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Researcher: Komyakova, V (Dr Valeriya Komyakova)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental management
Ecosystem function
Pollution and contamination
Employment equity and diversity
Environment policy
Fisheries management
Fish physiology and genetics
Maritime transportation and freight services
Gender studies
Ocean engineering
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Other engineering
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Drama, theatre and performance studies
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Social and personality psychology

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Fisheries - wild caught
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Fisheries - aquaculture
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Equity and access to education
Fisheries - recreational marine
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Environmentally sustainable construction activities
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in human society
Port infrastructure and management
Management of solid waste from transport activities
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A multi-species assessment of artificial reefs as ecological traps; Ecological Engineering
Assessing the performance of artificial reefs as substitute habitat for temperate reef fishes: implications for reef design and placement; Science of The Total Environment
Comparative analysis of habitat use and ontogenetic habitat-shifts among coral reef damselfishes; Environmental Biology of Fishes
Conceptualisation of multiple impacts interacting in the marine environment using marine infrastructure as an example
Contrasting patterns in habitat selection and recruitment of temperate reef fishes among natural and artificial reefs; Marine Environmental Research
Detecting conservation benefits of marine reserves on remote reefs of the northern GBR; PLoS ONE
Final Project Report: Identifying the Potential of Artificial Floating Benthic Ecosystems to Underpin Offshore Development
Five actionable pillars to engage the next generation of leaders in the co-design of transformative ocean solutions; PLoS Biology
Identifying the consequences of ocean sprawl for sedimentary habitats
Is it possible to photoperiod manipulate spawning time in planktivorous fish? A long-term experiment on Atlantic herring; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Microplastics and the Australian Marine Environment: Issues and Options
Primary microplastics in the marine environment: scale of the issue, sources, pathways and current policy
Quantification and characterization of microplastics in commercial fish from southern New Zealand; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Quantitative molecular detection of larval Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) in stomach contents of Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) marks regions of predation pressure; Scientific Reports
Strong effects of coral species on the diversity and structure of reef fish communities: a multi-scale analysis; PLoS ONE
The challenge of choosing environmental indicators of anthropogenic impacts in estuaries; Environmental Pollution
Using ecological evidence to refine approaches to deploying offshore artificial reefs for recreational fisheries; Bulletin of Marine Science

Research Projects

Identifying the potential of floating artificial benthic ecosystems to underpin offshore development; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Microplastics pollution from ports and shipping activities in the Indo-Pacific: Potential risks and mitigation strategies; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Research Candidate Supervision