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Researcher: Strutton, PG (Professor Peter Strutton)

Fields of Research

Biological oceanography
Physical oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Climate change processes
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Carbon sequestration science
Atomic, molecular and optical physics
Other biological sciences
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Environmental management
Marine geoscience
Fisheries management
Fish pests and diseases
Earth system sciences
Turbulent flows
Atmospheric dynamics

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Climate change models
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory)
Fisheries - wild caught
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Climate change mitigation strategies
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Understanding climate change
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from construction activities
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Fisheries - aquaculture
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Marine biodiversity
Effects of climate change on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. social impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A device for protecting moored spectroradiometers from biofouling; Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
A Lagrangian study of surface pCO2 dynamics in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
A mixed layer carbon budget for the GasEx-2001 experiment; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
A novel clade of Prochlorococcus found in high nutrient low chlorophyll waters in the South and Equatorial Pacific Ocean; The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology
A road map to IndOOS-2: better observations of the rapidly warming Indian Ocean; Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
A sustained ocean observing system in the Indian Ocean for climate related scientific knowledge and societal needs; Frontiers in Marine Science
An assessment and improvement of satellite ocean color algorithms for the tropical Pacific Ocean; JGR Oceans
Antarctic slush-ice algal accumulation not quantified through conventional satellite imagery: beware the ice of March; The Cryosphere Discussions
Background nutrient concentration determines phytoplankton bloom response to marine heatwaves; Global Change Biology
Bio‐optical observations of the 2004 Labrador Sea phytoplankton bloom; Journal of Geophysical Research
Biogeochemical variability in the central equatorial Indian Ocean during the monsoon transition; Biogeosciences
Biological and chemical response of the equatorial Pacific Ocean to the 1997-98 El Nino; Science
Biological heating in the equatorial Pacific: observed variability and potential for real-time calculation; Journal of Climate
Biological-physical coupling in the equatorial Pacific during the onset of the 1997-98 El Niño; Geophysical Research Letters
Breaking internal tides keep the ocean in balance; Eos
Calving event led to changes in phytoplankton bloom phenology in the Mertz polynya, Antarctica; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Changing concentrations of CO, CH4, C5H8, CH3Br, CH3I, and dimethyl sulfide during the Southern Ocean Iron Enrichment Experiments; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America
Climate change - a Tasmanian perspective; Tasmanian Climate Change Symposium Hobart
Climate change alters stability and species potential interactions in a large marine ecosystem; Global Change Biology
Co-limitation of diatoms by iron and silicic acid in the equatorial Pacific; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Controls on tropical Pacific Ocean productivity revealed through nutrient stress diagnostics; Nature
Determining coastal inlet flushing times: a practical expression for use in aquaculture and pollution management; Aquaculture Research
Dissolved O2/Ar and other methods reveal rapid changes in productivity during a Lagrangian experiment in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Distinct iron cycling in a Southern Ocean eddy; Nature Communications
Eddy-induced carbon transport across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Enhanced chlorophyll associated with tropical instability waves in the equatorial Pacific; Geophysical Research Letters
Environmental associations with broad-scale Japanese and Taiwanese pelagic longline effort in the southern Indian and Atlantic Oceans; Fisheries Oceanography
Equatorial Pacific chemical and biological variability, 1997–2003; Global Biogeochemical Cycles: An International Journal of Global Change
Evaluating Southern Ocean carbon eddy-pump from biogeochemical-Argo floats; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Failure to bloom: Intense upwelling results in negligible phytoplankton response and prolonged CO2 outgassing over the Oregon shelf; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Generalized linear models to assess environmental drivers of paralytic shellfish toxin blooms (Southeast Tasmania, Australia); Continental Shelf Research
Global correlations between winds and ocean chlorophyll; Journal of Geophysical Research
Harmful algal blooms along the North American west coast region: History, trends, causes, and impacts; Harmful Algae
Ice Algae Model Intercomparison Project phase 2 (IAMIP2); Geoscientific Model Development
Identifying important species that amplify or mitigate the interactive effects of human impacts on marine food webs; Conservation Biology
Illegal fishing bycatch overshadows climate as a driver of albatross population decline; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Impact of tropical instability waves on nutrient and chlorophyll distributions in the equatorial Pacific; Deep-Sea Research. Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers
Indonesian throughflow nutrient fluxes and their potential impact on Indian Ocean productivity; Geophysical Research Letters
Insights into projected changes in marine heatwaves from a high-resolution ocean circulation model; Nature Communications
Iron and light limitation of phytoplankton growth off East Antarctica; Journal of Marine Systems
Iron links river runoff and shelf width to phytoplankton biomass along the U.S. West Coast; Geophysical Research Letters
Japanese and Taiwanese pelagic longline fleet dynamics and the impacts of climate change in the southern Indian Ocean; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Meridional heat and salt transport across the Subantarctic Front by cold-core eddies; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Non-linear analysis of chlorophyll a transects as a method of quantifying spatial structure; Journal of Plankton Research
Nutrient variability in Subantarctic Mode Waters forced by the Southern Annular Mode and ENSO; Geophysical Research Letters
Observations of ice nucleating particles over Southern Ocean waters; Geophysical Research Letters
Observations of pigment and particle distributions in the western North Atlantic from an autonomous float and ocean color satellite; Limnology and Oceanography
Ocean circulation off east Antarctica affects ecosystem structure and sea-ice extent; Nature
pCO2 distributions and air-water CO2 fluxes in the Columbia River estuary; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Physical and ecological uncertainties in the widespread implementation of controlled upwelling in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Physical drivers of biogeochemical variability in the Polar Front Meander; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Phytoplankton patchiness: quantifying the biological contribution using Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometry; Journal of Plankton Research
Primary productivity in the central equatorial Pacific (3°S 130°W) during GasEx‐2001; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Primary productivity in the equatorial Pacific during the 1997-98 El Niño; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Primary productivity off the coast of East Antarctica (80-150°E): January to March 1996; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Primary productivity, new productivity, and their relation to carbon flux during two Southern Ocean Gas Exchange tracer experiments; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Quantification of Southern Ocean phytoplankton biomass and primary productivity via satellite observations and biogeochemical models; Ccamlr Science
Quantifying the influence of sub-mesoscale dynamics on the supply of iron to Southern Ocean phytoplankton blooms; Deep-Sea Research I
Regional variations in the influence of mesoscale eddies on near-surface chlorophyll; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Relationships among upwelling, phytoplankton blooms, and phycotoxins in coastal Oregon shellfish; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Remote assessment of the fate of phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean sea-ice zone; Nature Communications
Review of fluorescent standards for calibration of in situ fluorometers: Recommendations applied in coastal and ocean observing programs; Optics Express
Satellite observations of chlorophyll, phytoplankton biomass, and Ekman pumping in nonlinear mesoscale eddies; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Satellite-based detection and monitoring of phytoplankton blooms along the Oregon coast; Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans
Satellite-based prediction of pCO2 in coastal waters of the eastern North Pacific; Progress in Oceanography
Sea ice meltwater and circumpolar deep water drive contrasting productivity in three Antarctic polynyas; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Sea surface pCO2 and carbon export during the Labrador Sea spring-summer bloom: An in situ mass balance approach; Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics
Sea-air CO2 fluxes in the western Canadian coastal ocean; Progress in Oceanography
Seasonal and interannual CO2 fluxes for the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean as determined from fCO2-SST relationships; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Seasonal cycle of surface ocean pCO2 on the Oregon shelf; Journal of Geophysical Research
Southern Ocean Gas Exchange Experiment: Setting the stage; Journal of Geophysical Research
Southern Ocean iron enrichment experiment: carbon cycling in high- and low-Si waters; Science
Southern Ocean productivity in relation to spatial and temporal variation in the physical environment; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Spatio-temporal variability of surface water pCO2 and nutrients in the tropical Pacific from 1981 to 2015; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Subseasonal organization of ocean chlorophyll: prospects for prediction based on the Madden-Julian Oscillation; Geophysical Research Letters
Subsurface chlorophyll-a maxima in the Southern Ocean; Frontiers in Marine Science
The biogeochemical structure of Southern Ocean mesoscale eddies; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
The impact of equatorial Pacific tropical instability waves on hydrography and nutrients: 2004-2005; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report: What does it mean for Tasmania? A special briefing by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and the University of Tasmania
The subsurface biological structure of Southern Ocean eddies revealed by BGC-Argo floats; Journal of Marine Systems
The unusual surface chlorophyll signatures of Southern Ocean eddies; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Three improved satellite chlorophyll algorithms for the Southern Ocean; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Triple oxygen isotope composition of dissolved O2 in the equatorial Pacific: a tracer of mixing, production, and respiration; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Tropical Pacific Observing System
Unusual large-scale phytoplankton blooms in the equatorial Pacific; Progress in Oceanography
Using an Australian Massive Open Online Course to upskill marine science in the use of openly available marine data; Journal of Ocean Technology
Using non-linear analysis to compare the spatial structure of chlorophyll with passive tracers; Journal of Plankton Research
Vertical transport in the ocean due to sub-mesoscale structures: impacts in the Kerguelen region; Ocean Modelling
Widespread phytoplankton blooms triggered by 2019–2020 Australian wildfires; Nature
“BROKE” a biological/oceanographic survey off the coast of East Antarctica (80–150°E) carried out in January–March 1996; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2

Research Projects

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Coupled physical and biogeochemical dynamics on the Australian North West Shelf; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Dust to the ocean: Does it really increase productivity?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Eddies: The key to understanding Southern Ocean carbon cycling; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Enabling big data science in weather, ocean and climate; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Funding for Quantitative Marine Science (QMS); CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Funding for Quantitative Marine Science (QMS) 2015-2020 *extended to 2025; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
HydroBox: A containerised hydrochemistry lab for Australian oceanography; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Linking eddy physics and biogeochemistry in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current south of Tasmania; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
NCRIS ACCESS National Research Infrastructure Proposal UTAS as founding partner; National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)
Physical, chemical and biogeochemical gradients in the East Australian Current; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Robotic investigation of water optical properties in the Southern Ocean; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Southern Ocean Productivity and CO2 Exchange Under Current and Future Climate Regimes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The importance of internal waves in the stimulation of primary productivity at Ningaloo Reef; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Understanding climate drivers and predicting the future for coast Australian ecosystems; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Upper ocean biogeochemistry in the Macquarie Ridge meander of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Review Panel - ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies
Testing the White Ocean hypothesis to inform Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

Research Candidate Supervision

Effects of Climate Change on Phytoplankton Primary Production and Chemotaxonomy in Southern Ocean and Antarctic Ecosystems
Environmental drivers of cetacean strandings between Southern Australia and New Zealand
Impacts and Predictive Modelling of Coastal Upwellling on the South Australian Oyster Industry
Potential impacts of climate change on the dynamics and distribution of tuna, major industrial pelagic longline fleets and consequent interactions with threatened albatrosses- a first application to the Indian Ocean
Role of Environmental and Oceanographic Variables in Boom Ecophysiology of the Fish-Killing Dinofalgellate Alexandrium Cantella in Fjord Systems