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Researcher: Walters, AR (Dr Andrea Walters)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Ecosystem function
Biological oceanography
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Animal diet and nutrition
Other biological sciences
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Global change biology
Wildlife and habitat management
Animal physiology - cell
Pollution and contamination
Environmental management
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Fisheries management
Behavioural ecology
Animal physiology - biophysics

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Marine biodiversity
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Environmental lifecycle assessment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Antarctic fur seal whiskers an 'archival clock' that is key in Southern Ocean research
Can isoscapes of mesopelagic fish determine foraging hotspots of marine mammals and birds in the southern Indian Ocean?; MEASO 18
Can isoscapes of mesopelagic fish predict top predator hotspots?; Where the Poles come together: A SCAR and IASC Conference
Diet and Nutrition; Marine Mammal Physiology: Requisites for Ocean Living
Distribution of larval and juvenile pelagic squids in the Kerguelen Axis region: oceanographic influence on size structure and evidence of spawning locations; Deep-Sea Research Part II
DNA-based diet analysis of mesopelagic fish from the southern Kerguelen Axis; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Food web structure in relation to environmental drivers across a continental shelf ecosystem; Limnology and Oceanography
Isotopic insights into mesopelagic niche space and energy pathways on the southern Kerguelen Plateau; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Isotopic niches of Mesopelagic fish on the southern Kerguelen Axis: variation and overlap; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Kerguelen Axis 2015-16: Marine science activities in support of research and observing of marine ecosystems in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Axis during 2015-16 austral summer
Long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas): tissue lipid profiles
Mesopelagic community structure on the southern Kerguelen Axis; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Modelling mesopelagic taxa distribution and trophic linkages at a large scale: combining stable isotope and active-acoustic data; The Antarctic Frontier: Developing Research in an Extreme Environment
Myctobase, a circumpolar database of mesopelagic fishes for new insights into deep pelagic prey fields; Scientific Data
Otolith chemistry of Electrona antarctica suggests a potential population marker distinguishing the southern Kerguelen Plateau from the eastward-flowing Antarctic Circumpolar Current; Limnology and Oceanography
Productivity and change in fish and squid in the Southern Ocean; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Protected Species Mitigation and Monitoring Report: Marine Geophysical (Seismic) and Oceanographic Survey in the Dumont d’Urville Sea off the coast of East Antarctica
Quantifying the Trophic Linkages of Antarctic Marine Predators
Researchers have used seal whiskers to map food webs in the Southern Ocean
Resolving the role of mesopelagics in Southern Ocean food webs
Resolving the role of mesopelagics in Southern Ocean food webs
Southern Ocean isoscapes derived from a wide-ranging circumpolar marine predator, the Antarctic fur seal; Ecological Indicators
Spatially explicit estimates of prey consumption reveal a new krill predator in the Southern Ocean; Plos One
Stomach content analysis of mesopelagic fish from the southern Kerguelen Axis; Deep-Sea Research Part II
The pelagic squid assemblage of the Kerguelen Axis; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Trophic structure of Southern Ocean squid: a cross-basin analysis of stable isotopes in archived beaks from predator stomachs; Marine Ecology Progress Series
What can DNA in fish stomachs can tell us about the Southern Ocean?; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries

Research Projects

Quantifying Trophic Links in Four Antarctic Marine Predators; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SWRRFI)
Quantifying Trophic Links in Several Antarctic Marine Predators; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)

Research Candidate Supervision