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Researcher: Hobday, AJ (Dr Alistair Hobday)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Fisheries Management
Fisheries Sciences
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Management
Natural Resource Management
Global Change Biology
Population Ecology
Behavioural Ecology
Physical Oceanography
Environment Policy
Community Ecology
Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change
Ecosystem Function
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Aquaculture
Oceanography
Climate Change Processes
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Fish Physiology and Genetics
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Biological Oceanography
Zoology
Environmental Science and Management
Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Meteorology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Animal Structure and Function
Numerical Computation
Public Policy
Animal Behaviour
Environmental Impact Assessment

Research Objectives

Fisheries - Wild Caught
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Fisheries - Recreational
Climate and Climate Change
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Environmental Management Systems
Wild Caught Rock Lobster
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Wild Caught Tuna
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Sustainability Indicators
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Essential Oils (e.g. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Boronia, Sandlewood)
Weather
Economic Framework
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Aquaculture Prawns
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts)
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production

Career Best Publications

Abundance and dispersal of drifting kelp Macrocystis pyrifera rafts in the Southern California Bight; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Current status and future trends in kelp forest ecosystems; Aquatic ecosystems: trends and global prospects
Over-exploitation of a broadcast spawning marine invertebrate: Decline of the white abalone; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
The role of coastal ocean variation in spatial and temporal patterns in survival and size of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch); Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Publications

