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Researcher: Keane, JP (Dr John Keane)

Fields of Research

Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Fisheries management
Fisheries sciences
Biological oceanography
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)
Horticultural crop growth and development
Fish physiology and genetics
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Maritime engineering
Behavioural ecology
Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation)
Ecosystem function
Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
Crop and pasture nutrition
Natural resource management
Environmental management
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - wild caught
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Wild caught edible molluscs
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Wild caught rock lobster
Understanding climate change
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Nutraceuticals and functional foods
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Macadamias
Field grown vegetable crops
Horticultural crops
Soils
Wine grapes
Industrial crops
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)

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
Centrostephanus Subsidy Program: Initial Evaluation
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
Redmap Australia: challenges and successes with a large-scale citizen science-based approach to ecological monitoring and community engagement on climate change; Frontiers in Marine Science
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
Tasmanian Scallop Fishery Assessment 2018
Tasmanian Scallop Fishery Assessment 2019
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

Babel Island 'take-all' research support; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Can Commercial Harvest of Long-Spined Sea Urchins Reduce the Impact of Urchin Grazing on Abalone and Lobster Fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Commercial upscaling of urchin fertiliser; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Effects of urchin fishing on urchin populations and recovery; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
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)
FRDC Sea Urchin Fertiliser Project; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Lobster predation re-survey; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Lose home or eat more: comparative prey choice and consumption of different rock lobster species on barren forming sea urchins; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Mapping abalone habitat impacted by Centrostephanus on the east coast of Tasmania; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Mapping warming reefs for management strategy evaluation; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Resetting urchin barrens: Liming as a rapid widespread urchin removal tool; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
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)
Stable isotopes: a rapid method to determine lobster diet and trace lobster origin?; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Understanding Centrostephanus Age, Growth and Size of Maturity; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
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