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Researcher: Britton, DD (Dr Damon Britton)

Fields of Research

Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Ecosystem function
Fish physiology and genetics
Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Invertebrate biology
Global change biology

Research Objectives

Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Wild caught edible molluscs
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Adjustments in fatty acid composition is a mechanism that can explain resilience to marine heatwaves and future ocean conditions in the habitat-forming seaweed Phyllospora comosa (Labillardiere) C. Agardh; Global Change Biology
Chemical microenvironments within macroalgal assemblages: implications for the inhibition of kelp recruitment by turf algae; Limnology and Oceanography
Crustose coralline algae display sensitivity to near future global ocean change scenarios; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Ocean acidification reverses the positive effects of seawater pH fluctuations on growth and photosynthesis of the habitat-forming kelp, Ecklonia radiata; Scientific Reports
Responses of macroalgae to CO2 enrichment cannot be inferred solely from their inorganic carbon uptake strategy; Ecology and Evolution
Responses of seaweeds that use CO2 as their sole inorganic carbon source to ocean acidification: differential effects of fluctuating pH but little benefit of CO2 enrichment; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Safe in my garden: reduction of mainstream flow and turbulence by macroalgal assemblages and implications for refugia of calcifying organisms from ocean acidification; Frontiers in Marine Science
Seasonal and site-specific variation in the nutritional quality of temperate seaweed assemblages: implications for grazing invertebrates and the commercial exploitation of seaweeds; Journal of Applied Phycology

Research Projects

Nutritional quality of kelp as a key driver of commercial abalone productivity; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Research Donation - Assessing the indirect effects of climate change on the blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra)

Research Candidate Supervision