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Researcher: Nash, KL (Dr Kirsty Nash)

Fields of Research

Ecosystem function
Fisheries management
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Environmental management
Other environmental sciences
Conservation and biodiversity
Environment policy
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Environmental education and extension
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Biostatistics
Palaeoecology
Food nutritional balance
Nutrition and dietetics
Climate change impacts and adaptation

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Terrestrial biodiversity
Marine systems and management
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Learner and learning
Environmental lifecycle assessment
Fisheries - wild caught
Other environmental management
Primary products from animals
Nutrition

Career Best Publications

Discontinuities, cross-scale patterns, and the organization of ecosystems; Ecology
Ecological indicators for coral reef fisheries management; Fish and Fisheries
Herbivore cross-scale redundancy supports response diversity and promotes coral reef resilience; Journal of Applied Ecology
Linked sustainability challenges and trade-offs among fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Planetary boundaries for a blue planet; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Ten tips for developing interdisciplinary socio-ecological researchers; Socio-Ecological Practice Research
The importance of structural complexity in coral reef ecosystems; Coral Reefs

Research Publications

A method to detect discontinuities in census data; Ecology and Evolution
A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities; Ocean and Coastal Management
An assessment of the viability of fisheries independent data for determining stock status and deriving management advice for Seychelles inshore coral reef fisheries
Body size distributions signal a regime shift in a lake ecosystem; Royal Society of London. Proceedings. Biological Sciences
Body size shifts and early warning signals precede the historic collapse of whale stocks; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Connecting to the oceans: supporting ocean literacy and public engagement; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Consequences of extreme life history traits on population persistence: do short-lived gobies face demographic bottlenecks?; Coral Reefs
Considering land-sea interactions and trade-offs for food and biodiversity; Global Change Biology
Coral reef community composition in the context of disturbance history on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; PLoS ONE
Coral reef recovery dynamics in a changing world; Coral Reefs
Cross-scale habitat structure drives fish body size distributions on coral reefs; Ecosystems
Detecting spatial regimes in ecosystems; Ecology Letters
Developing achievable alternate futures for key challenges during the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Discontinuities, cross-scale patterns, and the organization of ecosystems; Ecology
Drivers of herbivory on coral reefs: species, habitat and management effects; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Ecological indicators for coral reef fisheries management; Fish and Fisheries
Ecosystem-based management of coral reefs under climate change
Effect of macroalgal expansion and marine protected areas on coral recovery following a climatic disturbance; Conservation Biology
Feedbacks as a bridging concept for advancing transdisciplinary sustainability research; Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Fish foraging patterns, vulnerability to fishing, and implications for the management of ecosystem function across scales; Ecological Applications
Food production shocks across land and sea; Nature Sustainability
Governing fisheries through the critical decade: the role and utility of polycentric systems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Habitat and fishing control grazing potential on coral reefs; Functional Ecology
Habitat structure and body size distributions: cross-ecosystem comparison for taxa with determinate and indeterminate growth; Oikos
Harnessing fishery-independent indicators to aid management of data-poor fisheries: weighing habitat and fishing effects; Ecosphere
Harnessing global fisheries to tackle micronutrient deficiencies; Nature
Herbivore cross-scale redundancy supports response diversity and promotes coral reef resilience; Journal of Applied Ecology
Home‑range allometry in coral reef fishes: comparison to other vertebrates, methodological issues and management implications; Oecologia
Improving understanding of the functional diversity of fisheries by exploring the influence of global catch reconstruction; Scientific Reports
Influence of habitat condition and competition on foraging behaviour of parrotfishes; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Influence of spear guns, dive gear and observers on estimating fish flight initiation distance on coral reefs; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Integrating life cycle and impact assessments to map food’s cumulative environmental footprint; One Earth
Interacting forces of predation and fishing affect species’ maturation size; Ecology and Evolution
Is coral richness related to community resistance to and recovery from disturbance?; PeerJ
Linked sustainability challenges and trade-offs among fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Macroalgal herbivory on recovering versus degrading coral reefs; Coral Reefs
Management applications of discontinuity theory; Journal of Applied Ecology
Panarchy: opportunities and challenges for ecosystem management; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Plan of Action: An assessment of the viability of fisheries independent data for determining stock status and deriving management advice for Seychelles inshore coral reef fisheries
Planetary boundaries for a blue planet; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research; Marine and Freshwater Research
Prolonged instability prior to a regime shift; PLoS ONE
Putting all foods on the same table: achieving sustainable food systems requires full accounting; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America
Relationships between structural complexity, coral traits, and reef fish assemblages; Coral Reefs
Reply to ‘Whaling catch data are not reliable for analyses of body size shifts’; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Social-environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Ten tips for developing interdisciplinary socio-ecological researchers; Socio-Ecological Practice Research
The distribution and role of functional abundance in cross-scale resilience; Ecology
The importance of structural complexity in coral reef ecosystems; Coral Reefs
To achieve a sustainable blue future, progress assessments must include interdependencies between the sustainable development goals; One Earth

Research Projects

Effects of environmental change on seafood micronutrients: a SE Asian focus; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision