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Researcher: Miller, KJ (Dr Karen Miller)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Genetics
Conservation and biodiversity
Population ecology
Animal systematics and taxonomy
Biogeography and phylogeography
Fisheries management
Fish physiology and genetics
Environmental management
Genome structure and regulation
Evolutionary biology
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Palaeoecology
Gene mapping
Physical oceanography
Invertebrate biology
Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling
Evolutionary impacts of climate change
Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Terrestrial ecology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Global change biology

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Fisheries - wild caught
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Wild caught prawns
Natural hazards
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Other environmental management
Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
Wild caught edible molluscs
Understanding climate change
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change

Career Best Publications

Ecological and genetic evidence of the vulnerability of shallow-water populations of the stylasterid hydrocoral Errina novaezelandiae in New Zealand's fiords; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Genetic, morphological and chemical divergence in the sponge genus Latrunculia (Porifera: Demospongiae) from New Zealand; Marine Biology
In situ fertilisation success in the scleractinian coral Goniastrea favulus; Coral Reefs
The role of sexual and asexual reproduction in structuring high latitude populations of the coral Pocillopora damicornis; Heredity
Where do clonal coral larvae go? Adult genotypic diversity conflicts with reproductive effort in the brooding coral Pocillopora damicornis; Marine Ecology Progress Series

Research Publications

Establishment of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania: First Assessment of Potential Threats to Fisheries
An eco-narrative of Huon Marine Park: South-east marine region. Report to the National Environmental Science Programme
Asexual reproduction does not produce clonal populations of the brooding coral Pocillopora damicornis on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Coral Reefs
Assessing hidden species diversity in the coral Pocillopora damicornis from Eastern Australia; Coral Reefs
Broadcast spawning by Pocillopora species on the Great Barrier Reef; PLoS One
Climate change cascades: Shifts in oceanography, species' ranges and subtidal marine community dynamics in eastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Conflicting estimates of connectivity among deep-sea coral populations; Marine Ecology
Connectivity and conservation of Australian and New Zealand seamounts: A molecular approach to assess relationships among their deep sea coral populations
Contrasting responses to a climate regime change by sympatric, ice-dependent predators; BMC Evolutionary Biology
Ecological and genetic evidence of the vulnerability of shallow-water populations of the stylasterid hydrocoral Errina novaezelandiae in New Zealand's fiords; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Evidence of genetic subdivision among populations of blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra Leach) in Tasmania; Marine and Freshwater Research
Evidence of hidden biodiversity, ongoing speciation and diverse patterns of genetic structure in giant Antarctic amphipods; Molecular Ecology
Evidence that disease-induced population decline changes genetic structure and alters dispersal patterns in the Tasmanian devil ; Heredity
Factors limiting resilience and recovery of fished abalone populations
Genetic differentiation in the circum - Antarctic sea spider Nymphon australe (Pycnogonida; Nymphonidae); Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Genetic diversity and gene flow in collapsed and healthy abalone fisheries; Molecular Ecology
Genetic population structure in the Antarctic benthos: insights from the widespread amphipod, Orchomenella franklini; PloS One
Genetic, morphological and chemical divergence in the sponge genus Latrunculia (Porifera: Demospongiae) from New Zealand; Marine Biology
High vagility facilitates population persistence and expansion prior to the Last Glacial Maximum in an Antarctic top predator: the snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea); Journal of Biogeography
In situ fertilisation success in the scleractinian coral Goniastrea favulus; Coral Reefs
Isolation of microsatellites from two species of scleractinian coral; Molecular Ecology Notes
Larval supply and dispersal; Biofouling
Methods for assessing biodiversity, abundance and distribution of Antarctic sea anemones; NZMSS and AMSA Joint 2016 Conference
Molecular genetics to inform spatial management in benthic invertebrate fisheries: a case study using the Australian greenlip abalone; Molecular Ecology
Out of Their Depth? Isolated Deep Populations of the Cosmopolitan Coral Desmophyllum dianthus may be Highly Vulnerable to Environmental Change; PLoS ONE
Patterns in the distribution and abundance of sea anemones off Dumont d'Urville Station, Antarctica; Polar Biology
Permanent genetic resources added to molecular ecology resources database 1 June 2010 - 31 July 2010; Molecular Ecology Resources
Pocillopora aliciae: A new species of scleractinian coral (Scleractinia, Pocilloporidae) from subtropical Eastern Australia; Zootaxa
Population structure and long-term decline in three species of heart urchins Abatus spp. near-shore in the Vestfold Hills region, East Antarctica; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Population structure is not a simple function of reproductive mode and larval type: insights from tropical corals; Journal of Animal Ecology
Proliferation of East Antarctic Adélie penguins in response to historical deglaciation; BMC Evolutionary Biology
Protection of Genetic Diversity and Maintenance of Connectivity among Reef Corals within Marine Protected Areas; Conservation Biology
Random mating in the brooding coral Acropora palifera; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Rapid settlement in broadcast spawning corals: implications for larval dispersal; Coral Reefs
Recent advances in deep-sea coral science and emerging links to conservation and management of deep-sea ecosystems; Marine Ecology Progress Series
The influence of historical climate changes on Southern Ocean marine predator populations: a comparative analysis; Global Change Biology
The role of sexual and asexual reproduction in structuring high latitude populations of the coral Pocillopora damicornis; Heredity
Too much of a good thing: sea ice extent may have forced emperor penguins into refugia during the last glacial maximum; Global Change Biology
Towards understanding greenlip abalone population structure: final report for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Where do clonal coral larvae go? Adult genotypic diversity conflicts with reproductive effort in the brooding coral Pocillopora damicornis; Marine Ecology Progress Series
With eyes wide open: a revision of species within and closely related to the Pocillopora damicornis species complex (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) using morphology and genetics; Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

Research Projects

Conservation genetics of Antarctic seabirds and seals: population connectivity and past glacial refugia; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
2005-029 Factors Limiting Resilience and Recovery of Fished Abalone Populations; Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (ASCRC)
2010/013 Towards Understanding Greenlip Abalone Population Structure; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
2012: 5th International Symposium on Deep Sea Corals, Nederland; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Antarctic stylasterid taxonomic keys and guides for researchers, curators and fisheries by-catch identification; Total Foundation (TOTAL)
Connectivity and Conservation of Australian and New Zealand Seamounts: A Molecular Approach to Assess Relationships Among Their Deep Sea Coral Populations; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Connectivity and Conservation of Seamount Corals; Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF)
Conservation genetics of Antarctic seabirds and seals: population connectivity and past glacial refugia; Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SWRRFI)
Conservation genetics of Antarctic seabirds and seals: population connectivity and past glacial refugia; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Dispersal and Resilience of Seamount Coral Populations; Census of Marine Life (CML)
How Connected are Seamounts? Assessing the Genetic Isolation and Genetic Diversity of Seamount Coral Populations to Understand Ecological Processes; Census of Marine Life (CML)
Linking Life History Variation with Population Structure in Corals; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Population Dynamics of Amphipods Common to the Antarctic Near-shore Benthos; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Research in Molecular Biology Antarctic Region ; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Resilience of Antarctic Marine Benthic Invertebrates and the Ecological Consequences of Environmental Change; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Understanding the stock-recruitment relationship to reverse the decline in the southern rock lobster.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Are high latitude reefs marginal sinks or self-seeding populations?
Evolutionary and ecological implications of small-scale structuring in corals
Evolutionary and ecological implications of small-scale structuring in corals - the application of microsatellite markers
Genetic structuring in reef corals - the application of microsatellite markers
Genetics and reproduction of black corals in Fiordland
Impacts of the invasive alga Undaria pinnatifida in New Zealand
Marine Natural Products Programme - genetic srtucture of sponge populations
Red coral distribution in and abundance at The Gut, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland
Sponge genetics - enhancement of aquaculture stock for marine natural products
Taxonomy of Southwest pacific marine copepoda
The development and application of genetics markers to coral conservation and management
Travel to 10th International Coral Reef Symposium
Travel to 10th International Coral Reef Symposium

Research Candidate Supervision

A Systematic and Phylogenetic Revision of the Deep-Sea Genera Anthothela and Primnoisis (Coelenterate- Octocorallia- Alcyonacea) and An Exploration of the Biogeography of Primnoisis
Conservation Genetics of Antarctic Seabirds and Seals- Population Connectivity and Past Glacial Refugia
Deep Sea Corals- Taxonomy/Ocean Acification/Genetics
Evolutionary Tales of Maskrays (Neotrygon, Dasyatidae), Flatheads (Platycephalidae, Scorpaeniformes) and Tuskfishes (Choerodon, Labridae)
Examining the Abundance and Distribution of Actinaria (Sea Anemones) in the Australian Antarctic Territory
Genetic Structure, Diversity, and Population Ecology of Antarctic Benthic Amphipods
Glacial Refugia of Antarctic Ice Breeding Species
Surrogacy in the Southern Ocean- A Method of Regionalisation for the Purpose of Assessing Vulnerability of Benthic Habitats and Species
The Ecological and Evolutionary Significance of Reproductive Traits in Corals
Understanding the Stock-Recruitment Relationship in the Southern Rock Lobster