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Researcher: Weldrick, CK (Dr Christine Weldrick)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Biological oceanography
Bioinformatic methods development
Fisheries management
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Invertebrate biology
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Terrestrial ecology
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Physical oceanography
Climate change processes
Chemical oceanography
Cloud physics
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Analytical biochemistry

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Fisheries - aquaculture
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters)
Environmental ethics
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Climate change models
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A promising approach to quantifying pteropod eggs using image analysis and machine learning; Frontiers in Marine Science
Can lipid removal affect interpretation of resource partitioning from stable isotopes in Southern Ocean pteropods?; Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Chlorophyll-a in Antarctic landfast sea ice: a first synthesis of historical ice core data; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Diversity in zooplankton and sympagic biota during a period of rapid sea ice change in Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea, Antarctica; Diversity
Intertidal coarse woody debris: a spatial subsidy as shelter or feeding habitat for gastropods?; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Overcoming the obstacles faced by early career researchers in marine science: lessons from the marine ecosystem assessment for the Southern Ocean; Frontiers in Marine Science
Overcoming the obstacles faced by early career researchers in marine science: lessons from the Marine Ecosystem Assessment of the Southern Ocean; SCAR 2020
Plankton sampling by the training vessel Umitaka-maru in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean in the austral summer of 2020
Resource subsidies from multi-trophic aquaculture affect isotopic niche width in wild blue mussels (Mytilus edulis); Journal of Marine Systems
Seasonal dynamics in a nearshore isotopic niche and spatial subsidies from multi-trophic aquaculture; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Status, change, and futures of zooplankton in the Southern Ocean; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Temporal and spatial variability in stable isotope values on seabird islands: what, where and when to sample; Ecological Indicators
The use of swimmers from sediment traps to measure summer community structure of Southern Ocean pteropods; Polar Biology
Trophodynamics of Southern Ocean pteropods on the southern Kerguelen Plateau; Ecology and Evolution
Two scales of distribution and biomass of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in the eastern sector of the CCAMLR Division 58.4.2 (55E to 80E); PLoS ONE

Research Projects

Ecological functioning of Southern Ocean pteropods and their response to ocean acidification; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision