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Researcher: Bates, AE (Dr Amanda Bates)

Fields of Research

Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Ecological physiology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Fish pests and diseases
Fisheries sciences
Global change biology
Host-parasite interactions
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Comparative physiology
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Fisheries management
Conservation and biodiversity
Pollution and contamination

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in coastal and estuarine environments
Understanding climate change
Terrestrial biodiversity
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Fisheries - wild caught
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Activity and positioning of eurythermal hydrothermal vent sulphide worms in a variable thermal environment; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Adaptive management of temperate reefs to minimise effects of climate change: developing new effective approaches for ecological monitoring and predictive modelling
Deep-sea hydrothermal vent animals seek cool fluids in a highly variable thermal environment; Nature Communications
Defining and observing stages of climate-mediated range shifts in marine systems; Global Environmental Change
Distinguishing geographical range shifts from artefacts of detectability and sampling effort; Diversity and Distributions
Distribution Patterns of Zoochlorellae and Zooxanthellae Hosted by Two Pacific Northeast Anemones, Anthopleura elegantissima and A. zanthogrammica; Biological Bulletin
Effects of temperature, season and locality on wasting disease in the keystone predatory sea star Pisaster ochraceus; Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Feeding strategy, morphological specialisation and presence of bacterial episymbionts in lepetodrilid gastropods from hydrothermal vents; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Geographical range, heat tolerance and invasion success in aquatic species; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Global analysis of thermal tolerance and latitude in ectotherms; Proceedings of The Royal Society B
Heat tolerance, behavioural temperature selection and temperature-dependent respiration in larval Octopus huttoni; Journal of Thermal Biology
Impact of temperature on an emerging parasitic association between a sperm-feeding scuticociliate and North east Pacific sea stars; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Influence of density-dependent food consumption,foraging and stacking behaviour on the growth rate of the Northern abalone,Haliotis kamstchatkana; Aquaculture: An International Journal Devoted to Fundamental Aquatic Food Resources
Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity; Nature
Low global sensitivity of metabolic rate to temperature in calcified marine invertebrates; Oecologia
Marine species are on the move – but what exactly is a ‘range shift’?
More rapid and severe disease outbreaks for aquaculture at the tropics: implications for food security; Journal of Applied Ecology
Ocean warming hotspots provide early warning laboratories for climate change impacts; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Off-axis symbiosis found: characterization and biogeography of bacterial symbionts of Bathymodiolus mussels from Lost City hydrothermal vents; Environmental Microbiology
Parasitization of a hydrothermal vent limpet (Lepetodrilidae,Vetigastropoda) by a highly modified copepod (Chitonophilidae, Cyclopoida); Parasitology (Cambridge)
Parasitized snails take the heat: a case of host manipulation?; Oecologia
Persistence, morphology, and nutritional state of a gastropod hosted bacterial symbiosis in different levels of hydothermal vent flux; Marine Biology: International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters
Phylogenetic Characterization of Episymbiotic Bacteria Hosted by a Hydrothermal Vent Limpet (Lepetodrilidae,Vetigastropoda); Biological Bulletin
Resilience and signatures of tropicalization in protected reef fish communities; Nature Climate Change
Role of thermal conditions in habitat selection by hydrothermal vent gastropods; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Scientific gear as a vector for non-native species at deep-sea hydrothermal vents; Conservation Biology
Size- and sex-based habitat partioning by Lepetodrilus fucensis near hydrothermal vents on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, Northeast Pacific; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Spatial and temporal variation in the heat tolerance limits of two abundant Southern Ocean invertebrates; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Spatial variation in parasite-induced mortality in an amphipod: shore height versus exposure history; Oecologia
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
The intertidal distribution of two algal symbionts hosted by Anthopleura xanthogrammica (Brandt 1835); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Thermal tolerance and the global redistribution of animals; Nature Climate Change
Upper Temperature Limits of Tropical Marine Ectotherms: Global Warming Implications; PLoS One

Research Projects

An integrated model of how temperature influences biology from cells to ecosystems; The Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ)
Extending the Redmap pilot to South East Australia: using citizen science for engagement and early indication of potential new opportunties; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Increasing reporting capacity to detect shifting marine species and the development of a qualitative report card for resource managers

Research Candidate Supervision