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Researcher: Puskic, P (Mr Peter Puskic)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Pollution and contamination
Conservation and biodiversity
Wildlife and habitat management
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Ecological physiology
Microbial ecology
Vertebrate biology

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Terrestrial biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A critical review of harm associated with plastic ingestion on vertebrates
Cleaner seas: reducing marine pollution; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Ingested plastic and trace element concentrations in short-tailed shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris); Marine Pollution Bulletin
Marine ecosystem assessment for the Southern Ocean: birds and marine mammals in a changing climate; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Minimal meso-plastics detected in Australian coastal reef fish; Marine Pollution Bulletin
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
Seasonal ingestion of anthropogenic debris in an urban population of gulls; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Uncovering the sub-lethal impacts of plastic ingestion by shearwaters using fatty acid analysis; Conservation Physiology

Research Projects

More than skin deep: examining the cellular-level effects of ingested plastic on the Flesh-footed shearwater of Lord Howe Island; Australian Geographic Society (AGS)
Plastic, Parasites and Procellariforms: Parasitology as indicators of stress in seabirds; The Australian Society for Parasitology Inc (ASParas)
Uncovering the Unseen: the sublethal impacts of plastic ingestion on shearwaters; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Donation - Lord Howe Island Museum - Shearwater research fieldwork on Lord Howe Island

Research Candidate Supervision