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Researcher: Nicol, S (Dr Stephen Nicol)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Biological oceanography
Physical oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Global change biology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Ecological physiology
Other environmental sciences
Natural resource management
Conservation and biodiversity
Environment and culture
Cinema studies
Ecosystem function
Other biological sciences
Forensic biology
Ocean engineering
Literary studies
Intelligent robotics
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Other language, communication and culture
Transport engineering
Other creative arts and writing
Isotope geochemistry
Human geography
Invertebrate biology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Understanding climate change
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Other environmental management
Marine biodiversity
Other culture and society
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Nautical equipment
Other health
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
The creative arts

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A preliminary model of iron fertilisation by baleen whales and Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean: sensitivity of primary productivity estimates to parameter uncertainty; Ecological Modelling
Adult Antarctic krill proves resilient in a simulated high CO2 ocean; Communications Biology
Antarctic krill lipid and fatty acid content variability is associated to satellite derived chlorophyll a and sea surface temperatures; Scientific Reports
Antarctic Sea Ice Biology; Gordon Research Conference
Antarctica: surround sound
Charismatic krill? Size and conservation in the ocean; Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal on The Interactions of People and Animals
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Direct effects of climate change on the Antarctic krill fishery; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Effect of a carnivorous diet on the lipids, fatty acids and condition of Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba; Antarctic Science
Filming the Frozen South: Animals in Early Antarctic Exploration Films; Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human
Fitting Euphausia Superba into Southern Ocean food-web models: a review of data sources and their limitations; Ccamlr Science
Flexible adaptation of the seasonal krill maturity cycle in the laboratory; Journal of Plankton Research
Impact of climate change on Antarctic krill; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Interpreting aspects of Antarctic krill life history and survival through lipid analyses; Australian Marine Science Association Conference, 3-6 July 1995
Iron Whales
Isotopic evidence of a wide spectrum of feeding strategies in Southern Hemisphere humpback whale baleen records; PLoS One
Krill (Euphausia superba) abundance and Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) breeding performance in the waters off the Bechervaise Island colony, East Antarctica in 2 years with contrasting ecological conditions ; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Krill fishery; Fisheries and Aquaculture
Krill looks and feelers: a dialogue on expanding perceptions of climate change data; Polar Record
Long-term effect of photoperiod, temperature and feeding regimes on the respiration rates of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba); Open Journal of Marine Science
Near-future ocean acidification does not alter the lipid content and fatty acid composition of adult Antarctic krill; Scientific Reports
New insights into the seasonal diet of Antarctic krill using triacylglycerol and phospholipid fatty acids, and sterol composition; Polar Biology
No evidence for a decline in the density of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba Dana, 1850, in the Southwest Atlantic sector between 1976 and 2016; Journal of Crustacean Biology
Pelagic ecosystems in the waters off East Antarctic (30o E-150o E); Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World
Pelagic iron recycling in the Southern Ocean: exploring the contribution of marine animals; Frontiers in Marine Science
Physical speciation and solubility of iron from baleen whale faecal material; Marine Chemistry
Polar ocean ecosystems in a changing world; Nature
Predicting krill swarm characteristics important for marine predators foraging off East Antarctica; Ecography
Prediction of krill swarm characteristics that drive a marine predator ‘hotspot' region off East Antarctica; CLIOTOP 3rd Symposium 2015
Preliminary investigation into the stimulation of phytoplankton photophysiology and growth by whale faeces; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Risk maps for Antarctic krill under projected Southern Ocean acidification; Nature Climate Change
Seabed foraging by antarctic krill: implications for stock assessment, bentho-pelagic coupling, and the vertical transfer of iron; Limnology and Oceanography
Seasonal and interannual variation in the lipid content and composition of Euphausia superba Dana, 1850 (Euphausiacea) samples derived from the Scotia Sea fishery; Journal of Crustacean Biology
Seasonal and interannual variations in the fatty acid composition of adult Euphausia superba Dana, 1850 (Euphausiacea) samples derived from the Scotia Sea krill fishery; Journal of Crustacean Biology
Southern Ocean iron fertilization by baleen whales and Antarctic krill; Fish and Fisheries
Summertime mixed layer development in the marginal sea ice zone off the Mawson coast, East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Surface Oceanography during the BROKE-West research voyage (30-80E); 2nd Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference
The Antarctic Slope Front along East Antarctica, 30-80 East; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
The Antarctic Slope Front along East Antarctica, 30-80 East; European Geophysical Union Spring Meeting
The Biogeochemical Role of Baleen Whales and Krill in Southern Ocean Nutrient Cycling; PLoS ONE
The Curious Life of Krill; Island Press
The fishery for Antarctic krill - recent developments; Fish and Fisheries
The Fishery for Antarctic Krill: Its Current Status and Management Regime; Biology and Ecology of Antarctic Krill
The Frozen Skin of the Southern Ocean; American Scientist
The importance of Antarctic krill in biogeochemical cycles; Nature Communications
The use of patent databases to predict trends in the krill fishery; Ccamlr Science
Understanding the variability in the iron concentration of Antarctic krill; Limnology and Oceanography
Whales as marine ecosystem engineers; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Whales sustain fisheries: blue whales stimulate primary production in the Southern Ocean; Marine Mammal Science
Whales: the great givers of life
Will krill fare well under Southern Ocean acidification?; Biology Letters

Research Projects

A Free Ocean CO2 Enriched experiment (FOCE) to estimate the effects of ocean acidification on benthic habitats; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Australian Antarctic Program Partnership; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DoIIS)
Creatures of the Ice: A Cultural Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Antarctica; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Do Antarctic Krill Save Energy by Living in Social Aggregations?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
High speed video image capture and motion analysis system; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Pelagic ecosystem linkages in a changing Southern Ocean; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The availability of Antarctic krill to large predators and their role in biogeochemical recycling in the Southern Ocean; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
The Oceanography of the Region Between 30 and 80 Degrees East (CCAMLR Division 58.4.2); Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The use of lipid profiles of Euphausia superba as a parameter for determining deitary preferences and the abundance and spatial distribution of krill; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Utilising innovative fishing technology to address key questions on the biology of Antarctic krill; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Development and Mangement of the Southern Ocean Krill Fishery
DNA evolution in krill
Environmental Effects on the Growth, Maturation and Physiology in Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) over an Annual Cycle- An Experimental Approach
Environmental Influences on Reproduction in Antarctic Krill, Euphausia Superba
Functional and physiological aspects of feeding and digestion by euphasiid species
Growth and Ageing in Antarctic Krill
Sustainability indicators in marine capture fisheries
The Application of DNA-Based Methods to the Diet of Antarctic Krill (Euphausia Superba)
The Implications of Environmental Change on the Relative Importance of Salps, Copepods and Krill in the Storm Bay (Tasmania) Ecosystem
Ultraviolet radiation and natural sunscreens in Antarctic krill