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Researcher: Perkins, NR (Dr Nicholas Perkins)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Environmental management
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Fisheries management
Pollution and contamination
Natural resource management
Palaeoecology
Invertebrate biology

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Fisheries - wild caught
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Altered niche of an ecologically significant urchin species, Centrostephanus rodgersii, in its extended range revealed using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Analysis of a time-series of benthic imagery from the South-east Marine Parks Network
Analysis of Approaches for Monitoring Biodiversity in Commonwealth Waters - Field work report
Bleaching in sponges on temperate mesophotic reefs observed following marine heatwave events; Climate Change Ecology
Ensuring monitoring and management of bycatch in Southern Rock Lobster Fisheries is best practice
Image subsampling and point scoring approaches for large-scale marine benthic monitoring programs; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Monitoring the resilience of a no-take marine reserve to a range extending species using benthic imagery; PLoS ONE
Quantifying the statistical power of monitoring programs for marine protected areas; Ecological Applications
Spatial properties of sessile benthic organisms and the design of repeat visual survey transects; Aquatic Conservation
Temporal and spatial variability in the cover of deep reef species: implications for monitoring; Ecological Indicators
The annotation approach used for marine imagery impacts the detection of temporal trends in seafloor biota; Ecological Indicators

Research Projects

Assessing the use of different benthic imagery techniques for monitoring the effects of organic pollution on deep reefs; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Zeehan and Franklin Marine Park Multibeam mapping and drop-camera validation for Parks Australia; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Analysis of AUV-imagery time-series from the SE AMP network to inform future monitoring indicators and research priorities
California based ROV survey
Characterisation of reef and soft sediment in the Huon and Freycinet Marine Parks using BRUVs and ROVs
IMOS AUV-based benthic monitoring survey in Freycinet and Huon Marine Parks for Parks Australia
Tasman Fracture Marine Park demersal fish, rock lobster and sessile benthic community surveys

Research Candidate Supervision