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Researcher: Evans, K (Dr Karen Evans)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Wildlife and habitat management
Physical oceanography
Fisheries management
Conservation and biodiversity
Population ecology
Ecological physiology
Pollution and contamination
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Environmental management
Biological oceanography
Climatology
Social geography
Zoology
Veterinary pathology

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Understanding climate change
Wild caught tuna
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Other culture and society

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A note on the preparation of sperm whale (Physeter macroceplalus) teeth for age determination; The Journal of Cetacean Research and Management
Body fat and condition in sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus, from southern Australian waters; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Chapter 36D. South Pacific Ocean; The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment World Ocean Assessment I
Climate and oceanic fisheries: recent observations and projections and future needs; Climatic Change
Climate impacts and oceanic top predators: Moving from impacts to adaptation in oceanic systems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Concentrations of organochlorines in sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) from Southern Australian waters; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Detecting climate impacts with oceanic fish and fisheries data; Climatic Change
Environmental influences on tooth growth in sperm whales from southern Australia; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Establishing growth chronologies from marine mammal teeth: a method applicable across species; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Factors affecting the precision of age determination of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus); Journal of Cetacean Research and Management
First records of the spectacled porpoise Phocoena dioptrica in continental Australian waters; Marine Mammal Science
From the forests to teeth: visual crossdating to refine age estimates in marine mammals; Marine Mammal Science
Impacts of climate change on marine top predators: Advances and future challenges; Deep-Sea Research II
Mass cetacean strandings - a plea for empiricism; Conservation Biology
Midway Point: Is the Sorrell planning scheme protecting coastal values
Optimising fisheries management in relation to tuna catches in the western central Pacific Ocean: A review of research priorities and opportunities; Marine Policy
Periodic variability in cetacean strandings: links to large-scale climate events; Biology Letters
Quality Control (QC) procedures for Australia's National Reference Station's sensor data: Comparing semi-autonomous systems to an expert oceanographer; Methods in Oceanography
Reproductive schedules in southern bluefin tuna: are current assumptions appropriate?; PLoS One
Resolving estimation of movement in a vertically migrating pelagic fish: Does GPS provide a solution?; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Spatial variability in responses to environmental conditions in Southern Hemisphere long-finned pilot whales; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Studying Seabird Diet through Genetic Analysis of Faeces: A Case Study on Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus); PLOS One
The age structure and growth of female sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in southern Australian waters; Journal of Zoology
The diet of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in southern Australian waters; ICES Journal of Marine Science
The horizontal and vertical dynamics of swordfish in the South Pacific Ocean; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Three mass strandings of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in southern Australian waters; Marine Mammal Science
Vertical behavior and diet of albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) vary with latitude in the South Pacific Ocean; Deep-Sea Research, Part II
When 1+1 can be >2: Uncertainties compound when simulating climate, fisheries and marine ecosystems; Deep-Sea Research, Part II

Research Projects

Cetacean Strandings in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary: Influences on these Events; Environment Australia (EA)
Collection and analysis of data from stranded cetaceans in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary; Director of National Parks (DNP)
Energetic variability in toothed whales and relationships with the marine environment; Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZSNSW)
Energetic Variability in toothed whales and relationships with the marine environment; Australian Geographic Society (AGS)
Energetic variability in toothed whales and relationships with the marine environment; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
The Distribution and Habitat Preferences of Cetaceans Along the West Coast of Tasmania; Santos Limited (SL)
The Distribution and Habitat Requirements of Odontocetes within the Bonney Upwelling Area, South-West Victoria, Australia: A Pilot Study; Santos Limited (SL)
The Species Assemblage, Distribution and Relative Abundance of Cetaceans throughout an Area of Seismic Exploration in the Western Tasmanian Region; Santos Limited (SL)

Research Candidate Supervision