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Researcher: Armbrecht, L (Dr Linda Armbrecht)

Fields of Research

Marine geoscience
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Biological oceanography
Palaeontology (incl. palynology)
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Organic geochemistry
Evolutionary ecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Physical oceanography
Magnetism and palaeomagnetism
Molecular evolution
Microbial genetics
Evolutionary impacts of climate change

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Antarctic and Southern Ocean ice dynamics
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Other plant production and plant primary products
Fisheries - aquaculture
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Aquaculture oysters

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters; Scientific Data
A database of marine phytoplankton abundance, biomass and species composition in Australian waters; Scientific Data
Abiotic degradation of highly branched isoprenoid alkenes and other lipids in the water column off East Antarctica; Marine Chemistry
An optimized method for the extraction of ancient eukaryote DNA from marine sediments; Molecular Ecology Resources
An outlook for the acquisition of marine sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) from North Atlantic Ocean archive material; Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Ancient DNA from marine sediments: precautions and considerations for seafloor coring, sample handling and data generation; Earth Science Reviews
Ancient marine sediment DNA reveals diatom transition in Antarctica; Nature Communications
Antiphased dust deposition and productivity in the Antarctic Zone over 1.5 million years; Nature Communications
Coccolithophore assemblage changes over the past 9 kyrs BP from a climate hotspot in Tasmania, southeast Australia; Marine Micropaleontology
Comparison of the cross-shelf phytoplankton distribution of two oceanographically distinct regions off Australia; Journal of Marine Systems
Environmental paleomicrobiology: using DNA preserved in aquatic sediments to its full potential
Episodes of early Pleistocene West Antarctic ice sheet retreat recorded by iceberg alley sediments; Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
First observations of living sea-ice diatom agglomeration to tintinnid loricae in East Antarctica; Journal of Plankton Research
Hybridisation capture allows DNA damage analysis of ancient marine eukaryotes; Scientific Reports
Iceberg Alley and Subantarctic Ice and Ocean Dynamics
Interactions of the Totten Glacier with the Southern Ocean through multiple glacial cycles (IN2017-V01): Post-survey report
International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 382 Preliminary Report: Iceberg Alley and Subantarctic Ice and Ocean Dynamics
Miocene to present oceanographic variability in the Scotia Sea and Antarctic ice sheets dynamics: insight from revised seismic-stratigraphy following IODP Expedition 382; Earth and Planetary Science Letters
New magnetostratigraphic insights from Iceberg Alley on the rhythms of Antarctic climate during the Plio-Pleistocene; Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Paleo-diatom composition from Santa Barbara Basin deep-sea sediments: a comparison of 18S-V9 and diat-rbcL metabarcoding vs shotgun metagenomics; ISME Communications
Reconstructing past Antarctic ecosystems using ancient DNA; SCAR 2020 Antarctic Science - Global Connections Conference
Sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) as a new paleo proxy to investigate organismal responses to past environmental changes in Antarctica; Past Global Changes Magazine
The potential of sedimentary ancient DNA to reconstruct past ocean ecosystems; Oceanography
Variability in diatom and silicoflagellate assemblages during mid-Pliocene glacial-interglacial cycles determined in Hole U1361A of IODP Expedition 318, Antarctic Wilkes Land Margin; Marine Micropaleontology
Water masses distribution offshore the Sabrina Coast (East Antarctica); Earth System Science Data

Research Projects

Improving species identification from short sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) sequences: an addition to the sedaDNA assembly toolbox; Australian and New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium (ANZIC)
INTERPALEOGENS (Intercalibrating new paleogenomic methods to investigate the vulnerability of the Antarctic trophic levels to past climate change); Monash University (MOU)
Probing ancient Antarctic krill populations; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Using ancient DNA to uncover climate change impacts on Antarctica; Australian Research Council (ARC)
ANZIC Science Committee Chair Appointment

Research Candidate Supervision