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Researcher: Swadling, KM (Associate Professor Kerrie Swadling)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Biogeography and phylogeography
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Biological oceanography
Freshwater ecology
Pollution and contamination
Palaeoecology
Genetics
Population ecology
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Zoology
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Palaeoclimatology
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Ecosystem function
Physical oceanography
Invertebrate biology
Wildlife and habitat management
Evolution of developmental systems
Fisheries management
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Global change biology
Environmental management
Chemical oceanography
Fisheries sciences
Geochemistry
Glaciology
Animal diet and nutrition
Aquaculture
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Biological adaptation
Special education and disability
Psychology of ageing
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Behavioural ecology
Animal physiology - systems
Intelligent robotics
Microbial ecology
Polymers and plastics
Isotope geochemistry
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Analytical biochemistry
Fish physiology and genetics
Surface water hydrology
Inorganic geochemistry

Research Objectives

Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Other environmental management
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Natural hazards
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Terrestrial biodiversity
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Fisheries - aquaculture
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Environmentally sustainable energy activities
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Other plant production and plant primary products
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Fisheries - wild caught
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Understanding climate change
Other education and training
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Climate change models
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments

Career Best Publications

Fossil Rotifers and the Early Colonization of an Antarctic Lake; Quaternary Research
Life cycle plasticity and differential growth and development in marine and lacustrine populations of an Antarctic copepod; Limnology and Oceanography
Population structure of two Antarctic ice-associated copepods, Drescheriella glacialis and Paralabidocera antarctica, in winter sea ice; Marine Biology
Respiration rate and cost of swimming for Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, in large groups in the laboratory; Marine Biology
Role of lipid in the life cycles of ice-dependent and ice-independent populations of the copepod Paralabidocera antarctica; Marine Ecology - Progress Series

Research Publications

4. Environmental setting; Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
6.12 Sea-ice fauna; Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
Paratrochammina Minutissima n.sp. in Brackish, Marine-Derived Lakes of the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica; Journal of Foraminiferal Research
Salpa thompsoni in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean: environmental drivers and life history parameters; Deep-Sea Research Part II
Thysanoessa macrura in the southern Kerguelen region: population dynamics and biomass; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters; Scientific Data
A database of marine larval fish assemblages in Australian temperate and subtropical waters; Scientific Data
A database of marine phytoplankton abundance, biomass and species composition in Australian waters; Scientific Data
A database of zooplankton biomass in Australian marine waters; Scientific Data
A mass-balanced ecosystem model for the Kerguelen Plateau; The Kerguelen Plateau: Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries
A photographic documentation of the development of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) from egg to early juvenile; Polar Biology
A whole-of-ecosystem assessment of environmental issues for salmonid aquaculture. Aquafin CRC Final Report (CRC Project 4.2(2)/FRDC Project 2004/074)
Acrylate and Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) Concentrations during an Antarctic Phytoplankton Bloom; First International Symposium on DMSP and Related Sulfonium Compounds, June 1995
An evaluation of the ichthyoplankton monitoring at IMOS national reference stations: Final report to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
An experimental aquarium for observing the schooling behaviour of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba); Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Annual cycle of distribution of three ice-associated copepods along the coast near Dumont d'Urville, Terre Adelie (Antarctica); Journal of Marine Systems
Antarctic Lacustrine Copepods: Scattered Remnants of an Ancient Fauna and Recent Marine Invaders; Copepods: Diversity, Habitat and Behaviour
Antarctic mesozooplankton community structure during BROKE-West (30º - 80ºE), January - February 2006 ; Deep-Sea Research. Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Antarctic sympagic meiofauna in winter: Comparing diversity, abundance and biomass between perennially and seasonally ice-covered regions; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Application of stable isotope mixing models for defining trophic biomagnification pathways of mercury and selenium; Limnology and Oceanography
Benefits of swarming: mysids in larger swarms save energy; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Big things come in small packages. Biomass contribution of the krill Thysanoessa macrura to the marine ecosystem in the Kerguelen Plateau region; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the food chain of the Derwent Estuary; Derwent Estuary Programme Science Symposium
Biogeochemistry of Sedimenting Organic Matter at an Inshore Antarctic Site; Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, 2-4 October 1996
Biogeography of copepods in lakes and ponds of subarctic Quebec, Canada; Hydrobiologia
Biological Effects of Heavy Metals in the Derwent: Overview of TAFI Research Past, Present anf Future; Derwent Estuary Programme Science Symposium
Can lipid removal affect interpretation of resource partitioning from stable isotopes in Southern Ocean pteropods?; Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Chapter 12. Conclusions: Present and Future of Southern Ocean Biogeography; Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
Chlorophyll a in Antarctic sea ice from historical ice core data; Geophysical Research Letters
Chlorophyll-a in Antarctic landfast sea ice: a first synthesis of historical ice core data; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Climate change cascades: Shifts in oceanography, species' ranges and subtidal marine community dynamics in eastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Complex patterns in fish - sediment mercury concentrations in a contaminated estuary: the influence of selenium co-contamination?; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Condition of larval (furcilia VI) and one year old juvenile Euphausia superba during the winter-spring transition in East Antarctica; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Crustacea in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice: distribution, diet and life history strategies; Advances in Marine Biology
Developing priority variables (“ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables” — eEOVs) for observing dynamics and change in Southern Ocean ecosystems; Journal of Marine Systems
Different zooplankton communities in confluent waters: comparisons between three marine bays in Victoria, Australia; Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
Distribution of euphausiid larvae along the coast of east Antarctica in the Dumont d'Urville Sea (139-145E) during summer 2004; Antarctic Science
Distribution of zooplankton in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean; Antarctic Science
DNA as a Dietary Biomarker in Antarctic Krill, Euphausia superba; Marine Biotechnology
Ecosystem drivers of food webs on the Kerguelen Axis of the Southern Ocean; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Ecosystem studies in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean undertaken by the training vessel Umitaka-maru; Polar Science
Effect of a carnivorous diet on the lipids, fatty acids and condition of Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba; Antarctic Science
Effect of marker choice and thermal cycling protocol on zooplankton DNA metabarcoding studies; Ecology and Evolution
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Evidence for a lacustrine faunal refuge in the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica, during the Last Glacial Maximum; Journal of Biogeography
Evidence for the continued existence of Abraxas Lake, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica during the Last Glacial Maximum; Antarctic Science
Exploring ecosystem structure and function of the northern Kerguelen Plateau using a mass-balanced food web model; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Farthest north lake and fjord populations of calanoid copepod Limnocalanus macrurus and Drepanopus bungei in the Canadian high Arctic; Polar Biology
Faunal microfossils: indicators of Holocene ecological change in a saline Antarctic lake; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Faunal microfossils: Indicators of Holocene ecological change in a saline Antarctic lake; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Fossil Rotifers and the Early Colonization of an Antarctic Lake; Quaternary Research
Grazing of phytoplankton by copepods in eastern Antarctic coastal waters; Marine Biology
Grazing rates of a calanoid copepod (Paralabidocera antarctica) in a continental Antarctic lake; Polar Biology
Guide to Zooplankton of south eastern Australia; Fauna of Tasmania Committee
Gut contents and isotopic profiles of Salpa fusiformis and Thalia democratica; Marine Biology
Heart rate as a measure of stress in Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Horizontal patchiness of sympagic organisms in the Antarctic fast ice; Antarctic Science
In situ feeding rate and diet selectivity in Tasmanian mysid species (Crustacea, Mysidacea); Hydrobiologia
Influence of seasonal ice formation on life cycle strategies of Antarctic copepods
Interannual variability of zooplankton in the Dumont d’Urville sea (139°E − 146°E), east Antarctica, 2004–2008; Polar Science
Interannual variation in dominant phytoplankton identity and biomass at an inshore Antarctic site; AMSA '96, 10-13 July 1996
Isolation, amplification, and identification of ancient copepod DNA from lake sediments; Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
Kerguelen Axis 2015-16: Marine science activities in support of research and observing of marine ecosystems in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Axis during 2015-16 austral summer
Krill demography and large-scale distribution in the Western Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean (CCAMLR Division 58.4.2) in Austral summer of 2006 ; Deep-Sea Research. Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Krill maintenance and experimentation at the Australian Antarctic Division; Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology
Krill Migration: Up and down all night; Current Biology
Life cycle plasticity and differential growth and development in marine and lacustrine populations of an Antarctic copepod; Limnology and Oceanography
Lipids in yolks and neonates of the viviparous lizard Niveoscincus metallicus ; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology
Long term trends of Hg uptake in resident fish from a polluted estuary; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Macrozooplankton and micronekton community structure and diel vertical migration in the Heard Island Region, Central Kerguelen Plateau; Journal of Marine Systems
Modeling what we sample and sampling what we model: challenges for zooplankton model assessment; Frontiers in Marine Science
Mud, bugs and weed: an overview of salmonid environmental research; Proceedings of the 4th Aquafin CRC Conference
Multiple lines of evidence to identify bioaccumulation mechanisms for mercury (Hg) in estuarine food webs with an emphasis on a recreationally targeted fish species; ICES (Annual Science Meeting)
New evidence links changing shelf phytoplankton communities to boundary currents in southeast Tasmania; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
On the occurrence of males and production of ephippial eggs in populations of Daphniopsis studeri (Cladocera) in lakes of the Vestfold and Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica; Polar Biology
Over 75 years of zooplankton data from Australia; Ecology
Particulate organic matter release below melting sea ice (Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea, Antarctica): possible relationships with zooplankton; Journal of Marine Systems
Phyto-detritus feeding by early-stage larvae of Electrona antarctica (Myctophidae) off Wilkes Land in the Southern Ocean, Austral summer 2017; Polar Biology
Phytoplankton blooms in the Huon Estuary, Tasmania: top-down or bottom-up control?; Journal of Plankton Research
Population structure of two Antarctic ice-associated copepods, Drescheriella glacialis and Paralabidocera antarctica, in winter sea ice; Marine Biology
Probing the origins of the Antarctic freshwater fauna; IX SCAR International Biology Symposium 'Evolution and Biodiversity in Antarctica'
Quantitative 3-Dimensional Motion Analysis of Krill and Mysids in Aggregations; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference 'Antarctica in the Earth System'
Report from TAFI Stable Isotopes Workshop
Respiration rate and cost of swimming for Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, in large groups in the laboratory; Marine Biology
Role of lipid in the life cycles of ice-dependent and ice-independent populations of the copepod Paralabidocera antarctica; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Schooling affects the feeding success of Australian salmon (Arripis trutta) when preying on mysid swarms (Paramesopodopsis rufa); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Sea ice as a habitat for macrograzers; Sea Ice
Sexual differentiation, gonad maturation, and reproduction of the Southern Ocean euphausiid Thysanoessa macrura (Sars, 1883) (Crustacea: Euphausiacea); Journal of Crustacean Biology
Significant shifts in coastal zooplankton populations through the 2015/16 Tasman Sea marine heatwave; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Site Holds Promise for Ecosystem and Biogeochemical Investigations; Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Spatial distribution of copepods in fast ice of eastern Antarctica; Polar Bioscience
Spatial variation in the biota of fast ice; AMSA '96, 10-13 July 1996
Spawning patterns provide further evidence for multiple stocks of sardine (Sardinops sagax) off eastern Australia; Fisheries Oceanography
Taxonomy, ecology and zoogeography of two East Antarctic freshwate calanoid copepod species: Boeckella poppei and Gladioferens antarcticus; Antarctic Science
Testing Bergmann’s rule in marine copepods; Ecography
The carapace matters: refinement of the instantaneous growth rate method for Antarctic krill Euphausia superba Dana, 1850 (Euphausiacea); Journal of Crustacean Biology
The palaeobiogeography of the Antarctic freshwater fauna; XVII INQUA Congress (2007)
The palaeoecology of Antarctic freshwater lake fauna and implications for Antarctic biogeography; ASL 44th National Congress
The role of zooplankton in establishing carbon export regimes in the Southern Ocean – a comparison of two representative case studies in the Subantarctic region; Frontiers in Marine Science
The use of swimmers from sediment traps to measure summer community structure of Southern Ocean pteropods; Polar Biology
The zooplankton food web under East Antarctic pack ice – a stable isotope study; Deep-Sea Research II
Time-dynamic food web modeling to explore environmental drivers of ecosystem change on the Kerguelen Plateau; Frontiers in Marine Science
Trophodynamics of Southern Ocean pteropods on the southern Kerguelen Plateau; Ecology and Evolution
Widely used marine seismic survey air gun operations negatively impact zooplankton; Nature Ecology & Evolution
Zooplankton; A Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2012
Zooplankton; A Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2009
Zooplankton
Zooplankton abundance and biomass size spectra in the East Antarctic sea-ice zone during the winter–spring transition; Deep-Sea Research: Part II
Zooplankton community composition of lakes in the Yukon and Northwest Territories (Canada): relationship to physical and chemical limnology; Hydrobiologia
Zooplankton community structure and dominant copepod population structure on the southern Kerguelen Plateau during summer 2016; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2
Zooplankton responses to increasing sea surface temperatures in the southeastern Australia global marine hotspot; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Research Projects

2009/067 - Nutrient and Phytoplankton Data from Storm Bay to Support Sustainable Resource Planning; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
210Pb Dating of Anoxic Sediments Containing Preserved Zooplankton Eggs; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
A Laser Optical Plankton Counter (L-OPC) for Laboratory or in-situ Size Distributions of Zooplankton: Ecological Dynamics of a Changing East Australian Current; Australian Research Council (ARC)
An integrated ecosystem study of an Australian marine biodiversity hotspot; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
An integrated study of Antarctic land-fast sea ice physical and biological processes; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Antarctic Freshwater Lake Fauna: Palaeobiogeography, Palaeoecology and Applications to Climate Change Studies; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Antarctic Freshwater Lake Fauna: Palaeobiogeography, Palaeoecology and Applications to Climate change Studies ; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Antarctic krill microbiomes as markers of population connectivity and migration; Antarctic Science Foundation (ASF)
Assessment of habitats, productivity and food webs on the Kerguelen Axis in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Australian Antarctic Program Partnership; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DoIIS)
Biodiversity of Lacustrine Antarctic Crustaceans Local and Regional Diversity of Copepods and Cladocerans; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Building a biogeographic baseline of sea ice-associated Antartic grazers: the development of a comprehensive database for SCAR-MarBIN; Total Foundation (TOTAL)
Conserving Tasmanian Fisheries - Understanding Food Web Dynamics between Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) and Zooplankton; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Currents, nutrients and plankton in coastal waters of south eastern Tasmania and responses to changing weather patterns; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Detecting, attributing, predicting and monitoring ecological change in the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Distribution and variability of zooplankton eggs from anoxic sediments from the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Ecological functioning of Southern Ocean pteropods and their response to ocean acidification; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Establishing Mercury Bioaccumulation Pathways to Top Predators within a Contaminated Australian Estuary; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Establishing Mercury Bioaccumulation Pathways to Top Predators within a Contaminated Australian Estuary-providing Essential Information for Faunal Conservation and Ecosystem Remediation; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Examining the potential impacts of seismic surveys on octopus and larval stages of Southern Rock Lobster; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Feeding Ecology of Marine Copepods in the Prydz Bay area, Antarctica; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Functional dynamics of zooplankton in Southern Ocean food webs: assessment of drivers and boundaries; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Guide to the Zooplankton of Southeastern Australia: an Integrated CD-ROM and Website; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Ichthyoplankton long-term monitoring at National Reference Stations; Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)
Invertebrate Remains as Indicators of Community Change in East Antarctica: Using Molecular Genetics to Identify Taxa; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Investigating sources of variability in the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Toothfish fishery; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Life Cycles and Trophic Interactions of Tasmanian Coastal Zooplankton ; The Hermon Slade Foundation (HSF)
Local and Regional Patterns of Antarctic Planktonic Fauna: Factors Influencing their Distribution in the Coastal Sea Ice Zone; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Modern Day Limnology and Palaeolimnology of Lakes in the Framnes Mountains and Stillwell Hills; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Multiple lines of evidence to identify key trophic accumulation pathways of mercury in estuarine foodwebs; Nyrstar Hobart Pty Ltd. (NYR)
Multiple lines of evidence to identify mercury bioaccumulation pathways in a key recreationally caught fish species; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Partitioning of Primary Production by Crustacean Grazers in the Antarctic Sea Ice Zone; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Resilience of Storm Bay, Tasmania, to Climate Change and Development: Linking Oceanographic Changes to Productivity; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Sea ice biota of coastal eastern Antarctica; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Storm Bay Observing System: Assessing the Performance of Aquaculture Development; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
The Fate of Primary Production in Antarctic Sea Ice: The Role of Metazoan Grazers; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The History and Palaeoecology of Epiglacial Lakes of the Framnes Mountain, Antarctica; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
The role of herbivorous copepods in carbon flux through the Antarctic marine ecosystem; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Tissue Turnover Time in Antarctic Krill Euphausia Superba; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Tracking methylmercury contamination pathways in key commercially and recreationally fished species; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Tracking of Elasmobranch Prey Species as Evidence of Key Trophic Accumulation Pathways of Mercury (Hg); Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
Travel to 4th International Zooplankton Production Symposium - Hiroshima, Japan, May-June 2007.; CASS Foundation (Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science) (CASSF)
Research Donation - An Integrated study of a biodiverse temperate ecosystem in the south-eastern Australian hotspot
TEMPO AAD/AAPP sample analysis
Voyage to attend the collaborative observation with Dr Ryosuke Makabe: Name of Vessel: Umitaka Maru
Secondary production associated with sea ice during SIPEX II: biomass, diversity and trophic links between lower trophic level invertebrates

Research Candidate Supervision

Accumulation of Mercury in Estuarine Food Webs- Biogeochemical and Ecological Considerations
Diet and Energy Budget of Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) - Relationship between Krill and Winter Sea Ice
Planktonic interactions and particulate flux in Ellis Fjord, east Antarctica
Response of Plankton Communities to Changes in Land Use and Catchment Runoff in Tasmanian Estuaries
The Application of DNA-Based Methods to the Diet of Antarctic Krill (Euphausia Superba)
The Implications of Environmental Change on the Relative Importance of Salps, Copepods and Krill in the Storm Bay (Tasmania) Ecosystem
The Palaeobiogeography of the East Antarctic Freshwater Fauna