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Researcher: Thompson, PA (Dr Peter Thompson)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Biological oceanography
Freshwater ecology
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Plant physiology
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Other environmental sciences
Other biological sciences
Plant biology
Fisheries management
Fisheries sciences
Environmental management
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Evolutionary biology

Research Objectives

Fisheries - aquaculture
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Other environmental management
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Fisheries - wild caught
Aquaculture crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Natural hazards
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Chemical fertilisers
Other education and training
Other animal production and animal primary products

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Dynamics of dinoflagellate blooms in the Swan River Estuary; Vth International Wetlands Conference
Effects of shelter and enrichment on the ecology and nutrient cycling of microbial communities of subtidal carbonate sediments; FEMS Microbiology Ecology
New insights into the Kimberley phytoplankton and their ecology; Royal Society of Western Australia. Journal
Nutrient limitation of phytoplankton in a seasonally open bar-built estuary: Wilson Inlet, Western Australia; Journal of Phycology
Nutrients in an oligotrophic boundary current: Evidence of a new role for the Leeuwin Current; Progress in Oceanography
Phyllosomata associated with large gelatinous zooplankton: hitching rides and stealing bites; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Phytoplankton in the Swan River: Research Results 1993 to 1996 and Management Implications; Managing Algal Blooms
Phytoplankton of the Swan-Canning Estuary: a comparison of nitrogen uptake by different bloom assemblages; Hydrological Processes
Sinking rate versus cell volume relationships illuminate sinking rate control mechanisms in marine diatoms; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Sources of inorganic carbon for marine microalgal photosynthesis: A reassessment of delta C-13 data from batch culture studies of Thalassiosira pseudonana and Emiliania huxleyi; Limnology and Oceanography
Spatial and temporal patterns of factors influencing phytoplankton in a salt wedge estuary, the Swan River, Western Australia; Estuaries
Stable carbon isotopes as pelagic food web tracers in adjacent shelf and slope regions off British Columbia, Canada; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Temporal variability of phytoplankton in a salt wedge estuary, the Swan-Canning Estuary, Western Australia; Hydrological Processes
The effect of embryo incubation temperature on indicators of larval viability in Stage 1 phyllosoma of the spiny lobster, Jasus edwardsii; Aquaculture
The response of growth and biochemical composition to variations in daylength, temperature,and irradiance in the marine diatom Thalassiosira Pseudonana (Bacillariophyceae); Journal of Phycology

Research Projects

A whole of ecosystem assessment of environmental issues for salmonid aquaculture; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Sustainable Genetic Improvement of Pacific Oysters in Tasmania and South Australia; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
The biochemical basis for the nutritional value of phytoplankton.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The interaction of physics, biology and nutrient regimes on the initiation and development of algal blooms; Land and Water Australia (LWA)
The phytoplankton ecology of Wilson Inlet; Land and Water Australia (LWA)
The Role of Resting Cysts in Bloom Dynamics of the Toxic Dinoflagellate Species Gymnodinium Catenatum, Alexandrium Minutum and Alexandrium Catenella; CSIRO-Marine & Atmospheric Research (CSIRO-MAR)
Ploom Orihect M2: Exological Modelling & Nutrient Pathways

Research Candidate Supervision