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Researcher: Samson, CR (Dr Catherine Samson)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Geochemistry
Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Climate change processes
Geology
Palaeoecology

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Understanding climate change
Natural hazards
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Other environmental management
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Assessment of seabed habitats and heavy metals in Cornelian Bay
Catastrophic Decline in Mollusc Diversity in Eastern Tasmania and Its Concurrence with Shellfish Fisheries; Conservation Biology
Deglacial paleoceanographic history of the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand; Paleoceanography
Effects of algal canopy clearance on plant, fish and macroinvertebrate communities on eastern Tasmanian reefs; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
High resolution climatic records of the last deglaciation from the New Zealand and Tasman Sea regions of the southern hemisphere; 5th International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP V), 10-14 October 1995
High resolution climatic records of the last deglaciation from the Pacific and Southern Oceans; AMSA '96, 10-13 July 1996
Old radiocarbon ages in the southwest Pacific Ocean during the last glacial period and deglaciation; Nature
Southern Ocean seasonal temperature and Subtropical Front movement on the South Tasman Rise in the late Quaternary; Paleoceanograhpy
Species extinction in the marine environment: Tasmania as a regional example of overlooked losses in biodiversity; Conservation Biology

Research Projects

Changes in Tasmanian Estuarine and Sheltered Marine Ecosystems Since European Settlement: Impacts of Human Activity; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Changes in Tasmanian Estuarine and Sheltered Marine Ecosystems since European Settlement: Impacts of Human Activity; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Changes in Tasmanian Estuarine and Sheltered Marine Ecosystems since European Settlement: Impacts of Human Activity; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
The effects of human activity: documenting changes in marine habitats for inshore southeastern Tasmania (Australia) since European settlement; Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI)
The role of the Southern Ocean in the rapid climatic shifts of the last deglaciation; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)

Research Candidate Supervision