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Researcher: Steer, MA (Dr Michael Steer)

Fields of Research

Invertebrate biology
Population ecology
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Freshwater ecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Fisheries sciences
Fish physiology and genetics

Research Objectives

Fisheries - wild caught
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - aquaculture
Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Are bigger calamary hatchlings more likely to recruit? A study based on statolith dimensions; Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) 2003 Symposium: 'Cephalopod Biology, Recruitment & Culture'
Are bigger calamary Sepioteuthis australis hatchlings more likely to survive? A study based on statolith dimensions; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Description and quantification of developmental abnormalities in a natural Sepioteuthis australis spawning population (Mollusca: Cephalopoda); Marine Ecology Progress Series
Embryonic development and early life history of the southern calamary, Sepioteuthis Australis Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 &
Embryonic development of southern calamary (Sepioteuthis australis) within the constraints of an aggregated egg mass; Marine and Freshwater Research
Life history traits of a 'mini-maximalist'; Cephalopod International Advisory Committee (CIAC) 2003 International Symposium
Life history traits of the temperate mini-maximalist Idiosepius notoides, (Cephalopoda: Sepioidea); Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Modelling the effect of hatchling size on the non-asymptotic growth of marine invertebrates; Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) 2003 Symposium: 'Cephalopod Biology, Recruitment & Culture'
Population dynamics and reproductive ecology of the southern calamary (Sepioteuthis Australis) in Tasmania
Pulling or drilling, does size or species matter? An experimental study of prey handling in Octopus dierythraeus; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Southern garfish (Hyporhamphus melanochir) fishery
Spatial and seasonal variation in reproductive characteristics and spawning of southern calamary (Sepioteuthis australis): spreading the mortality risk; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Tasmanian Arrow Squid Fishery - Status Report 2001
Temporal variability in embryonic development and mortality in the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis: a field assessment; Marine Ecology Progress Series
The effects of egg position, egg mass size, substrate and biofouling on embryo mortality in the squid Sepioteuthis australis; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
The role of hatchling size in generating the intrinsic size-at-age variability of cephalopods: extending the Forsythe Hypothesis; Marine and Freshwater Research
The role of temperature and maternal ration in embryo survival: using the dumpling squid Euprymna tasmanica as a model; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision