily with dreadful corals


Emily having fun with kelps