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Researcher: Cox, MJ (Dr Martin Cox)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecosystem function
Population ecology
Biological mathematics
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Other biological sciences
Biological oceanography
Pollution and contamination
Physical oceanography
Classical physics

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - wild caught
Expanding knowledge in the mathematical sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Distance sampling detection functions: 2D or not 2D?; Biometrics
Investigating the effect of recruitment variability on length-based recruitment indices for Antarctic krill using an individual-based population dynamics model; PLoS One
Kerguelen Axis 2015-16: Marine science activities in support of research and observing of marine ecosystems in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Axis during 2015-16 austral summer
nupoint: an R package for density estimation from point transects in the presence of nonuniform animal density; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Predicting krill swarm characteristics important for marine predators foraging off East Antarctica; Ecography
Prediction of krill swarm characteristics that drive a marine predator ‘hotspot' region off East Antarctica; CLIOTOP 3rd Symposium 2015
The use of fishing vessels to provide acoustic data on the distribution and abundance of Antarctic krill and other pelagic species; Fisheries Research

Research Projects

Assessing status and trends of marine ecosystems in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Assessment of habitats, productivity and food webs on the Kerguelen Axis in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Mesopelagic Southern Ocean Prey and Predators (MESOPP); European Commission (EC)
The availability of Antarctic krill to large predators and their role in biogeochemical recycling in the Southern Ocean; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Research Candidate Supervision

Causes and consequences of variability in the depths of acoustic deep scattering layers in the world ocean