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Researcher: Roberts, D (Dr Donna Roberts)

Fields of Research

Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Palaeoecology
Palaeoclimatology
Climate Change Processes
Palaeontology (incl. Palynology)
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Biological Oceanography
Forensic Biology
Oceanography
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Glaciology
Ecological Physiology
Physical Oceanography
Stratigraphy (incl. Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy)
Chemical Oceanography
Environmental Science and Management
Behavioural Ecology
Microbiology
Surfaces and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter
Conservation and Biodiversity
Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis
Global Change Biology
Freshwater Ecology
Environmental Sciences

Research Objectives

Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Climate and Climate Change
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Environment
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)

Career Best Publications

A quantitative assessment of the mechanical strength of the polar pteropod Limacina helicina antarctica shell; ICES Journal of Marine Science
A weighted-averaging regression and calibration model for inferring lakewater salinity from fossil diatom assemblages in saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills: a new tool for interpreting Holocene lake histories in Antarctica; Journal of Paleolimnology
ACE CRC Report Card: Southern Ocean Acidification
Diatoms of the saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; Bibliotheca Diatomologica
Historical processes constrain patterns in global diatom diversity; Ecology
Interannual pteropod variability in sediment traps deployed above and below the aragonite saturation horizon in the Sub-Antarctic Southern Ocean; Polar Biology
Late-Holocene East Antarctic climate trends from ice-core and lake-sediment proxies; The Holocene
Ocean acidification; Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2012
Palaeoclimatic significance of late Quaternary diatom assemblages from southern Windmill Islands, East Antarctica; Palaeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Paleolimnological Studies from the Antarctic and subAntarctic Islands; Long-term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes
Post-glacial regional climate variability along the East Antarctic coastal margin-Evidence from shallow marine and coastal terrestrial records; Earth-Science Reviews
Protists in the marine ice of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; Polar Biology
The End of Australia
The Holocene evolution and palaeosalinity history of Beall Lake, Windmill Islands (East Antarctica) using an expanded diatom-based weighted averaging model; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Research Publications

A diatom, stomatocyst and pigment calibration dataset for lakes and ponds of the Larsemann Hills, East-Antarctica; VIIIth SCAR International Biology Symposium
A diatom-based palaeosalinity history of Ace Lake, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; The Holocene
A quantitative assessment of the mechanical strength of the polar pteropod Limacina helicina antarctica shell; ICES Journal of Marine Science
A tale of two proxies: Lake and ice cores unite for Antarctic paleoclimate analyses; 8th International Symposium on Paleolimnology
A weighted-averaging regression and calibration model for inferring lakewater salinity from fossil diatom assemblages in saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills: a new tool for interpreting Holocene lake histories in Antarctica; Journal of Paleolimnology
ACE CRC Report Card: Southern Ocean Acidification
Acid causing oceans of trouble
ACID OCEAN: A team of scientists dive into the unknown world of an acid reef what will they find?
Acid test for 'evil twin' of climate change
Acid test for 'evil twin' of climate change
An analysis of the limnology and sedimentary diatom flora of fourteen lakes and ponds from the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science
An initial palaeosalinity history of Jaw Lake, Bunger Hills based on a diatom-salinity transfer function applied to sediment cores; Antarctic Science
antFOCE: making FOCE work in the polar environment; xFOCE systems: present status and future developments
Atlas of Southern Ocean Life
Australian expression of interest; xFOCE systems: present status and future developments
Big message on acid oceans
Building a future ocean
Carbonate chemistry of an in-situ free-ocean CO2 enrichment experiment (antFOCE) in comparison to short term variation in Antarctic coastal waters; Scientific Reports
Chapter 6.4. Southern Ocean Pteropods; Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
Chemical limnology in coastal East Antarctic lakes: monitoring future climate change in centres of endemism and biodiversity; Antarctic Science
Climate change plays 'Russian roulette' with the world's oceans
Colonization, succession, and extinction of marine floras during a glacial cycle: A case study from the Windmill Islands (east Antarctica) using biomarkers; Paleoceanography
Deglacial chronology of sea-surface conditions and ice-rafted debris in the Australasian Southern Ocean; XV11 INQUA Meeting
Diatoms in Snow in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica: sources and implications; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference
Diatoms of the saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; Bibliotheca Diatomologica
Direct evidence of aeolian deposition of marine diatoms to an ice sheet; Antarctic Science
Distribution, abundance and seasonal flux of pteropods in the Sub-Antarctic Zone; Deep-Sea Research Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Diverse trends in shell weight of three Southern Ocean pteropod taxa collected with Polar Frontal Zone sediment traps from 1997 to 2007; Polar Biology
Effect of permanent sea ice cover and different nutrient regimes on the phytoplankton succession of fjords of the Vestfold Hills Oasis, eastern Antarctica; Journal of Plankton Research
Explainer: why ocean acidification is the 'evil twin' of climate change
Finding Global Solutions for Ocean Acidification
Free Ocean CO2 Enrichment of the Antarctic Sea Floor: ANTFOCE; 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting
Free-ocean CO2 enrichment (FOCE) systems: present status and future developments; Biogeosciences
From sediment cores to climate change
Hardest task is put on ice
Historical processes constrain patterns in global diatom diversity; Ecology
History of benthic colonisation beneath the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Inferring climate change in Antarctic Lakes from fossil diatom assemblage - salinity relationships; PAGES Open Science Meeting
Inferring climate change in Antarctic lakes from fossil diatom assemblages-salinity relationships; Australian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany 13th Annual Conference
Inferring climate change in Antarctic lakes from fossil diatom assemblages-salinity relationships; Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany : 13th Annual Conference
Interannual pteropod variability in sediment traps deployed above and below the aragonite saturation horizon in the Sub-Antarctic Southern Ocean; Polar Biology
Interannual variability of pteropod shell weights in the high-CO2 Southern Ocean; 2nd International Symposium on the Ocean in a high-CO2 World
Interannual variability of pteropod shell weights in the high-CO2 Southern Ocean; Biosciences Discussions
Interview for Climate Conversations Exhibition
Late Holocene climate trends from East Antarctic ice core and lacustrine sediment core records; Polar Regions and Quaternary Climate: Towards High Resolution Records of the last Climatic Cycle - the Antarctic Perspective
Late Pliocene dinoflagellate cyst and diatom analysis from a high resolution sequence in DSDP Site 594, Chatham Rise, south west Pacific; Marine Micropaleontology
Late-Holocene East Antarctic climate trends from ice-core and lake-sediment proxies; The Holocene
Letter from Antarctica: Hunting ocean acidification at the South Pole
Life beneath the ice: A history of benthic colonisation beneath the Amery Ice Shelf, Antarctica; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference: Antarctica in the Earth System
Mawson centenary icebound
Mechanical properties of Southern Ocean pteropods; Ocean acidification: implications for living marine resources in the Southern Hemisphere Symposium
Microstructural shell strength of the Subantarctic pteropod Limacina helicina antarctica; Polar Biology
Modelling diatom responses to climate induced fluctuations in the moisture balance in continental Antarctic lakes; Journal of Paleolimnology
Monaco Declaration
New approach to Antarctic carbon research
Ocean acidification; Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2012
Ocean Acidification Impacts in the Southern Ocean; International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference
Ocean acidification impacts on Southern Ocean calcareous zooplankton; AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting 2010
Ocean acidification impacts on Southern Ocean calcareous zooplankton; 11th Pacific Science Inter-congress in conjunction with 2nd Symposium on French Research in the Pacific
Ocean acidification impacts on southern ocean calcifiers; Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions
Ocean acidification impacts on Southern Ocean Pteropods; Ocean acidification: implications for living marine resources in the Southern Hemisphere Symposium
Ocean acidification impacts on Southern Ocean Pteropods; XXXI SCAR Science Week 2010, including 4th Open Science Conference
Ocean Acidification: Acting on Evidence
Ocean Acidification: Australian Impacts in the Global Context
Ocean acidification: Connecting science, industry, policy and public
Ocean Acidification: Questions Answered
Ocean Acidification: The Facts
Oceans cop carbon impact
Open-Source Ocean: Testing the Effects of Acidification on Marine Ecosystems
Palaeoclimate signals in Antarctic lakes: inferring climate change from diatom assemblage-salinity relationships; Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Palaeoclimate signals in Antarctic lakes: inferring climate change from diatom assemblage-salinity relationships; International Symposium on Antarctica and Global Change: Interactions and Impacts
Palaeoclimatic significance of late Quaternary diatom assemblages from southern Windmill Islands, East Antarctica; Palaeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Palaeohydrological modelling of Ace Lake, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; The Holocene
Palaeosalinity reconstruction from saline lake diatom assemblages in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; Ecosystem processes in Antarctic ice-free landscapes
Paleolimnological Studies from the Antarctic and subAntarctic Islands; Long-term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes
Polar waters: the challenges of accelerated acidification
Post-glacial regional climate variability along the East Antarctic coastal margin-Evidence from shallow marine and coastal terrestrial records; Earth-Science Reviews
Protists in the marine ice of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; Polar Biology
Putting sea life to the acid test
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
Recent rapid salinity rise in three East Antarctic lakes; Journal of Paleolimnology
Reconstruction of lake-water salinity from fossil diatom assemblages in saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica
Reductions in time will save slime: reducing our CO2 impact on Southern Ocean waters will preserve sea snails; Greenhouse 2011: The Science of Climate Change
Relationships between surface sediment diatom assemblages and water chemistry gradients in saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; Antarctic Science
Royal connection lends voice to ocean acidification alert
Salinity control of the distribution of diatoms in lakes of the Bunger Hills, East Antarctica; Polar Biology
Scientists to create future climate conditions under Antarctic waters
Sea butterfly's shell dissolved by ocean acidification
Sedimentological signatures of the sub-Amery Ice Shelf circulation; Antarctic Science
Snails and 'snot' tell acid story
Snails and snot
Southern Hemisphere Climate: features, findings, futures; Australia - New Zealand Climate Forum 2010
Southern Ocean Acidification
Southern Ocean Acidification
Southern Ocean Acidification
Southern Ocean Acidification
Southern Ocean Acidification
Southern Ocean Acidification
Southern Ocean Acidification: features, findings and futures
Southern Ocean Sentinel
Southern Ocean's 'fizz' a threat to marine life
Stressed krill first sign of damage
Stressed krill first sign of damage
Structural properties of Southern Ocean pteropods using electron microscopy; The 23rd Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis and the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Structural properties of Southern Ocean pteropods; Ocean in a High CO2 World Symposium III
Structural properties of Southern Ocean pteropods; 20th Australian Institute of Physics Congress (AIP)
Structural properties of Southern Ocean pteropods using scanning electron microscopy; 10th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference, 2012 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 22nd Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis
The 'evil twin' of climate change: Ocean acidification
The acid story of snails and snot
The effects of oil pollution on Antarctic benthic diatom communities over 5 years; Marine Pollution Bulletin
The End of Australia
The Holocene Diatom Flora of Marine Bays in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica; Botanica Marina
The Holocene evolution and palaeosalinity history of Beall Lake, Windmill Islands (East Antarctica) using an expanded diatom-based weighted averaging model; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
The importance of dispersal related and local factors in shaping the taxonomic structure of diatom metacommunities; Oikos
The Late Quaternary environmental history of the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica - initial evidence from the diatom record; 16th International Diatom Symposium
The participants of the Ocean Acidification: Australian Impacts in the Global Context workshop
The Siren in the Sea
The use of diatoms as biological indicators of water quality; Australia's National Coastal Conference
Tiny snails send big message on climate change
Tiny snails sending big message
Updating what we know about ocean acidification and key global challenges

Research Projects

A Free Ocean CO2 Enriched experiment (FOCE) to estimate the effects of ocean acidification on benthic habitats; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
High resolution climate record from lakes of the Windmill Islands, eastern Antarctica; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
High Resolution Environmental Records from Lakes and Lagoons of Australia's Subantarctic Heard Island; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
High Resolution Palaeoclimate Analysis of Lacustrine Systems in the Vestfold Hills; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
High Resolution Palaeoclimate Analysis of the Windmill Islands: The Last 200 Years; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Late Holocene Precipitation Record from Windmill Island Lakes; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Limnological and Nearshore Diatom Communities of Macquarie Island: Proxies of Subantarctic Climate Change?; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Project 3406: Southern Ocean Calcareous Zooplankton Response to Ocean Acidification
TAP #9003: Material Properties of Southern Ocean Pteropods influenced by Increasing Ocean Acidification

Research Candidate Supervision

Determination of paleoprecipitation using high resolution lake sediment cores from the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica
Palaeolimnology as a Management Tool for Australian Aquatic Ecosystems