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Researcher: Ross, DJ (Dr Jeff Ross)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Natural Resource Management
Invasive Species Ecology
Environmental Management
Environmental Impact Assessment
Ecosystem Function
Fish Physiology and Genetics
Fisheries Management
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Physical Oceanography
Fisheries Sciences
Fish Pests and Diseases
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Science and Management
Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
Isotope Geochemistry
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Biological Oceanography
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Genetics
Biological Mathematics

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Aquaculture Oysters
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Management of Solid Waste from Animal Production
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Wild Caught Edible Molluscs
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)
Pulp and Paper
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Land and Water Management of environments
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Establishment of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania: First Assessment of Potential Threats to Fisheries
A Decision Support Tree for Management of Estuaries in Tasmania, Australia; 2nd International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management
A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: II. State and Territory programs; Environmental Science and Policy
Abundance of the introduced seastar, Asterias amurensis, and spatial variability in soft sediment assemblages in SE Tasmania: Clear correlations but complex interpretation; Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science
An assessment of the efficacy of chemical descalers for managing non-indigenous marine species within vessel internal seawater systems and niche areas; Management of Biological Invasions
Assessing the ecological impacts of an introduced seastar: the importance of multiple methods; Biological Invasions
Assessment of options for managing seabed recovery in marine finfish aquaculture; World Aquaculture Conference 2014
Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint (and associated recommendations for management)
Australian scallops do not recognise the introduced predatory seastar Asterias amurensis; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Climate change cascades: Shifts in oceanography, species' ranges and subtidal marine community dynamics in eastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Denitrification measurements of sediments using cores and chambers; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Dietary preferences, growth and condition of triploid and diploid Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg), in Little Swanport Estuary, Tasmania, Australia; Aquaculture Research
Effects of Sabella spallanzanii physical structure on soft sediment macrofaunal assemblages; Marine and Freshwater Research
Effects of estuarine sediment hypoxia on nitrogen fluxes and ammonia oxidizer gene transcription; FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Environmental assessment of potential marine farming areas in Macquarie Harbour Tasmania
Estuarine responses to environmental flows; The Value of Water in a Drying Climate
Evaluation of Approaches to Improve Sediment Remediation (Rate & function) Under Salmonid Fish Cages
Hotspots of exotic free-spawning sex: man-made environment facilitates success of an invasive seastar; Journal of Applied Ecology
Human-facilitated reproductive hotspots of an introduced seastar; 13th International Echinoderm Conference 2009
Impact of introduced seastars Asterias amurensis on survivorship of juvenile commercial bivalves Fulvia tenuicostata; Marine Ecology-Progress Series
Impact of the northern Pacific seastar Asterias amurensis on soft sediment assemblages, including commercial species, in southeast Tasmania
Impacts of two introduced suspension feeders in Port Phillip Bay, Australia; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Importance of freshwater flows to estuaries - a case study of Little Swanport estuary; Tas Water 11
Improving the utility and sensitivity of estuarine monitoring; Landscape logic: integrating science for landscape management
Influence of a burrowing, metal-tolerant polychaete on benthic metabolism, denitrification and nitrogen regeneration in contaminated estuarine sediments; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Influence of small-scale patchiness on resilience of nutrient cycling to extended hypoxia in estuarine sediments; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Interactions and impacts of two introduced species on a soft-sediment marine assemblage in SE Tasmania; Marine Biology
Long-term Recovery - Review of sediment condition at Marine Farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay
Measurement of acoustic material properties of macroalgae (Ecklonia radiata); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Measuring hypoxia induced metal release from highly contaminated estuarine sediments during a 40 day laboratory incubation experiment; The Science of The Total Environment
Microsatellite primer development for the seagrass Zostera nigricaulis (Zosteraceae); Conservation Genetic Resources
Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for fishing and aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour
Niche differentiation of ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in response to paper and pulp mill effluent; Microbial Ecology
Nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities and their relationship to nutrient fluxes and sediment geochemistry in the Derwent Estuary, Tasmania; Aquatic Microbial Ecology
No detectable impact of small-scale disturbances on ‘blue carbon’ within seagrass beds; Marine Biology
Processing of particulate organic carbon associated with secondary-treated pulp and paper mill effluent in intertidal sediments: a 13C pulse-chase experiment; Environmental Science and Technology
Recovery pathways from small-scale disturbance in a temperate Australian seagrass; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Response of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar to temperature and dissolved oxygen extremes established using animal-borne environmental sensors; Scientific Reports
Response to comment on ‘Seagrass viviparous propagules as a potential long-distance dispersal mechanism’ by A. C. G. Thomson et al; Estuaries and Coasts
Seagrass viviparous propagules as a potential long-distance dispersal mechanism; Estuaries and Coasts
Short-term (24 h) effects of mild and severe hypoxia (20% and 5% dissolved oxygen) on metal partitioning in highly contaminated estuarine sediments; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Short-Term Enhancement and Long-Term Suppression of Denitrification in Estuarine Sediments Receiving Primary - and Secondary - Treated Paper and Pulp Mill Discharge; Environmental Science and Technology (Washington)
Significance of Freshwater Flows to Pacific Oyster Production; The 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum
Spatial variation in reproductive effort of a southern Australian seagrass; Marine Environmental Research
Spatially variable effects of a marine pest on ecosystem function; Oecologia
Stable isotopes trace estuarine transformations of carbon and nitrogen from primary-and secondary-treated paper and pulp mill effluent; Environmental Science and Technology
Understanding the condition of our estuaries
Variability in the impact of an introduced predator (Asterias amurensis: Asteroidea) on soft-sediment assemblages; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Research Projects

A Risk Assessment Tool for Managing Coastal Bays and Estuaries; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Anthropogenic Influences on the Source, Transformation and Fate of Carbon and Nitrogen in Coastal Waters: A Case Study of the Derwent Estuary; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint and associated recommendations for management ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Characterising benthic pelagic interactions in Macquarie Harbour - organic matter processing in sediments and the importance for nutrient dynamics; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Clarifying the relationship between salmon farm nutrient loads and changes in macroalgal community structure/distribution (Existing student support); Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Developing a Holistic Flow Framework for Tasmania's Catchments; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Effect of Human Activities on the Health of Estuaries - Using C and N Stable Isotopes to Identify the Source and Fate of Organic Matter and Nitrogen; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Effects of Pre and post settlement on the health and stability of Little Swanport Estuary; Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering (AINSE)
Evaluation of approaches to improve sediment remediation (rate and function) under salmonid fish cages; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Future Oysters CRC-P: Advanced understanding of POMS to guide farm management decisions in Tasmania; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DoIIS)
INFORMD Stage 2: Risk-based tools supporting consultation, planning and adaptive management for aquaculture and other multiple-uses of the coastal waters of southern Tasmania; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Managing ecosystem interactions across differing environments: building flexibility and risk assurance into environmental management strategies.; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for fishing and aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Research Hub - Landscape Logic: Linking Land and Water Management to Resource Condition Targets; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The recovery of seagrass beds: The role of catchments and options for management responses; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Understanding Dorvilleid ecology in Macquarie Harbour and their response to organic enrichment ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Upper Derwent Estuary Ruppia spp. project; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Characterisation of sediments in Port Esperance
Fishery Data: acoustics and video
Huon/Channel Nutrient Enrichment Assessment - establishing the potential effects of Huon Aquaculture Company P/L (HAC) nitrogen inputs
Macquarie Harbour Dissolved Oxygen Assessment
Macquarie Harbour Dissolved Oxygen Drawdown
Postgrad Research Funds - M. Auluck - Characterising benthic pelagic interactions in Macquarie Harbour - organic matter processing in sediments and the importance for nutrient dynamics
Sense-T Stage 2: Oyster Biosensors
Sense-T Stage 2: Sensing Macquarie Harbour
SenseT Equipment Maintenance - Little Swanport
Westernport Strategic Knowledge Review

Research Candidate Supervision

Characterising Benthic Pelagic Interactions in Macquarie Harbour - Organic Matter Processing in Sediments and the Importance for Nutrient Dynamics
Determining the Effects of Dissolved Nutrient Dispersion from Fish Farms on Surrounding Subtidal Communities (Linking Observational, Experimental and Predictive Capabilities)
Impact of the Introduced New Zealand Screwshell Maoricolpus roseus on Soft-sediment Assemblages in Southeast Tasmania
Management of Marine Systems
Natural and Anthropogenic Ecosystem Regime Variance Within a Tide-dominated Estuary- A Late Anthropocene Paleo-reconstruction
Response of Plankton Communities to Changes in Land Use and Catchment Runoff in Tasmanian Estuaries
The Effects of Catchment Landuse on Estuaries- Using Macroinvertebrates as Bio-indicators
The Effects of Climate Change on the Growth, Performance and Distribution of an Ecosystem-structuring Macroalga
Trade-offs Between Biodiversity Conservation and Maintaining Fisheries Yield from Australian Marine Environments; Approaches Using the Atlantis Ecosystem Modelling Framework