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Researcher: Nash, KL (Dr Kirsty Nash)

Fields of Research

Ecosystem Function
Fisheries Management
Community Ecology
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Management
Environmental Sciences
Environment Policy
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Food Nutritional Balance

Research Objectives

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

Career Best Publications

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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
The distribution and role of functional abundance in cross-scale resilience; Ecology
The importance of structural complexity in coral reef ecosystems; Coral Reefs

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision