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Researcher: Moreno, DA (Mr David Moreno)

Fields of Research

Behavioural ecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Aquaculture
Fisheries sciences
Environmental marine biotechnology
Animal physiological ecology
Fish physiology and genetics
Population ecology
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Pollution and contamination
Cell metabolism
Fisheries management
Animal physiology - systems
Systems biology

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Fisheries - wild caught
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Fisheries - aquaculture
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Application of environmental DNA to detect an endangered marine skate species in the wild; PLoS One
Assessment of the Macquarie Harbour Broadscale Environmental Monitoring Program (BEMP) data from 2011-2020
Environmental Research in Macquarie Harbour - FRDC 2016/067: Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour
Environmental Research in Macquarie Harbour - FRDC 2016/067: Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour
Environmental Research in Macquarie Harbour - FRDC 2016/067: Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour
Genetics: a vital tool for understanding connectivity and the ability of a threatened marine species (Maugean skate (Zearaja maugeana)) to withstand future challenges; Australian Society for Fish Biology - Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference
Managing ecosystem interactions across differing environments: building flexibility and risk assurance into environmental management strategies
Movement and behaviour of the endangered Maugean skate, Zearaja maugeana, in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania; Australian Society for Fish Biology - Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference
Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for fishing and aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour
Space utilisation, movement and behaviour of the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias, in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania; Australian Society for Fish Biology - Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference
Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour
Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour - Progress Report
Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour - Progress report
Vulnerability of the endangered Maugean Skate population to degraded environmental conditions in Macquarie Harbour

Research Projects

A novel use of elemental analysis for a unique population of Sharks, providing ontogenetic ecological records and a new approach to age validation; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Developing a cost-effective monitoring regime and stock assessment for Sand Flathead in Tasmania; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Fine-scale behaviour of elasmobranchs; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Investigating the use of germ cell transplantation as an insurance tool for the conservation of the endangered Maugean Skate Zearaja maugeana; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Life-history and Reproductive Behaviour of the Vulnerable Melbourne Skate to Inform Fisheries Management and Conservation; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
NESP MaC: Application of environmental DNA (eDNA) to survey Bathurst Harbour Tasmania for the endangered Maugean skate; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Towards conservation of the vulnerable Melbourne Skate: Assessing life-history and reproductive behaviour; Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (OCSoc)
(SMRCA Core) Skate Monitoring - Macquarie Harbour
Macquarie Harbour String Maintenance - Rolling agreement

Research Candidate Supervision