A global comparative analysis of the feeding dynamics and environmental conditions of larval tunas, mackerels, and billfishes; Deep-Sea Research, Part II
A global science–policy partnership for progress toward sustainability of oceanic ecosystems and fisheries; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
A high-resolution panorama camera system for monitoring colony-wide seabird nesting behaviour; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities; Ocean and Coastal Management
A prey-related shift in the abundance of small pelagic fish in eastern Tasmania?; ICES Journal of Marine Science
A protocol for the intercomparison of marine fishery and ecosystem models: fish-MIP v1.0; Geoscientific Model Development
Abundance and dispersal of drifting kelp Macrocystis pyrifera rafts in the Southern California Bight; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Accommodating dynamic oceanographic processes and pelagic biodiversity in marine conservation planning; PLoS ONE
Adaptation pathways for conservation law and policy; WIREs Climate Change
Adapting management of marine environments to a changing climate: a checklist to guide reform and assess progress; Ecosystems
Adapting to climate change: the role of organisational personalities in natural resource management; Regional Environmental Change
Age drifiting Macrocystis pyrifera (L) C. Agardh rafts in the Southern California Bight; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Application of bioelectrical impedance analysis as a method for estimating composition and metabolic condition of southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) during conventional tagging ; Fisheries Research
Application of the Acoustic Propagation Model to a deep-water cross-shelf curtain; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Area requirements and pelagic protected areas: is size an impediment to implementation?; Marine and Freshwater Research
Assessing the risk of climate change to aquaculture: a case study from south-east Australia; Aquaculture Environment Interactions
Automated acoustic tracking of aquatic animals: scales, design and deployment of listening station arrays; Marine and Freshwater Research
Autonomous adaptation to climate-driven change in marine biodiversity in a global marine hotspot; Ambio
Better integration of sectoral planning and management approaches for the interlinked ecology of the open oceans; Marine Policy
Beyond larval connectivity modelling: adding biological traits to account for survivorship and active migration incentives; American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Conference
Building blocks of economic resilience to climate change: a south east Australian fisheries example; Regional Environmental Change: Natural and Social Aspects
Building trust among marine protected area managers and community members through scientific research: insights from the Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia; Marine Policy
Changing windows of opportunity: climate-driven shifts in temporal persistence of kingfish (Seriola lalandi) oceanographic habitat within south-eastern Australian bioregions; Australian Marine Science Association Conference
Changing windows of opportunity: past and future climate-driven shifts in temporal persistence of kingfish (Seriola lalandi) oceanographic habitat within south-eastern Australian bioregions; Marine and Freshwater Research
Chapter 16: Climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptations: Australian marine fisheries
Chapter 4.5: Impacts and effects of ocean warming on the contributions of fisheries and aquaculture to food security; Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, Scale, Effects and Consequences
Climate adaptation in Australia's resource-extraction industries: ready or not?; Regional Environmental Change
Climate and oceanic fisheries: recent observations and projections and future needs; Climatic Change
Climate change and Australian marine and freshwater environments, fishes and fisheries: Synthesis and options for adaptation; Marine and Freshwater Research
Climate change and Australian marine life; Oceanography and Marine Biology
Climate change impacts on Tasmania's marine life
Climate impacts and oceanic top predators: Moving from impacts to adaptation in oceanic systems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Climate variability and marine survival of coho salmon(Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the Oregon Production Area; Fisheries Oceanography
Climate-driven range changes in Tasmanian intertidal fauna; Marine and Freshwater Research
Climate-driven range extension of a sea urchin leads to a new and impoverished reef state; 13th International Echinoderm Conference 2009
Climate-driven range extension of a sea urchin: altered dynamics of a rapidly warming temperate reef system; 8th International Temperate Reef Symposium
Collaborative approaches to accessing and utilising historical citizen science data: A case-study with spearfishers from eastern Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Comparison of in situ and satellite sea surface temperature data from South Australia and Tasmania: how reliable are satellite data as a proxy for coastal temperatures in temperate southern Australia?; Marine and Freshwater Research
Coupling temperature related larval growth and survival estimates with a Lagrangian particle dispersal model to predict recruitment and connectivity success; Australian Society of Fisheries Biology Conference
Current status and future trends in kelp forest ecosystems; Aquatic ecosystems: trends and global prospects
Darwinian fisheries science needs to consider realistic fishing pressures over evolutionary time scales; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Decadal scale projection of changes in Australian fisheries stocks under climate change
Decadal-scale forecasting of climate drivers for marine applications; Advances in Marine Biology
Defining dynamic pelagic habitats in oceanic waters off eastern Australia; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Defining the seaward extent of New Zealand's coastal zone; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Departure behaviour of juvenile southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) from southern Western Australia temperate waters in relation to the Leeuwin Current; Fisheries Oceanography
Derived ocean features for dynamic ocean management; Oceanography
Detecting climate impacts with oceanic fish and fisheries data; Climatic Change
Detecting regime shifts in marine systems with limited biological data: an example from southeast Australia; Progress in Oceanography
Determining trends and environmental drivers from long-term marine mammal and seabird data: examples from Southern Australia; Regional Environmental Change
Developing a climate adaptation strategy for vulnerable seabirds based on prioritisation of intervention options; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Developing adaptation pathways for climate-impacted and at risk fisheries in south-east Australia; 3rd ICES-PICES-IOC International Symposium on the Effect of Climate Change on the World's Oceans
Distribution and abundance of roadkill on Tasmanian highways: human management options; Wildlife Research
Downscaling and extrapolating dynamic seasonal marine forecasts for coastal ocean users; Ocean Modelling
Driving planetary adaptation using natural laboratories for climate change; Species on the Move 2016
Dynamic ocean management: Defining and conceptualizing real-time management of the ocean; Marine Policy
Dynamic ocean management: identifying the critical ingredients of dynamic approaches to ocean resource management; Bioscience
Dynamical seasonal ocean forecasts to aid salmon farm management in a climate hotspot; Climate Risk Management
Ecological bridges and barriers in pelagic ecosystems; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Ecological risk assessments for the effects of fishing: A comparison and validation of PSA and SAFE; Fisheries Research
Ecosystem responses to climate change in the ocean
Effects of climate change and fisheries bycatch on shy albatross (Thalassarche cauta) in southern Australia; PLoS One
Effects of climate change on oceanic fisheries in the tropical Pacific: implications for economic development and food security; Climatic Change
Empirical evidence for different cognitive effects in explaining the attribution of marine range shifts to climate change; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Evaluating impacts of fishing on benthic habitats: A risk assessment framework applied to Australian fisheries; Fisheries Research: An International Journal on Fishing Technology, Fisheries Science and Fisheries Management
Fisheries management approaches as platforms for climate change adaptation: comparing theory and practice in Australian fisheries; Marine Policy
Fishery management, development and food security in the Western and Central Pacific in the context of climate change; Deep-Sea Research, Part II
Fresh eyes on an old issue: demand-side barriers to a discard problem; Fisheries Research
From physics to fish to folk: supporting coastal regional communities to understand their vulnerability to climate change in Australia; Fisheries Oceanography
From science to action: principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making; Journal of Environmental Management
Funding climate adaptation strategies with climate derivatives; Climate Risk Management
Governance mapping: a framework for assessing the adaptive capacity of marine resource governance to environmental change; Marine Policy
Governing fisheries through the critical decade: the role and utility of polycentric systems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Habitat overlap between southern bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna in the east coast longline fishery - implications for present and future spatial management; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Identification of global marine hotspots: sentinels for change and vanguards for adaptation action; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Impacts of climate change on marine top predators: Advances and future challenges; Deep-Sea Research II
Importance of trophic information, simplification and aggregation error in ecosystem models; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Improving knowledge exchange among scientists and decision-makers to facilitate the adaptive governance of marine resources: a review of knowledge and research needs; Ocean & Coastal Management
Influence of upwelling on movement of southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) in the Great Australian Bight; Marine and Freshwater Research
Integrated modelling to support decision-making for marine social-ecological systems in Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Interdisciplinary knowledge exchange across scales in a globally changing marine environment; Global Change Biology
Krill, climate, and contrasting future scenarios for Arctic and Antarctic fisheries; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Linking adaptation science to action to build food secure Pacific Island communities; Climate Risk Management
Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science; Biological Reviews
Measuring the vulnerability of marine social-ecological systems: a prerequisite for the identification of climate change adaptations; Ecology and Society
Migratory cues and phenological change in southernbluefin tuna; Australian National Network in Marine Science (ANNiMS) Postgraduate Conference
Missing dimension - Conserving the largest habitat on earth: Protected areas in the Pelagic ocean; Marine protected areas: A multidisciplinary approach
Mixed responses of tropical Pacific fisheries and aquaculture to climate change; Nature Climate Change
Modelling climate-change effects on Australian and Pacific aquatic ecosystems: A review of analytical tools and management implications; Marine and Freshwater Research
Modelling marine protected areas: insights and hurdles; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Modelling oceanographic habitat for kingfish (Seriola lalandi) off eastern Australia; Modelling species distributions under climate change
Modelling the oceanic habitats of two pelagic species using recreational fisheries data; Fisheries Oceanography
Multi-scale approach to understanding climate effects on offspring at birth and date of birth in a reptile; Integrative Zoology
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Marine Biodiversity - Consultation Draft for review
National research planning accelerates relevance and immediacy of climate-adaptation science; Marine and Freshwater Research
Near real-time spatial management based on habitat predictions for a longline bycatch species; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Observed climate change in Australian marine and freshwater environments; Marine and Freshwater Research
Operationalising access to oceanic fisheries resources by small-scale fishers to improve food security in the Pacific Islands; Marine Policy
Optimising fisheries management in relation to tuna catches in the western central Pacific Ocean: A review of research priorities and opportunities; Marine Policy
Options for managing impacts of climate change on a deep-sea community; Nature Climate Change
Over-exploitation of a broadcast spawning marine invertebrate: Decline of the white abalone; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Past and future shifts in distribution and temporal persistence of kingfish (Seriola lalandi) oceanographic habitat in south-eastern Australia; Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference
Perceptions regarding the need for broad sustainability assessments of Australian fisheries; Fisheries Research
Phenological change in marine systems: migratory timing in southern bluefin tuna; Australian Society of Fish Biology (ASFB) Annual Conference and Symposium on Climate Change
Planning adaptation to climate change in fast-warming marine regions with seafood-dependent coastal communities; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Post-fledging survival and dispersal of shy albatross from three breeding colonies in Tasmania; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Predicting environmental drivers for prawn aquaculture production to aid improved farm management; Aquaculture
Preparing Australian fisheries for the critical decade: insights from the past 25 years; Marine and Freshwater Research
Price integration in the Australian rock lobster industry: implications for management and climate change adaptation; Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Prioritizing climate change adaptation options for iconic marine species; Biodiversity and Conservation
Proactive, reactive, and inactive pathways for scientists in a changing world; Earth's Future
Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research; Marine and Freshwater Research
Projected climate change in Australian marine and freshwater environments; Marine and Freshwater Research
Projecting marine mammal distribution in a changing climate; Frontiers in Marine Science
Rapid shifts in distribution and high-latitude persistence of oceanographic habitat revealed using citizen science data from a climate change hotspot; Global Change Biology
Re-Structuring of Marine Communities Exposed to Environmental Change: A Global Study on the Interactive Effects of Species and Functional Richness; PLoS-One
Reassessing regime shifts in the North Pacific: Incremental climate change and commercial fishing are necessary for explaining decadal-scale biological variability; Global Change Biology
Reconciling conflicts in pelagic fisheries under climate change; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Recreational fishing in a time of rapid ocean change; Marine Policy
Regimes of chlorophyll-a in the Coral Sea: implications for evaluating adequacy of marine protected areas; Ecography
Report of Workshops on integrated management of marine activities
Safeguarding the future of oceanic fisheries under climate change depends on timely preparation; Climatic Change
Seasonal forecasting for decision support in marine fisheries and aquaculture; Fisheries Oceanography
Seasonal forecasting of tuna habitat for dynamic spatial management; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Seasonal forecasting of tuna habitat in the Great Australian Bight; Fisheries Research
Shaping sustainability of seafood from capture fisheries integrating the perspectives of supply chain stakeholders through combining systems analysis tools; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Sliding baselines and shuffling species: Implications of climate change for marine conservation; Marine Ecology
Social vulnerability of marine resource users to extreme weather events; Ecosystems
Spike dives of juvenile southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii): a navigational role?; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Status review of white abalone (Haliotis sorenseni) throughout its range in California and Mexico. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWR-035
Structured decision-making identifies effective strategies and potential barriers for ecosystem-based management of a range-extending species in a global marine hotspot; Ecosystems
The biological oceanography of the East Australian Current and surrounding waters in relation to tuna and billfish catches off eastern Australia; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
The effect of dispersal and temperature on the early life history of a temperate marine fish; 36th Annual Larval Fish Conference
The importance of choice of ocean products in larval dispersal modelling; Larval Fish Conference
The influence of environmental parameters on the performance and detection range of acoustic receivers; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
The role of coastal ocean variation in spatial and temporal patterns in survival and size of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch); Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
The short history of research in a marine climate change hotspot: from anecdote to adaptation in south-east Australia; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
The use of qualitative loop analysis to inform quantitative ecosystem studies in fisheries management; ASFB conference and workshop on cutting-edge technologies in fish and fisheries science
The value of attribution; Nature Climate Change
The warm and the cold: Influence of temperature and fishing on local population dynamics of red abalone; California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports
The ‘Great Southern Reef’: social, ecological and economic value of Australia’s neglected kelp forests; Marine and Freshwater Research
Topographic preferences and habitat partitioning by pelagic fishes off southern Western Australia; Fisheries Research
Trends and management implications of human-influenced life-history changes in marine ectotherms; Fish and Fisheries
Using dynamical seasonal forecasts in marine management; The 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2011)
Using electronic tag data to improve mortality and movement estimates in a tag-based spatial fisheries assessment model; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Validation of hydrodynamic ocean models using empirical data for the purpose of larval dispersal modelling; Australian Marine Science Association Conference
Welcome to the Anthropocene
Where is the human baculum?; Mankind Quarterly

Research Projects

Attendance at 8th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology: 16-21 July 2007 - Paris, France; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Climate Driven Changes in Upwelling in Coastal Australian Waters: Potential Impacts on Regional Productivity and Marine Fisheries; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Climate variability influences on shy albatross populations and conservation under climate change.; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Climate-driven range shifts in fishes and the impacts on temperate marine ecosystems; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Climate-driven range shifts in fishes and the impacts on temperate marine ecosystems; Australian Society of Fish Biology (ASFB)
Decadal scale projection of changes in Australian fisheries stocks under climate change; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Determining local population size and survival rates of scalloped hammerhead sharks around Darwin Island, Galapagos Marine Reserve; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Development of Standardised Identification Guides for the Great White Shark, Whale Shark and Basking Shark; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Fishery status reports: healthcheck for Australian fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Growth opportunities and critical elements in the value chain for wild fisheries and aquaculture in a changing climate; Dept of Climate Change, Energy & Efficiency and FRDC (DCCEE-FRDC)
Healthcheck Phase 2; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Identifying historical marine heatwaves off eastern Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Models to Predict Climate Change Impacts on Australian Marine Systems; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Investigate oceanographic and environmental factors impacting on the Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery target species; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Preadapting a Tasmanian Coastal Ecosystem to Ongoing Climate Change through Reintroduction of a Locally Extinct Species; Dept of Climate Change, Energy & Efficiency and FRDC (DCCEE-FRDC)
Preparing for climate change on marine systems in Australia and India; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Rapidly changing life-histories and the resilience of Pacific Ocean fisheries; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Tasmania - the state of adaptation research; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Variation in the EAC and Impacts on the Mesoscale Distribution and Availability of East-Coast Pelagic Species; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Review of knowledge uptake from the Ningaloo Research Program: how has the science informed marine conservation management?
Social Capital and the Ningaloo Research Program

Research Candidate Supervision

Abundance, Distribution and Conservation Value of Sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve
Assessing the Population Dynamics and Stock Viability of Striped Trumpeter (Latris lineata) in a Data Limited Situation
Climate Forcing and Sudden Change in Marine Ecosystems
Developing Conservation Management Strategies for Vulnerable Deepwater Sharks off Southeast Australia
Fisheries Oceanography of Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the Tasman Sea
Foraging Strategies of a Wide-ranging Predator in the Southern Ocean - the Southern Elephant Seal
Impacts of Climate Change on Regional Primary and Fisheries Productivity in an Australian Upwelling System
Improving the Representation of Large Pelagic Predators in Ecosystem Models
Investigating climate change impact on rock lobster larval dispersal and the impact on recruitment processes
Mesoscale Characterisation of the Pelagic Shelf Ecosystem of South-Eastern Australia- Integrated Approach Using Larval Fish Assemblages and Oceanography
Physical and Behavioural Influences on the Stock Assessment of Blacklip Abalone, Haliotis rubra.
Potential impacts of climate change on the dynamics and distribution of tuna, major industrial pelagic longline fleets and consequent interactions with threatened albatrosses- a first application to the Indian Ocean
Qualitative Modelling to Aid Ecosystem Analyses for Fisheries Management in a Data-Limited Situation
Rock Lobster Larval Dispersal Modelling
The Fin Blue Line- Quantifying Fishing Mortality Using Shark Fin Morphology
The Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta)- Population Trends, Environmental and Anthropogenic Drivers, and the Future for Management and Conservation
Translocation of the Southern Rock Lobster, Jasus edwardsii, to Improve Yield and Marketability
Use and application of area closures for pelagic fisheries resource management
You are what you eat- investigating diet structure and trophic relationships between southern elephant seals and their prey using fatty acid signature analysis