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Researcher: Davidson, AT (Dr Andrew Davidson)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Biological oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Global change biology
Microbial ecology
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Population ecology
Biogeography and phylogeography

Research Objectives

Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Marine biodiversity
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Understanding climate change
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Other environmental management
Climate change models

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A new cell stage in the haploid-diploid life cycle of the colony-forming haptophyte Phaeocystis antarctica and its ecological implications; Journal of Phycology
Acidification diminishes diatom silica production in the Southern Ocean; Nature Climate Change
Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota; Global Change Biology
Development of a continuous phytoplankton culture system for ocean acidification experiments; Water
Distribution and abundance of marine microbes in the Southern Ocean between 30 and 80 degrees E; Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography
Effect of UV-B on lipid content of three Antarctic Marine Phytoplankton; Phytochemistry
Effect of UVR on biogenic sulfur production by Antarctic marine microbes; Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research XXIX Science Meeting
Effects and mitigations of ocean acidification on wild and aquaculture scallop and prawn fisheries in Queensland, Australia; Fisheries Research
Effects of ocean acidification on Antarctic marine organisms: a meta-analysis; Ecology and Evolution
Enhanced CO2 concentrations change the structure of Antarctic marine microbial communities; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Increasing CO2 changes community composition of pico- and nano-sized protists and prokaryotes at a coastal Antarctic site; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Marine microbial ecology in the sub-Antarctic Zone: Rates of bacterial and phytoplankton growth and grazing by heterotrophic protists; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Mechanisms driving Antarctic microbial community responses to ocean acidification: a network modelling approach; Polar Biology
New evidence of a spring source of DMS at high latitudes; SOLAS Open Science Conference 2009
Ocean acidification changes the structure of an Antarctic coastal protistan community; Biogeosciences
Ocean acidification impacts primary and bacterial production in Antarctic coastal waters during austral summer; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Ocean acidification of a coastal Antarctic marine microbial community reveals a critical threshold for CO2 tolerance in phytoplankton productivity; Biogeosciences
Ocean acidification reduces growth and grazing impact of Antarctic heterotrophic nanoflagellates; Biogeosciences
Photosynthetic carbon allocation of an Antarctic sea ice diatom (Fragilariopsis cylindrus); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Phytoplankton community structure and stocks in the Southern Ocean (30-80E) determined by CHEMTAX analysis of HPLC pigment signatures; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Potential climate change impacts on microbial distribution and carbon cycling in the Australian Southern Ocean; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Protistan communities in the Australian sector of the Sub-Antarctic Zone during SAZ-Sense; Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Rapid DMSP production by an Antarctic phytoplankton community exposed to natural surface irradiances in late spring; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Southern Ocean phytoplankton in a changing climate; Frontiers in Marine Science
Southern Ocean phytoplankton physiology in a changing climate; Journal of Plant Physiology
Species-specific variations in the nutritional quality of southern ocean phytoplankton in response to elevated pCO2; Water (Switzerland)
The Comparative UVB Photobiology of Phaeocyctis antarctica and Selected Species of Antarctica Marine Diatoms - PhD Thesis
The relation of mixed-layer net community production to phytoplankton community composition in the Southern Ocean; Global Biogeochemical Cycles
The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) influences phytoplankton communities in the seasonal ice zone of the Southern Ocean; Biogeosciences

Research Projects

A Free Ocean CO2 Enriched experiment (FOCE) to estimate the effects of ocean acidification on benthic habitats; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
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)
Free Ocean Carbon Enrichment infrastructure for the Southern Ocean: measuring impacts of ocean acidification on biological communities; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Functional dynamics of zooplankton in Southern Ocean food webs: assessment of drivers and boundaries; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Response of Antarctic Marine Diatoms to Environment Modification; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The availability of Antarctic krill to large predators and their role in biogeochemical recycling in the Southern Ocean; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
UV Climate over the Southern Ocean South of Australia and its Biological Impact; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision