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Researcher: Saunders, KM (Dr Krystyna Saunders)

Fields of Research

Palaeoecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Palaeoclimatology
Pollution and contamination
Developmental genetics (incl. sex determination)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Conservation and biodiversity

Research Objectives

Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Fisheries - aquaculture
Other environmental management
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Marine biodiversity
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Social impacts of climate change and variability

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A 950 yr temperature reconstruction from Duckhole Lake, southern Tasmania, Australia; The Holocene
A diatom dataset and diatom-salinity inference model for southeast Australian estuaries and coastal lakes; Journal of Paleolimnology
Algae of Australia: Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters; ABRS, Canberra & CSIRO Publishing Melbourne
Benthic diatoms; Algae of Australia: Phytoplankton of Temperate Coastal Waters
Ecosystem impacts of feral rabbits on World Heritage sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island: a palaeoecological perspective; Anthropocene
Late Holocene changes in precipitation in northwest Tasmania and their potential links to shifts in the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds; Global and Planetary Change
Palaeoecological tools for improving the management of coastal ecosystems: a case study from Lake King (Gippsland Lakes) Australia; Journal of Paleolimnology
Quantitative relationships between benthic diatom assemblages and water chemistry in Macquarie Island lakes and their potential for reconstructing past environmental changes; Antarctic Science
Recent environmental change and trace metal pollution in World Heritage Bathurst Harbour, southwest Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Paleolimnology
Recent human-induced salinity changes in Ramsar-listed Orielton Lagoon, south-east Tasmania, Australia: a new approach for coastal lagoon conservation and management; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Recent human-induced salinity changes in Ramsar-listed Orielton Lagoon, Tasmania, Australia; International Peat Society
Recent human-induced salinity changes in Ramsar-listed Orielton Lagoon, Tasmania, Australia; Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference

Research Projects

Assessing Holocene Climate Variability and the Impact of Feral Animals on World Heritage Sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Bursary Award to attend 10th International Paleolimnology Symposium, USA; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Effects of Urban Eutrification in Southeast Australian Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: Three Case Studies; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
High resolution reconstructions of climate and ecosystem variability in the sub-Antarctic during the last two millenia; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Human Impacts on Southeast Australian Coastal Lagoons and Shallow Bays since European Settlement; Project Aware Foundation (PAF)
Quantifying the Effects of Long Term Environmental Change on World Heritage Macquarie Island; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision