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Researcher: Armand, LK (Dr Leanne Armand)

Fields of Research

Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Biological oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Other biological sciences
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Global change biology
Biogeography and phylogeography
Marine geoscience
Evolutionary biology
Climate change processes
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Marine biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Natural hazards
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Understanding climate change
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation)
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A diatom and benthic foraminiferal record from the South Tasman Rise (southeastern Indian Ocean): implications for palaeoceanographic changes for the last 200,000 years; Marine Micropaleontology
Australian Academy of Science Dorothy Hill Award, 2007
Biovolume and biomass estimates of key diatoms in the Southern Ocean; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Continental shelf drift deposit indicates non-steady state Antarctic bottom water production in the Holocene; Marine Geology
Deglacial chronology of sea-surface conditions and ice-rafted debris in the Australasian Southern Ocean; XV11 INQUA Meeting
Diatom Species of the Genus Rhizosoleniafrom Southern Ocean Sediments: Distribution and Taxonomic Notes; Diatom Research
Geochemical particle fluxes in the Southern Indian Ocean seasonal ice zone: Prydz Bay region, East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research 1
Insights into Southern Ocean carbon export from the δ13C of particles and dissolved inorganic carbon during the SOIREE iron release experiment; Deep-Sea Research II
Late summer diatom biomass and community structure on and around the naturally iron-fertilised Kerguelen Plateau in the Southern Ocean ; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Marine diatoms as indicators of modern changes in oceanographic conditions; The Diatoms: Applications for the Environmental and Earth Sciences
Neogene Polar Marine Diatom Workshop, 1-6th August 2005, Yamagata, Japan; Diatom Research
New approaches and progress in the use of polar marine diatoms in reconstructing sea ice distribution; 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences
Plio-Quaternary sedimentation on the Wilkes land continental rise: preliminary results; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Potential and limitations of marine and ice core sea ice proxies: an example from the Indian Ocean sector ; Quaternary Science Reviews: International Multidisciplinary Review and Research Journal
Rose-Provasoli Scholarship, 2007
The biogeography of major diatom taxa in Southern Ocean sediments: 1. Sea ice related species; Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology
The biogeography of major diatom taxa in Southern Ocean sediments: 2. Open ocean related species; Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology
The biogeography of major diatom taxa in Southern Ocean surface sediments: 3. Tropical/Subtropical species; Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology
Étonnantes Images (Surprising Images)

Research Projects

A transportable containerised laboratory for rapid cell sorting and high-resolution bioimaging of living aquatic microbes in field locations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Attendance at the Symposium on Australia's Science Future; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Biogenic Sediment History from Diatom Remains in Cores Along Wilkes Land; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
CADO (Coring Adelie Diatom Oozes); Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Iron: the key nutrient controlling Southern Ocean productivity; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Oceanographic and Climatic Evolution of Kerguelen Plateau Region: Collaborative Research Aboard the Japanese Research Vessel Mirai; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Response of the Totten Glacier to past climate warming; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The role of sea-ice cover and sea-surface temperature in past global climate change; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Planktonic foraminifera as ecological and geochemical palaeoclimate proxies- Evaluation from Southern Ocean sediment traps
Relationship of nitrogen isotope fractionation to phytoplankton size and iron availability during the Southern Ocean Iron RElease Experiment (SOIREE)