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Researcher: Fischer, AM (Dr Andy Fischer)

Fields of Research

Biological Oceanography
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Management
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environment and Resource Economics
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Physical Oceanography
Economic Development and Growth
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Image Processing
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Environment Policy
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
Environmental Science and Management
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Marine Geoscience
Surface Processes
Ocean Engineering
Fisheries Management
Economic Geography
Special Vehicles
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Human Geography
Autonomous Vehicles
Maritime Engineering
Ship and Platform Structures
Earth Sciences
Environmental Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Community Planning
Classical and Physical Optics

Research Objectives

Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Teacher and Instructor Development
Economic Framework
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Industry Costs and Structure
Wave Energy
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Employment Patterns and Change
Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory)
International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Regional Planning
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Law Enforcement
Employment Services
Economic Growth
Environmental Management Systems
Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments
Climate Change Models
Expanding Knowledge in Technology

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A coastal ocean extreme bloom incubator ; Geophysical Research Letters
A Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks of wastewater reuse feasibility assessment across two jurisdictions; ANZSEE Australia New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics 2012 Conference
A First-Order, Morphological Response Model (FORM) for predicting hydrologically induced bathymetric change in coastal-plain estuaries; Journal of Coastal Research
A scenario-based approach to evaluating potential environmental impacts following a tidal barrage installation; Ocean & Coastal Management
A series of MATLAB learning modules to enhance numerical competency in applied marine sciences; American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Aggregating GIS and MCDM to optimize wave energy converters location in Tasmania, Australia; Soft Computing Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Axisymmetric circulation driven by marginal heating in ice-covered lakes; Geophysical Research Letters
Bathymetric rejuvenation strategies for morphologically degraded estuaries; Ocean & Coastal Management
Characterizing estuarine plume discharge into the coastal ocean using fatty acid biomarkers and pigment analysis; Marine Environmental Research
Chlorophyll-a estimation around the Antarctica Peninsula using satellite algorithms: hints from field water leaving reflectance; Sensors
Coastal ocean physics and red tides; Oceanography
Diversifying cores but stagnant peripheries: mining and other industry employment contributions to development in local government areas of the Northern Territory; Economic Society of Australia. Economic Papers
Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans
Eddies of the East Australia Current: Long Term Biological Impacts
Enduring community value from mining: measuring the employment impacts of mine closure for remote communities and considering issues for transformation; International Journal of Rural Law and Policy
Environmental correlates of phenotypic variation: do variable tidal regimes influence morphology in intertidal seaweeds?; Journal of Phycology
Evaluation of atmospheric correction and high-resolution processing on SeaDAS-derived chlorophyll-a: an example from mid-latitude mesotrophic waters; International Journal of Remote Sensing
Existing global marine protected area network is not representative or comprehensive measured against seafloor geomorphic features and benthic habitats; Ocean and Coastal Management
Fine scale mapping of the structure and composition of the Elkhorn Slough (California, USA) tidal plume; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Fluorescence-based approach to estimate the chlorophyll-a concentration of a phytoplankton bloom in Ardley Cove (Antarctica); Remote Sensing
Geospatial analyses of local economic structures in the rangeland areas of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia; Rangeland Journal
Improved management effectiveness of a Marine Protected Area through prioritizing performance indicators; Coastal Management
Influences of upwelling and downwelling winds on red tide bloom dynamics in Monterey Bay, California; Continental Shelf Research
Inter-annual variation in the density of anthropogenic debris in the Tasman Sea; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Large-scale movement and habitat range of reef manta (Manta alfredi) in northern Raja Ampat waters, West Papua, Indonesia; 13th International Coral Reef Symposium
Mining and other industry contributions to employment leakage in Australia's Northern Territory; Journal of Developing Areas
Monitoring Annual and Seasonal Variability of Dinoflagellate Blooms in Monterey Bay, California (USA) with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer; International Symposium for Remote Sensing of Environment
Performance of the MODIS FLH algorithm in estuarine waters: a multi-year (2003-2010) analysis from Tampa Bay, Florida (USA); International Journal of Remote Sensing
Recurrent frontal slicks of a coastal ocean upwelling shadow; Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans
Site fidelity and movement patterns of reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi: Mobulidae) using passive acoustic telemetry in northern Raja Ampat, Indonesia; Nature Conservation Research
Spatio-temporal variability in a turbid and dynamic tidal estuarine environment (Tasmania, Australia): an assessment of MODIS band 1 reflectance; ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
Spatiotemporal changes and fragmentation of mangroves and its effects on fish diversity in Ca Mau Province (Vietnam); Journal of Coastal Conservation
Systemic barriers to wastewater reuse in Australia: some jurisdictional examples; Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
The Distribution of Contaminants in Sediments and Water from the Upper Tamar River, Tasmania (Australia)
Tidal heights in hyper-synchronous estuaries; Natural Resources
Total exclusion barrages as sea-level rise mitigators: the geomorphological trade-offs for new installations; Ocean & Coastal Management
Toward an improved ecosystem based management approach: incorporating catchment characteristics into better management and planning of the Great Barrier Reef marine ecosystem; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Variation beneath the surface: Quantifying complex thermal environments on coral reefs in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida; Journal of Marine Research
Variation in the morphology, reproduction and development of the habitat-forming kelp Ecklonia radiata with changing temperature and nutrients; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Wastewater reuse in the absence of water scarcity and a market: A case study from Beaconsfield Tasmania (Australia); Asia Pacific Water Recycling Conference & Membranes andd Desalination Conference

Research Projects

2012: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, USA (3 to 8 Dec 2012); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program; The Group of Eight Ltd (GoE)
DFAT Vietnam exchange algal bloom project; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
Eddies of the East Australian Current: Long-term biological impacts; International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
International Conference on Harmful Algae, Crete, Greece; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Monitoring Coastal Ocean Change: Improving Accuracy of Global Satellite Phytoplankton Estimates in Coastal Waters; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Multi-Scale Satellite Mapping and Monitoring of Sea Surface Temperature Variability in the Tasman Sea and off the East Coast of Tasmania.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Phase 1 Research study into the optimisation of AUV sensors and systems; Northrop Grumman Australia (NG)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Australian Wildlife Society (AWSoc)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterfowl; Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
Plastic in Tasmanian waterfowl and wetlands; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
Enduring Community Value from Mining
Enduring Community Value from Mining
National Outfall Database
Sense-T Stage 2: BloomAlert: Real-time algal community monitoring for water quality and safety
Tracer Analysis of Sediment Redistribution of Tamar Estuary
Upper Tamar River Estuary Sediment Study

Research Candidate Supervision

A Study of the Effects of Algal Types and Suspended Matter on Water leaving Fluorescence Signals- Improving methods of water quality in coastal waters.
Development and testing of sustainable remediation strategies for an estuary subject to excessive siltation
Environmental Governance of Australia's Coasts
Hydrodynamic Interaction Between Oscillating Water Columns