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Researcher: Pederson, HG (Dr Hugh Pederson)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Other environmental sciences
Environmental management
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Fisheries management
Plant pathology
Conservation and biodiversity

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Marine biodiversity
Fisheries - recreational freshwater
Wild caught prawns
Wheat
Natural hazards
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Wild caught edible molluscs
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Fisheries - wild caught

Career Best Publications

Population dynamics of the sea urchin Heliocidris erythroramma on the east coast of Tasmania
The most unusual barrens: Complex interactions between lobsters, sea urchins and algae facilitates spread of exotic kelp in eastern Tasmania; Echinoderms: Munchen
The usefulness of fatty acid analysis in differentiating species of Pythium, Rhizoctonia and Gaeumannomyces and as a tool for their detection in infected wheat roots; Australasian Plant Pathology

Research Publications

Assessing the robustness of a morphometric classification model to help predict Australia's benthic marine habitat diversity; GeoHab 2008 Ninth International Symposium
Determining the potential impacts of fishing activity on rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) behaviour and habitat utilisation via the application of radio acoustic positioning; 8th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Effect of predator-prey and competitive interactions on size at emergence in the black-lip abalone Haliotis rubra in a Tasmanian MPA; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Effects of lobster fishing on the population dynamics of the sea urchin, Heliocidariserythrogramma, on the east coast of Tasmania; 7th International conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Fusing fuzzy classification models with animal movement: concepts for biodiversity assessment; CERF Marine Biodiversity Workshop
Growth and age structure of sea urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) in complex barrens and native macroalgal beds in eastern Tasmania; ICES Journal of Marine Science: (International Council for The Exploration of The Sea)
Integrating Acoustic Telemetry Data and Benthic Tarrain Models to Understand Spatial and Temporal Patters in Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) Movement and Habitat Utilisation; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Tachnology: International Symposium
Integrating electronic technologies in ecological field studies: assessing movement, habitat use, and behaviour of lobsters as key predators of sea urchins in eastern Tasmania; 13th International Echinoderm Conference 2009
Linking morphometric characterisation of rocky reef with fine scale lobster movement; ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing- Theme Issue `Remote Sensing and GIS for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Overlap of home ranges of resident and introduced southern rock lobster after translocation; Reviews in Fisheries Science
Population dynamics of the sea urchin Heliocidris erythroramma on the east coast of Tasmania
Predation of the sea urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma by rock lobsters (Jasus edwardsii) in no-take marine reserves; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Pursuing predator-driven habitat recovery on a warming coast; 9th International Temperate Reef Symposium
Reverse-fishing to reduce the resilience of an undesirable climate-driven stable state; Australian National Network in Marine Science
The most unusual barrens: Complex interactions between lobsters, sea urchins and algae facilitates spread of exotic kelp in eastern Tasmania; Echinoderms: Munchen
The usefulness of fatty acid analysis in differentiating species of Pythium, Rhizoctonia and Gaeumannomyces and as a tool for their detection in infected wheat roots; Australasian Plant Pathology
Understanding reef resilience: prevention is far better than cure; Climate Adaptation in Action 2012
Understanding the effects of fishing on rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) foraging behaviour and habitat utilisation via radio acoustic tracking; Workshop on cutting-edge technologies in fish and fisheries science, Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Fish Biology
Using acoustic tracking data to support planning and assessment of closed areas: determining effective size, boundaries and location; Australian Marine Science Association

Research Projects

Quantitative Biological Baseline Surveys of Shelf Rocky Reef Biota in Commonwealth MPAs off Tasmania; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Rebuilding Ecosystem Resilience: Assessment of Management Options to Minimise Formation of 'Barrens' Habitat by the Long-Spined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) in Tasmania; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Rebuilding Ecosystem Resilience: Assessment of Management Options to Minimise Formation of 'Barrens' Habitat by the Long-Spined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) in Tasmania; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)

Research Candidate Supervision