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Researcher: Keane, JP (Dr John Keane)

Fields of Research

Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Fisheries Management
Fisheries Sciences
Biological Oceanography
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Maritime Engineering
Fish Physiology and Genetics
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Crop and Pasture Nutrition
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Environmental Management

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Wild Caught Edible Molluscs
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Climate and Climate Change
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Nutraceuticals and Functional foods
Horticultural Crops
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Wine Grapes
Tobacco
Wild Caught Rock Lobster

Career Best Publications

First record of mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, in Tasmania, Australia: stock structure and reproductive biology; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 2004
Ichthyoplankton-based spawning dynamics of blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) in south-eastern Australia: links to the East Australian Current; Fisheries Oceanography
Larval fish assemblages along the south-eastern Australian shelf: linking mesoscale non-depth-discriminate structure and water masses; Fisheries Oceanography
Molecular discrimination of shelf-spawned eggs of two co-occurring Trachurus spp. (Carangidae) in southeastern Australia: a key step to future egg-based biomass estimates; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Niche differentiation of ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in response to paper and pulp mill effluent; Microbial Ecology
Nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities and their relationship to nutrient fluxes and sediment geochemistry in the Derwent Estuary, Tasmania; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Shelf spawning habitat of Emmelichthys nitidus in south-eastern Australia - Implications and suitability for egg-based biomass estimation; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Spawning biomass of jack mackerel (Trachurus declivis) off eastern Australia: critical knowledge for managing a controversial fishery; Fisheries Research

Research Publications

2017 Small bivalve fishery assessment: Venerupis largillierti - Northern Zone, Georges Bay Katelysia scalarina - Ansons Bay
5th Tasmanian seafood industry award winners
A database of marine larval fish assemblages in Australian temperate and subtropical waters; Scientific Data
A shellfish attitude change
Autonomous adaptation to climate-driven change in marine biodiversity in a global marine hotspot; Ambio
Can commercial harvest of the long-spined sea urchin, Centrostephanus rodgersii, reduce the impact of destructive urchin grazing on macroalgae communities and associated fisheries?; Australian Society of FIsheries Biology
Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery: Status Report 2010
Determining when and where to fish: Linking scallop spawning, settlement, size and condition to collaborative spatial harvest and industry in-season management strategies
Development of eggs and larvae of Emmelichthys nitidus (Percoidei: Emmelichthyidae) in south-eastern Australia, including a temperature-dependent egg incubation model; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Effects of estuarine sediment hypoxia on nitrogen fluxes and ammonia oxidizer gene transcription; FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Egg distribution, reproductive parameters and spawning biomass of blue mackerel, Australian sardine and tailor off the east coast during late winter and early spring
Empowering undergraduate education through support of student societies; 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Establishment of a fishery for a range extending species; SE Australia MCIA symposium
Evaluation of egg production as a method of estimating spawning biomass of redbait off the east coast of Tasmania
Evaluation of egg production as a method of estimating spawning biomass of redbait off the east coast of Tasmania
Finalist for Science Innovation Award
First record of mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, in Tasmania, Australia: stock structure and reproductive biology; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 2004
Ichthyoplankton-based spawning dynamics of blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) in south-eastern Australia: links to the East Australian Current; Fisheries Oceanography
Identifying Reefs at Risk: Modelling Local Ecological Knowledge of a range-extending sea urchin; SE Australia MCIA symposium
Industry-independent video survey of commercial scallop (Pecten fumatus) densities in Great Oyster Bay May 2017 survey
Influence of a burrowing, metal-tolerant polychaete on benthic metabolism, denitrification and nitrogen regeneration in contaminated estuarine sediments; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Larval fish assemblages along the south-eastern Australian shelf: linking mesoscale non-depth-discriminate structure and water masses; Fisheries Oceanography
Linking larval fish assemblages with water masses for non-depth discriminate data in shelf waters off south-eastern Australia; ASFB conference and workshop on cutting-edge technologies in fish and fisheries science
Linking larval fish assemblages with water masses from non-depth-discriminate data in shelf waters off south-eastern Australia; Catchments to Coast
Mesoscale Characterisation of the Pelagic Shelf Ecosystem of South-Eastern Australia: Integrated Approach Using Larval Fish Assemblages and Oceanography
Molecular discrimination of shelf-spawned eggs of two co-occurring Trachurus spp. (Carangidae) in southeastern Australia: a key step to future egg-based biomass estimates; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Niche differentiation of ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in response to paper and pulp mill effluent; Microbial Ecology
Nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities and their relationship to nutrient fluxes and sediment geochemistry in the Derwent Estuary, Tasmania; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry
Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry
Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry
Periwinkle potential
Range extension of the long spined sea urchin - Centrostephanus rodgersii; SE Australia MCIA symposium
Resurvey of the longspined sea urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) and associated barren reef in Tasmania
Roe v weed: urchinomics turns pest to gourmet gold
Shelf spawning habitat of Emmelichthys nitidus in south-eastern Australia - Implications and suitability for egg-based biomass estimation; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Spawning biomass of jack mackerel (Trachurus declivis) off eastern Australia: critical knowledge for managing a controversial fishery; Fisheries Research
Summer spawning patterns and preliminary daily egg production method survey of jack mackerel and Australian sardine off the East Coast
Tasmanian scallop fishery assessment 2017
Team award for creative partnerships
Water mass selectivity by larvae of small pelagic fishes in south-eastern Australian shelf waters: a proxy for key spawning habitats; ASFB conference and workshop on spatial management in fisheries

Research Projects

Can Commercial Harvest of Long-Spined Sea Urchins Reduce the Impact of Urchin Grazing on Abalone and Lobster Fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Egg distribution, reproductive parameters and spawning biomass of blue mackerel, Australian sardine and tailor off the east coast during late winter and early spring; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Evaluation of the subsidy for the Centrostephanus fishery; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Fisheries biology of short-spined sea urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) in Tasmania: supporting a profitable harvest and appropriate management; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Spawning biomass of Jack Mackerel (Trachurus declivis) between western Tasmania and Kangaroo Island, South Australia: Plankton surveys and egg identification; Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
Spawning biomass of Jack Mackerel (Trachurus declivis) in the East sub-area of the Small Pelagic Fishery; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Waste to profit in urchin fisheries: developing business opportunities to ensure fishery sustainability and safeguard reef dependant fisheries from destructive urchin grazing; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Shellfish Survey 2017-2019
Status of key Australian fish stocks (SAFS) reports 2018, and further development of the SAFS production and dissemination system

Research Candidate Supervision