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Researcher: Audzijonyte, A (Dr Asta Audzijonyte)

Fields of Research

Fisheries management
Biogeography and phylogeography
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Fisheries sciences
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Speciation and extinction
Ecosystem function
Ecological physiology
Population ecology
Biological adaptation
Natural resource management
Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Life histories
Conservation and biodiversity

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Fisheries - wild caught
Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Understanding climate change
Terrestrial biodiversity
Fisheries - aquaculture
Other environmental management
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Mysis nordenskioldi n. sp. (Crustacea, Mysida), a circumpolar coastal mysid separated from the NE Pacific M. litoralis (Banner, 1948); Polar Biology
A cross-scale framework to support a mechanistic understanding and modelling of marine climate-driven species redistribution, from individuals to communities; Ecography
Aliens associating with Caspian Sea endemic bivalves; Biological Invasions
Atlantis User’s Guide Part I: General Overview, Physics and Ecology
Atlantis User’s Guide Part II: Socio-Economics
Atlantis: a spatially explicit end‐to‐end marine ecosystem model with dynamically integrated physics, ecology and socio‐economic modules; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Calibrating process-based marine ecosystem models: an example case using Atlantis; Ecological Modelling
Characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellite markers in an invasive Ponto-Caspian mysid crustacean Paramysis lacustris; Conservation Genetics Resources
Comparative phylogeography of Ponto-Caspian mysid crustaceans: isolation and exchange among dynamic inland sea basins; Molecular Ecology
Deep impact of fisheries; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Diversity and distributions of circumpolar fresh- and brackish-water Mysis (Crustacea: Mysida): descriptions of M. relicta Lovén, 1862, M. salemaai n. sp., M. segerstralei n. sp. and M. diluviana n. sp., based on molecular and morphological characters; Hydrobiologia
Diversity within the Ponto-Caspian Paramysis baeri Czerniavsky sensu lato revisited: P. bakuensis G.O. Sars restored (Crustacea: Mysida: Mysidae); Zootaxa
Ecological consequences of body size decline in harvested fish species: positive feedback loops in trophic interactions amplify human impact; Biology Letters
Ecosystem effects of contemporary life-history changes are comparable to those of fishing; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Estimating maturity from size-at-age data: are real-world fisheries datasets up to the task?; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Fish body sizes change with temperature but not all species shrink with warming; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Fishery-induced evolution provides insights into adaptive responses of marine species to climate change; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
How fast is fisheries-induced evolution? Quantitative analysis of modelling and empirical studies; Evolutionary Applications
Human-mediated lineage admixture in an expanding Ponto- Caspian crustacean species Paramysis lacustris created a novel genetic stock that now occupies European waters; Biological Invasions
Interacting forces of predation and fishing affect species’ maturation size; Ecology and Evolution
Invasion phylogeography of the Ponto-Caspian crustacean Limnomysis benedeni dispersing across Europe; Diversity and Distributions
Is oxygen limitation in warming waters a valid mechanism to explain decreased body sizes in aquatic ectotherms?; Global Ecology and Biogeography
Migration and isolation during the turbulent Ponto-Caspian Pleistocene create high diversity in the crustacean Paramysis lacustris; Molecular Ecology
Molecular taxonomy reveals broad trans-oceanic distributions and high species diversity of deep-sea clams (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae: Pliocardiinae) in chemosynthetic environments; Systematics and Biodiversity
Morphometric discrimination among four species of the Mysis relicta group; Archiv Fuer Hydrobiologie
Multigenerational exposure to warming and fishing causes recruitment collapse, but size diversity and periodic cooling can aid recovery; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America
Ontogenetic deepening of Northeast Atlantic fish stocks is not driven by fishing exploitation; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America
Opsin gene sequence variation across phylogenetic and population histories in Mysis (Crustacea: Mysida) does not match current light environments or visual-pigment absorbance spectra; Molecular Ecology
Phylogeny and origins of chemosynthetic vesicomyid clams; Systematics and Biodiversity
Phylogeny of Mysis (Crustacea, Mysida): history of continental invasions inferred from molecular and morphological data; Cladistics
Phylogeny of Paramysis (Crustacea: Mysida) and the origin of Ponto-Caspian endemic diversity: resolving power from nuclear protein-coding genes; Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Phylogeographic analyses of a circumarctic coastal and a boreal lacustrine mysid crustacean, and evidence of fast postglacial mtDNA rates; Molecular Ecology
Poleward bound: adapting to climate-driven species redistribution; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Spectral sensitivity differences in two Mysis sibling species (Crustacea, Mysida): adaptation or phylogenetic constraints?; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
The energetic cost of reproduction and its effect on optimal life-history strategies; American Naturalist
The impacts of fish body size changes on stock recovery: a case study using an Australian marine ecosystem model; ICES Journal of Marine Science
The role of life histories and trophic interactions in population recovery; Conservation Biology
Three nuclear genes for phylogenetic, SNP and population genetic studies of molluscs and other invertebrates; Molecular Ecology Resources
Tolerance of Paramysis lacustris and Limnomysis benedeni (Crustacea, Mysida) to sudden salinity changes: implications for ballast water treatment; Oceanologia
Tracing recent invasions of the Ponto-Caspian mysid shrimp Hemimysis anomala across Europe and to North America with mitochondrial DNA; Diversity and Distributions
Trends and management implications of human-influenced life-history changes in marine ectotherms; Fish and Fisheries
Two cryptic species of the Hediste diversicolor group (Polychaeta, Nereididae) in the Baltic Sea, with mitochondrial signatures of different population histories; Marine Biology
Two lineages of the invasive New Zealand mudsnail Potamopyrgus antipodarum spreading in the Baltic and Black sea basins: low genetic diversity and different salinity preferences; Biological Invasions
When gaps really are gaps: statistical phylogeography of hydrothermal vent invertebrates; Evolution

Research Projects

Citizen science empowered global analyses of fish sizes changes through space and time, and impacts on fisheries and marine conservation; The Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT)
Rapidly changing life-histories and the resilience of Pacific Ocean fisheries; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision