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Researcher: Hill, NA (Dr Nicole Hill)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Impact Assessment
Fisheries Sciences
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Science and Management
Community Ecology
Environmental Management
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Fisheries Management
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Soil Physics
Biological Oceanography
Climate Change Processes

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper)
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Wild Caught Prawns

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A standardised vocabulary for identifying benthic biota and substrata from underwater imagery: the CATAMI classification scheme; PLoS ONE
Advances in multibeam processing and spatial analysis for the characteristation and prediction of temperate seabeds to support the management of Australia's marine biodiversity; GEOHAB: Marine Geological and Biological Mapping
Algal canopy as a proxy for the disturbance history of understorey communities in East Antarctica; Polar Biology
Altered niche of an ecologically significant urchin species, Centrostephanus rodgersii, in its extended range revealed using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Australian sea-floor survey data, with images and expert annotations; Scientific Data
Autonomous vehicles as a tool for surveying temperate reefs in Tasmania
Autonomous vehicles as a tool for surveying temperate reefs in Tasmania
Beyond the bed: Effects of metal contamination on recruitment to bedded sediments and overlying substrata; Environmental Pollution
Characterization of Shallow Inshore Coastal Reefs on the Tasman Peninsula, Southeastern Tasmania, Australia; Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat: GeoHAB Atlas of Seafloor Geomorphic Features and Benthic Habitats
Choosing between strategies for designing surveys: autonomous underwater vehicles; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Congruence in demersal fish, macroinvertebrate, and macroalgal community turnover on shallow temperate reefs; Ecological Applications
Contaminated suspended sediments toxic to an Antarctic filter feeder: Aqueous- and particulate-phase effects; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Defining and observing stages of climate-mediated range shifts in marine systems; Global Environmental Change
Developing a quantitative, relative wave exposure index for shallow reefs in temperate Australia and potential applications in biodiversity research; Australian Marine Science Association 46th Annual Conference
Developing long-term monitoring programs in offshore waters with little prior knowledge: Applying a novel sampling design to inventory biological assets; AMSA Golden Jubilee Conference 2013 Shaping the Future
Developing long-term monitoring programs in offshore waters with little prior knowledge: Comparison of GRTS based sampling with swath mapping; AMSA Golden Jubilee Conference 2013 Shaping the Future
Do marine substrates 'look' and 'sound' the same? Supervised classification of multibeam acoustic data using autonomous underwater vehicle images; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Ecological grouping of survey sites when sampling artefacts are present; Royal Statistical Society. Journal. Series C: Applied Statistics
Efficacy of baited remote underwater video systems and bait type in the cool-temperature zone for monitoring ‘no-take’ marine reserves; Marine and Freshwater Research
Filling the gaps: predicting the distribution of temperate reef biota using high resolution biological and acoustic data; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Grazing effects of the sea urchin, Centrostephanus rodgersii,in two contrasting rocky reef habitats: effects of urchins density and implications for the fishery; Marine & Freshwater Research
Image subsampling and point scoring approaches for large-scale marine benthic monitoring programs; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Impacts of metal-contaminated sediments on marine communities: A temperate polar investigation
Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity; Nature
Integrating seafloor habitat mapping and fish assemblage patterns improves spatial management planning in a marine park; Journal of Coastal Research
Linking habitat and biotic patterns improves spatial management in a marine park; Geohab 2014
Loss of native rocky reef biodiversity in Australian metropolitan embayments; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Macro-algal communities in three major Australian estuaries: Broad-scale patterns in response to anthropogenic impacts; New Waves in Marine Science
Mapping habitats and developing baselines in offshore marine reserves with little prior knowledge: a critical evaluation of a new approach; PLoS ONE
Marine Biodiversity Hub
Methods for the processing of AUV digital imagery from South Eastern Tasmania
Model-based mapping of assemblages for ecology and conservation management: a case study of demersal fish on the Kerguelen Plateau; Diversity and Distributions
Monitoring Australia's Commonwealth Marine Reserves
Object based segmentation of multibeam backscatter data: methods for spatial analysis of shallow coastal seabeds, South Eastern Tasmania, Australia; Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping
Outcropping reef ledges drive patterns of epibenthic assemblage diversity on cross-shelf habitats; Biodiversity and Conservation
Phylogenetic and geographic variation in host breadth and composition by herbivorous amphipods in the family ampithoidae; Evolution
Physico-chemical changes in metal-spiked sediments deployed in the field: Implications for the interpretation of in situ studies; Chemosphere: Chemistry, Biology and Toxicology As Related to Environmental Problems
Predicting beta diversity in the marine environment: algal diversity patterns and their relationship with environmental variables on shallow subtidal reefs across southern Australia; 9th International Temperate Reefs Symposium 2011
Predicting patterns of beta diversity on shallow, temperate reefs; World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
Predicting temperate reef benthos with high resolution multibeam data; World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
Predicting temperate reef biodiversity: A South Australian example; New Waves in Marine Science
Prediction program In: Marine Biodiversity Hub, Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities, Final report 2007-2010
Predictions of beta diversity for reef macroalgae across southeastern Australia; Ecosphere
Quantifying fish assemblages in large, offshore marine protected areas: an Australian case study; PLoS One
Quantifying wave exposure in shallow temperate reef systems: applicability of fetch models for predicting algal biodiversity; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Seawater temperature effect on metal accumulation and toxicity in the subantarctic Macquarie Island isopod, Exosphaeroma gigas; Aquatic Toxicology
Sources of variation in herbivore preference: among-individual and past diet effects on amphipod host choice; Marine Biology: International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters
Spatial analysis of multibeam acoustic data for the predictiion of marine substrates and benthic communities in temperate coastal waters; ISRSE 2011: International symposium of R 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
Spatial associations among palatable and unpalatable macroalgae:; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Species traits and climate velocity explain geographic range shifts in an ocean-warming hotspot; Ecology Letters
Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets; Biological Conservation
Survey design for underwater robots: accomodating autocorrelation and constrained sampling; 4th International Statistical Ecology Conference
Tasmania's coastal reefs: deep reef habitats and significance for finfish production and biodiversity
Temporal and spatial variability in the cover of deep reef species: implications for monitoring; Ecological Indicators
The potential of trait-based approaches to contribute to marine conservation; Marine Policy
Using an autonomous underwater vehicle to inform management of biodiversity in shelf waters. ; Oceans 2010
When the bottom comes up: Experimental and real world resuspension of contaminated sediments; New Waves in Marine Science

Research Projects

9th International Temperate Reefs Symposium - UK, 2011; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Attendance at World Conference on Marine Biodiversity ; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Developing capacity in, and demonstrating appliciability of, an innovative toxico-kinetic technique, biodynamic modelling with metal stable isotopes, to environmental pollution research; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
FRANCE-AUSTRALIA SCIENCE INNOVATION COLLABORATION (FASIC) PROGRAM EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS: Predicting Antarctic Marine Biodiversity for Conservation and Management; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Tasmania's coastal reefs: deep reef habitats and significance for finfish production and biodiversity; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Ecological Difference Between Subtropical Reef Communities and Biodiversity and Response to Warming of the East Australian Current
The Effect of Collection and Scoring Methods on Inferences for Analyses of AUV Data