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Researcher: Trebilco, R (Dr Rowan Trebilco)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Wildlife and habitat management
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Ecosystem function
Conservation and biodiversity
Fisheries management
Genetics
Biological oceanography
Ecosystem services (incl. pollination)
Environmental management
Physical oceanography
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Biostatistics
Animal physiology - cell
Natural resource management
Behavioural ecology
Animal physiology - biophysics
Infectious agents
Population ecology

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Fisheries - wild caught
Protection and conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Environmental lifecycle assessment
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences

Career Best Publications

Ecosystem ecology: size-based constraints on the pyramids of life; Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Research Publications

A new wave of marine evidence-based management: emerging challenges and solutions to transform monitoring, evaluating and reporting; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Alternative energy pathways in Southern Ocean food webs: insights from a balanced model of Prydz Bay, Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Assessing status and trends of open ocean habitats: a regionally resolved approach and Southern Ocean application; Ecological Indicators
Can isoscapes of mesopelagic fish determine foraging hotspots of marine mammals and birds in the southern Indian Ocean?; MEASO 18
Can isoscapes of mesopelagic fish predict top predator hotspots?; Where the Poles come together: A SCAR and IASC Conference
Can lipid removal affect interpretation of resource partitioning from stable isotopes in Southern Ocean pteropods?; Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Chapter 13: Marine protected areas as a strategy for sustainability; From Hook to Plate: The State of Marine Fisheries. A Commonwealth Perspective
Characterizing seabird bycatch in the eastern Australian tuna and billfish pelagic longline fishery in relation to temporal, spatial and biological influences; Aquatic Conservation
Decades of dietary data demonstrate regional food web structures in the Southern Ocean; Ecology and Evolution
Delivering sustained, coordinated, and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact; Frontiers in Marine Science
Determination and precision of otolith growth zone estimates of Electrona antarctica in the Southern Kerguelen Plateau region in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Distribution of larval and juvenile pelagic squids in the Kerguelen Axis region: oceanographic influence on size structure and evidence of spawning locations; Deep-Sea Research Part II
DNA-based diet analysis of mesopelagic fish from the southern Kerguelen Axis; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Ecosystem ecology: size-based constraints on the pyramids of life; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Expanded consumer niche widths may signal an early response to spatial protection; PLoS ONE
Finding mesopelagic prey in a changing Southern Ocean; Scientific Reports
From bacteria to whales: using functional size spectra to model marine ecosystems; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Functional traits explain trophic allometries of cephalopods; Journal of Animal Ecology
Future risk for Southern Ocean ecosystem services under climate change; Frontiers in Marine Science
Globally consistent reef size spectra integrating fishes and invertebrates; Ecology Letters
Improving estimates of Adélie penguin breeding population size: developing factors to adjust one-off population counts for availability bias; CCAMLR Science
Indirect effects and prey behavior mediate interactions between an endangered prey and recovering predator; Ecosphere
Integrated modelling to support decision-making for marine social-ecological systems in Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Integrating count effort by seasonally correcting animal population estimates (ICESCAPE): a method for estimating abundance and its uncertainty from count data using Adelie penguins as a case study; CCAMLR Science
Isotopic insights into mesopelagic niche space and energy pathways on the southern Kerguelen Plateau; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Isotopic niches of Mesopelagic fish on the southern Kerguelen Axis: variation and overlap; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Kerguelen Axis 2015-16: Marine science activities in support of research and observing of marine ecosystems in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Axis during 2015-16 austral summer
Mapping species richness and human impact drivers to inform global pelagic conservation prioritisation; Biological Conservation
Mesopelagic community structure on the southern Kerguelen Axis; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Modeling Antarctic krill circumpolar spawning habitat quality to identify regions with potential to support high larval production; Geophysical Research Letters
Observations and models to support the first Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO); Journal of Marine Systems
Poleward bound: adapting to climate-driven species redistribution; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Productivity and fishing pressure drive variability in fish parasite assemblages of the Line Islands, equatorial Pacific; Ecology
Resolving the role of mesopelagics in Southern Ocean food webs
Resolving the role of mesopelagics in Southern Ocean food webs
Stomach content analysis of mesopelagic fish from the southern Kerguelen Axis; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Studying Seabird Diet through Genetic Analysis of Faeces: A Case Study on Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus); PLOS One
Summary of baseline kelp forest surveys within and adjacent to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada
The paradox of inverted biomass pyramids in kelp forest fish communities; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences
The pelagic squid assemblage of the Kerguelen Axis; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
The policy relevance of Southern Ocean food web structure: implications of food web change for fisheries, conservation and carbon sequestration; Marine Policy
The role of habitat complexity in shaping the size structure of a temperate reef fish community; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
The winter pack-ice zone provides a sheltered but food-poor habitat for larval Antarctic krill; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Trophodynamics of Southern Ocean pteropods on the southern Kerguelen Plateau; Ecology and Evolution
Under ice habitats for Antarctic krill larvae: could less mean more under climate warming?; Geophysical Research Letters
Unintended cultivation, shifting baselines, and conflict between objectives for fisheries and conservation; Conservation Biology
Using stable isotope data to advance marine food web modelling; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
What can DNA in fish stomachs can tell us about the Southern Ocean?; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries

Research Projects

Mesopelagic Southern Ocean Prey and Predators (MESOPP); European Commission (EC)
New models for understanding the role of mesopelagic fishes and squid in Southern Ocean ecosystems; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Quantifying whole island ecosystem recovery following pest eradication; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Quantifying whole island ecosystem recovery following pest eradication; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Squid: the missing link in Southern Ocean ecosystem models; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The reproductive investment and its environmental responses in Cephalopods - illustrated by Argentinean shortfin squid Illex argentinus; National Science Foundation China (NSFC)
Tools to assess cross-sector interactions; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Using size-based models to understand the role of mesopelagic fish and squid in the Southern Ocean ecosystem; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
CSIRO top up scholarship - Traits of detectability: Towards unbiased density estimates of reef fishes and invertebrates
A size-spectrum approach to assessing coral reef fisheries impacts, habitat effects and ecosystem baselines
A size-spectrum approach to assessing reef fisheries impacts, habitat effects and ecosystem baselines
Size based insight into the structure and function of reef fish communities
Size-based insight into the structure and function of reef fish communities
Size-based insight into the structure and function of reef fish communities
Size-­based insight into the structure and function of reef fish communities

Research Candidate Supervision