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Researcher: Prahalad, V (Dr Vishnu Prahalad)

Fields of Research

Environmental management
Natural resource management
Pollution and contamination
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Environmental education and extension
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Wildlife and habitat management
Health care administration
Business ethics
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Fisheries management
Land use and environmental planning
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Terrestrial ecology
Geography education curriculum and pedagogy
Carbon sequestration science
Ecosystem function
Environmental biogeochemistry

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Other environmental management
Environmental education and awareness
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Unpaid work and volunteering
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Terrestrial biodiversity
Environmental ethics
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Wild caught prawns
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Higher education
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Climate change mitigation strategies
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Natural hazards

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2nd National Intertidal Subtidal Benthic Habitat Classification Scheme Workshop Report
A Guide to the Plants of Tasmanian Saltmarsh Wetlands; PML Limited
A systematic review of methods used to study fish in saltmarsh flats; Marine and Freshwater Research
Atlas of coastal saltmarsh wetlands in Northern Tasmania
Atlas Of Coastal Saltmarsh Wetlands In The Cradle Coast Region Of Tasmania
Australian National Aquatic Ecosystem Classification Scheme Version 0.8b
Barriers and enablers for private residential urban food gardening: The case of the City of Hobart, Australia; Cities: the international journal of urban policy and planning
Bird app enabling Tasmanians to become citizen scientists
Book review: Tidal Marsh Restoration. A Synthesis of Science and Management; Ecological Management and Restoration
Circular Head Region Coastal Foreshore Habitats: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
Clifton Saltmarshes, Pipe Clay Lagoon: baseline condition assessment and management recommendations
Climate Change influences on the Derwent Estuary, Southern Tasmania; Coast to Coast 2010
Coastal foreshore natural assets: their value and predicament; Coast to Coast 2010
Coastal Saltmarsh Wetland Asset Mapping: Technical Report
Community based monitoring of NRM North coastal saltmarshes
Conservation ecology of Tasmanian coastal saltmarshes, southeast Australia - a review; Pacific Conservation Biology
Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques (2nd Edition) Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff and Martha C. Monroe. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2015, xvi + 428 pp. ISBN: 9780198567714. Price USD$64.95 (paperback); Ecological Management and Restoration
Design Guidelines for HCVAE Sites: Discussion Paper Version 0.3
Design precepts for online experiential learning programs to address wicked sustainability problems; Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Ecologists, economics and politics: problems and contradictions in applying neoliberal ideology to nature conservation in Australia; Pacific Conservation Biology
Expanding fish productivity in Tasmanian saltmarsh wetlands through tidal re-connection and habitat repair; Marine and Freshwater Research
Fears over wetland development threat
Hobart conference to focus on marshes and mangroves (Everything you wanted to know about swamps and were afraid to ask)
Human impacts and saltmarsh loss in the Circular Head coast, north-west Tasmania, 1952-2006: implications for management; Pacific Conservation Biology
Implementation of the Ramsar Convention on wetlands in Tasmania, Australia; Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy
Improving environmental and public health: UTAS CARES Collaboration; EHA 41st National Conference Conference
Inorganic and black carbon hotspots constrain blue carbon mitigation services across tropical seagrass and temperate tidal marshes; Wetlands
Introduced Spartina anglica modifies fish habitat in southern temperate succulent saltmarshes; Restoration Ecology
Inventory and monitoring of the birds of Tasmanian saltmarsh wetlands; Tasmanian Bird Report
Inventory and monitoring of the vascular plants of Tasmanian saltmarsh wetlands; Tasmanian Naturalist
Is wind-wave fetch exposure related to soft shoreline change in swell-sheltered situations with low terrestrial sediment input?; Journal of Coastal Conservation
Living the good life: core values, system design and functional resilience; Solutions
Long term temporal changes in south east Tasmanian saltmarshes; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2009
Mapping and inventory of NRM North coastal saltmarshes
Mapping coastal saltmarshes in Southern Tasmania
Marchwiel Marsh, Marion Bay: Management Report
Native for whom: a mixed-methods literature review and synthesis to conceptualise biotic nativeness for social research in the urban context; People and Nature
Planning for the future: Derwent Estuary Saltmarsh Baseline Monitoring and Management
Preliminary Vegetation Mapping of the Dromedary Marshes, Derwent Estuary
Prospects for seascape repair: Three case studies from eastern Australia; Ecological Management and Restoration
Public perceptions of wetlands and preferences for on-site visitor facilities and communication media: A case study from an Australian Ramsar wetland; Marine and Freshwater Research
Repairing and conserving Australia's saltmarshes and seascapes
Richmond Park Saltmarsh Site Preliminary Baseline Condition Assessment and Interim Management Recommendations
Saltmarsh Atlas maps the wetlands of the Cradle Coast
Saltmarsh conservation through inventory, biogeographic analysis and predictions of change: case of Tasmania, south-eastern Australia; Aquatic Conservation
Sea level rise effects: Where? When? How? Forsooth?; School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2010
Southern Tasmanian coastal saltmarsh futures: a preliminary strategic assessment
Talking Point: Coast lovers usually ignore the riches behind our beaches
Talking Point: Leaving Tassie’s floodplains to nature can be better than walls, levees
Tamar Saltmarsh Monitoring Program: citizen science monitoring of the tidal treasures of the Tamar River estuary, Tasmania, Australia; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
Tasmanian coastal saltmarsh community transitions associated with climate change and relative sea level rise 1975-2009; Australian Journal of Botany
Temporal changes in south east Tasmanian saltmarshes
Temporal Changes in South-East Tasmanian Saltmarshes
The creation and conservation effectiveness of State-wide wetlands and waterways and coastal refugia planning overlays for Tasmania, Australia; Land Use Policy
The Future of the Derwent Estuary Saltmarshes and Tidal Freshwater Wetlands in Response to Sea Level Rise
UTAS CARES: Partnerships for education and the environment; 15th World Congress on Public Health
Vegetation communities and edaphic relationships along a typical coastal saltmarsh to woodland gradient in eastern Tasmania; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Vegetation Community Mapping and Baseline Condition Assessment of the Lauderdale Race Course Flats Saltmarsh, Derwent Estuary
Vulnerability of coastal habitat of the Circular Head region to seal level rise: Communication Plan
Wetlands - Nature's flood absorber
World Wetlands Day prompts reflection

Research Projects

Fish use of Tasmanian coastal saltmarsh and the socio-economic implications of saltmarsh conservation; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Blue Carbon Ecosystem Restoration Grant
Coastal Saltmarsh Wetland Asset Mapping (in the Cradle Coast region)
Emergent tidal wetland mapping for kanamaluka / Tamar estuary
Fish use of Tasmanian coastal saltmarshes as a case for saltmarsh repair
Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program : Pitt Water Orielton Lagoon Ramsar Site
Mapping and levee building and saltmarsh loss in far northwest Tasmania
Marchwiel Marsh: Community Saltmarsh Monitoring and Management
Monitoring of Coastal Saltmarsh Recovery at Circular Head
Moulting Lagoon Saltmarsh Restoration
Robbins Passage - Boullanger Bay Habitat Vulnerability Assessment
Steps to saltmarsh conservation in Northern Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision