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Researcher: Mundy, CN (Dr Craig Mundy)

Fields of Research

Fisheries management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Aquaculture
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Fisheries sciences
Physical oceanography
Fish physiology and genetics
Environment and resource economics
Genetics
Invertebrate biology
Population ecology
Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation)
Environmental management
Climate change processes
Conservation and biodiversity
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Global change biology
Animal physiology - systems
Fish pests and diseases
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Social geography
Zoology

Research Objectives

Fisheries - wild caught
Wild caught edible molluscs
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - aquaculture
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Wild caught rock lobster
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Understanding climate change
Natural hazards
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns)
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity

Career Best Publications

An appraisal of methods used in coral recruitment studies; Coral Reefs
Are vertical distribution patterns of scleractinian corals maintained by pre- or post-settlement processes? A case study of three contrasting species; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Genetic diversity and gene flow in collapsed and healthy abalone fisheries; Molecular Ecology
In situ fertilisation success in the scleractinian coral Goniastrea favulus; Coral Reefs
Molecular genetics to inform spatial management in benthic invertebrate fisheries: a case study using the Australian greenlip abalone; Molecular Ecology
The unprecedented 2015/16 Tasman Sea marine heatwave; Nature Communications

Research Publications

'Addressing the challenges of understanding the movement patterns of aquatic animals and their significance'; Joint Conference and Symposium: Australian Society for Fish Biology and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society
Adjustments in fatty acid composition is a mechanism that can explain resilience to marine heatwaves and future ocean conditions in the habitat-forming seaweed Phyllospora comosa (Labillardiere) C. Agardh; Global Change Biology
An appraisal of methods used in coral recruitment studies; Coral Reefs
Are vertical distribution patterns of scleractinian corals maintained by pre- or post-settlement processes? A case study of three contrasting species; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Aspects of the fertilization biology of wild-caught blacklip (Haliotis rubra) and greenlip abalone (H. laevigata) conditioned on an artificial diet; 5th International Abalone Symposium
August 2002 Interim Stock Assessment: Discussion Paper
Autonomous adaptation to climate-driven change in marine biodiversity in a global marine hotspot; Ambio
Can commercial harvest of the long-spined sea urchin, Centrostephanus rodgersii, reduce the impact of destructive urchin grazing on macroalgae communities and associated fisheries?; Australian Society of FIsheries Biology
Comparison of in situ and satellite sea surface temperature data from South Australia and Tasmania: how reliable are satellite data as a proxy for coastal temperatures in temperate southern Australia?; Marine and Freshwater Research
Coral recruitment: consequences of settlement choice for early growth and survivorship in two scleractinians; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Crustose coralline algae display sensitivity to near future global ocean change scenarios; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Determining age and growth of abalone using stable oxygen isotopes: a tool for fisheries management; Fisheries Research
Development of a geo-referenced fishery-dependent data collection system; 8th International Abalone Symposium
Development of a spatial multi criteria decision analysis system using geo-referenced fishery-dependent data in the Tasmanian abalone fishery; 8th International Abalone Symposium
East Coast Abalone Assessment: 2001
Eastern Tasmania marine heatwave atlas
Ecological and genetic evidence of the vulnerability of shallow-water populations of the stylasterid hydrocoral Errina novaezelandiae in New Zealand's fiords; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Economic and Social Assessment of Tasmanian Fisheries 2016/2017
Evidence of genetic subdivision among populations of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra Leach) in Tasmania; Marine and Freshwater Research
Factors limiting resilience and recovery of fished abalone populations
Fifty years of sustained production from the Australian abalone fisheries; Reviews in Fisheries Science
Fine scale assessment of small vessel fisheries: application of GIS to spatial performance measures; 4th International Symposium in GIS/Spatial analysis in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Fishery Assessment Report: Tasmanian Abalone Fishery 2004
Fishery Assessment Report: Tasmanian Abalone Fishery 2005
Fishery Assessment Report: Tasmanian Abalone Fishery 2006
Genetic diversity and gene flow in collapsed and healthy abalone fisheries; Molecular Ecology
Habitat selection by larvae influences the depth distribution of six common coral species; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Hotspots of exotic free-spawning sex: man-made environment facilitates success of an invasive seastar; Journal of Applied Ecology
Human-facilitated reproductive hotspots of an introduced seastar; 13th International Echinoderm Conference 2009
Identification and evaluation of performance indicators for abalone fisheries
Identifying Reefs at Risk: Modelling Local Ecological Knowledge of a range-extending sea urchin; SE Australia MCIA symposium
In situ fertilisation success in the scleractinian coral Goniastrea favulus; Coral Reefs
Limited evidence for ecosystem-level change on reefs exposed to Haliotis rubra ('blacklip abalone') exploitation; Austral Ecology
Linking abalone Fishery dependent data to fine-scale habitat mapping; Third International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences
Linking fishery-dependent and fishery-independent assessments of abalone fisheries
Linking fishery-dependent and fishery-independent assessments of abalone fisheries
Looking for a Haliotis rubra shell morphometric signature: contrasting geographic and age contributions to variation in shell morphometry; 8th International Abalone Symposium
Marine heatwaves off eastern Tasmania: trends, interannual variability, and predictability; Progress in Oceanography
Marine Protected Areas and Abalone Fishing - A Tasmanian Perspective; National Abalone Convention
Molecular genetics to inform spatial management in benthic invertebrate fisheries: a case study using the Australian greenlip abalone; Molecular Ecology
Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry
Predictable and unpredictable spawning events: in situ behavioural data from free-spawning coral reef invertebrates; Invertebrate Reproduction and Development
Preparing fisheries for climate change: Identifying adaptation options for four key fisheries in South Eastern Australia
Quantifying spatial dynamics in fishing activity: application of electronic data collection and GIS to an age old problem; 7th William R. and Lenore Mote International Symposium in Fisheries Ecology
Rapid settlement in broadcast spawning corals: implications for larval dispersal; Coral Reefs
Reproductive biology: Identifying spawning cycles in the genus Haliotis
Responding to climate change: participatory evaluation of adaptation options for key marine fisheries in Australia's south east; Frontiers in Marine Science
Responses of seaweeds that use CO2 as their sole inorganic carbon source to ocean acidification: differential effects of fluctuating pH but little benefit of CO2 enrichment; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Role of light intensity and spectral quality in coral settlement: implications for depth-dependent settlement?; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Safe in my garden: reduction of mainstream flow and turbulence by macroalgal assemblages and implications for refugia of calcifying organisms from ocean acidification; Frontiers in Marine Science
Seasonal and site-specific variation in the nutritional quality of temperate seaweed assemblages: implications for grazing invertebrates and the commercial exploitation of seaweeds; Journal of Applied Phycology
Spatial assessment using geo-referenced diver data: a case study from North-West Tasmania; 5th International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Sperm diffusion models and in situ confirmation of long-distance fertilization in the free-spawning asteroid Acanthaster planci; Biological Bulletin
Systematic culling controls a climate driven, habitat modifying invader; Biological Invasions
Tasmanian Abalone Fishery 2001
Tasmanian Abalone Fishery 2002
Tasmanian Abalone Fishery 2003
Tasmanian Abalone Fishery 2004
Tasmanian Abalone Fishery 2007
Tasmanian abalone fishery assessment 2014
The effects of sperm density and gamete contact time on the fertilisation success of blacklip (Haliotis rubra; Leach, 1814) and greenlip (H. laevigata; Donovan, 1808) abalone; Journal of Shellfish Research
The unprecedented 2015/16 Tasman Sea marine heatwave; Nature Communications
The value of fishery dependent data for fine scale spatial management: Tasmanian examples; Spatial management in fisheries. Australian Society for Fish Biology Workshop Proceedings
The value of fishery dependent data for fine scale spatial management: Tasmanian examples; Spatial management in Fisheries
Towards understanding greenlip abalone population structure: final report for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Trial of an industry implemented, spatially discrete eradication/control program for Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania
Using an inverse-logistic model to describe growth increments of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) in Tasmania; Fishery Bulletin
Using GPS technology to improve fishery-dependent data collection in abalone fisheries

Research Projects

2001-074 Linking fishery-dependent and fishery-independent assessments of Abalone fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2005-029 Factors Limiting Resilience and Recovery of Fished Abalone Populations; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
2006-029 Using GPS Technology to Improve Fishery Dependent Data Collection in Abalone Fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2010/013 Towards Understanding Greenlip Abalone Population Structure; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2019-149 Status of Australian Fish Stocks (SAFS) reports 2020, and further development of the SAFS production and dissemination system; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Babel Island 'take-all' research support; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Can Commercial Harvest of Long-Spined Sea Urchins Reduce the Impact of Urchin Grazing on Abalone and Lobster Fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Can spatial fishery-dependent data be used to determine stock status in a spatially structured fishery?; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Development of an innovative tagging technique to improve conservation and sustainability of marine invertebrate populations; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Drawing strength from each other - Simulation testing of Australias abalone harvest strategies; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Effect of temperature on abalone condition as a function of season, location and rate of change.; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Identification and Evaluation of Biological Performance Indicators for Abalone Fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Identifying historical marine heatwaves off eastern Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Implementing a spatial assessment and decision process to improve fishery management outcomes using geo-referenced diver data ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Maximising value by reducing stress-related mortality in wild harvested abalone (2010/704); Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
Monitoring abalone juvenile abundance following removal of Centrostephanus and translocation; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
National Fishery Status Reports; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Nutritional quality of kelp as a key driver of commercial abalone productivity; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Preparing fisheries for climate change: identifying adaptation options for four key fisheries in south eastern Australia; Dept of Climate Change, Energy & Efficiency and FRDC (DCCEE-FRDC)
Testing Abalone Empirical Harvest Strategies, for Setting TACs and Associated LMLs, that Include the Use of Novel Spatially Explicit Performance Measures; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Trial of an industry implemented, spatially discrete eradication/control program for Centrostephanus rodgersii; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Understanding East Coast recruitment collapse - development of pre-recruitment monitoring, simulation of recruitment variation and predicting the impact of climate variation; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Abalone Overcatch Trust Fund - review of IMAS MCDA Harvest Strategy and Control Rule system
Central Zone Abalone Fishery GPS and Data logger services
Central Zone Abalone Fishery GPS and Data logger services II
Fishery Assessment: Abalone
Fishery Data: Fisheries Dependent e-Data Collection
Fishery Data: Inshore Water Temperature Monitoring
Fishery Independent Survey Review
Indirect Effects of Climate Change on the Blacklip Abalone
MSC Peer Review of Western Australian Abalone Fishery
Population Biology: Abalone
Population Biology: Abalone Juveniles
Research Donation - Assessing the indirect effects of climate change on the blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra)
Review internal data collection and management
Review of SARDI Central Zone Abalone Assessment 2006
Status of key Australian fish stocks (SAFS) reports 2016, and further development of the SAFS production and dissemination system
TACC data audit and assessment
Utilising Furneaux abalone quota for the benefit of Tasmanias Indigenous community Phase 1
Wave Climate analysis for Storm Bay

Research Candidate Supervision

Ecological Interactions between Abalone, Urchins and Benthic Habitat in a Temperate Reef Ecosystem- Implications for Ecosystems Based Management
Factors influencing the Reproductive Development and Early Life History of Blacklip (Haliotis rubra) and Greenlip (H. Laevigata) Abalone
Fisheries and reproductive ecology of the Long-spined sea urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii)
Growth of Abalone (Haliotis rubra) with Implications for its Productivity
Physical and Behavioural Influences on the Stock Assessment of Blacklip Abalone, Haliotis rubra.
Tracking Fishermen- Using GIS to Characterise Spatial Distribution of Fishing Effort in the Tasmanian Abalone Fishery