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Researcher: Wright, JT (Dr Jeffrey Wright)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Invasive Species Ecology
Community Ecology
Population Ecology
Global Change Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Conservation and Biodiversity
Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Environmental Education and Extension
Aquaculture
Behavioural Ecology
Maritime Engineering
Life Histories
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Environmental Monitoring
Ecosystem Function
Biological Adaptation
Marine Engineering

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Wave Energy
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Mining Environments
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales

Career Best Publications

Behavioural interactions between ecosystem engineers control community species richness; Ecology Letters
Chemical defense in a marine alga: heritability and the potential for selection by herbivores; Ecology
Demographic feedback between clonal growth and fragmentation in an invasive seaweed; Ecology
Effect of variable recruitment and post-recruitment herbivory on local abundance of a marine alga; Ecology
Predicting the impact of an invasive seaweed on the fitness of native fauna; Journal of Applied Ecology

Research Publications

A decline in the abundance and condition of a native bivalve associated with Caulerpa taxifolia ; Marine and Freshwater Research
A gastropod's induced behavioral and morphological responses to invasive Carcinus maenas in Australia indicate a lack of novelty advantage; Biological Invasions
Anchors aweigh: Fragment generation of invasive Caulerpa taxifolia by boat anchors and its resistance to desiccation; Aquatic Botany: An International Scientific Journal Dealing With Applied and Fundamental Research on Submerged, Floating and Emergent Plants in Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.
Assessing Rapid-Evolution of the Chemical Recognition of an Invasive Crab Species in Tasmania; Sixth International conference on Marine Biovasions, marine bioinvaders: agents of change in a changing world.
Behavioural interactions between ecosystem engineers control community species richness; Ecology Letters
Biogeographic comparisons of the traits and abundance of an invasive crab throughout its native and invasive ranges; Biological Invasions
Biogeographic variation in temperature drives performance of kelp gametophytes during warming; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Changes in paterns of Selection on a Native Species Following Invasion by a habitat-Forming seaweed; Sixth International conference on Marine Biovasions, marine bioinvaders: agents of change in a changing world.
Chemical defense in a marine alga: heritability and the potential for selection by herbivores; Ecology
Cost of chemical defence in the red alga Delisea pulchra; Oikos: A Journal of Ecology
Demographic feedback between clonal growth and fragmentation in an invasive seaweed; Ecology
Density-dependent sea urchin grazing: differential removal of species, changes in community composition and alternative community states; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Difference in soft-sediment macrobenthic assemblages invaded by Caulerpa taxifolia compared to uninvaded habitats ; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Differences between native and invasive Caulerpa taxifolia: a link between asexual fragmentation abundance in invasive populations; Marine Biology: International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters
Differences in anti-predator traits of a native bivalve following invasion by a habitat-forming seaweed; Marine and Freshwater research
Divergent Impacts on Community Components by an Invasive Alga; Sixth International conference on Marine Biovasions, marine bioinvaders: agents of change in a changing world.
Does Evolutionary History Influence Recognition of the European Green Crab (Carcinus Maenas) in the Northwest Atlantic?; Sixth International conference on Marine Biovasions, marine bioinvaders: agents of change in a changing world.
Effect of variable recruitment and post-recruitment herbivory on local abundance of a marine alga; Ecology
Engineering or food? mechanisms of facilitation by a habitat-forming invasive seaweed; Ecology
Environmental correlates of phenotypic variation: do variable tidal regimes influence morphology in intertidal seaweeds?; Journal of Phycology
Environmental drivers of adaptive phenotypes: Do variable tidal regimes drive morphological variation in a habitat-forming seaweed?; Annual conferene of the Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany
Genetic structure of the subtidal red alga Delisea pulchra ; Marine Biology: International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters
Geographic variation in halogenated furanones from the red alga Delisea pulchra and associated herbivores and epiphytes; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Habitat associated differences in temperate sponge assemblages:: the importance of chemical defence; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Habitat-former effects on prey behaviour increase predation and non-predation mortality; Journal of Animal Ecology
Intrinsic factors influence the attachment of fragments of the green alga Caulerpa filiformis ; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Invasive ecosystem engineer selects for different phenotypes of an associated native species; Ecology
Invasive seaweed enhances recruitment of a native bivalve: roles of refuge from predation and the habitat choice of recruits; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Larval settlement preference of a native bivalve: the influence of an invasive alga versus native substrata; Aquatic Biology
Limited grazing pressure by native herbivores on the invasive seaward Caulerpa taxifolia in a temperate Australian estury; Marine and Freshwater Research
Marine Education:Devil of a Swim,Waub's Bay,Bicheno,4th April 2010
Mechanisms of facilitation by the habitat-forming invasive seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla; 8th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions
Native ecosystem engineer facilitates recruitment of invasive crab and native invertebrates; Biological Invasions
Native species behaviour mitigates the impact of habitat-forming invasive seaweed; Oecologia
Negative effects of an invasive alga at different ecological levels; Human Impacts and Functioning Ecosytems
No zone is always greener: variation in the performance of Fucus gardneri embryos, juveniles and adults across tidal zone and season; Marine Biology: International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters
Phenotypic plasticity and biogeographic variation in physiology of habitat-forming seaweed: response to temperature and nitrate; Journal of Phycology
Population structure and physiological differentiation of haplotypes of Caloglossa leprieurii (Rhodophyta) in a mangrove intertidal zone ; Journal of Phycology
Positive versus negative effects of an invasive ecosystem engineer on different components of a marine ecosystem; Oikos
Predicting the impact of an invasive seaweed on the fitness of native fauna; Journal of Applied Ecology
Reduced performance of native infauna following recruitment to a habitat-forming invasive marine alga; Oecologia
Relationships between an invasive crab, habitat availability and intertidal community structure at biogeographic scales; Marine Environmental Research
Structural complexity facilitates accumulation and retention of fragments of the invasive alga Caulerpa taxifolia; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Sublethal effects on reproduction in native fauna: are females more vulnerable to biological invasion?; Oecologia
The role of recreational activities in creating fragments of invasive Caulerpa taxifolia; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Thinning of kelp canopy modifies understory assemblages: the importance of canopy density; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Understory algae and low light reduce recruitment of the habitat-forming kelp Ecklonia radiata; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Variable Direct and Indirect Effects of a Habitat Modifying Invasive Species on Mortality of Native Fauna; Sixth International conference on Marine Biovasions, marine bioinvaders: agents of change in a changing world.
Variable direct and indirect effects of a habitat-modifying invasive species on mortality of native fauna; Ecology
Variation in the morphology, reproduction and development of the habitat-forming kelp Ecklonia radiata with changing temperature and nutrients; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Vulnerabilities and adaptation of ports to climate change; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Research Projects

2009 R1 - The 6th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
8th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, UBC Vancouver, Canada ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Dynamic resilience and stability properties of marine systems: the importance of environment-engineer feedbacks in kelp forests; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Effects of CO2 and temperature on growth, development and reproduction of Ecklonia radiata gametophytes and sporophytes; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Fish and invertebrate recruitment in response to varying kelp habitat population dynamics; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Impacts of a Wave Energy Converter on marine ecosystems in coastal South Australia; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Impacts of Climate Change on Key Habitat-forming Seaweeds in SE Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Influence of genetic variability and plasticity on the fitness of a common intertidal seaweed; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Post-invasion Trait-mediated Indirect Interactions: Ecological and Evolutionary Impacts of the Invasive European Green Crab; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Preliminary Assessment of the Vulnerability of Australian Ports to Climate Change; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Rising Stars 3; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Dynamic Resilience and Stability Properties of Marine Systems- The Importance of Environment-Engineer Feedbacks in Kelp Forest
Habitat-Forming Brown Macro-Algae- Recruitment, Abiotic Factors and Community Structure in Tasmania's Temperate Rocky Shore Ecosystems
Impacts of Climate Change on Biogenic Habitat-Forming Seaweeds in South East Australia- Heritibility of traits in Temperate Kelp
The Effects of Climate Change on the Growth, Performance and Distribution of an Ecosystem-structuring Macroalga
The Impact of Global Change on Marine Macroalgae in Tasmanian Coastal Waters and their Capacity to React to a Changing Environment as Assessed by their Phenotypic and Evolutionary Responses
The Impact of oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters on the Marine Environment- Colonisarion by Biofouling Communities
The importance of environment-engineer feedbacks to the stability of kelp forests