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Researcher: Lawler, MM (Mr Miles Lawler)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Impact Assessment
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Natural Resource Management
Environmental Monitoring
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Environmental Science and Management
Environmental Management
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Conservation and Biodiversity

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Environment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A quantitative video baseline survey of reef biota and survey of marine habitats within Bathurst Channel, South West Tasmania
A synopsis of scallop surveys in 2002
Acoustic classification of nearshore seabed habitats based on echo-integration and visualisation; GEOHAB 2004 Conference
Acoustic detection of scallop and sponge habitat; Report of the Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics Science and Technology (WGFAST)
Acoustic detection of sub-surface Macrocystis pyrifera for long term monitoring; Australian Society for Fish Biology 2006 Conference and Workshop on cutting-edge technologies in fish and fisheries science
Acoustic mapping of urchin barren distribution; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
Assessment of nutrients and habitats in North West Bay - supporting sustainable management
Assessment of seabed habitats and heavy metals in Cornelian Bay
Assessment of seabed habitats and heavy metals in Cornelian Bay
Current Flow Analysis in the Tamar Estuary
Development and application of single-beam acoustics and underwater videography for mapping and assessment of seabed habitat; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2004 Conference
Environmental assessment of a proposed marine farming zone at Deep Bay, in Port Cygnet. June 2008
Environmental assessment of a proposed marine farming zone in the Tamar River. July 2008
Environmental Assessment of Proposed Marine Farming Region at Electrona Wharf, North West Bay
Environmental assessment of proposed marine farming zone off Montagu Island, Robbins Passage
Environmental assessment of three proposed marine farming zones in the Welcome River. November 2008
Environmental assessment of two proposed marine farming zones within Little Swanport including a summary of ADCP deployment off Point Bailly. May 2008
Estuaries habitat mapping in the Derwent-2007 A resurvey of marine habitats by SeaMap Tasmania
Estuarine Habitat Mapping in the Derwent - Integrating Science and Management
Estuarine habitat mapping in the Derwent - integrating science and management
Exposing the Sea Floor with GIS
Habitat mapping in the Kent Group of Islands
Linking habitat mapping with fisheries assessment in key commercial fishing grounds
Linking habitat mapping with fisheries in key commercial fishing grounds
Long Reach Marine Farm Zone Current Flow Assessment
Mapping of coastal seabed habitats in Tasmania: development and integration of remote sensing techniques within a hierarchical framework; GeoHab 2004: Fifth International Symposium
Mapping of Estuarine and Marine Habitats in the Southern NRM Region
Mapping of Estuarine and Marine Habitats in the Southern NRM Region
Mapping of inshore marine habitats from Schouten Island to Bicheno on the East Coast of Tasmania
Mapping of inshore marine habitats in south-eastern Tasmania for marine protected area planning and marine management
Mapping of inshore marine habitats in the Cradle Coast Region: from West Head to Robbins Passage
Marine habitat mapping of the Bruny-bioregion for Marine Protected Planning
Part B:Environmental Assessment of a Proposed Marine Farming Zone Extension at Soldiers Point (SE) in the D'Entrecasteaux channel (May 2010)
Photogrammetric classification of sponge morphometric diversity; Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference 14
Seabed habitat mapping in the Kent Group of islands and its role in Marine Portect Area Planning; Coast to Coast 2004
Seabed habitat mapping in the Kent Group of islands and its role in marine protected area planning; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
SeaMap Tasmania: Mapping the Gaps
The application of seabed habitat mapping for multiple marine resource management in Tasmanian coastal waters; Coastal GIS 2003 - an integrated approach to Australian coastal issues
Video and acoustic detection of sub-surface Macrocystis; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2006

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision