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Researcher: Nash, KL (Dr Kirsty Nash)

Fields of Research

Ecosystem Function
Community Ecology
Fisheries Management
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Environmental Management
Palaeoecology
Environmental Sciences
Conservation and Biodiversity
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Food Nutritional Balance

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Nutrition

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

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
Consequences of extreme life history traits on population persistence: do short-lived gobies face demographic bottlenecks?; Coral Reefs
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is coral richness related to community resistance to and recovery from disturbance?; PeerJ
Macroalgal herbivory on recovering versus degrading coral reefs; Coral Reefs
Management applications of discontinuity theory; Journal of Applied Ecology
Prolonged instability prior to a regime shift; PLoS ONE
Relationships between structural complexity, coral traits, and reef fish assemblages; Coral Reefs
The importance of structural complexity in coral reef ecosystems; Coral Reefs

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision