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Researcher: Lea, MA (Associate Professor Mary-Anne Lea)

Fields of Research

Wildlife and Habitat Management
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Behavioural Ecology
Conservation and Biodiversity
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Physical Oceanography
Zoology
Biological Oceanography
Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing
Physiology
Vertebrate Biology
Global Change Biology
Music Performance
Animal Behaviour
Environmental Management
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Population Ecology
Aquaculture
Ecosystem Function
Environmental Impact Assessment
Sociology
Applied Statistics
Infectious Agents
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Climate Change Processes
Fisheries Management
Oceanography
Fisheries Sciences
Atmospheric Aerosols

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Women's Health
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Weather
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory)

Career Best Publications

Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Continuous-time correlated random walk model for animal telemetry data; Ecology
Extreme weather events influence dispersal of naive northern fur seals; Biology Letters
Heart rate, swimming speed, and estimated oxygen consumption of a free-ranging southern elephant seal; Physiological Zoology
Impacts of climatic anomalies on provisioning strategies of a Southern Ocean predator; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking; Ecography
Spatial distribution of foraging in female Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella in relation to oceanographic variables: a scale-dependent approach using geographic information systems; Marine Ecology Progress Series

Research Publications

A comparison of techniques used to estimate body condition of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina); Wildlife Research
A review of methods used to analyse albatross diets—assessing priorities across their range; ICES Journal of Marine Science
A review of methods used to analyse albatross diets—assessing priorities across their range
A risk assessment of fur seals interactions with aquaculture in Tasmania
Antarctic fur seals - Responses to oceanographic variability at Iles Kerguelen; VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller GmbH & Co. KG
Antarctic fur seals foraging in the Polar Frontal Zone: inter-annual shifts in diet as shown from fecal and fatty acid analyses; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Antarctic fur seals swimming 10,000km
Assessing the importance of net colour as a seabird bycatch mitigation measure in gillnet fishing; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Assessing the utility of two- and three-dimensional behavioural metrics in habitat usage models; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Chair for 'Southern Ocean ecosystems' theme session; 4th International Science Symposium on Bio-logging
Chaired session on Climate Change: Climate influences on dispersal and survival of northern fur seal pups; 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Co-chair S27: Influence of top predators on ecosystem diversity around Antarctica; SCAR Open Science Conference
Co-Chair Southern Ocean ecosystems session; Fourth International Science Symposium on Bio-logging
Colony-based foraging segregation by Antarctic fur seals at the Kerguelen Archipelago; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Combining bio-logging and fatty acid signature analysis indicates spatio-temporal variation in the diet of the southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Comparison of mass-transfer and isotopic dilution methods for estimating milk intake in Antarctic fur seal pups; Polar Biology
Confusion reigns? A review of marine megafauna interactions with tidal-stream environments; Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review
Confusion reigns? A review of marine megafauna interactions with tidal-stream environments; Oceanography and Marine Biology
Continuous-time correlated random walk model for animal telemetry data; Ecology
Decadal changes in habitat characteristics influence population trajectories of southern elephant seals; Global Change Biology
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography; Fourth International Symposium on Bio-Logging Science
Determining feeding events and prey encounter rates in a southern elephant seal : a method using swim speed and stomach temperature; Marine Mammal Science
Discovery of the first emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri colony in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica; Marine Ornithology
Diving into the analysis of time–depth recorder and behavioural data records: A workshop summary; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Diving ontogeny and lunar responses in a highly migratory mammal, the northen fur seal Callorhinus ursinus; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
DNA metabarcoding as a marine conservation and management tool: a circumpolar examination of fishery discards in the diet of threatened albatrosses; Frontiers in Marine Science
Dots on the Rox
Dots on the Rox
Drinking behaviour and water turnover rates of Antarctic fur seal pups: implications for the estimation of milk intake by isotopic dilution; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Ephemeral Traces
Estimating trans-seasonal variability in water column biomass for a highly migratory, deep diving predator; PLoS ONE
Expat - Dr Mary-Anne Lea, Vancouver, Canada
Extreme weather events influence dispersal of naive northern fur seals; Biology Letters
Fatty acid composition of lipid-rich myctophids and mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) - Southern ocean food-web implications; Polar Biology
Foraging distribution overlap and marine reserve usage amongst sub-Antarctic predators inferred from a multi-species satellite tagging experiment; Ecological Indicators
Foraging distribution overlap and marine reserve usage amongst sub-Antarctic predators inferred from a multi-species satellite tagging experiment; Ecological Indicators
Foraging ground fidelity and route-choice tactics of a marine predator: the Antarctic fur seal Arctocephalus gazella; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Foraging habitats of top predators, and Areas of Ecological Significance, on the Kerguelen Plateau; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Foraging routes of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) investigated by the concurrent use of satellite tracking and time-depth recorders; Polar Biology
Foraging strategy switch of a top marine predator according to seasonal resource differences; Frontiers in Marine Science
Fortuitous encounters between seagliders and adult female northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) off the Washington (USA) Coast: Upper ocean variability and links to top predator behavior; PLoS One
Growth of female southern elephant seals Mirounga leoninaat Macquarie Island; Polar Biology
Heart rate, swimming speed, and estimated oxygen consumption of a free-ranging southern elephant seal; Physiological Zoology
High occurrence of jellyfish predation by black-browed and Campbell albatross identified by DNA metabarcoding; Molecular Ecology
Impacts of climatic anomalies on provisioning strategies of a Southern Ocean predator; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking; Ecography
Marine biology course for Tasmanian high school students sparks interest in science
Marine mammals exploring the oceans pole to pole: a review of the MEOP Consortium; Oceanography
Marine predators and phytoplankton: how elephant seals use the recurrent Kerguelen plume; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Marine telemetry and the conservation and management of risk to seal species in Canada and Australia; Ocean Development and International Law
Mass change in Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) pups in relation to maternal characteristics at the Kerguelen Islands; Canadian Journal of Zoology
Metabolic limits on dive duration and swimming speed in the Southern Elephant seal Mirounga leonina; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
New insights into the cardiorespiratory physiology of weaned southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina); Conservation Physiology
Optimised scat collection protocols for dietary DNA metabarcoding in vertebrates; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Polar lessons learned: long-term management based on shared threats in Arctic and Antarctic environments; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Programming interlude IV: under the icecap: sonic objects and 'biologging'; Climate Change and Museum Futures
Provision of a technical assessment: role for spatial management strategies in mitigating the potential direct and indirect effects of fishing by large mid-water trawl vessels in the small pelagic fishery on protected species
Provisioning in flesh-footed shearwaters (Puffinus Carneipes): Plastic foraging behaviour and the implications for increased fishery interactions; The Auk
Pup growth and maternal care in New Zealand Fur Seals, Arctocephalus forsteri, at Maatsuyker Island, Tasmania; Wildlife Research
Recent advances in bio-logging science: Technologies and methods for understanding animal behaviour and physiology and their environments; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Recent advances in bio-logging science: technologies and methods for understanding animal behaviour and physiology and their environments; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Return customers: foraging site fidelity and the effect of environmental variability in wide-ranging Antarctic fur seals; PLoS ONE
Seal interaction survey - how do they affect you?
Seal to songs: turning science into music
South for the winter? Within-dive foraging effort reveals the trade-offs between divergent foraging strategies in a free-ranging predator; Functional Ecology
Spatial distribution of foraging in female Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella in relation to oceanographic variables: a scale-dependent approach using geographic information systems; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Spatially explicit estimates of prey consumption reveal a new krill predator in the Southern Ocean; Plos One
Status and trends of Australian (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) and New Zealand fur seals (A. forsteri) in Australia and New Zealand
Techniques for real-time, active tracking of sea lions; Sea Lions of the World Symposium
The breeding biology and factors affecting reproductive success in rockhopper penguins Eudyptes chrysocme at Macquarie Island; Polar Biology
The foraging activity and provisioning strategies of Antarctic fur seals in relation to changes in oceanographic conditions at the Kerguelen Archipelago
The sun, moon, wind, and biological imperative – shaping contrasting wintertime migration and foraging strategies of adult male and female Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus); PLoS One
Togetherness in Antarctica
Use of the Southern Ocean by breeding short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Variability in the diving activity of Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, at Iles Kerguelen; Polar Biology
Vox on the Rox
Winter behavior studies of young northern fur seal
Winter habitat predictions of a key Southern Ocean predator, the Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella); Deep-Sea Research. Part 2

Research Projects

A comparative study of a temperate and subtropical, small procellariiform, the Wedge-tailed shearwater ; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
An integrated ecosystem study of an Australian marine biodiversity hotspot; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
An integrated study of an Australian marine biodiversity hotspot: from water to whales; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
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)
Bottom-up and top-down influences on demographic parameters of Southern Ocean albatrosses; Antarctic Science Ltd (AntSci)
Bottom-up and top-down influences on demographic parameters of Southern Ocean albatrosses; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Changing climate and the winter foraging behaviour of Antarctic fur seal populations; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Changing climate and the winter foraging behaviour of Antarctic fur seal populations; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
Developing solutions to marine mammal interactions with long-line fisheries; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Food consumption and foraging success of free-ranging southern elephant seal; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Foraging activity of Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, in relation to oceanographic parameters in the Kerguelen region; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
From Physics to Animals: Integration and Synthesis of Antarctic Predator Tracking Data with Oceanographic and Sea-ice Data; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Gender Equity in Antarctic Research ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Investigating the relationship between marine resources and foraging and reproductive success in two sympatrically breeding sea bird species in Southern Tasmania; Australian Geographic Society (AGS)
Investigating the relationship between marine resources and foraging and reproductive success in two sympatrically breeding seabird species in Southern Tasmania; Royal Naval Birdwatching Society (RNBWS)
Seals as Oceanographic Samplers; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Seals from space: Developing techniques to use satellite remote sensing to census pack-ice seals in Prydz Bay; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Tempestuous Events and Migration Pathways - Effects on Survivorship and Transit (TEMPEST); NOAA Fisheries (NOAA)
The current breeding status and ecological role of brown skuas (Stercorarius lonnbergi) on Macquarie Island; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The power of poo: Using non-invasive DNA methodologies to investigate albatross diet; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
When the world isn't big enough, decline of the global forager the short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) in Tasmania, Australia; Australian Geographic Society (AGS)
When the World Isn't Big Enough: Decline of a Global Migrant - the Short-Tailed Shearwater; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
When the world isn't big enough: decline of a global migrant: the short-tailed shearwater; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Winter Foraging Locations of Southern Ocean Predators - Sub Antarctic Islands; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Winter Foraging Locations of Southern Ocean Predators in Relation to Stochastic Variation in Sea-Ice Extent; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
Role for spatial management strategies in mitigating the potential direct and indirect effects of fishing by large mid-water vessels in the Small Pelagic Fishery on protected species
Seal habitat use and salmon aquaculture interactions in Storm Bay, Tasmania
Seal relocation risk, effectiveness and natural context - Phase 1
Status of fur seals and their interactions with aquaculture in Tasmania
Bridging the Gap between Steller Sea Lion Foraging Behaviour, Prey Availability and Vulnerability to Predation by Killer Whales

Research Candidate Supervision

Investigating Decline of Short-tailed Shearwaters at Wedge Island Tasmania
Macquarie Island¿s Albatrosses- A comprehensive assessment of population and demographic status and trends and the environmental and anthropogenic
Quantifying the Trophic Linkages of Antarctic Marine Predators
Tasmanian Coastal Waste and Marine Debris- An investigation into causal factors and educational strategies to address coastal waste and marine debris in Tasmania
Top Marine Predator Foraging Behaviour in Relation to Primary Productivity in the Southern Ocean
Using Non Invasive Faecal DNA Methodologies to Investigate Albatross Diet
Winter Habitat Usage and Trophic Links for Antarctic Fur Seal Populations in the Southern Ocean