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Researcher: Reeves, S (Mr Simon Reeves)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Wildlife and habitat management
Behavioural ecology

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in coastal and estuarine environments
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Fisheries - wild caught
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Collapse of kelp beds to turf-dominance is mediated by urchin overgrazing not water quality alone; Aquatic Biodiversity & Ecosystems: Evolution, Interactions & Global Change
Density-dependent feedbacks, hysteresis, and demography of overgrazing sea urchins; Ecology
Drift-kelp suppresses foraging movement of overgrazing sea urchins; Oecologia
Drift-kelp suppresses sea urchin appetite for destruction; Australian Marine Sciences Association 2015 Conference
Drift-kelp suppresses sea urchin appetite for destruction; Aquatic Biodiversity & Ecosystems: Evolution, Interactions & Global Change
Mechanisms of kelp bed resilience and recovery on urbanised coasts; Australian Marine Sciences Association 2015 Conference
Mechanisms of kelp bed resilience and recovery on urbanised coasts; SER 2015 World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Octocoral barrier to grazing sea urchins allows macroalgal recovery on barrens ground; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Ontogenetic shifts in social aggregation and habitat use in a temperate reef fish; Ecosphere
Phase-shift dynamics of sea urchin overgrazing on nutrified reefs; PLoS One
Pollution signature for temperate reef biodiversity is short and simple; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Reduced resistance to sediment-trapping turfs with decline of native kelp and establishment of an exotic kelp; Oecologia
Sea urchin control of macroalgal communities across a productivity gradient; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
The effect of prolonged darkness on the growth, recovery and survival of Antarctic sea ice diatoms; Polar Biology
The Reef Ecosystem Evaluation Framework: Managing for Resilience in Temperate Environments
Top-down sea urchin overgrazing overwhelms bottom-up stimulation of kelp beds despite sediment enhancement; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Ubiquity of microplastics in coastal seafloor sediments; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Vice-Chancellor's Team Award for Outstanding Contribution to Enhancement for the Student Experience

Research Projects

Understanding patch dynamics to inform mechanisms of kelp bed resilience on urbanised coasts; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision