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Researcher: Woehler, E (Dr Eric Woehler)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Population ecology
Wildlife and habitat management
Landscape ecology
Animal behaviour
Pollution and contamination
Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Behavioural ecology
Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Health care administration
Molecular evolution
Other biological sciences
Environmental management
Urban and regional planning
Climate change processes
Global change biology
Speciation and extinction
Policy and administration
Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)
Ecological physiology
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Tourism management
Infectious agents
Terrestrial ecology
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Vertebrate biology
Biological oceanography
Analytical biochemistry
Natural resource management

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Terrestrial systems and management
Unpaid work and volunteering
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Animal welfare
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Effects of climate change on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. social impacts)
Institutional arrangements
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Understanding climate change
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Environmental education and awareness
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Terrestrial biodiversity
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A new approach to selecting Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean; Antarctic Science
A proposed framework for reporting mass mortality (wreck) events of seabirds; ICES Journal of Marine Science
A Southern Ocean dietary database; Ecology
Adding the ocean to the study of seabirds: A brief history of at-sea seabird research; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Antarctic Birds
Antarctic penguin response to habitat change as Earth's troposphere reaches 2°C above preindustrial levels; Ecological Monographs
Antarctica; Phenology: An Integrative Environmental Science
Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2020: Scientists' letter of concern; Ecological Management and Restoration
BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene; Global Ecology and Biogeography
Bird app enabling Tasmanians to become citizen scientists
Birds and Antarctic sea ice; Sea Ice
Can the Important Bird Area approach improve the Antarctic Protected Area System?; Polar Record
Canals in Paradise?
Climate and competition in abundance trends in native and invasive Tasmanian gulls; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Climate as a driver of phenological change in southern seabirds; International Journal of Biometeorology
Climate variability and breeding parameters of a transhemispheric migratory seabird over seven decades; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Coastal bird values, Chain of Lagoons to Bicheno: An assessment of the distribution and abundance of resident and migratory shorebirds and terns
Conservation ecology of Tasmanian coastal saltmarshes, southeast Australia - a review; Pacific Conservation Biology
Considerations for minimising the spread of infectious disease in Antarctic seabirds and seals ; Polar Record
Continental-scale decreases in shorebird populations in Australia; Emu
Corrigendum to "Survival and movements of Magellanic penguins rehabilitated from oil fouling along the coast of South America, 2000–2010" [Marine Pollut. Bull. 64 (2012) 1309–1317]; Marine Pollution Bulletin: The International Journal for Marine Environmentalists, Scientists, Engineers, Administrators, Politicians and Lawyers
Distribution and abundance of snow petrels Pagodroma nivea in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica; Polar Biology
Epidemiology and molecular phylogeny of Babesia sp. in little penguins Eudyptula minor in Australia; International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
Extreme events as ecosystems drivers: ecological consequences of anomalous Southern Hemisphere weather patterns during the 2001/02 austral spring-summer; Advances in Polar Science
Fishing for data in the Ross Sea; Science
Genetic divergence between colonies of flesh-footed shearwater Ardenna carneipes exhibiting different foraging strategies; Conservation Genetics
Guidelines for construction activities at Silver Sands (Bicheno) to minimise disturbance to nesting little penguins on site and in the adjacent coastal reserve
Happy feet in a hostile world? The future of penguins depends on proactive management of current and expected threats; Frontiers in Marine Science
Hollow-using vertebrate fauna of Tasmania: distribution, hollow requirements and conservation status; Australian Journal of Zoology
How many species in the Southern Ocean? Towards a dynamic inventory of the Antarctic marine species; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Human impacts to Antarctic wildlife: predictions and speculations for 2060; Antarctic Futures: Human Engagement with the Antarctic Environment
Identifying mechanisms of genetic differentiation among populations in vagile species: historical factors dominate genetic differentiation in seabirds; Biological Reviews
Impacts of cetaceans on the structure of Southern Ocean food webs; Marine Mammal Science
Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking; Ecography
Improving environmental and public health: UTAS CARES Collaboration; EHA 41st National Conference Conference
Influence of environmental and prey variables on low tide shorebird habitat use within the Robbins Passage wetlands, Northwest Tasmania; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Insect prey of breeding South American terns; Marine Ornithology
Looking to the future - signals from the past
Marine Climate Change in Australia Impacts and Adaptation Responses 2012 REPORT CARD: Seabirds
Multi-decadal changes in the at-sea distribution and abundance of black-browed and light-mantled sooty albatrosses in the southwest Pacific Ocean; I C E S Journal of Marine Science
Observed and predicted effects of climate on Australian seabirds; Emu: Austral Ornithology
Ornithological observations at Eckener Point, Antarctic Peninsula; Polar Record
Paradigm lost, or is top-down forcing no longer significant in the Antarctic marine ecosystem?; Antarctic Science
Phenological changes in the southern hemisphere; PLoS ONE
Population decreases in Little Penguins Eudyptula minor in southeastern Tasmania, Australia, over the past 45 years; Marine Ornithology
Population genetic and behavioural variation of the two remaining colonies of Providence petrel (Pterodroma solandri); Conservation Genetics
Population trends of Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae breeding colonies: a spatial analysis of the effects of snow accumulation and human activities; Polar Biology
Population Trends of Adélie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) Breeding Colonies: the Effects of Snow Accumulation and Human Activities; Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference SSC2007
Post survey report for the Coral Sea Australian Marine Park
Rapid population decline in migratory shorebirds relying on Yellow Sea tidal mudflats as stopover sites; Nature Communications
Re-constructing historical Adélie penguin abundance estimates by retrospectively accounting for detection bias; PLoS ONE
Red-necked stint and curlew sandpiper in south-east Tasmania: Part 1 red-necked stint - population trends and juvenile recruitment; Stilt
Results of a Survey to Gather Information on the Use of Tree Hollows by Birds in Tasmania; The Tasmanian Naturalist
Seabird assemblages observed during the BROKE-West survey of the Antarctic coastline (30°E-80°E), January - March 2006; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Shearwater foraging in the Southern Ocean: The roles of prey availability and winds; PLoS One
Southern right whale dolphins from Tasmania; Australian Mammalogy
Spatial variation of intertidal macroinvertebrates and environmental variables in Robbins Passage wetlands, NW Tasmania; Hydrobiologia: the international journal on limnology and marine sciences
Survival and movements of Magellanic penguins rehabilitated from oil fouling along the coast of South America, 2000-2010; Marine Pollution Bulletin
The large-scale drivers of population declines in a long-distance migratory shorebird; Ecography
The role of beach and wave characteristics in determining suitable habitat for three resident shorebird species in Tasmania; Journal of Coastal Research
Top carnivore decline has cascading effects on scavengers and carrion persistence; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Transhemispheric ecosystem disservices of pink salmon in a Pacific Ocean macrosystem; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America
Using ancient DNA to quantify losses of genetic and species diversity in seabirds: a case study of Pterodroma petrels from a Pacific island; Biodiversity and Conservation
UTAS CARES: Partnerships for education and the environment; 15th World Congress on Public Health
Variations of snow petrel breeding success in relation to sea-ice extent: detecting local response to large-scale processes?; Polar Biology
Water masses, ocean fronts, and the structure of Antarctic seabird communities: Putting the eastern Bellingshausen Sea in perspective; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Wildlife and oil in the Antarctic: A recipe for cold disaster; Polar Record

Research Projects

CAPSTAN Voyage 2017; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Distribution and abundance, and consumption of marine resources, by Antarctic seabirds in the pack ice zone of the Southern Indian Ocean during spring.; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Monitoring for long-term or cumulative impact in Southern Ocean birds; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterfowl; Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
Plastic in Tasmanian waterfowl and wetlands; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
Population level effects of plastic ingestion in Australasian seabirds; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SWRRFI)
Re-establishment plan of Providence petrels (Pterodroma solandri) on Norfolk Island at the sixth International Albatross and Petrel Conference (IAPC6 - Barcelona, Spain); Australian Wildlife Society (AWSoc)
Using ancient DNA to study the genetic distinctiveness and connectivity of the now extinct Norfolk Island colony of the Providence petrel (Pterodroma solandri); Australian Bird Study Association Inc. (ABSA)
Variability in the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the Southern Indian Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision

Community partnerships for sustainable forest management- A case study of the Model Forest Approach in Asia.
Nesting Habitat Selection of Snow Petrels (Pagodroma nivea) and Wilson's Storm Petrels (Oceanites oceanicus) in East Antarctica- A Modelling Approach to Predict Species Distribution
Population Viability Analyses in Seabirds - Adelie Penguin Pygoscelis adeliae
Shorebird Habitat Use and Macroinvertebrate Composition in Robbins Passage/Boullanger Bay Wetlands, NW Tasmania
The Madrid Protocol and Beyond- Strategies for Marine Conservation in the High Seas and Southern Ocean