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Researcher: Eriksen, RS (Dr Ruth Eriksen)

Fields of Research

Aquaculture
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Natural Resource Management
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Environmental Management
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Biological Oceanography
Instrumental Methods (excl. Immunological and Bioassay Methods)
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Plant Systematics and Taxonomy
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Electroanalytical Chemistry
Flow Analysis
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Global Change Biology
Freshwater Ecology

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Management of Solid Waste from Animal Production
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Aquaculture Molluscs (excl. Oysters)
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mining Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Food Safety
Agricultural and Environmental Standards
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

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
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
Gut contents and isotopic profiles of Salpa fusiformis and Thalia democratica; Marine Biology
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
Long-term Recovery - Review of sediment condition at Marine Farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
New evidence links changing shelf phytoplankton communities to boundary currents in southeast Tasmania; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
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
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
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