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Researcher: Deagle, BE (Dr Bruce Deagle)

Fields of Research

Wildlife and Habitat Management
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Physical Oceanography
Conservation and Biodiversity
Biodiscovery
Environmental Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Ecological Applications
Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling)
Biological Sciences
Environmental Monitoring
Ecosystem Function
Fisheries Management
Biological Oceanography
Microbial Ecology
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Classical Physics

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection)
Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Age estimation in a long-lived seabird (Ardenna tenuirostris) using DNA methylation-based biomarkers; Molecular Ecology Resources
Antarctic krill population genomics: apparent panmixia, but genome complexity and large population size muddy the water; Molecular Ecology
Detecting prey from DNA in predator scats: A comparison with morphological analysis, using Arctocephalus seals fed a known diet; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Development and evaluation of a PCR based test for detection of Asterias (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) larvae in plankton samples from ballast water; Marine and Freshwater Research
DNA-based diet analysis of mesopelagic fish from the southern Kerguelen Axis; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
DNA-based methods for studying the diet of marine predators
Effect of marker choice and thermal cycling protocol on zooplankton DNA metabarcoding studies; Ecology and Evolution
Genetic monitoring of open ocean biodiversity: an evaluation of DNA metabarcoding for processing continuous plankton recorder samples; Molecular Ecology Resources
Genetic Screening for Prey in the Gut Contents from a Giant Squid (Architeuthis sp.); Journal of Heredity
Group-specific polymerase chain reaction for DNA-based analysis of species diversity and identity in dietary samples; Molecular Ecology
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
Measuring animal age with DNA methylation: from humans to wild animals; Frontiers in Genetics
Molecular scatology as a tool to study diet: analysis of prey DNA in scats from captive Steller sea lions; Molecular Ecology
Proportion of prey consumed can be determined from faecal DNA using real-time PCR; Molecular Ecology Resources
Quantitative DNA metabarcoding: improved estimates of species proportional biomass using correction factors derived from control material; Molecular Ecology Resources
Specific Detection of Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Larvae in Plankton Samples Using Nested Polymerase Chain Reaction; Marine Biotechnology
Studying Seabird Diet through Genetic Analysis of Faeces: A Case Study on Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus); PLOS One
Variability in foraging behaviour of chick-rearing macaroni penguins Eudyptes chrysolophus and its relation to diet; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
What can DNA in fish stomachs can tell us about the Southern Ocean?; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries

Research Projects

Assessment of habitats, productivity and food webs on the Kerguelen Axis in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Molecular biomarkers for seabird age estimation.; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision