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Researcher: Villanueva, MC (Dr Cecilia Villanueva)

Fields of Research

Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Fisheries sciences
Behavioural ecology
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecological physiology
Global change biology
Resource geoscience
Fisheries management
Human geography
Natural resource management
Environmental education and extension
Other Indigenous studies

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Understanding climate change
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - wild caught
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Terrestrial biodiversity
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Wild caught rock lobster
Fisheries - aquaculture
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Copper ore exploration
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Environmental education and awareness
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Social impacts of climate change and variability

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A cross-scale framework to support a mechanistic understanding and modelling of marine climate-driven species redistribution, from individuals to communities; Ecography
A matter of history: effects of tourism on physiology, behaviour and breeding parameters in Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus) at two colonies in Argentina; Journal of Ornithology
A recently established Kelp Gull colony in a freshwater environment supported by an inland refuse dump in Patagonia; Emu
Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being; Science
Chapter 16: Climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptations: Australian marine fisheries
Contrasting futures for Australia’s fisheries stocks under IPCC RCP8.5 emissions – a multi-ecosystem model approach; Frontiers in Marine Science
Decadal scale projection of changes in Australian fisheries stocks under climate change
Developing achievable alternate futures for key challenges during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Driving planetary adaptation using natural laboratories for climate change; Species on the Move 2016
Feather-loss disorder in African and Magellanic penguins; Waterbirds
Forest density classification using texture-based image analysis techniques
Growing up under the spotlight: effects of tourist visitation on the stress response and sex ratio in Magellanic penguin chicks at San Lorenzo, Argentina; 9th International Penguin Congress
Kelp gulls attack Southern right whales: a conservation concern?; Marine Biology
Lithological and hydrothermal alteration mapping of epithermal, porphyry and tourmaline breccia districts in the Argentine Andes using ASTER imagery; Remote Sensing
Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science; Biological Reviews
Overview, opportunities and outlook for Australian spiny lobster fisheries; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Pilot Marine Spatial Assessment Tool: Evaluating options for assessing and balancing marine use change within Tasmanian coastal waters using a spatial assessment tool. Pilot Study – South and West of Bruny Island
Poleward bound: adapting to climate-driven species redistribution; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Seasonal variation in the physiological and behavioral responses to tourist visitation in Magellanic penguins; Journal of Wildlife Management
Southernmost records of two Seriola species in an Australian ocean-warming hotspot; Marine Biodiversity
Testing methods to estimate abundance of Magellanic penguins Spheniscus magellanicus; Bird Study
The influence of community size and location on different dimensions of vulnerability: a case study of Australian coastal communities; Australian Geographer

Research Projects

Decadal scale projection of changes in Australian fisheries stocks under climate change; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Peer Prize for Women 2017, Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being

Research Candidate Supervision