Pierre is a Professor in the School of Natural Sciences.
- Case Studies in Science
- Catchment Health and Management
- Water and Wetlands Management
- Sustainable Water Resource Management
- Current Issues in Natural Sciences (postgraduate unit)
- Research Methods (Faculty-wide unit)
- Honours and Postgraduate (Research) Coordinator
- 2011: Professor, Edith Cowan University
- 2002-2011: Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University
- 1995-2001: Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
- 1992-1994: Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
- 1987-1991: Lecturer, University of Tasmania
- Member of the Australian Society for Limnology (1983-)
- Member Ecological Society of Australia (1995-)
- Member National Tertiary Education Union (1992-)
- Member International Association for Ecology & Health (2003-)
- Member Bush Heritage Australia (1998-)
- Member, Royal Society of Western Australia (1987-)
- Member of the International Association of Astacology (1987-)
Awards and Recognition
- Founding Co-Editor, EcoHealth journal (ISI-listed)
- Has held senior positions in the Australian Society for Limnology (ASL; including as its President for a two year term 1999-2001); in Bush Heritage Australia Inc., a philanthropic organisation; in the International Association for Ecology and Health (elected as the founding Vice-President in 2006 and served for four years); and as a Founding Director of the Blackwood River Foundation.
- Appointed as theme coordinator (Wetlands and Human Health) for the Ramsar International Convention on Wetlands’ Scientific and Technical Review Panel for the 2009-2012 triennium, and has been selected for participation in other international scientific missions.
- Dr Horwitz has also been recognised for excellence in postgraduate supervision, and has examined 16 PhD theses in the last 12 years.
Research Areas and Interests
- Aquatic Ecology and Management
- Health and Ecology; Ecosystem Health
- Water and wetlands management
- The formation, degradation and management of organic rich soils; the effects of fire regimes on soil and water quality
- Taxonomy, biogeography and conservation status of aquatic invertebrates.
- The effects of forestry, fire, agriculture and urbanisation on aquatic faunas and aquatic processes
- Developing general indicators for the relationships between human health, community vitality and biophysical conditions of the environment
- Developing community participation and involvement in aquatic environmental issues, natural resource management issues
- Using narratives for landscape restoration and community capacity building in rural and regional areas