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Researcher: Layton, C (Mr Cayne Layton)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Fish Pests and Diseases
Ecosystem Function
Community Ecology
Bioremediation

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Chemical microenvironments within macroalgal assemblages: implications for the inhibition of kelp recruitment by turf algae; Limnology and Oceanography
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
Ectoparasites increase swimming costs in a coral reef fish; Biology Letters
Kelp forest restoration in Australia; Frontiers in Marine Science
Kelp patch size and density influence secondary productivity and diversity of epifauna; Oikos
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
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)
Restoration and permaculture of giant kelp forests in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision