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Researcher: Ward, TM (Associate Professor Timothy Ward)

Fields of Research

Fisheries management
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Fisheries sciences
Wildlife and habitat management
Environment policy
Environmental management
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Public policy
Ecosystem function
Environmental assessment and monitoring

Research Objectives

Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - wild caught
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Wild caught edible molluscs
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Climate change mitigation strategies
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Wild caught rock lobster
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Marine systems and management

Career Best Publications

Increasing the precision of the daily egg production method; 2020’s remix of a 1980’s classic; ICES Journal of Marine Science

Research Publications

A database of marine larval fish assemblages in Australian temperate and subtropical waters; Scientific Data
A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities; Ocean and Coastal Management
A stage-based estimator of daily egg production; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Assessing options for using a continuous underway fish egg sampler to enhance dedicated daily egg production studies conducted from small research vessels; The Open Fish Science Journal
Assessing the effectiveness of the Great Australian Bight Marine Park in protecting the endangered Australian sea lion Neophoca cinerea from bycatch mortality in shark gillnets; Endangered Species Research
Assessing the risk of climate change to aquaculture: a case study from south-east Australia; Aquaculture Environment Interactions
Capturing expert uncertainty in spatial cumulative impact assessments; Scientific Reports
Characterising the spawning patterns of jack mackerel (Trachurus declivis) off eastern Australia to optimise future survey design; Fisheries Research
Code of practice for reducing accidental mortality of dolphins in purse-seine fisheries; Marine Policy
Comments on Edgar et al. (2018) paper for south‐western Australia; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery Assessment Report 2014-2016
Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery: Status Summary Report 2019
Distribution, harvestable biomass and fisheries biology of Katelysia spp. in the South Australian commercial mud cockle fishery
Effectiveness of an industry code of practice in mitigating the operational interactions of the South Australian sardine fishery with short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Effectiveness of an industry code of practice in mitigating the operational interactions of the South Australian sardine fishery with the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Egg distribution, reproductive parameters and spawning biomass of blue mackerel, Australian sardine and tailor off the east coast during late winter and early spring
Eight habitats, 38 threats and 55 experts: assessing ecological risk in a multi-use marine region; PLoS ONE
Estimates of historical commercial fishery catches/effort in final sanctuary and habitat protection zones in South Australia's Marine Parks
Estimating historical fishery catches/effort from preliminary sanctuary zone scenarios in South Australia's marine parks
Evidence for a broad-scale decline in giant Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama) abundance from non-targeted survey data; Marine and Freshwater Research
Foraging behaviour and habitat use of a short-ranging seabird, the crested tern; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Guidelines for using the daily egg production method for stock assessment of sardine, Sardinops sagax, off South Australia
Historical changes in mean trophic level of southern Australian fisheries; Marine and Freshwater Research
Historical commercial fishery catches/effort in draft sanctuary and habitat protection zones in South Australia's marine parks
Impacts of drought, flow regime, and fishing on the fish assemblage in Southern Australia’s largest temperate estuary; Estuaries and Coasts
Implementing marine ecosystem-based management: lessons from Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Increasing the precision of the daily egg production method; 2020’s remix of a 1980’s classic; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Integrated approach to determining stock structure: implications for fisheries management of sardine, Sardinops sagax, in Australian waters; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Integrated approach to ecological and socio-economic research to support the oil ad gas industry: the great Australian Bight collaborative research science program; 2014 International Oil Spill Conference
Life history of Argyrosomus japonicus, a large sciaenid at the southern part of its global distribution: implications for fisheries management; Fisheries Research
Optimising harvest strategies in a multi-species bivalve fishery; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Otolith shape and elemental composition: complementary tools for stock discrimination of mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) in southern Australia; Fisheries Research
Preparing fisheries for climate change: Identifying adaptation options for four key fisheries in South Eastern Australia
Rapid assessment of fisheries species sensitivity to climate change; Climatic Change
Recovery of a surf clam Donax deltoides population in Southern Australia: successful outcomes of fishery-independent surveys; North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Responding to climate change: participatory evaluation of adaptation options for key marine fisheries in Australia's south east; Frontiers in Marine Science
Revised estimates of historical commercial fishery catches/effort in draft sanctuary and habitat protection zones in South Australia’s Marine Parks: updated assessments
Risk assessment of impacts of climate change for key marine species in South Eastern Australia. Part 1: fisheries and aquaculture risk assessment
Spawning biomass of Blue Mackerel (Scomber australasicus) and Australian Sardine (Sardinops sagax) in the East sub-area of the Small Pelagic Fishery
Spawning biomass of Jack Mackerel (Trachurus declivis) in the East sub-area of the Small Pelagic Fishery during summer 2019
Spawning biomass of jack mackerel (Trachurus declivis) off eastern Australia: critical knowledge for managing a controversial fishery; Fisheries Research
Spawning biomass of sardine, Sardinops sagax, in waters off South Australia in 2013
Spawning biomass of Sardine, Sardinops sagax, in waters off South Australia in 2020
Spawning patterns provide further evidence for multiple stocks of sardine (Sardinops sagax) off eastern Australia; Fisheries Oceanography
Status of key Australian fish stocks reports 2012
Stock assessment of Australian Sardine (Sardinops sagax) off South Australia 2019
Summer spawning patterns and preliminary daily egg production method survey of jack mackerel and Australian sardine off the East Coast
The fishery performance indicators: a management tool for triple bottom line outcomes; PLoS ONE
Trophodynamics of the eastern Great Australian Bight ecosystem: ecological change associated with the growth of Australia’s largest fishery; Ecological Modelling
Use of the daily egg production method for stock assessment of sardine, Sardinops sagax; lessons learned over a decade of application off Southern Australia; Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture
Using otolith chronologies to identify extrinsic drivers of growth of 2 commercially targeted small pelagic fish species; Fishery Bulletin
Utility of a spatial habitat classification system as a surrogate of marine benthic community structure for the Australian margin; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Validating a new sampling technique for estimating egg production

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision