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Researcher: Crawford, C (Dr Christine Crawford)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Natural Resource Management
Aquaculture
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Environmental Impact Assessment
Population Ecology
Environmental Management
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Monitoring
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Environmental Sciences
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Fisheries Management
Invertebrate Biology
Fish Pests and Diseases
Biological Oceanography
Environmental Science and Management
Environmental Education and Extension
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Global Change Biology
Analytical Spectrometry
Fisheries Sciences
Social and Community Informatics
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Chemical Oceanography

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Environment
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Aquaculture Oysters
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Aquaculture Molluscs (excl. Oysters)
Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper)
Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Climate and Climate Change
Library and Archival Services
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Work and Institutional Development
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mining Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments

Career Best Publications

Assessment of long-term change in sediment condition after organic enrichment: defining recovery; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Effects of shellfish farming on the benthic environment; Aquaculture
Environmental management of marine aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia; Aquaculture
Qualitative risk assessment of the effects of shellfish farming on the environment in Tasmania, Australia; Ocean & Coastal Management
Video assessment of environmental impacts of salmon farms; I C E S Journal of Marine Science

Research Publications

A Decision Support Tree for Management of Estuaries in Tasmania, Australia; 2nd International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management
A framework for coastal and esturine resource condition assessment: Sharing resources and knowledge for better management
A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: II. State and Territory programs; Environmental Science and Policy
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
Baseline Environmental data for proposed Marine Farm Zones in Pittwater Estuary
Biodiversity and degradation of estuaries in North-West Tasmania
Biodiversity and Degradation of Estuaries in North-western Tasmania
Biological recovery from organic enrichment: some systems cope better than others; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Bringing back the Bay: Marine Habitats and Water Quality in Georges Bay
Bringing Back the Bay: Marine Habitats and Water Quality in Georges Bay
Conclusions; The Value of Water in a Drying Climate
Condition of rocky reef communities: A key marine habitat around Tasmania
Detection of organic enrichment near finfish net-pens by sediment profile imaging at SCUBA-accessible depths; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Developing a monitoring program for six key estuaries in north-west Tasmania
Developing and implementing a framework for assessment of estuarine health in small Tasmanian estuaries; Coast to Coast: Collaborations, Crossing Boundaries
Dietary preferences, growth and condition of triploid and diploid Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg), in Little Swanport Estuary, Tasmania, Australia; Aquaculture Research
Distribution of feral Pacific oysters and environmental conditions
Ecological and functional changes associated with long-term recovery form organic enrichment ; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Effects of oyster farming service vehicles on an intertidal sand flat; Aquaculture Research
Effects of shellfish farming on the benthic environment; Aquaculture
Environmental assessment of proposed marine farm zones in Blackman Bay
Environmental Assessment of Proposed Marine Farm Zones in Blackmans Bay
Environmental Flow Assessment of the Lower Coal River and Pitt Water Estuary
Environmental Flows in the Little Swanport Estuary
Environmental management of marine aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia; Aquaculture
Environmental risk assessment of shellfish farming
Establishment of an Integrated Water Quality Monitoring Framework for Georges Bay
Estuarine health in Tasmania, status and indicators: water quality
Evaluation of sediment recovery after removal of finfish cages from marine farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
Evaluation of Sediment Recovery after Removal of Finfish Cages from Marine Farm Lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
Evaluation of short-term fallowing as a strategy for the management of recurring organic enrichment under salmon cages; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Evaluation of techniques for environmental monitoring of salmon farms in Tasmania
Evaluation of techniques for environmental monitoring of salmon farms in Tasmania
Exploiting salmon farm benthic enrichment gradients to evaluate the regional performance of biotic indices and environmental indicators; Ecological Indicators
Fallowing: Some environmental considerations for sustainable Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture in Tasmania; World Aquaculture Society Conference
Fin Fish farming in Tasmania: Environmental Effects 2. Spatial and temporal changes in macrobenthic community structure as a technique for monitoring environmental impacts of aquaculture; Australian Society For Fish Biology Conference
Flat oyster Ostrea angasi growth and survival rates at Georges Bay, Tasmania (Australia); Aquaculture
George River Water Quality Panel - Final report June 2010
Habitat and population dynamics of the introduced gastropod Maoricolpus roseus; Catchments to Coast
How Much Do We Need To Know? The Significance of Taxonomic Level in the Assessment of Fin-Fish Farming Impacts on the Marine Benthos; Aquafest Conference
Importance of freshwater flows to estuaries - a case study of Little Swanport estuary; Tas Water 11
Improving the utility and sensitivity of estuarine monitoring; Lanscape logic, integrating science for landscape management
National review of Ostrea angasi aquaculture: historical culture, current methods and future priorities
National review of Ostrea angasi aquaculture: historical culture, current methods and future priorities
NHT Final Report: Determining the ecological health of ecological health of NW Tasmania: A case study assessing the status of the Duck, Montagu, Detention and Black River estuaries
Organic enrichment and infaunal community response: Do some systems cope better?; Estuaries and Change: ECSA37-ERF 2004
Oyster reefs at risk and recommendations for conservation, restoration, and management; Bioscience
Physical and chemical parameters of several oyster growing areas in Tasmania; University of Tasmania
Physical and chemical parameters of several oyster growing areas in Tasmania
Population characteristics and planktonic larval stage of the New Zealand screwshell Maoricolpus roseus; Journal of Molluscan Studies (2008)
Population dynamics of natural colonies of Aurelia sp. scyphistomae in Tasmania, Australia; Marine Biology
Predicting and assessing the environmental impact of aquaculture; New technologies in aquaculture: Improving production efficiency, quality and environmental management
Qualitative risk assessment of effects of farming Sydney Rock Oysters (SRO) on the Tasmanian environment
Qualitative risk assessment of the effects of shellfish farming on the environment in Tasmania, Australia; Ocean & Coastal Management
Recovery of sediments associated with fin fish cage aquaculture - are some systems better adapted ; World Aquaculture Society
Report on the occurrence of Sydney rock oysters on the east coast of Tasmania
Review of NIWA Report: Marine Farming in the Firth of Thames Monitoring and Performance Criteria
Scaling-up marine restoration efforts in Australia; Ecological Management and Restoration
Sediment Progile Imaging (SPI) at SCUBA-accessible depths: A Simple Approach for Detection of Organic Enrichment near Finfish Net-Pens (Comparison of results between Canada and Australia; Aquafest Conference
Sessional Chair: Coastal marine monitoring programs; Coast to Coast: Collaborations crossing boundaries
Shellfish reef habitats: a synopsis to underpin the repair and conservation of Australia’s environmental, social and economically important bays and estuaries
Significance of Freshwater Flows to Pacific Oyster Production; The 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum
Site Selection: Further Considerations For Environmental Sustainability Of Cage Aquaculture; Australasian Aquaculture Conference
Size and characteristics of aggregations of moon jellyfish (Aurelia sp) in Tasmania, Australia; Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings
Spatial patterns in impacts of fishing on temperate rocky reefs: Are fish abundance and mean size related to proximity to fisher access points?; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
State of estuary report for Georges Bay. Project Report
Survey of benthic invertebrate communities from Thirsty and Little Thirsty Lagoons, Cape Barren Island
Tasmanian NRM Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Resource Condition Indicator Compendium
The degradation of fish-cage waste in sediments during fallowing; Aquaculture
The influence of freshwater inflows on spawning success and early growth of an estuarine resident fish species, Acanthopagrus butcheri; Journal of Fish Biology
The invasion success of the introduced marine gastropod Maoricolpus in Australia; Mollusc 2006. Molluscs in research, conservation and the economy
The Little Swanport estuary; The Value of Water in a Drying Climate
The people and use of natural resources; The Value of Water in a Drying Climate
The river system and water management; The Value of Water in a Drying Climate
The Tasmanian Region; Seas at the Millenium - an Environmental Evaluation
The Value of Water in a Drying Climate; CSIRO Publishing
Understanding the condition of our estuaries
Video assessment of environmental impacts of salmon farms; I C E S Journal of Marine Science
What can sedimentation rate tell us about the environmental impact of marine finfish culture in Tasmania; Imaging the Benthos Conference
Zooplankton abundance and biomass size spectra in the East Antarctic sea-ice zone during the winter–spring transition; Deep-Sea Research: Part II

Research Projects

2009/067 - Nutrient and Phytoplankton Data from Storm Bay to Support Sustainable Resource Planning; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
A Risk Assessment Tool for Managing Coastal Bays and Estuaries; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
A whole of ecosystem assessment of environmental issues for salmonid aquaculture; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Anthropogenic Influences on the Source, Transformation and Fate of Carbon and Nitrogen in Coastal Waters: A Case Study of the Derwent Estuary; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Biodiversity and Degradation in Northwestern Tasmanian Estuaries; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Biological Status of the Derwent and Huon Estuaries; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Bringing Back the Bay - an Integrated Management Regime for Georges Bay; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Condition of Rocky Reef Communities, a Key Marine Habitat Around Tasmania; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Currents, nutrients and plankton in coastal waters of south eastern Tasmania and responses to changing weather patterns; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Develop and Implement a Framework to Measure Change in Marine, Coastal and Estuarine Water Quality; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Develop Program to Establish Conservation Value Detailed Baseline Info & Indicators for Water Quality for Priority Estuaries; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Developing Key Biological Indicators for the Tamar Estuary; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Ecology of Moon Jellyfish Aurelia sp. in Southern Tasmania in Relation to Atlantic Salmon Farming; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Effect of Human Activities on the Health of Estuaries - Using C and N Stable Isotopes to Identify the Source and Fate of Organic Matter and Nitrogen; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Effects of Pre and post settlement on the health and stability of Little Swanport Estuary; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Environmental Flow Regimes for Estuarine Health and Productivity; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Estuarine Health - Status and Indicators; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Future Oysters CRC-P: Advanced understanding of POMS to guide farm management decisions in Tasmania; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DoIIS)
Macroalgal monitoring in Macquarie Harbour; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Protection of Water Quality and Ecosystems in Georges Bay; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Purchase of a State of the art High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Reassessment of intertidal macroalgal communities near to and distant from salmon farms and an evaluation of using drones to survey macroalgal distribution; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Research Hub - Landscape Logic: Linking Land and Water Management to Resource Condition Targets; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Resilience of Storm Bay, Tasmania, to Climate Change and Development: Linking Oceanographic Changes to Productivity; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Short term monitoring of biotic changes; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Stage 1 - Develop Water Quality Objectives and Targets for Estuaries and Marine Waters; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Stage 2 - Develop Water Quality Objectives and Targets for Estuaries and Marine Waters ; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Water Use Across a Catchment and Effects on Estuarine Health and Productivity; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Angasi Reef restoration Honours project
Development of an Environmental Flow Regime for the Coal River and Pittwater
Restoration and culture of native oysters in southern Australia
Sense-T Stage 2: Oyster Biosensors
Shellfish Farming

Research Candidate Supervision

Ecology and Life History Characteristics of Black Bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri, in Tasmanian Estuarine Ecosystems
Ecology of Moon Jellyfish Aurelia Sp, in Southern Tasmania in Relation to Atlantic Salmon Farming
Ecology of the New Zealand screwshell and its impact on Tasmania's marine environment
Environmental Preferences, Impacts and Population Dynamics of the Invasive Screwshell Maoricolpus roseus
Hydrodynamics and Zooplankton Ecology in the Tamar Estuary, Northern Tasmania, with Special Emphasis on Larval Fishes
Impact of the Introduced New Zealand Screwshell Maoricolpus roseus on Soft-sediment Assemblages in Southeast Tasmania
Life cycle strategies and ecology of moon jellyfish in southern Tasmania
Natural and Anthropogenic Ecosystem Regime Variance Within a Tide-dominated Estuary- A Late Anthropocene Paleo-reconstruction
Oyster Mariculture in Tasmania- the Legal Framework Regulating the Oyster Industry in Tasmania and the Implications for Small Scale Procedures
Quantifying and Predicting Benthic Enrichment- Lessons Learnt from Southern Temperate Aquaculture Systems
Response of Plankton Communities to Changes in Land Use and Catchment Runoff in Tasmanian Estuaries
Spatio-temporal variability in measures of estuarine health
The Effects of Catchment Landuse on Estuaries- Using Macroinvertebrates as Bio-indicators
The Recovery of Benthic Communities Following Organic Enrichment- Examples from Caged Finfish Aquaculture sediment recovery from Atlantic Salmon (Salmosalar L) marine aquaculture operations