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Researcher: Layton, C (Dr Cayne Layton)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Fish pests and diseases
Ecosystem function
Natural resource management
Carbon sequestration science
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecological physiology
Social and cultural anthropology
Global change biology
Ocean engineering
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
Ecological applications
Environmental management
Ecosystem services (incl. pollination)

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Climate change mitigation strategies
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Terrestrial biodiversity
Other environmental management
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Climate adaptive plants
Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
Marine systems and management
Environmental education and awareness
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Wild caught edible molluscs

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A successful method of transplanting adult Ecklonia radiata kelp, and relevance to other habitat-forming macroalgae; Restoration Ecology
Chemical microenvironments within macroalgal assemblages: implications for the inhibition of kelp recruitment by turf algae; Limnology and Oceanography
Density-dependence and seasonal variation in reproductive output and sporophyte production in the kelp, Ecklonia radiata; Journal of Phycology
Ecosystem engineering by a canopy-forming kelp facilitates the recruitment of native oysters; Restoration Ecology
Ectoparasites increase swimming costs in a coral reef fish; Biology Letters
Habitat fragmentation causes collapse of kelp recruitment; Marine Ecology Progress Series
High kelp density attracts fishes except for recruiting cryptobenthic species; Marine Environmental Research
Interactive effects of canopy-driven changes in light, scour and water flow on microscopic recruits in kelp; Marine Environmental Research
Kelp forest restoration in Australia; Frontiers in Marine Science
Kelp patch size and density influence secondary productivity and diversity of epifauna; Oikos
Key principles for managing recovery of kelp forests through restoration; Bioscience
Ocean resource use: building the coastal blue economy; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Patch size and density of canopy-forming kelp modify influences of ecosystem engineering on understorey algal and sessile invertebrate assemblages; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Resilience and stability of kelp forests: the importance of patch dynamics and environment-engineer feedbacks; PLoS ONE
Seaweed ecosystems may not mitigate CO2 emissions; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Status-dependent foraging behaviour in coral reef wrasses; Coral Reefs
The role of restoration for conserving matters of national environmental significance in marine and coastal environments

Research Projects

Fish and invertebrate recruitment in response to varying kelp habitat population dynamics; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
NESP MaC: Assessment of thermal tolerance in giant kelp; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Palawa Shell Necklace Practice and Ocean Change: Climate Change and Aboriginal Culture; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
NRM South Giant kelp biodiversity
Restoration and permaculture of giant kelp forests in Tasmania
TNC Kelp Conservation Project
Upscaling the restoration of endangered giant kelp forests in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision