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Researcher: Ritz, DA (Associate Professor David Ritz)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Freshwater ecology
Aquaculture
Zoology
Physical oceanography
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Biogeography and phylogeography
Palaeoecology
Forestry management and environment
Wildlife and habitat management
Biomechanics
Transport engineering
Biological oceanography
Evolutionary biology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Fisheries - aquaculture
Natural hazards
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in coastal and estuarine environments
Marine biodiversity
Other environmental management
Wood, wood products and paper
Fisheries - wild caught
Other plant production and plant primary products
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Nautical equipment
Other health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Amathamide alkaloids in the pycnogonid, Stylopallene longicauda, epizoic on the chemically defended bryozoan, Amathia wilsoni; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
An experimental aquarium for observing the schooling behaviour of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba); Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) acquire a UV-absorbing mycosporine-like amino acid from dietary algae; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Behaviour of lobster to traps; 7th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management
Benefits of swarming: mysids in larger swarms save energy; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Changes in muscle tissue of shrinking Antarctic krill; Polar Biology
Climate change cascades: Shifts in oceanography, species' ranges and subtidal marine community dynamics in eastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Comment on Alonzo & Mangel (2001) Survival strategies and growth of krill: avoiding predators in space and time; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Copper Accumulation and Toxicity in Euphausia superba Dana; Bioaccumulation Workshop: Assessment of the Distribution, Impacts and Bioaccumulation of Contaminants in Aquatic Environments
Costs and benefits as a function of group size: experiments on a swarming mysid Paramesopodopsis rufa Fenton; Animal Groups in Three Dimensions
Costs and benefits of swarming behaviour in mysids: does orientation and position in the swarm matter?; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Development and Testing of a Meiobenthic Mesocosm for Ecotoxicological Experiments
Development and testing of a meiobenthic mesocosm system for ecotoxicological experiments
Development and testing of a meiobenthic mesocosm system for ecotoxicological experiments.
Differential chemosensory feeding behaviour by three co-occurring mysids (Crustacea, Mysidacea) from southeastern Tasmania; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Effect of habitat complexity and predatory style on the capture success of fish feeding on aggregated prey; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
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Faunal microfossils: indicators of Holocene ecological change in a saline Antarctic lake; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Faunal microfossils: Indicators of Holocene ecological change in a saline Antarctic lake; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Feeding rates of the introduced sea star, Asterias amurensis (Lutken), in Tasmania; International Echinoderm Conference
Feeding Southern Rock Lobster, Jasus Edwardsii Hutton, 1875, Phyllosomata in Culture: Recent Progress with Lipid-Enriched Artemia; Journal of Shellfish Research
Function of mouthparts in feeding behavior of Phyllosoma larvae of the Packhorse Lobster, Jasus verreauxi (Decapoda: Palinuridae); Journal of Crustacean Biology
Grazing of phytoplankton by copepods in eastern Antarctic coastal waters; Marine Biology
Growth and lipid composition of phyllosoma of the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, fed enriched Artemia; Fifth International Crustacean Congress
Growth and lipid composition of phyllosomata of the southern rock lobster, Jasus edwardsii, fed enriched Artemia; Aquaculture Nutrition
Guide to Zooplankton of south eastern Australia; Fauna of Tasmania Committee
Gut residence time in pelagic crustaceans; Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Heart rate as a measure of stress in Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Heterogeneous zooplankton distribution in a ship's ballast tanks; Journal of Plankton Research
Horizontal patchiness of sympagic organisms in the Antarctic fast ice; Antarctic Science
In situ feeding rate and diet selectivity in Tasmanian mysid species (Crustacea, Mysidacea); Hydrobiologia
Influence of food and predatory attack on mysid swarm dynamics; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Is social aggregation in aquatic crustaceans a strategy to conserve energy?; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Kin recognition and adoption in mysids (Crustacea: Mysidacea); Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Laminarinase activity in three co-ocurring mysides (Crustacea: Mysidacea) from southeastern Tasmania, Australia; The Philippine Scientist
Larval development in the Tasmanian mysids Anisomysis mixta australis, Tenagomysis tasmaniae and Paramesopodopsis rufa (Crustacea : Mysidacea); Marine Biology
Localization of the amathamide alkaloids in surface bacteria of Amathia wilsoni Kirkpatrick, 1888 (Bryozoa: Ctenostomata); Hydrobiologia
Meiobenthic community structure around the Sandy Bay sewage outfall; The State of the Derwent
Preliminary observations of the feeding periodicity and selectivity of the introduced seastar, Asterias Amurensis (Lütken), in Tasmania, Australia; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Production and fate of faecal pellets during summer in an East Antarctic fjord; Hydrobiologia
