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Researcher: Martin-Smith, KM (Dr Keith Martin-Smith)

Fields of Research

Freshwater ecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Population ecology
Conservation and biodiversity
Behavioural ecology
Animal behaviour
Ecological physiology
Wildlife and habitat management
Fisheries management

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Other environmental management
Terrestrial biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Fisheries - wild caught
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)

Career Best Publications

Aquatic Habitats in Forest Ecosystems
Collaborative development of management options for an artisanal fishery for seahorses in the central Philippines; Ocean & Coastal Management
Fish-forest harvesting interactions in perhumid ad monsoonal southeast Asia (Sundaland); Fishes and Forestry
Growth hormone increases growth and dominance of wild juvenile Atlantic salmon without affecting space use; Journal of Fish Biology
Growth rates of wild stream-dwelling Atlantic salmon correlate with activity and sex but not dominance; Journal of Animal Ecology

Research Publications

A global review of seahorse aquaculture; Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources
Aquatic Habitats in Forest Ecosystems
Collaborative development of management options for an artisanal fishery for seahorses in the central Philippines; Ocean & Coastal Management
Does a no-take marine protected area benefit seahorses?; PLoS One
Effectiveness of five small Philippines' coral reef reserves for fish populations depends on site-specific factors, particularly enforcement history; Biological Conservation
Exploitation and trade of Australian seahorses, pipehorses, sea dragons and pipefishes (Family Syngnathidae); Oryx
Fish-forest harvesting interactions in perhumid ad monsoonal southeast Asia (Sundaland); Fishes and Forestry
Genetic monogamy despite social promiscuity in the pot-bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis); Molecular Ecology
Growth hormone increases growth and dominance of wild juvenile Atlantic salmon without affecting space use; Journal of Fish Biology
Growth rates of wild stream-dwelling Atlantic salmon correlate with activity and sex but not dominance; Journal of Animal Ecology
Ontogenetic and sex-based differences in habitat preferences and site fidelity of White’s seahorse Hippocampus whitei; Journal of Fish Biology
Photo-identification of individual weedy seadragons Phyllopteryx taeniolatus and its application in estimating population dynamics; Journal of Fish Biology
Population dynamics and life history of a geographically restricted seahorse, Hippocampus whitei; Journal of Fish Biology
Population variables and life-history characteristics of the alligator pipefish Syngnathoides biaculeatus, in Papua New Guinea; Journal of Fish Biology
Regional case studies in fish-forest harvesting interactions: Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo and Cambodia; Fishes and Forestry
Restocking of salmonids - opportunites & limitations ; Fisheries Research
Seahorse declines in the Derwent estuary, Tasmania in the absence of fishing pressure; Biological Conservation
Trade in Pipehorses Solegnathus spp. for traditional medicine in Hong Kong; Traffic Bulletin
Visible implant fluorescent elastomer tagging of the big-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis; Fisheries Research

Research Projects

Project Seahorse

Research Candidate Supervision

Ecology and conservation of marine fishes of the family Symynathidae- Weedy seadragons and spiny pipehorses