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Researcher: Welsford, DC (Dr Dirk Welsford)

Fields of Research

Fisheries sciences
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Fisheries management
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Animal structure and function
Conservation and biodiversity
Genetics
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Physical oceanography
Wildlife and habitat management
Biological oceanography
Fish pests and diseases

Research Objectives

Fisheries - wild caught
Marine biodiversity
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments

Career Best Publications

Description and genetic identification of the early life-stages of Notolabrus fucicola and N. tetricus from Tasmanian waters, Australia, with notes on their newly-settled juveniles; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Development of juvenile Australian giant crabs, (Pseudocarcinus gigas Lamarck, 1818) (Decapoda: Oziidae), reared in the laboratory; Australian Journal of Zoology
Interpretation of otolith microstructure in the early life history stages of two temperate reef wrasses (Labridae); Marine and Freshwater Research
Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus): a synopsis of fishery and biological data
Validation of age and growth estimates using thin otolith sections from the purple wrasse, Notolabrus fucicola; Marine and Freshwater Research

Research Publications

A prey-related shift in the abundance of small pelagic fish in eastern Tasmania?; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Description and genetic identification of the early life-stages of Notolabrus fucicola and N. tetricus from Tasmanian waters, Australia, with notes on their newly-settled juveniles; New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
Development of juvenile Australian giant crabs, (Pseudocarcinus gigas Lamarck, 1818) (Decapoda: Oziidae), reared in the laboratory; Australian Journal of Zoology
Development of robust assessment methods and harvest strategies for spatially complex, multi-jurisdictional Toothfish fisheries in the Southern Ocean - Final Report
DNA barcoding highlights a cryptic species of grenadier Macrourus in the Southern Ocean; Journal of Fish Biology
Early life history, settlement dynamics and growth of the temperate wrasse, Notolabrus fucicola (Richardson 1840), on the east coast of Tasmania
Estimates of growth and comparisons of growth rates determined from length-and-age-based models for populations of purple wrasse (Notolabrus fucicola); Fishery Bulletin
Evaluation of egg production as a method for estimating spawning biomass of redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus) off eastern Tasmania; XXVI Congreso de Ciencias del Mar
Interpretation of otolith microstructure in the early life history stages of two temperate reef wrasses (Labridae); Marine and Freshwater Research
Kerguelen Axis 2015-16: Marine science activities in support of research and observing of marine ecosystems in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Axis during 2015-16 austral summer
Progress report on the Australian Fisheries Research and Development Corporation project to develop robust assessment methods and harvest strategies for spatially complex, multi-jurisdictional toothfish fisheries in the Southern Ocean
Quantifying uncertainty in the Chapman mark-recapture estimate of abundance
Redbait (Emmelichthys nitidus): a synopsis of fishery and biological data
Redbait and the Zone A small pelagics fishery
Redbait survey yields valuable information
Small pelagic fishery: meeting the challenges of fishery and ecosystem assessment; National Symposium on Ecosystem Research and Management of Fish and Fisheries
Validation of age and growth estimates using thin otolith sections from the purple wrasse, Notolabrus fucicola; Marine and Freshwater Research

Research Projects

Development of Robust Assessment Methods and Harvest Strategies for Spatially Complex, Multi-jurisdictional Toothfish Fisheries in the Southern Ocean; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Impact of environmental variability on the Patagonian Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) fishery; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Science to support Australias Southern Ocean Fisheries 2021-2023; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Using size-based models to understand the role of mesopelagic fish and squid in the Southern Ocean ecosystem; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)

Research Candidate Supervision