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Researcher: Moltschaniwskyj, NA (Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj)

Fields of Research

Invertebrate biology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Aquaculture
Population ecology
Fisheries sciences
Behavioural ecology
Fish physiology and genetics
Freshwater ecology
Animal physiology - systems
Natural resource management
Environmental management
Fisheries management
Zoology
Animal structure and function
Evolutionary biology
Pollution and contamination
Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation)
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Animal reproduction and breeding
Genetics
Conservation and biodiversity
Analytical biochemistry
Modelling and simulation
Automotive combustion and fuel engineering
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Terrestrial ecology
Molecular evolution
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Wildlife and habitat management

Research Objectives

Fisheries - aquaculture
Fisheries - wild caught
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Wild caught edible molluscs
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Aquaculture oysters
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Wild caught prawns
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Expanding knowledge in human society
Honey
Understanding climate change
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in coastal and estuarine environments
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Water safety
Other environmental management
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments

Career Best Publications

Inter-annual plasticity of squid life history and population structure: ecological and management implications; Oecologia
Small-scale spatial and temporal patterns of egg production by the temperate loliginid squid Sepioteuthis australis; Marine Biology
Supply-side ecology works both ways: the links between benthic adults, fecundity, and larval recruits; Ecology
Temporal variation in growth rates and reproductive parameters in the small near-shore tropical squid Loliolus noctiluca; is cooler better?; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Understanding the process of growth in cephalopods; Marine and Freshwater Research

Research Publications

Abiotic influences on embryo growth: statoliths as experimental tools in the squid early life history; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Abiotic influences on squid statoliths embryo growth: statoliths as experimental tools in the squid early life-history; Cephalolopod International Advisory Council Symposium 2006
Alternatives to sectioned otoliths: the use of other structures and chemical techniques to estimate age and growth for marine vertebrates and invertebrates; Tropical Fish Otoliths: information for assessment, management and ecology
An assessment of the use of short-term closures to protect spawning southern calamary aggregations from fishing pressure in Tasmania, Australia; Bulletin of Marine Science
An examination of variable growth in the loliginid squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana: a whole animal and reductionist approach; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Are behavioral syndromes invariant? Spatiotemporal variation in shy/bold behaviour in squid; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Are bigger calamary hatchlings more likely to recruit? A study based on statolith dimensions; Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) 2003 Symposium: 'Cephalopod Biology, Recruitment & Culture'
Are bigger calamary Sepioteuthis australis hatchlings more likely to survive? A study based on statolith dimensions; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Arrow squid: stock variability, fishing techniques, trophic linkages - facing the challenges
Asexual reproduction in scyphistomae of Aurelia sp.: Effects of temperature and salinity in an experimental study; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Assessment of long-term change in sediment condition after organic enrichment: defining recovery; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Assessment of temperature or salinity effects on larval development by catecholamine-induced metamorphosis of hatchery-reared flat oyster, Ostrea angasi (Sowerby 1871) larvae; Aquaculture Research
Australian cephalopod fisheries and aquaculture; Molluscs in Research, Conservation and the Economy Triennial meeting of the Malacological Society of Australasia
Batch or trickle: understanding the multiple spawning strategy of southern calamary, Sepioteuthis australis (Mollusca: Cephalopoda); Marine and Freshwater Research
Biological recovery from organic enrichment: some systems cope better than others; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Changes in muscle structure associated with somatic growth in Idiosepius pygmaeus, a small tropical cephalopod; Journal of Zoology, London
Commercial vs selective bred Pacific oysters: glycogen use and reproductive conditioning; Human Impacts and Functioning Ecosytems
Description and quantification of developmental abnormalities in a natural Sepioteuthis australis spawning population (Mollusca: Cephalopoda); Marine Ecology Progress Series
Detecting regional variation using meta-analysis and large-scale sampling: latitudinal patterns in recruitment; Ecology
Development of shy/bold behaviour in squid: context-specific phenotypes associated with development plasticity; Animal Behaviour
Development of the radula and digestive system of juvenile blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra): Potential factors responsible for variable weaning success on artificial diets; Aquaculture
Dietary influence on growth and development of flat oyster, Ostrea angasi (Sowerby, 1871), larvae; Aquaculture Research
Ecological and functional changes associated with long-term recovery form organic enrichment ; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Edible Shellfish: Biology and Science; Handbook of Food Science, Technology, and Engineering Volume 1
Effect of feeding on the structure of the digestive gland of the tropical sepioid Idiosepius pygmaeus; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK
Effects of hooking damage and hook type on post-release survival of sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis); Marine and Freshwater Research
Elemental fingerprints of southern calamari (Sepioteuthis australis) reveal local recruitment sources and allow assessment of the importance of closed areas; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Embryonic development of southern calamary (Sepioteuthis australis) within the constraints of an aggregated egg mass; Marine and Freshwater Research
Energy storage and reproduction in mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis: the influence of diet quality; Journal of Shellfish Research
Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods as experimental animals; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Evaluation of short-term fallowing as a strategy for the management of recurring organic enrichment under salmon cages; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Evidence that lipid can be digested by the dumpling squid Euprymna tasmanica, but is not stored in the digestive gland; Marine Biology
Eye development and light adaptation in embryos and hatchlings of the southern calamary, Sepioteuthis australis; Cephalopod International Advisory Council Symposium 2006 (CIAC '06)
Eye development in southern calamary, Sepioteuthis australis, embryos and hatchlings ; Marine Biology: International Journal on Life in Oceans and Coastal Waters
Fine structure and function of the digestive gland of the tropical sepioid Idiosepius pygmaeus; Joint Scientific Conference on Science, Management and Sustainability of Marine Habitats in the 21st Century
Growth and tissue composition as a function of feeding history in juvenile cephalopods; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Hemolymph chemistry and histopathological changes in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in response to low salinity stress; Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Heritability and fitness-related consequences of squid personality traits; Journal of Evolutionary Biology
How temperature influences muscle and cuttlebone growth in juvenile cuttlefish (Sepia elliptica) (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) under conditions of food stress; Canadian Journal of Zoology
Inter-annual changes in population structure and life-history characteristics of the temperate squid Sepioteuthis australis; Cephalopod International Advisory Committee (CIAC) 2003 International Symposium
Inter-annual plasticity of squid life history and population structure: ecological and management implications; Oecologia
Life history of a short-lived squid (Sepioteuthis australis): resource allocation as a function size, growth, maturation, and hatching season; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Limited use of stored energy reserves for reproduction by the tropical loliginid squid Photololigo sp; Journal of Zoology
Linking temporal and spatial distribution of individual reproductive effort and population level egg production; Advances in Fish Tagging and Marking Technology, International Symposium
Linking Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Individual Reproductive Effort with Higher-Level Population Processes; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Technology: International Symposium
Modeling of filter-feeding behavior in the brown mussel, Perna perna (L.), exposed to natural variations of seston availability in Santa Catarina, Brazil; Journal of Shellfish Research
National strategy for the survival of released line caught fish: Maximising post-release survival in line caught flathead taken in sheltered coastal waters
Organic enrichment and infaunal community response: Do some systems cope better?; Estuaries and Change: ECSA37-ERF 2004
Patterns of recruitment and abundance of corals along the Great Barrier Reef; Science
Personality Traits in Dumpling Squid (Euprymna tasmanica) : Context-Specific Traits and Their Correlation With Biological Characteristics; Journal of Comparative Psychology
Phase shifts, herbivory, and the resilience of coral reefs to climate change; Current Biology
Population dynamics and reproductive ecology of the southern calamary (Sepioteuthis Australis) in Tasmania
Population dynamics of natural colonies of Aurelia sp. scyphistomae in Tasmania, Australia; Marine Biology
Post release survival in recreationally caught flathead: Is there a problem?; ASFB conference and workshop on cutting-edge technologies in fish and fisheries science
Predicting glycogen concentration in the foot muscle of abalone using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS); Food Chemistry
Preface; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Protein synthesis, degradation, and retention: mechanisms of indeterminate growth in cephalopods; Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
Protein systhesis in a solitary benthic cephalopod, the Southern dumpling squid ( Euprymna tasmanica); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Rapid assessment of an ocean warming hotspot reveals ‘‘high’’ confidence in potential species’ range extensions; Global Environmental Change
Recovery of sediments associated with fin fish cage aquaculture - are some systems better adapted ; World Aquaculture Society
Reproductive strategy and spawning activity of sand flathead, Platycephalus bassensis (Platycephalidae); Cybium: Revue Internationale D'Ichtyologie
Site Selection: Further Considerations For Environmental Sustainability Of Cage Aquaculture; Australasian Aquaculture Conference
Small-scale spatial and temporal patterns of egg production by the temperate loliginid squid Sepioteuthis australis; Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) 2003 Syposium: 'Cephalopod Biology, Recruitment & Culture'
Small-scale spatial and temporal patterns of egg production by the temperate loliginid squid Sepioteuthis australis; Marine Biology
Somatic growth processes: how are they altered in captivity?; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Series B - Biological Sciences
Southern Calamary Research in Great Oyster Bay
Southern calamary: an overview of reproductive biology relevant to fisheries management; Cephalopod International Advisory Commmittee (CIAC) 2006 International Symposium "Cephalopod Life Cycles"
Spatial and seasonal variation in reproductive characteristics and spawning of southern calamary (Sepioteuthis australis): spreading the mortality risk; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Spatial and temporal patterns of squid personality traits; Cephalopod International Advisory Council Symposium 2006
Spatial and temporal variation in growth rates and maturity in the Indo-Pacific squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae); Marine Biology
Spatio-temporal variability in reproductive ecology of sand flathead, Platycephalus bassensis, in three Tasmanian inshore habitats: potential implications for management; Journal of Applied Ichthyology
Spawning aggregations of squid (Sepioteuthis australis) populations: a continuum of 'microcohorts'; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Supply-side ecology works both ways: the links between benthic adults, fecundity, and larval recruits; Ecology
Tasmanian scalefish fishery - 2005
Tasmanian scalefish fishery- 2006
Temporal variability in embryonic development and mortality in the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis: a field assessment; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Temporal variation in growth rates and reproductive parameters in the small near-shore tropical squid Loliolus noctiluca; is cooler better?; Marine Ecology Progress Series
The digestive gland of the Southern Dumpling Squid (Euprymna tasmanica): structure and function; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
The effect of variability in growth on somatic condition and reproductive status in the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis; Marine and Freshwater Research
The effects of egg position, egg mass size, substrate and biofouling on embryo mortality in the squid Sepioteuthis australis; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
The influence of ration level on growth and statolith increment width of the tropical squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae): an experimental approach; Marine Biology
The respiratory and circulatory systems of the small tropical sepoid squid Idiosepius pygmaeus: towards an explanation of non-asymptotic growth; Molluscs in Research, Conservation and the Economy. Triennial meeting of the Malacological Society of Australasia
The role of temperature and maternal ration in embryo survival: using the dumpling squid Euprymna tasmanica as a model; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Towards reliable hatchery-produced quality blue mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis: an integrated approach to optimising supply
Towards reliable hatchery-produced quality blue mussels: an integrated approach to optimising supply
Transgenerational marking of cephalopods with an enriched barium isotope: a promising tool for empirically estimating post-hatching movement and population connectivity; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Understanding the process of growth in cephalopods; Marine and Freshwater Research
Use of neuroactive catecholamines to chemically induce metamorphosis of hatchery-reared flat oyster, Ostrea angasi larvae; Aquaculture Research
Vagrants of the sea!

Research Projects

2008/202 - Towards Reliable Hatchery-produced Quality Blue Mussels: an Integrated Approach to Optimising Supply; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
A Socio Economic Assessment of Recreational Fisheries in St Helens, Tasmania; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Advancement of Breeding Technology in the Oyster Industry; Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources (DITR)
Develop an Understanding of the Reproductive Biology of the Little Blue Mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis; Spring Bay Seafoods Pty Ltd (SBS)
Developing a Report Card Process for the TEER Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Developing the TEER Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program Framework; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Development of an Innovative Mass Tagging Method for Marine Molluscs: a Tool to Assess Connectivity among Populations; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Development of an innovative tagging technique to improve conservation and sustainability of marine invertebrate populations; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Ecology of Moon Jellyfish Aurelia sp. in Southern Tasmania in Relation to Atlantic Salmon Farming; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Environmental Effects on Maternal Provisioning and Juvenile Fitness of the Southern Dumpling Squid, Euprymna tasmanica; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Feeding Ecology of the Juvenile Squid Sepioteuthis Australis: A Behavioural and Structural Approach; Australian Research Council (ARC)
International Symposium on Cephalopod Lifecycles: Biology, Management and Conservation; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Maximising value by reducing stress-related mortality in wild harvested abalone (2010/704); Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Mechanisms of Life-time Growth and Protein turnover strategies in Caphalopods; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Population Dynamics and Reproductive Ecology of Southern Calamari in Tasmania; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Reproductive Biology and Broodstock Conditioning of Mussels in Tasmania; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
Temporal Closures as a Management Tool to Protect Spawning Squid Populations; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
The Development of Behavioural Individuality in the Southern Dumpling Squid (Euprymna Tasmanica): Population and Evolutionary Processes; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
The Influence of Environment on Squid Embryos: The Consequences of not Putting all your Eggs in One Basket; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Squid Digestive Gland: More than just an Enzyme Factory?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Towards an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of squid growth; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Understanding Quality in Abalone; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)

Research Candidate Supervision

A Socio-economic Assessment of Recreational Fisheries in Great Oyster Bay, Tasmania
An Assessment of the Catching Performance of Circle Hooks and J-hooks in the Demersal Longline Fishery in the Sultanate of Oman
An Assessment of the Commercial Trawl Fishery of the Sultanate of Oman Using the Ecologically Sustainable Development Framework
Aspects of the Interaction between the Marine Bacterium Alcanivorax DG881 and the Toxic Dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum
Biology and Fisheries Assessment of the Arabian Pandora (Pagellus affinis) (Boulenger, 1887) in the Arabian Sea, Sultanate of Oman
Biosecurity Under Uncertainty- The Influence of Information Availability and Quality on Expert Decision-making for Risk Outcomes
Cryopreservation of Abalone
Disentangling Maternal Effects and Climate Change in Rock Lobsters
Ecology of Moon Jellyfish Aurelia Sp, in Southern Tasmania in Relation to Atlantic Salmon Farming
Effect of increased recruitment on the life history traits and population dynamics of blue grenadier (Macruronus novaezelandiae) in south eastern Australia
Effects of Ration on Protein-Nitrogen Flux and Mantle Muscle Growth in a Sepiolid
Embryonic development and early life history of the southern calamary, Sepioteuthis Australis Quoy & Gammaird, 1832
Evaluation of Artificial Reef Habitats and Impacts on Fisheries Resources
From Individuals to Populations- Personality traits in Southern Dumpling Squid (Euprymna tasmanica Pfeffer, 1884) and their Life History Correlates
Growth and Maturation of Female Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Reared in Freshwater in Tasmania, Australia
Growth and Reproduction of a Short-lived Cephalopod- Mechanisms that Facilitate Population Success in a Highly Variable Environment
Improved Hatchery Production of Flat Oysters, Ostrea angasi (Sowerby 1871)
Influence of Environmental Factors on Population Structure of Arrow Squid Nototodarus gouldi- Implications for Stock Assessment
Influence of Reproductive and Post-settlement Processes on Recruitment in a Marine Benthic Invertebrate
Life-history and population dynamics of the range extending Octopus tetricus (Gould, 1852) in south-eastern Australia
Mating Systems and Reproductive Success of Cephalopods
Microbial Ecology of Aquaculture Sediments
Optimising the Culture Environment for Early Juvenile Pot-bellied Seahorses Hippocampus abdominalis Leeson, 1827 (Teleostei- Syngnathide)
Population and ecophysiological modelling of the cultured mussel Perna perna- towards the development of a carrying capacity model
Probiotic Facilitation of Yeast Modulated Feeding in Bivalve Culture
Spatial and temporal variation in growth and age composition of the temperate wrasse Notolabrus fucicola in Tasmanian waters
Studies on Sustainable Development and Comparative Ecological Evaluation of Set-Net Fishery in Taiwan
Temporal and Spatial Variability of the Life History Characteristics of Sand Flathead, Platycephalus bassensis
The Development of the Digestive and Visual Systems in the Juveniles of Sepioteuthis australis and Euprymna tasmanica (Mollusca- Cephalopoda)
The Effects of Catchment Landuse on Estuaries- Using Macroinvertebrates as Bio-indicators
The Influence of Changing Salinity and Other Seasonal Factors on Farmed Oysters
The Recovery of Benthic Communities Following Organic Enrichment- Examples from Caged Finfish Aquaculture sediment recovery from Atlantic Salmon (Salmosalar L) marine aquaculture operations
The Threat of Non-Indigenous Marine Species Towards Tasmanian Marine Protected Areas
Understanding Quality in Abalone
Understanding Reproduction and Energy Storage, for Broodstock Conditioning, in Mytilus galloprovincialis