Dr Perran Cook

Perran Cook

PhD University Tasmania
Room: 19, room G25A
Phone: +61 3 9905 4091
Fax: +61 3 9905 4597
Email: Perran.Cook@monash.edu

Research areas

My research focuses on the sources, cycling and fate of carbon nitrogen and phosphorus in aquatic environments, and in particular their role in eutrophication in coastal environments.  To understand how these elements move and cycle through the environment I combine a range of approaches including standard wet chemical methods, the eddy correlation technique, planar optodes, flumes, stable isotopes and modelling.


Current student projects

PhD stipend currently on offer


  • 2006-2007 – Research scientist, CSIRO Land and Water, Brisbane

  • 2003-2006 – Research Scientist and Project Coordinator, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany

  • 1999-2002 – PhD.  Thesis title ‘Carbon and nitrogen cycling on intertidal sediments in a temperate Australian estuary’. University of Tasmania.

  • 1997 –First class honours in Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Science, RMIT.  Thesis title ‘Iodine speciation in the humic rich estuarine waters’

  • 1994-1996 – Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Science with distinction, RMIT.