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Researcher: Fischer, AM (Dr Andy Fischer)

Fields of Research

Biological oceanography
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Environmental management
Pollution and contamination
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Physical oceanography
Environment and resource economics
Wildlife and habitat management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Environmental law
Geomorphology and earth surface processes
Economic development policy
Conservation and biodiversity
Marine geoscience
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Image processing
Environment policy
Fisheries management
Special vehicles
Wastewater treatment processes
Ocean engineering
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Economic geography
Climate change processes
Spatial data and applications
Autonomous vehicle systems
Biogeography and phylogeography
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Human geography
Maritime engineering
Other education
Other earth sciences
Environmental studies in animal production
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Environmental biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Agricultural hydrology
Land use and environmental planning
Ecosystem function
Environmental biotechnology
Agricultural biotechnology
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Community planning
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Classical and physical optics
Natural resource management

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Terrestrial systems and management
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Other environmental management
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Fisheries - aquaculture
Marine biodiversity
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Wave energy
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Climate change models
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Regional planning
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Employment patterns and change
Other economic framework
Industry costs and structure
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Teacher and instructor development
Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory)
Aquaculture oysters
Environmentally sustainable information and communication services
Marine systems and management
Law enforcement
Economic growth
Tidal energy
Employment services
Autonomous water vehicles
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Network systems and services

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
Autonomous Marine Systems at Offshore Aquaculture and Energy Sites, 1.20.002 Final Project Report
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
Current trends and future directions in quantitative geodiversity assessment; Progress in Physical Geography: Earth and Environment
Digital coalescence and consolidated geoconservation outcomes: a case study using ArcGIS mobile applications at Tasmanian coastal geoconservation sites; Geoconservation Research
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
Generalized linear models to assess environmental drivers of paralytic shellfish toxin blooms (Southeast Tasmania, Australia); Continental Shelf Research
Geodiversity inclusiveness in biodiversity assessment; Progress in Physical Geography
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
Improved red-edge chlorophyll-a detection for Sentinel 2; Ecological Indicators
Increased transparency and resource prioritization for the management of pollutants from wastewater treatment plants: a national perspective from Australia; Frontiers in Marine Science
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
Is there a relationship between floating plastic accumulation and fronts over the continental shelf zone of Northeast US?; The 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC)
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
Non-linear interactions between sea-level rise, tides, and geomorphic change in the Tamar Estuary, Australia; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Omnidiversity consolidation of conservation assessment: a case study of Tasmanian coastal geoconservation sites; Geoconservation Research
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
Satellite-derived thermal fronts and chlorophyll-a concentration in marine hotspots between 2003 and 2020; The Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (AMOS) Annual Conference 2022: The Critical Decade
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
Trends and patterns of SST and associated frontal frequency in the Vietnamese upwelling center; Journal of Marine Systems
Trends of satellite-derived thermal fronts and frontal chlorophyll concentration in marine hotspots: between 2003 and 2020; Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022
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)
Autonomous marine systems at offshore aquaculture and energy sites; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
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)
Enabling autonomous technologies for aquaculture in challenging environments; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Environmental pollutants in Tasmanian and Victorian Waterfowl (final PhD year); Birdlife Australia (BLA)
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)
NESP MaC 2.4 - Ecological outcomes of wastewater discharges in contrasting receiving environments; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
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; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Australian Wildlife Society (AWSoc)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
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
Influence of small rivers and estuarine exchange on coastal ecology Input from rivers and estuarine exchange on to the continental shelf plays an important role in altering physical, biogeochemical an
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