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Researcher: Davies, DM (Ms Diana Davies)

Fields of Research

Chemical oceanography
Biological oceanography
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Physical oceanography

Research Objectives

Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Other environmental management
Fisheries - aquaculture
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Understanding climate change
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A database of marine phytoplankton abundance, biomass and species composition in Australian waters; Scientific Data
Can isoscapes of mesopelagic fish determine foraging hotspots of marine mammals and birds in the southern Indian Ocean?; MEASO 18
Carbon export in the naturally iron-fertilized Kerguelen area of the Southern Ocean based on the 234Th approach; Biogeosciences
Chemometric perspectives on plankton community responses to natural iron fertilisation over and downstream of the Kerguelen Plateau in the Southern Ocean; Biogeosciences
Coccolithophore biodiversity controls carbonate export in the Southern Ocean; Biogeosciences
Constraints on nitrogen cycling at the subtropical North Pacific Station ALOHA from isotopic measurements of nitrate and particulate nitrogen; Deep-Sea Research Part II : Topical Studies in Oceanography
Controls on mesopelagic particle fluxes in the Sub-Antarctic and Polar Frontal Zones in the Southern Ocean south of Australia in summer-Perspectives from free-drifting sediment traps; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Distribution of planktonic biogenic carbonate organisms in the Southern Ocean south of Australia: a baseline for ocean acidification impact assessment; Biogeosciences
Full annual monitoring of Subantarctic Emiliania huxleyi populations reveals highly calcified morphotypes in high-CO2 winter conditions; Scientific Reports
Impact of the natural Fe-fertilization on the magnitude, stoichiometry and efficiency of particulate biogenic silica, nitrogen and iron export fluxes; Deep-Sea Research I
Insights into nutrient assimilation and export in naturally iron-fertilized waters of the Southern Ocean from nitrogen, carbon and oxygen isotopes; Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Microbial iron uptake in the naturally fertilized waters in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Islands: phytoplankton–bacteria interactions; Biogeosciences
Multi-century time-series of 15N and 14C in bamboo corals from deep Tasmanian seamounts: evidence for stable oceanographic conditions; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Multi-year observations of fluorescence and backscatter at the Southern Ocean Time Series (SOTS) shed light on two distinct seasonal bio-optical regimes; Frontiers in Marine Science
Nitrogen cycling in the Southern Ocean Kerguelen Plateau area: evidence for significant surface nitrification from nitrate isotopic compositions; Biogeosciences
Particle fluxes at the Australian Southern Ocean Time Series (SOTS) achieve organic carbon sequestration at rates close to the global median, are dominated by biogenic carbonates, and show no temporal trends over 20-years; Frontiers in Earth Science
Phytoplankton morphology controls on marine snow sinking velocity; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Primary productivity induced by iron and nitrogen in the Tasman Sea: an overview of the PINTS expedition; Marine and Freshwater Research
Sourcing the iron in the naturally fertilised bloom around the Kerguelen Plateau: particulate trace metal dynamics; Biogeosciences
Sustained upwelling of subsurface iron supplies seasonally persistent phytoplankton blooms around the Southern Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
The relation of mixed-layer net community production to phytoplankton community composition in the Southern Ocean; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
The relative importance of phytoplankton aggregates and zooplankton fecal pellets to carbon export: insights from free-drifting sediment trap deployments in naturally iron-fertilised waters near the Kerguelen Plateau; Biogeosciences
Trophodynamics of Southern Ocean pteropods on the southern Kerguelen Plateau; Ecology and Evolution

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision