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Researcher: Chuwen, BM (Dr Ben Chuwen)

Fields of Research

Aquaculture
Biological oceanography
Fisheries management
Fisheries sciences
Animal behaviour
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Population ecology

Research Objectives

Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Fisheries - wild caught
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Wild caught tuna
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An extension of the range of Water Rat Hydromys chryogaster (Muridae) in Western Australia with some implications for range and distribution; The Western Australian Naturalist
Assessing the impacts of gillnetting in Tasmania: implications for by-catch and biodiversity
Changes in catch rates and length and age at maturity, but not growth, of an estuarine plotosid (Cnidoglanis macrocephalus) after heavy fishing; Fishery Bulletin
Characteristics of the ichthyofaunas of offshore waters in different types of estuary in Western Australia, including the biology of Black Bream Acanthopagrus butcheri
Comparisons between the characteristics of ichthyofaunas in nearshore waters of five estuaries with varying degrees of connectivity with the ocean; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Dietary compositions of the sparid Acanthopagrus butcheri in three normally closed and variably hypersaline estuaries differ markedly; Environmental Biology of Fishes
Evaluation of Crystal Crab (Chaceon bicolor) resources on the south coast of Western Australia
Factors influencing the characteristics of the fish faunas in offshore, deeper waters of permanently-open, seasonally-open and normally-closed estuaries; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
FRDC People Development Programme: International Travel Bursary Development Award
Implications of environmental change and mortality estimates for sustaining fish populations in south coast estuaries
Implications of the divergent use of a suite of estuaries by two exploited marine fish species; Journal of Fish Biology
Informing risk assessment through estimating interaction rates between Australian seal lions and Western Australia's temperate demersal gillnet fisheries
Massive mortalities of the black bream Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae) in two normally-closed estuaries, following extreme increases in salinity; Marine Biological Association of The United Kingdom. Journal
Peel Harvey Estuary, Quantitative modeling workshop
The concept of an estuary: A definition that incorporates systems which can become closed to the ocean and hypersaline; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
The divergent environmental characteristics of permanently-open,seasonally-open and normally-closed estuaries of south-western Australia; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
The fish faunas of south coast estuaries: final report to the community
The fish faunas of south coast estuaries: Volume 1
The fish faunas of south coast estuaries: Volume 2
The fish faunas of Wellstead Estuary
The impact of environmental changes on the fish faunas of Western Australian south-coast estuaries

Research Projects

Early career development: cross-institutional collaboration for high quality publications on the response of fish populations to change in Australia's estuaries; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Development of an agent-based model to communicate implications of recruitment variability of finfish to recreational fishers
Effect of environmental change on commercial fish species in south coast estuaries
Evaluation of crystal crab (Chaceon bicolor) resources from Cape Leeuwin to the WA/SA border
Fish faunas of south coast estuaries
FRDC People Development Program: International Travel Bursary Development Award
Implications of environmental change and mortality estimates for sustaining fish populations in south coast estuaries
Informing risk assessment through estimating interaction rates between Australian sea lions and WA's temperate demersal gillnet fisheries

Research Candidate Supervision