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Researcher: Pethybridge, HR (Miss Heidi Pethybridge)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Fish physiology and genetics
Fisheries management

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Aquaculture tuna
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

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Arrow squid: stock variability, fishing techniques, trophic linkages - facing the challenges
Diet of demersal sharks and chimaeras inferred by fatty acid profiles and stomach content analysis; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Direct determination of fatty acids in fish tissues: quantifying top predator trophic connections; Oecologia
Intraspecific variability in diet and implied foraging ranges of whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, from signature fatty acid analysis; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Lipid (energy) reserves, utilisation and provisioning during oocyte maturation and early embryonic development of deepwater chondrichthyans; Marine Biology: International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters
Lipid and mercury profiles of 61 mid-trophic species collected off south-eastern Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Lipid composition and partitioning of deepwater chondrichthyans: inferences of feeding ecology and distribution; Marine Biology: International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters
Lipid, fatty acid and energy density profiles of white sharks: Insights into the feeding ecology and ecophysiology of a complex top predator; PLoS One
Seasonal variations in diet of arrow squid (Nototodarus gouldi): stomach content and signature fatty acid analysis; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of The United Kingdom
Spatial patterns and temperature predictions of tuna fatty acids: tracing essential nutrients and changes in primary producers; PLoS One
Spatial variation in fatty acid trophic markers in albacore tuna from the southwestern Pacific Ocean - A potential ‘tropicalization’ signal; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
The foraging ecology of an oceanic squid, Todarodes filippovae: The use of signature lipid profiling to monitor ecosystem change; Deep-Sea Research Part II
The trophodynamics of marine top predators: Current knowledge, recent advances and challenges; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision