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Researcher: Blanchard, JL (Dr Julia Blanchard)

Fields of Research

Community Ecology
Global Change Biology
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Population Ecology
Ecosystem Function
Fisheries Management
Conservation and Biodiversity
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
Fisheries Sciences
Environmental Science and Management
Biological Mathematics
Biological Oceanography
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Studies in Human Society

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Fisheries - Recreational
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Change Models
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate and Climate Change
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Computer Software and Services
Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Management of Gaseous Waste from Animal Production (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Change Adaptation Measures

Career Best Publications

Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: impacts on ecosystems and human well-being; Science
Body size shifts and early warning signals precede the historic collapse of whale stocks; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Can marine fisheries and aquaculture meet fish demand from a growing human population in a changing climate?; Global Environmental Change. Part A
Climate change: a rewired food web; Nature
Considering land-sea interactions and trade-offs for food and biodiversity; Global Change Biology
Evaluating targets and trade-offs among fisheries and conservation objectives using a multispecies size spectrum model; Journal of Applied Ecology
From bacteria to whales: using functional size spectra to model marine ecosystems; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Future fish distributions constrained by depth in warming seas; Nature Climate Change
Impacts of climate change on marine ecosystem production in societies dependent on fisheries; Nature Climate Change
Linked sustainability challenges and trade-offs among fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Potential consequences of climate change for primary production and fish production in large marine ecosystems; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
Vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to a loss of structural complexity; Current Biology

Research Publications

A bioenergetic framework for the temperature dependence of trophic interactions; Ecology Letters
A trait-based metric sheds new light on the nature of the body size–depth relationship in the deep sea; Journal of Animal Ecology
Across ecosystem comparisons of size structure: methods, approaches and prospects; Oikos
Aggregation and removal of weak-links in food-web models: system stability and recovery from disturbance; Ecological Modelling
Assessing national biodiversity trends for rocky and coral reefs through the integration of citizen science and scientific monitoring programs; Bioscience
Assumptions behind size-based ecosystem models are realistic; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: impacts on ecosystems and human well-being; Science
Body condition of predatory fishes linked to the availability of sandeels; Marine Biology
Body size and ecosystem dynamics: an introduction; Oikos
Body size shifts and early warning signals precede the historic collapse of whale stocks; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Body sizes of consumers and their resources; Ecology
Can marine fisheries and aquaculture meet fish demand from a growing human population in a changing climate?; Global Environmental Change. Part A
Can multispecies models be expected to provide better assessments for Celtic sea groundfish stocks?; ICES Annual Science Conference
Changes in the size-structure of a multispecies pelagic fishery off Northern Chile; Fisheries Research
Climate change: a rewired food web; Nature
Consequences of alternative functional response formulations in models exploring whale-fishery interactions; Marine Mammal Science
Considering land-sea interactions and trade-offs for food and biodiversity; Global Change Biology
Consumer-resource body-size relationships in natural food webs; Ecology
Continental shelf-wide response of a fish assemblage to rapid warming of the sea; Current Biology
Coupled energy pathways and the resilience of size-structured food webs; Theoretical Ecology
Developing alternative indices of reproductive potential for use in fisheries management: case studies for stocks spanning an information gradient; Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science
Direct and indirect effects of climate and fishing on changes in coastal ecosystem services: a historical perspective from the North Sea; Regional Environmental Change
Distribution–abundance relationships for North Sea Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua): observation versus theory; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Do climate and fishing influence size-based indicators of Celtic Sea fish community structure?; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Dynamic prediction of effort reallocation in mixed fisheries; Fisheries Research
Ecosystem size structure response to 21st century climate projection: large fish abundance decreases in the central North Pacific and increases in the California Current; Global Change Biology
Effects of condition on fecundity and total egg production of eastern Scotian Shelf haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus); Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Evaluating targets and trade-offs among fisheries and conservation objectives using a multispecies size spectrum model; Journal of Applied Ecology
Fish abundance with no fishing: predictions based on macroecological theory; Journal of Animal Ecology
Fisheries assessment and management: a synthesis of common approaches with special reference to deepwater and data-poor stocks; Reviews in Fisheries Science
Fishing for space: fine-scale multi-sector maritime activities influence fisher location choice; PLoS One
From bacteria to whales: using functional size spectra to model marine ecosystems; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Functional, size and taxonomic diversity of fish along a depth gradient in the deep sea; PeerJ
Future fish distributions constrained by depth in warming seas; Nature Climate Change
Global in scope and regionally rich: an IndiSeas workshop helps shape the future of marine ecosystem indicators; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Global-scale predictions of community and ecosystem properties from simple ecological theory; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences
How does abundance scale with body size in coupled size-structured food webs?; Journal of Animal Ecology
Impacts of climate change on marine ecosystem production in societies dependent on fisheries; Nature Climate Change
Improving understanding of the functional diversity of fisheries by exploring the influence of global catch reconstruction; Scientific Reports
Individual-based food webs: species identity, body size and sampling effects; Advances in Ecological Research
Integrated modelling to support decision-making for marine social-ecological systems in Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Linked sustainability challenges and trade-offs among fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Lost in space? Searching for directions in the spatial modelling of individuals, populations and species ranges; Biology Letters
Making modelling count - increasing the contribution of shelf-seas community and ecosystem models to policy development and management; Marine Policy
Making robust policy decisions using global biodiversity indicators; PLoS One
Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science; Biological Reviews
Marine ecology and fisheries; Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach
Maternal contribution to the reproductive potential of a recovering fish stock: variability in the fecundity and condition of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) on the Scotian Shelf
mizer: an R package for multispecies, trait-based and community size spectrum ecological modelling; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
New directions in management strategy evaluation through cross-fertilization between fisheries science and terrestrial conservation; Biology Letters
Parameter uncertainty of a dynamic multi-species size spectrum model; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Potential consequences of climate change for primary production and fish production in large marine ecosystems; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
Power of monitoring surveys to detect abundance trends in depleted populations: the effects of density-dependent habitat use, patchiness, and climate change; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Predicted effects of behavioural movement and passive transport on individual growth and community size structure in marine ecosystems; Advances in Ecological Research
Predicting the consequences of species loss using size-structured biodiversity approaches; Biological Reviews
Predicting the impacts and socio-economic consequences of climate change on global marine ecosystems and fisheries - the QUEST_Fish Framework; World Fisheries: A Social-Ecological Analysis
Quantifying heterogeneous responses of fish community size structure using novel combined statistical techniques; Global Change Biology
Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: opportunities, challenges and way forward; Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation
Shifts in plankton size spectra modulate growth and coexistence of anchovy and sardine in upwelling systems; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Size matters for fish in a changing climate
Size-based indicators show depth-dependent change over time in the deep sea; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Size-spectra dynamics from stochastic predation and growth of individuals; Ecology
Testing and recommending methods for fitting size spectra to data; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Testing CPUE-derived spatial occupancy as an indicator for stock abundance: application to deep-sea stocks; Aquatic Living Resources
The dynamics of size-structured ecosystems
The effects of seasonal processes on size spectrum dynamics; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
The population increase of common guillemots Uria aalge on Skomer Island is explained by intrinsic demographic properties; Journal of Avian Biology
Trend analysis of indicators: a comparison of recent changes in the status of marine ecosystems around the world; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Two takes on the ecosystem impacts of climate change and fishing: comparing a size-based and a species-based ecosystem model in the central North Pacific; Progress in Oceanography
Vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to a loss of structural complexity; Current Biology
Zooplankton are not fish: improving zooplankton realism in size-spectrum models mediates energy transfer in food webs; Frontiers in Marine Science

Research Projects

Expert Working Group on Benchmarks for Ecosystem Assessment under EBFM; The Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT)
Mesopelagic Southern Ocean Prey and Predators (MESOPP); European Commission (EC)
New models for understanding the role of mesopelagic fishes and squid in Southern Ocean ecosystems; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Rewiring marine food webs: predicting consequences of species range shifts; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Species on the Move International Conference; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
The environmental impacts of linking marine and terrestrial food production; The Royal Society (TRS)
Peer Prize for Women 2017, Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being

Research Candidate Supervision