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Researcher: Barnes, TC (Dr Thomas Barnes)

Fields of Research

Fisheries management
Bioavailability and ecotoxicology
Ecosystem function
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges
Freshwater ecology
Behavioural ecology
Conservation and biodiversity
Analytical biochemistry
Animal structure and function

Research Objectives

Aquaculture prawns
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Fisheries - wild caught

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Characterising seabird vessel interactions associated with demersal ocean trawling: vessel attendance by birds depends on intrinsic and extrinsic predictors; Endangered Species Research
Clear as mud: the ecology and conservation of a secretive wetland fish (Neochanna cleaveri:Galaxiidae) in a heavily altered landscape; Wetlands Ecology and Management
Combined effects of extrinsic and intrinsic factors on otolith chemistry: implications for environmental reconstructions; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Comparison of environmental DNA metabarcoding and conventional fish survey methods in a river system; Biological Conservation
Development of 15 microsatellite loci from mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus (Pisces: Sciaenidae) using next generation sequencing and an assessment of their cross amplification in other sciaenids; Conservation Genetics Resources
Development of robust assessment methods and harvest strategies for spatially complex, multi-jurisdictional Toothfish fisheries in the Southern Ocean - Final Report
Dispersal of an exploited demersal fish species (Argyrosomus japonicus, Sciaenidae) inferred from satellite telemetry; Marine Biology
Ecological aspects related to reintroductions to avert the extirpation of a freshwater fish from a large floodplain river; Aquatic Ecology
Inter-estuarine variation in otolith chemistry in a large coastal predator: a viable tool for identifying coastal nurseries?; Estuaries and Coasts
Migration histories and perfluoroalkyl acid (PFAA) loads in an estuarine fish: a novel union of analyses to understand variation in contaminant concentrations; Environmental Pollution
Modelling the spatial distribution of Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) by length and age around Heard Island and McDonald Islands on the Kerguelen Plateau; The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries
On-site recreational fishery survey and research of mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) in the Yalata Indigenous Protected Area and Far West Coast Marine Park between 2009 and 2013
Population structure in a wide-ranging coastal teleost (Argyrosomus japonicus, Sciaenidae) reflects marine biogeography across southern Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Potential linkages between juvenile nurseries and exploited populations of Mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus), explored using otolith chemistry; Fisheries Research

Research Projects

Assessment and monitoring of Australia's finfish fisheries in the Southern Ocean; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Identifying biological stocks of Silver Trevally and Ocean Jackets for assessment and management; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Developing standard protocols and guidelines for aging Antarctic krill using eyestalks

Research Candidate Supervision