Professor of Environmental Sciences, Edith Cowan University
Pierre is a limnologist – he loves studying inland, freshwater wetlands and their aquatic fauna, especially invertebrates. Organic rich soils – peats – are another passion.
Raised in Perth, Western Australia, Pierre completed a doctorate on freshwater crayfish at the University of Tasmania in 1986. Since then he has extensively researched, taught and written about south-western Australia’s wetlands and developed an extraordinary body of knowledge. Pierre’s other great interests include ecosystem health and social ecology which point to his current role as Co-Director of Edith Cowan University’s Centre for People, Place and the Planet.
Sunset frogs in the cool and wet
"I was actually looking for crayfish burrows, and my habit was to feel around with my hands in the peat where there were holes in the ground. Reaching under a small ledge in the peat, I felt something wet walk onto my hand. Instinctively cupping my hand gently, I brought it closer to see."