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Researcher: Strain, EMA (Dr Beth Strain)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Environmental Engineering Design
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Environmental Management
Environmental Monitoring
Ecosystem Function
Palaeoecology

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Climate and Climate Change
Environmental Management Systems
Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A global assessment of the direct and indirect benefits of marine protected areas for coral reef conservation; Diversity and Distributions
Building blue infrastructure: assessing the key environmental issues and priority areas for ecological engineering initiatives in Australia's metropolitan embayments; Journal of Environmental Management
Competition between an invasive urchin and commercially fished abalone: effect on body condition, reproduction and survivorship ; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Design Options, Implementation Issues and Evaluating Success of Ecologically Engineered Shorelines; Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review
Developing a nature-based coastal defence strategy for Australia; Australian Journal of Civil Engineering
Effects of a range-expanding sea urchin on behaviour of commercially fished abalone; PLoS ONE
Effects of pollution from anthropogenic point sources on the recruitment of sessile estuarine reef biota; Frontiers in Marine Science
Identifying the interacting roles of stressors in driving the global loss of canopy-forming to mat-forming algae in marine ecosystems; Global Change Biology
Increasing microhabitat complexity on seawalls can reduce fish predation on native oysters; Ecological Engineering
Intensive fishing of marine consumers causes a dramatic shift in the benthic habitat on temperate rocky reefs; Marine Biology
Interactive responses of primary producers and grazers to pollution on temperate rocky reefs; Environmental Pollution
Is 'barrens' habitat good for sea urchins?; 13th International Echinoderm Conference 2009
Scale-dependent relationships between benthic habitat characteristics and abundances of blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra (Leach); Marine and Freshwater Research
The effects of an invasive habitat modifier on the biotic interactions between two native herbivorous species and benthic habitat in a subtidal rocky reef ecosystem; Biological Invasions
The potential of trait-based approaches to contribute to marine conservation; Marine Policy
Urban blue: a global analysis of the factors shaping people's perceptions of the marine environment and ecological engineering in harbours; The Science of The Total Environment

Research Projects

Assessing the role of restored and natural kelp forests in protecting against coastal erosion and ocean acidification; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)

Research Candidate Supervision