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Researcher: Brasier, M (Dr Madeleine Brasier)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Agricultural marine biotechnology
Environmental sociology
Aquaculture
Conservation and biodiversity
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Protection and conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Assessment and management of pelagic marine ecosystems
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Conserving natural heritage
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Marine biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Climate adaptive plants
Marine systems and management

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'It's a sign of hope when you see people come together like that': Volunteer reflects on first whale stranding
'Unprecedented' number of humpback whales spotted off Tasmania in bumper migration season by Katri Uibu
21st Century Women: A14 Writer in Residence with Linda Ness
Benthic biodiversity in the South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area; Biodiversity
Classifying symbiotic relationships within Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems; SCAR Biology Symposium
Comparative marine biodiversity and depth zonation in the Southern Ocean: evidence from a new large polychaete dataset from Scotia and Amundsen seas; Marine Biodiversity
Deep sea life in the Antarctic
Distributional patterns of polychaetes across the West Antarctic based on DNA barcoding and particle tracking analyses; Frontiers in Marine Science
Diversity trends from SO-AntEco: patterns between benthic habitats within the South Orkney Islands MPA; Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean Tasmania, Australia
DNA barcoding uncovers cryptic diversity in 50% of deep-sea Antarctic polychaetes; Royal Society Open Science
DNA taxonomy uncovers cryptic diversity in 50% of Antarctic polychaetes; International Polychaete Conference
Ecosystem function in the deep sea; quantifying trophic traits at a species level in polychaetes; EMODnet Biology Species Traits Vocabulary Workshop
Exciting findings during our winter whale season research
Exploring the deep-sea around Signy
First evidence of bubble-net feeding and the formation of ‘super-groups’ by the east Australian population of humpback whales during their southward migration; Aquatic Conservation
Genetic investigations of cryptic diversity and biogeography in deep-sea Antarctic polychaetes; Deep-Sea Biology Symposium
Genetic level investigations into the species diversity, biogeography and trophic traits of Antarctic Polychaetes
Huge thrill in local waters by Judy Augustine
Humpback whale migration
Land of ice, worms, and women; Achievements of Women in Science & Inspiring the next generation
Life under the ice: How we monitor and manage marine life in Antarctica
Local drivers of change in Southern Ocean ecosystems: human activities and policy implications; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Long-term interannual variability in the reproductive output of the Antarctic seastar, Odontaster validus
Meet the Cambridge women going on the largest ever all-female trip to Antarctica by Tommy Lumby
Monitoring and assessing offshore/high energy production structures. A report from the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre
Observations and models to support the first Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO); Journal of Marine Systems
On the biology of Antarctic marine worms
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
Overcoming the obstacles faced by early career researchers in marine science: lessons from the Marine Ecosystem Assessment of the Southern Ocean; SCAR 2020
Poleward bound: adapting to climate-driven species redistribution; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Polychaete Diversity. In: RRS James Clark Ross JR15005 Cruise Report, SO-AntEco, South Orkneys
Preliminary report on SO-AntEco (South Orkneys – State of the Antarctic Ecosystem) benthic survey (JR15005) around the South Orkney Plateau (February–March 2016)
Rapid visual assessment surveys on rocky reefs in the Derwent Estuary
Reassessing species diversity in Antarctic polychaetes; UK Polar Network Polar Marine Science Workshop University of East Anglia
Responses of Southern Ocean seafloor habitats and communities to global and local drivers of change; Frontiers in Marine Science
SC-CCAMLR 2018 Background Paper: Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO)
Scientists on a mission to better understand tiny 'keystone species' of Antarctic krill by Lucy MacDonald
Searching for ocean giants: Antarctic blue whales and their food
Six new species of Macellicephala (Annelida: Polynoidae) from the Southern Ocean and south Atlantic with re-description of type species; Zootaxa
SO-AntEco: Contributing information and scientific advice on benthic biodiversity in the South Orkney Islands (Domain 1) region
SO-AntEco: Contributing information and scientific advice to the CCAMLR South Orkney Islands MPA review; SCAR Biology Symposium
Studying the Antarctic Seafloor – My first trip south
Super-groups of humpback whales and bubble-net feeding
Tasmania Fluke Project
Tasmanian whale fluke project
The availability of Antarctic krill to large predators and their role in biogeochemical recycling in the Southern Ocean: ENRICH Voyage (Euphausiids and Nutrient Recycling In Cetacean Hotspots)
The importance of cryptic species: investigations into the trophic traits of Antarctic polychaetes using compound specific stable isotope analysis; Challenger Meeting
The role of models in facilitating the first Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean (MEASO); Australian Coastal and Oceans Modelling and Observations Meeting
Using biodiversity data to identify and protect vulnerable marine ecosystems around the South Orkney Islands
We've got a problem
What and who is an Antarctic ambassador?; Polar Record
What was it like to be in the rescue team at the Tasmania pilot whale stranding
Where to watch humpback whales in Tassie waters
Women krilling it in Antarctica by Matt Marrison
Working in Antarctica and the Homeward Bound project
‘Vibes Under the Sea’ with Craig Proctor

Research Projects

Marine mammal interactions with (seaweed) aquaculture infrastructure in Mercury Passage

Research Candidate Supervision