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Researcher: Bennett, S (Dr Scott Bennett)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Ecological physiology
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Global change biology
Conservation and biodiversity
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Environment policy
Behavioural economics
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Natural resource management
Environment and resource economics

Research Objectives

Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Marine systems and management
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Fisheries - aquaculture
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in economics
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Climate-driven impacts of exotic species on marine ecosystems; Global Ecology and Biogeography
From Tasmania to the world: long and strong traditions in seaweed use, research, and development; Botanica Marina
Global change, phase-shifts and recovery potential of Tasmania’s rapidly warming reef ecosystems; The 2023 International Temperate Reefs Symposium
Persistence of tropical herbivores in temperate reefs constrains kelp resilience to cryptic habitats; Journal of Ecology
Persistent thermally driven shift in the functional trait structure of herbivorous fishes: evidence of top-down control on the rebound potential of temperate seaweed forests?; Global Change Biology
Resilience of seagrass populations to thermal stress does not reflect regional differences in ocean climate; New Phytologist
Successful establishment of range-shifting, warm-water Labridae in temperate South Western Australia; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Thermal performance of seaweeds and seagrasses across a regional climate gradient; Frontiers in Marine Science

Research Projects

Comparative effects of ocean warming on kelp-herbivore interactions across Australian temperate reefs; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Facilitating the resilience and restoration of kelp forests; The Hermon Slade Foundation (HSF)
NESP MaC 1.9: Quantifying the ecosystem services of the Great Southern Reef; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
When and where are temperate reef communities vulnerable to ocean warming?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Biodiversity monitoring in restored giant kelp forests
Upscaling the restoration of endangered giant kelp forests in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision