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Researcher: Wright, SW (Dr Simon Wright)

Fields of Research

Biological oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Global change biology
Invertebrate biology
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Biogeography and phylogeography

Research Objectives

Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - aquaculture
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Understanding climate change
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Other plant production and plant primary products
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters; Scientific Data
A new approach to testing the agreement of two phytoplankton quantification techniques: microscopy and CHEMTAX; Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
Antarctic slush-ice algal accumulation not quantified through conventional satellite imagery: beware the ice of March; The Cryosphere Discussions
Assessing Sub-Antarctic Zone primary productivity from fast repetition rate fluorometry; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Comparison of the cross-shelf phytoplankton distribution of two oceanographically distinct regions off Australia; Journal of Marine Systems
Controls on productivity and carbon export in the Australian Subantarctic Zone of the Southern Ocean; AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2010
Development of a continuous phytoplankton culture system for ocean acidification experiments; Water
Diel variation of chlorophyll-a fluorescence, phytoplankton pigments and productivity in the Sub-Antarctic and Polar Front Zones south of Tasmania, Australia; Deep-Sea Research II
Dimethylsulphide and dimethylsulphoniopropionate in the South-West Indian Ocean sector of East Antarctica from 30 degrees to 80 degrees E during BROKE-West ; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Distribution of particulate organic matter (POM) in the Southern Ocean during BROKE-West (30 degrees E-80 degrees E); Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Effects of experimental seawater acidification on an estuarine plankton community; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Enhanced CO2 concentrations change the structure of Antarctic marine microbial communities; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Iron-limitation and high light stress on phytoplankton populations from the Australian Sub-Antarctic Zone (SAZ); Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Marine microbial ecology in the sub-Antarctic Zone: Rates of bacterial and phytoplankton growth and grazing by heterotrophic protists; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Microalgal classes and their signature pigments; Phytoplankton Pigments: Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography
Ocean acidification impacts primary and bacterial production in Antarctic coastal waters during austral summer; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Photosysnthetic pigment and genetic differences between two Southern Ocean morphotypes of Emiliania Huxleyi (Haptophyta); Journal of Phycology
Phytoplankton community structure and stocks in the Southern Ocean (30-80E) determined by CHEMTAX analysis of HPLC pigment signatures; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Protistan communities in the Australian sector of the Sub-Antarctic Zone during SAZ-Sense; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Quantitative interpretation of chemotaxonomic pigment data; Phytoplankton Pigments: Characterization, Chemotaxonomy and Applications in Oceanography
Response of phytoplankton Photophysiology to varying environmental conditions in the Sub-Antarctic and Polar Frontal Zone; PLoS One
Species-specific variations in the nutritional quality of southern ocean phytoplankton in response to elevated pCO2; Water (Switzerland)
The influence of iron and light on net community production in the Subantarctic and Polar Frontal Zones; Biogeosciences
The MAREDAT global database of high performance liquid chromatography marine pigment measurements; Earth System Science Data
The relation of mixed-layer net community production to phytoplankton community composition in the Southern Ocean; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) influences phytoplankton communities in the seasonal ice zone of the Southern Ocean; Biogeosciences
Three improved satellite chlorophyll algorithms for the Southern Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Tribute to Shirley Jeffrey: 50 years of research on chlorophyll c; Phycologia
Variations of net primary productivity and phytoplankton community composition in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean as estimated from ocean color remote sensing data; Biogeosciences

Research Projects

Purchase of an ultra-performance liquid chromatograph-triple quadrupole mass spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Calcification Patterns of the Coccolithophore Coccolithus braarudii (Haptophyta), from the Late Quaternary to Present in the Southern Ocean
Distribution and Abundance of Larvaceans in the Southern Ocean
Effects of Climate Change on Phytoplankton Primary Production and Chemotaxonomy in Southern Ocean and Antarctic Ecosystems
Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Nutritional Quality of Antarctic Phytoplankton as Food for Euphausia Superba Larvae