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Researcher: Hirst, AJ (Dr Alastair Hirst)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Natural resource management
Fisheries management
Analytical biochemistry
Wildlife and habitat management

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Wild caught rock lobster
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Other environmental management
Coastal and estuarine systems and management

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Biodiversity and degradation of estuaries in North-West Tasmania
Biodiversity and Degradation of Estuaries in North-western Tasmania
Developing a monitoring program for six key estuaries in north-west Tasmania
Evidence of abalone (Haliotis rubra) diet from combined fatty acid and stable isotope analysis; Marine Biology
Modern estuarine siliceous spiculites, Tasmania, Australia: A non-polar link to Phanerozoic spiculitic cherts; Geology
Multi-scale spatial variation in stable isotope and fatty acid profiles amongst temperate reef species: implications for design and interpretation of trophic studies; Marine Ecology Progress Series
NHT Final Report: Determining the ecological health of ecological health of NW Tasmania: A case study assessing the status of the Duck, Montagu, Detention and Black River estuaries
NRM Final Report: A detalied benthic faunal and introduced marine species survey of Port Davey, Bathurst Channel and Bathurst Harbour in SW Tasmania
Spatial and temporal variation in the stucture of estuarine macroinvertebrate assemblages: implications for assessing the health of estuaries; Marine and Freshwater Research
Survey of benthic invertebrate communities from Thirsty and Little Thirsty Lagoons, Cape Barren Island
Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery 2003/04

Research Projects

Develop Program to Establish Conservation Value Detailed Baseline Info & Indicators for Water Quality for Priority Estuaries; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
National Inventory and Synthesis of Current Estuarine, Coastal and Marine (ECM) Habitat Condition Monitoring and Assessment; Land and Water Australia (LWA)

Research Candidate Supervision

Global Ocean Salinity- A Climate Change Diagnostic?
Transient and long-term behaviour of the world ocean under global warming