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Researcher: Gaston, TF (Dr Troy Gaston)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Pollution and contamination
Maritime engineering
Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental law
Fisheries management
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Natural resource management
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Wildlife and habitat management
Fisheries sciences
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Naval architecture
Environmental management
Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Ecosystem function

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Wild caught rock lobster
Marine biodiversity
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Fisheries - wild caught
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Learner and learning
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Nautical equipment
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Water safety

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2010 C- Star Commercialisation awards
A Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks of wastewater reuse feasibility assessment across two jurisdictions; ANZSEE Australia New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics 2012 Conference
An innovative multi-disciplinary programme to foster maritime engineering students' complex problem solving skills through practical activities at sea; International Conference on the Education & Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry
At sea testing of a submerged light BRD onboard the FV Ocean Thief for approval in Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery
At sea testing of the Hills Nets BRD onboard the FV Dolphin Pearl for approval in Australia's Northern Prawn Fishery
Beneath the Tamar-More than Silt; NRM North, Launceston, Tasmania
Beneath the Tamar-More than Silt
Can export of organic matter from estuaries support zooplankton in nearshore, marine plumes?; Aquatic Ecology
Coupling between Marine Plankton and Freshwater Flow in the Plumes off a Small Estuary; International Review of Hydrobiology
Flood discharges of a small river into open coastal waters: Plume traits and material fate; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Marine Education:Devil of a Swim,Waub's Bay,Bicheno,4th April 2010
Spatial and temporal changes in the abundance and distribution of mesozooplankton in the Tamar River; Human Impacts and Functioning Ecosytems
Spatial variation in 13C and 15N of liver, muscle and bone in a rocky reef planktivorous fish: the relative contribution of sewage; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Stable isotope evidence for trophic subsidy of coastal benthic fisheries by river discharge plumes off small esturaries ; Marine Biology Research
System, apparatus and method for reducing trawl bycatch
System, apparatus and method for reducing trawl bycatch
The 13C, 15N and 34S signatures of a rocky reef planktivorous fish indicate different coastal discharges of sewage; Marine and Freshwater Research
Wastewater reuse in the absence of water scarcity and a market: A case study from Beaconsfield Tasmania (Australia); Asia Pacific Water Recycling Conference & Membranes andd Desalination Conference

Research Projects

Application of Light Stimuli to Reduce Bycatch in Prawn Trawl Fisheries; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Application of Light Stimuli to Reduce Bycatch in Prawn Trawl Fisheries; Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
Developing a Report Card Process for the TEER Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Developing the TEER Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program Framework; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Ecologically sensitive trapping methods for Gambusia holbrooki in Northern Tasmania; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Ecosystem Recovery Following the Removal of an Introduced Pest (Spartina anglica): Determining Organic Carbon Flows in Northern Tasmanian Estuaries; Australian Maritime College (AMC)
Georges Bay Stormwater Monitoring and Analysis; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Response of Plankton Communities to Changes in Land Use and Run Off in Tasmanian Estuaries; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
The Bycatch Buster; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Researcher in Business: Application of light systems as by-catch reduction devices

Research Candidate Supervision

Application of light as a bycatch reduction device in prawn trawl fisheries
Asessment of Removal Techniques for Gambusia holbrooki, to Assist in the Eradication of an Introduced Pest from Ecologically Sensitive Environements
Evaluation of DNA Damage and Histopathological Alterations in Commercial Fish of a Contaminated Site from Tasmania
Response of Plankton Communities to Changes in Land Use and Catchment Runoff in Tasmanian Estuaries
What are the Cross Jurisdictional Barriers to the Effective Recycling and Reuse of Wastewater, Currently not Being Considered in Australian Law Reform?