Quantitative 3-Dimensional Motion Analysis of Krill and Mysids in Aggregations; 2nd SCAR Open Science Conference 'Antarctica in the Earth System'
Respiration rate and cost of swimming for Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, in large groups in the laboratory; Marine Biology
Role of kairomones in feeding interactions between seahorses and mysids; Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Role of lipid in the life cycles of ice-dependent and ice-independent populations of the copepod Paralabidocera antarctica; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Role of lipids in the diet of cultured and wild rock lobster larvae; 7th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Schooling affects the feeding success of Australian salmon (Arripis trutta) when preying on mysid swarms (Paramesopodopsis rufa); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Size selectivity and energy maximisation of the introduced seastar, Asterias amurensis (Lütken), in Tasmania, Australia; Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Social aggregation in the pelagic zone with special reference to fish and invertebrates; Advances in Marine Biology
Spatial variation in the biota of fast ice; AMSA '96, 10-13 July 1996
Susceptibility of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba Dana) to ultraviolet radiation ; Polar Biology
Synchronous development and release of broods by the swarming mysids Anisomysis mixta australis, Paramesopodopsis rufa and Tenagomysis tasmaniae (Mysidacea : Crustacea); Marine Ecology Progress Series
The Distribution and Impact of the Exotic Seastar, Asterias amurensis (Lutken) in Tasmania

Research Projects

Development of a simple system for monitoring sediment health under sea farm cages; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Development of meiofaunal mesocosm system for testing acute and chronic effects of bleached eucalypt Kraft mill effluent; Institute of Natural Resources and Environment (INRE)
Do Antarctic Krill Save Energy by Living in Social Aggregations?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Do Aquatic Curstaceans Save Energy by Living in Aggregations?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Does schooling behaviour confer feeding and antipredation benefits to crustacean micronekton?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Feeding Ecology of Marine Copepods in the Prydz Bay area, Antarctica; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Food Resource partitioning in three sympatric mysid species; Australian Research Council (ARC)
High speed video image capture and motion analysis system; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
How Do Schools of Aquatic Crustaceans Save Energy; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Initial Pilot Study: The Feasibility of shipboard experimentation in the study of copepod feeding and faecal production.; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Internal organization of aquatic crustacean aggregations; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Investigation of a technique for aging marine animals; Fishing Industry Research & Development Council (FIRDC)
Is self organisation an important determinant of the spatial dynamics, stability and invasion resistance of marine benthic communities; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Marine chemical ecology of Bryozoans; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Optimising zooplankton production in sewage lagoons; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Role of light in orientation and schooling in the euphausiid Nyctiphanes australis; CSIRO/University of Tasmania (CSIRO/UTAS)
Sea ice biota of coastal eastern Antarctica; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Supplementary Funding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Testing chemical stress on meiofaunal mesocosm systems; Institute of Natural Resources and Environment (INRE)
The role of herbivorous copepods in carbon flux through the Antarctic marine ecosystem; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
The swarm as a refuge in social aquatic crustaceans: influence of predation risk and feeding regime; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Coastal zooplankton communities of south eastern Tasmania
Comparative feeding morphology and behaviour of mysids
Ecology of Zooplankton from Antarctic Coastal Waters Seasonal ice formation and life cycles of Antarctic copepods
Effects of organic enrichment on meiofauna
Foraging Ecology of Emporer Penguins at Two Mawson Coast Colonies, Antarctica
Functional and physiological aspects of feeding and digestion by euphasiid species
Implications for Interactions with Fisheries
Manipulation of Zooplankton Communities in Waste Stabilisation Lagoons, with a view to Optimising Production for Potential Harvest
Marine Biology - Sea urchin polymorphism
Penguin feed ecology
Planktonic interactions and particulate flux in Ellis Fjord, east Antarctica
Population dynamics of the sea urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma on the east cost of Tasmania
Role of lipids in the diet of cultured and wild rock lobster larvae
Satellite imagery, water masses and marine biodata
Studies on zoo- and phytoplankton in waste stabilisation lagoons with an emphasis on seasonal patters, spatial and temporal distribution & trophic rel's
Techniques for Sediment health assessment in Aquaculture
The Spatio-temporal Distribution of Zooplankton Communities in the Southern Ocean South of Australia- High Resolution Sampling by the Continuous Plankton Recorder and its Implications for Long-term Monitoring
Title- The chemical ecology of four bryozoans species from Tasmanian coastal waters
TITLE- Zooplankton and euphausiid larvae of Prydz Bay, Antarctica
Ultraviolet radiation and natural sunscreens in Antarctic krill