Ms. Dipreet Kaur

Title: Teaching Assistant

School: School of Marine Studies

Email: kaur_d(at)

Email: Phone: +679 32 31856

Fax: 323 1526


Dilpreet Kaur is currently the Teaching Assistant for the School of Marine Studies. She has a Bachelor of Science (Biology and Chemistry), Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Science and Master of Science in Marine Science from the University of the South Pacific. Her Masters research was on aquacultured live rock and the ecology of crustose coralline algae. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from USP. After graduating with her MSc, Dilpreet was employed by USP as the Coordinator for the Coral Reef Initiative in the South Pacific (CRISP) Programme. Later she joined the Fiji National University as a Lecturer in Environmental Sciences. She has over 10 years of tertiary teaching experience. Dilpreet has extensive research skills in field surveys of marine flora and fauna, data analysis and project management. Her research interests include aquaculture, aquarium trade, ocean acidification, biodiversity conservation and marine management.

Publications and Reports

  • Kaur. D and Emmanueli. E. 2006. CRISP Component 2A: Knowledge, management, rehabilitation and beneficial use of coral reefs. “ Using indicators to assess coral reef ecosystem and fisheries health” workshop report. Coral Reef Initiative for the South Pacific (CRISP).
  • Kaur. D., Swarup. S., Mackay. K and Morris. C (ed). 2006. Global Coral reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) Fiji Review and Planning Meeting add WWF Coral bleaching Rapid Response Communications Meeting Report. Coral Reef Initiative for the South Pacific, Fiji Islands.
  • Kaur. D. 2005. Aquaculture live rock-hastening the colonization process of substrate by crustose algae. Masters of Science in Marine Science thesis. The University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands.
  • Kaur, D. (2005). Aquaculture of aquarium trade products in Fiji: Live rock and coral. Poster Presentation at the 25th International Ocean Institute training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management International Ocean Institute, Dalhousie University, Canada.