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Researcher: Buxton, CD (Professor Colin Buxton)

Fields of Research

Fisheries sciences
Fisheries management
Aquaculture
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Natural resource management
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Environmental management
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Behavioural ecology
Other environmental sciences
Public law
Public administration
Physical oceanography
Ecological economics
Fish pests and diseases
Mathematical economics
Environment and resource economics
Fish physiology and genetics
Biological oceanography

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Fisheries - wild caught
Fisheries - aquaculture
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Marine biodiversity
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Wild caught edible molluscs
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Natural hazards
Wild caught rock lobster
Wild caught prawns
Other education and training
Other environmental management
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Justice and the law
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Hydro-electric energy
Aquaculture oysters
Aquaculture rock lobster
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Environmentally sustainable mineral resource activities
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Climate change mitigation strategies
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)

Career Best Publications

Abundance and distribution patterns of three temperate reef fishes (Teleostei:Sparidae) in exploited and unexploited areas off the southern Cape coast; Journal of Applied Ecology
Alternative reproductive styles in seabreams; Environmental Biology of Fishes
Evaluating the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas as a fisheries management tool
Life-history changes in exploited reef fishes on the east coast of South Africa; Environmental Biology of Fishes
Regional Impact Assessment for the Marine Protected Areas proposed for the South-East Region

Research Publications

5th Tasmanian seafood industry award winners
Acanthanectus, a new genus of triplefin with two new species from the southern coast of South Africa (Blennioidei: Tripterygiidae); Cybium
A decade of study in Tasmanian MPAS - Part 2
A participatory and Coordinated fishing industry solution to the rezoning of the Moreton Bay Marine Park Fisheries Research Development Corporation Final Report Project
A preliminary ichthyoplankton survey of the Tsitsikamma National Park; South African Journal of Zoology
A preliminary investigation of the Marine ichthyofauna in the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park; Koedoe
A survey of the recreational rock angling fishery at Port Elizabeth, on the east coast of South Africa; South African Journal of Marine Science
A Vision of Tasmania's Aquaculture and Fishing Industry by 2005 and Industry Development Plans to Achieve it
ABC TV 7pm News report by Fiona Blackwood on 20 December 2007
Abundance and distribution patterns of three temperate reef fishes (Teleostei:Sparidae) in exploited and unexploited areas off the southern Cape coast; Journal of Applied Ecology
Accurate estimates of tag-induced mortality rates are contingent on the number of tagged and recaptured lobsters; Bulletin of Marine Science
Adaptive management of temperate reefs to minimise effects of climate change: developing new effective approaches for ecological monitoring and predictive modelling
Age and growth of Diplodus sargus capensis and D. cervinus hottentotus (Sparidae) on the Tsitsikamma coast, South Africa; Cybium
Age, growth and feeding of the blue hottentot Pachymetopon aeneum (Pisces:Sparidae) with notes on reproduction; South African Journal of Zoology
Alternative reproductive styles in seabreams; Environmental Biology of Fishes
An assessment of the proposed establishment of marine parks in the South East of South Australia
Aspects of the biology of the abalone Haliotis midae (Linne 1758) on the east coast of South Africa. 1. Feeding Biology; South African Journal of Marine Science
Aspects of the biology of the abalone Haliotis midae (Linne 1758) on the east coast of South Africa. 2. Reproduction; South African Journal of Marine Science
Aspects of the biology of the bronze bream, Pachymetopon grande (Teleostei:Sparidae) from the southeast Cape coast, South Africa; South African Journal of Zoology
Aspects of the recreational ski boat fishery off the Eastern Cape, South Africa; South African Journal of Marine Science
Aspects of the reproductive biology of the concha wrasse, Nelabrichthyes ornatus, at Tristan da Cunha; Environmental Biology of Fishes
Assessing the impacts of gillnetting in Tasmania: implications for by-catch and biodiversity
Assessing the robustness of a morphometric classification model to help predict Australia's benthic marine habitat diversity; GeoHab 2008 Ninth International Symposium
Atlantic salmon aquaculture subprogram; The third scientific conference of the atlantic salmon aquaculture subprogram
Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram: Facilitation and administration
Australia's dietary guidelines and the environmental impact of food 'from paddock to plate'; Medical Journal of Australia
Australia's no-take marine protected areas: Appropriate conservation or inappropriate management of fishing?; Marine Policy
Basslink hinged on fragile river
Catch and Effort of the Shore and Skiboat Linefisheries Along the South African Eastern Cape Coast; South African Journal of Marine Science
Changes in fish assemblages following ten years of protection in Tasmanian marine protected areas; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Changes in invertebrate and macroalgal populations in Tasmanian marine reserves in the decade following protection; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Consistent Advice
Cutting-edge technologies in fish and fisheries science; ASFB conference and workshop on cutting-edge technologies in fish and fisheries science
Determining the potential impacts of fishing activity on rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) behaviour and habitat utilisation via the application of radio acoustic positioning; 8th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Developing Integrated Performance Measures for Spatial Management of Marine Systems
Developing integrated performance measures for spatial management of marine systems
Development of an R&D response to ecosystem based management: Spatial management of fisheries and the role of MPAs
Diets of Diplodus sargus capensis and D. cervinus hottentotus (Pisces: Sparidae) on the Tsitsikamma coast, South Africa; Koedoe
Ecosystem model of Tasmanian waters explores impacts of climate-change induced changes in primary productivity; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Effect of predator-prey and competitive interactions on size at emergence in the black-lip abalone Haliotis rubra in a Tasmanian MPA; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Establishing fine-scale industry based spatial management and harvest strategies for the commercial scallop in South east Australia
Establishing meaningful targets for bycatch reduction in Australian fisheries; Australian Society for Fish Biology Workshop
Estimating survival of rock lobsters from long-term tagging programmes: how survey number and interval influence estimates; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Evaluating the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas as a fisheries management tool
Examining underwater visual census techniques for the assessment of population structure and biodiveristy in temperate coastal marine protected areas; Examining underwater visual census techniques for the assessment of population structure and biodiveristy in temperate coastal marine protected areas
Feeding biology of the Roman Chrysoblephus laticeps (Pisces: Sparidae). ; South African Journal of Marine Science
Feeding, defaecation and absorbtion efficiency in the sea urchin Parechinus angulosus; South African Journal of Zoology
First hatchery lobster hailed
Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features; Nature
Growth characteristics in the otoliths of selected South African sparid fish; South African Journal of Marine Science
How terrestrial management concepts have led to unrealistic expectations of marine protected areas; Marine policy
Ichthyoplankton distribution and dispersal in the Tsitsikamma National Park marine reserve, South Africa; South African Journal of Marine Science
Inshore small mesh trawling survey of the Cape south coast. Part 5. Crustacea, Stomatopoda, Isopoda and Decapoda; South African Journal of Zoology
Inshore small mesh trawling survey of the Cape south coast. Part 1. Introduction, methods, stations and catches; South African Journal of Zoology
Inshore small mesh trawling survey of the Cape south coast. Part 4. Contributions to the biology of some Teleostei and Chondrichthyes; South African Journal of Zoology
Integrating Acoustic Telemetry Data and Benthic Tarrain Models to Understand Spatial and Temporal Patters in Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) Movement and Habitat Utilisation; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Tachnology: International Symposium
Key predictors of extinction risk in sea breams and porgies (Family: Sparidae); Biological Conservation
Larval development of laboratory-reared carpenter, Argyrozona argyrozona; South African Journal of Zoology
Life-history changes in exploited reef fishes on the east coast of South Africa; Environmental Biology of Fishes
Limited evidence for ecosystem-level change on reefs exposed to Haliotis rubra ('blacklip abalone') exploitation; Austral Ecology
Lobster Decline
Management of the panga Pterogymnus laniarius (Pisces: Sparidae) on the Agulhas Bank, South Africa using per-recruit models; Fisheries Research
Marine Parks no answer to threats
Marine Protected Areas and Abalone Fishing - A Tasmanian Perspective; National Abalone Convention
Mark and recapture studies of two reef sparids in the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park; Koedoe
Modelling the effect of introducing MPAs in a commercial fishery: A rock lobster example; World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas
Movements of the southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii in Tasmania, Australia; Bulletin of Marine Science
MPAs and Rock Lobster Fisheries; 2nd National Lobster Congress
Not all wrasses are created equal - why we should distinguish our catch
Notes on the diet of Pterogymnus laniarius (Cuvier) (Pisces:Sparidae); South African Journal of Zoology
Notes on the diet of Rhabdosargus holubi(Steindachner) and Rhabdosargus globiceps (Cuvier) in the marine environment; South African Journal of Zoology
Octopus predation on the Hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata (Cryptodira: Cheloniidae); Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa
On the importance of peer review
Protogynous hermaphroditism in Chrysoblephus laticeps (Cuvier) and C. cristiceps (Cuvier) (Pisces:Sparidae) ; South African Journal of Zoology
Puerulus metamorphosis
Puerulus metamorphosis
Puerulus metamorphosis
Puerulus metamorphosis
Puerulus metamorphosis
Questionable interpretation of the Precautionary Principle in Australia's implementation of 'no-take' marine protected areas; Marine Policy
Rag meetings to determine future research
Recreational Fisheries and MPAs in Australia: Setting the Scene; Recfish Australia Research - Marine Protected Areas - stocking the toolbox for recreational fishers
Regional Impact Assessment for the Marine Protected Areas proposed for the South-East Region
Report of the Independent Scientific Audit of Marine Parks in New South Wales
Response surface analysis of the combined effects of exposure and acclimation temperatures on filtration, oxygen consumption and scope for growth in the oyster Ostrea edulis; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Rock lobster breakthrough!
Rock lobster movement patterns and population structure within a Tasmanian Marine Protected Area inform fishery and conservation management; Marine and Freshwater Research
Spatial and temporal use of spawning aggregation sites by the tropical sciaenid Protonibea diacanthus; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Spatial Management of Reef Fisheries and Ecosystems: Understanding the Importance of Movement
Spatial Management of Reef Fisheries: Understanding the importance of Movement; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Technology: International Symposium
Spatial variation in size at onset of maturity of female southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii around Tasmania, Australia; Scientia Marina
Super trawler gone, but is fisheries policy in trouble?
Super Trawler Scuppered in Australian Fisheries Management Reform; Fisheries
TAFI Celebrates 10 years
TAFI News
TAFI News - 2000 Research Reviews; Fishing Today
TAFI News - Research Review and RAG Meetings
Tasmanian Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and Development Plan 2003-2005
Tasmanian Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and Development Plan 2003-2005
Temperate and tropical rock lobster aquaculture in Australia; 8th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
The application of yield-per-recruit models to two South African sparid reef species, with special consideration of sex change; Fisheries Research
The biology of the panga, Pterogymnus laniarius (Pisces: Sparidae) on the Agulhas Bank, South Africa; Environmental Biology of Fishes
The biology of the skates Raja wallacei and R. pullopunctata (Batoidea : Rajidae) on the Agulhas Bank, South Africa ; South African Journal of Marine Science
The biology of the white musselcracker Sparodon durbanensis (Pisces:Sparidae), on the Eastern Cape, South Africa coast; South African Journal of Marine Science
The effect of introducing MPA's on a commercial fishery - a rock lobster example
The growth of Cymatoceps nasutus(Teleostei:Sparidae), with comments on diet and reproduction; South African Journal of Marine Science
The growth of Oreochromis andersoni (Pisces:Chichlidae) from the Okavango Delta, Botswana, and a comparison of the scale and otolith methods of ageing; Environmental Biology of Fishes
The influence of mark-recapture sampling effort on estimates of rock lobster survival; PLoS ONE
The reproductive biology of Chrysoblephus laticeps and C. cristiceps (Teleostei:Sparidae); Journal of zoology
The reproductive biology of Diplodus sargus capensis and D. cervinus hottentotus (Sparidae) off the south-east Cape coast, South Africa; Cybium
The subtidal gully fish community of the Eastern Cape and the role of this habitat as a nursery area; South African Journal of Zoology
The value of fishery dependent data for fine scale spatial management: Tasmanian examples; Spatial management in Fisheries
The value of fishery dependent data for fine scale spatial management: Tasmanian examples; Spatial management in fisheries. Australian Society for Fish Biology Workshop Proceedings
Training for Fisheries Management
Underwater observations of reef fish in and around Algoa Bay; Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
Validation of age and growth estimates using thin otolith sections from the purple wrasse, Notolabrus fucicola; Marine and Freshwater Research
Validation of age estimates in sparid fishes using fluorochrome marking; South African Journal of Marine Science
When is spillover from marine reserves likely to benefit fisheries?; Plos One

Research Projects

2003-200 Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram: Facilitation and administration; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2004-002 Spatial Management of Reef Fisheries and Ecosystems: Understanding the Importance of Movement; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2004-013 Towards Integrated Multi-Species Management of Australia's SE Reef Fisheries: A Tasmanian Example; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2004-313 Tasmanian Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and Development Plan 2003-2005; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2005-083 Regional Impact Assessment for the Marine Protected Areas for the South-East Region; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2006/302 Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference and Workshop 2006 - Cutting Edge Technologies in Fish and Fisheries Science; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2007/229 Aquafin CRC - Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram: Facilitation and Administration; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2008/022 Establishing Fine-scale Industry Based Spatial Management and Harvest Strategies for the Commercial Scallop Fishery in South East Australia; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
A Vision of Tasmania's Aquaculture and Fishing Industry Development Plans to Achieve it; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
An assessment of the threats to marine biodiversity and their implications for the management of State and Commonwealth fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
AS-CRC PDRF Project - Fisheries Economist ; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Assessing effectiveness of refuge areas for conservation of coastal sharks; Save our Seas Foundation (SOS)
Assessing the effectiveness of spatial management strategies for the protection and conservation of coastal shark species; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Assessing the impact of marine seismic surveys on southeast Australian fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Assessing the Impacts of Gillnetting in Tasmania: Implications for By-catch and Biodiversity; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery; Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
Can Commercial Harvest of Long-Spined Sea Urchins Reduce the Impact of Urchin Grazing on Abalone and Lobster Fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Determining when and where to fish: Linking scallop spawning, settlement, size and condition to collaborative spatial harvest and industry in-season management strategies; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Developing Integrated Performance Measures for Spatial Management of Marine Systems; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Ecosystem Model Analysis to Address Fisheries Management Issues in South Eastern Australia and the Implications of Climate Change; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas as a Fishery Management Tool; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Macroalgal monitoring in Macquarie Harbour; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for fishing and aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Population ecology and genetic variability of the endangered Maugean skate in Macquarie Harbour; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Quantitative Biological Baseline Surveys of Shelf Rocky Reef Biota in Commonwealth MPAs off Tasmania; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Research Hub - Prediction and Management of Australia's Marine Biodiversity; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Scientific Support for Managing Australia's Marine Biodiversity - A National Marine Biodiversity Hub; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
TAFI Agreement between UTAS and DPIPWE [ex DPIF]; Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas)
Tasmania's coastal reefs: deep reef habitats and significance for finfish production and biodiversity; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
The Provision of a Scientific Survey to Measure Changes in the Life Status and/or Behaviour of Commercial Scallops in the Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery; Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
Evaluation and Monitoring of NSW Marine Parks
Experimental Aquaculture Facility (EAF)
Expert Advice - Independent Scientific Audit of Marine Parks
Genetic Oyster Production
Gordon River Scientific Reference Committee
Proposed Marine Parks in South Australia
Research for Seahorse
SRG-MSC WA Rock Lobster
WA Fisheries Consultancy
Development of an R&D response to Ecosystem Based Management: Spatial management of fisheries and the role of MPAs

Research Candidate Supervision

Assessing the Effectiveness of Shark Nursery Area Closures for the Protection of Conservation of Coastal Shark Species
Lobster Enhancement- Can Artificial Reefs Play a Role?
Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for fishing and aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour
Spatial and temporal variation in growth and age composition of the temperate wrasse Notolabrus fucicola in Tasmanian waters