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Researcher: Eriksen, RS (Dr Ruth Eriksen)

Fields of Research

Aquaculture
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Natural resource management
Environmental management
Pollution and contamination
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Biological oceanography
Physical oceanography
Climate change processes
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Electroanalytical chemistry
Flow analysis
Biogeography and phylogeography
Global change biology
Freshwater ecology

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Management of solid waste from animal production
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Fisheries - aquaculture
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Marine biodiversity
Other plant production and plant primary products
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Animal adaptation to climate change
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Food safety
Agricultural and environmental standards and calibrations
Environmentally sustainable animal production

Career Best Publications

A Review of the Ecological Impacts of Selected Antibiotics and Antifoulants Currently used in the Tasmanian Salmonid Farming Industry (Marine Farming Phase)
Antibiotics in Salmonid Aquaculture: Environmental Considerations for Marine Cage Farming; Fish Farms Management, Disease Control and the Environment
Antifoulants in Salmonid Aquaculture: Environmental Considerations for Marine Cage Farming; Fish Farms Management, Disease Control and the Environment
Copper speciation and toxicity in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania: an investigation using a copper ion selective electrode; Marine Chemistry
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy study of the response mechanism of the Jalpaite Cu' Ion-selective electrode in seawater; Analytical Chemistry
Evaluation of Approaches to Improve Sediment Remediation (Rate & function) Under Salmonid Fish Cages
Protistan communities in the Australian sector of the Sub-Antarctic Zone during SAZ-Sense; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Research Publications

Ulva australis as a tool for monitoring metal-polluted estuarine system; spatial and temporal considerations; Global NEST Journal
A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters; Scientific Data
A database of marine phytoplankton abundance, biomass and species composition in Australian waters; Scientific Data
A Review of the Ecological Impacts of Selected Antibiotics and Antifoulants Currently used in the Tasmanian Salmonid Farming Industry (Marine Farming Phase)
An investigation into copper speciation and toxicity in Macquarie Harbour, south-west Tasmania; The Third International Symposium on Speciation of Elements in Biological, Environmental, and Toxicological Sciences
Analysis and toxicity of PCufree in seawater
Antibiotics in Salmonid Aquaculture: Environmental Considerations for Marine Cage Farming; Fish Farms Management, Disease Control and the Environment
Antifoulants in Salmonid Aquaculture: Environmental Considerations for Marine Cage Farming; Fish Farms Management, Disease Control and the Environment
Assessment of options for managing seabed recovery in marine finfish aquaculture; World Aquaculture Conference 2014
Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint (and associated recommendations for management)
Biological Effects of Heavy Metals in the Derwent: Overview of TAFI Research Past, Present anf Future; Derwent Estuary Programme Science Symposium
Chapter 13: Chemical pollutants in the marine environment: causes, effects, and challenges; Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications
Coccolithophore biodiversity controls carbonate export in the Southern Ocean; Biogeosciences
Combining ecology and chemistry for evaluation and forecasting of change in a copper polluted estuary; International Ecology Congress (INTERCOL)
Continuous flow methods for evaluating the response of a copper ion selective electrode to total and free copper in seawater; Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Continuous Flow Methods for Measuring the Response of a Copper Ion Selective Electrode to Total and Free Copper in Seawater; RACI 14th Australian Symposium on Analytical Chemistry
Copper bioavailability and amelioration of toxicity in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Copper speciation and toxicity in a contaminated estuary
Copper speciation and toxicity in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania: an investigation using a copper ion selective electrode; Marine Chemistry
Dietary preferences, growth and condition of triploid and diploid Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg), in Little Swanport Estuary, Tasmania, Australia; Aquaculture Research
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy study of the response mechanism of the Jalpaite Cu' Ion-selective electrode in seawater; Analytical Chemistry
Evaluation of Approaches to Improve Sediment Remediation (Rate & function) Under Salmonid Fish Cages
First observations of living sea-ice diatom agglomeration to tintinnid loricae in East Antarctica; Journal of Plankton Research
Full annual monitoring of Subantarctic Emiliania huxleyi populations reveals highly calcified morphotypes in high-CO2 winter conditions; Scientific Reports
Global warming impacts micro-phytoplankton at a long-term Pacific Ocean coastal station; Frontiers in Marine Science
Gut contents and isotopic profiles of Salpa fusiformis and Thalia democratica; Marine Biology
Has (anthropogenic) climate change driven subantarctic Emiliania huxleyi populations beyond their natural state?; EGU General Assembly 2021
In situ assessment of Ulva australis as a monitoring and management tool for metal pollution; Journal of Applied Phycology
IOC (UNESCO) taxonomic training in identification and enumeration of harmful algae
Limited variability in the phytoplankton Emiliania huxleyi since the pre-industrial era in the Subantarctic Southern Ocean; Anthropocene
Long-term Recovery - Review of sediment condition at Marine Farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
Macrophytes as bioindicators of heavy metal pollution in estuarine and coastal environments; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Microplastic distribution at different sediment depths in an urban estuary; Frontiers in Marine Sciences
New evidence links changing shelf phytoplankton communities to boundary currents in southeast Tasmania; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Observations on the morphological diversity and distribution of two siliceous nannoplankton genera, Hyalolithus and Petasaria; Micropaleontology
Ocean circulation and frontal structure near the southern Kerguelen Plateau during the Kerguelen Axis marine ecosystem survey; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Ocean circulation and frontal structure near the southern Kerguelen Plateau: the physical context for the Kerguelen Axis ecosystem study; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Photosynthetic and ultrastructural responses of Ulva australis to Zn stress; Micron
Plankton 2015 - linking science and policy: an assessment of our oceans using plankton indicators of ecological change
Protistan communities in the Australian sector of the Sub-Antarctic Zone during SAZ-Sense; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Sediment copper bioassay for the brittlestar Amphiura elandiformis - technique development and management implications; 13th International Echinoderm Conference
Sediment Copper Bioessay for the Brittlestar Amphiura elandiformis Technique Development and Management Implications; 13th International Echinoderm Conference
Tasmanian NRM Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Resource Condition Indicator Compendium
The role of zooplankton in establishing carbon export regimes in the Southern Ocean a comparison of two representative case studies in the Subantarctic region; Frontiers in Marine Science
Toxicity assessment of waters from Macquarie Harbour, western Tasmania, using algae, invertebrates and fish

Research Projects

Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint and associated recommendations for management ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Effect of heavy metals on key species within Australian Benthic Communities; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Establishing the potential to use seaweed as a bioindicator and for bioremediation of heavy metal pollution; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Resolving species diversity in the Southern Ocean - a microscopic analysis of phytoplankton communities, and the role of silica; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)

Research Candidate Supervision

The Potential Application of Macroalgae as Ecotoxicological Indicators and Biotechnological Tools for Bioremediation in Metal Contaminated Areas