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Researcher: McInnes, JC (Dr Julie McInnes)

Fields of Research

Wildlife and habitat management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Ecosystem function
Conservation and biodiversity
Pollution and contamination

Research Objectives

Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A review of methods used to analyse albatross diets - assessing priorities across their range; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Counting with DNA in metabarcoding studies: how should we convert sequence reads to dietary data?; Molecular Ecology
DNA metabarcoding as a marine conservation and management tool: a circumpolar examination of fishery discards in the diet of threatened albatrosses; Frontiers in Marine Science
High occurrence of jellyfish predation by black-browed and Campbell albatross identified by DNA metabarcoding; Molecular Ecology
Molecular analysis of predator scats reveals role of salps in temperate inshore food webs; Frontiers in Marine Science
Optimised scat collection protocols for dietary DNA metabarcoding in vertebrates; Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Quantifying prey availability using the foraging plasticity of a marine predator, the little penguin; Functional Ecology
Trends in gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) breeding population size at Macquarie Island; Polar Biology
Why do marine endotherms eat gelatinous prey?; ICES Journal of Marine Science

Research Projects

Diet of top level predators as an indicator of Southern Ocean ecosystem health: design and implementation of an effective genetic monitoring approach; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The power of poo: Using non-invasive DNA methodologies to investigate albatross diet; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)

Research Candidate Supervision