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Researcher: Tracey, S (Dr Sean Tracey)

Fields of Research

Fisheries Management
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Fisheries Sciences
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Ecosystem Function
Population Ecology
Natural Resource Management
Fish Physiology and Genetics
Freshwater Ecology
Aquaculture
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environmental Impact Assessment
Public Policy
Fish Pests and Diseases
Law
Physiology
Farming Systems Research
Global Change Biology
Animal Production
Environmental Monitoring

Research Objectives

Fisheries - Wild Caught
Fisheries - Recreational
Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Wild Caught Edible Molluscs
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Wild Caught Tuna
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Wild Caught Prawns
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Wild Caught Rock Lobster
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Climate and Climate Change
Justice and the Law
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Aquaculture Prawns
Aquaculture Rock Lobster

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2007-08 survey of recreational fishing in Tasmania
2012-2013 Survey of recreational fishing in Tasmania
RecSurvey: an integrated analytical approach to the estimation of recreational catch and effort based on a telephone-diary survey method; 6th World Recreational Fishing Conference
A boom and bust recreational scallop fishery; Australian Society of Fisheries Biology Annual conference and workshop
A framework for regular national recreational fishing surveys
Addressing spatial management issues of mobile species with acousitc telemetry; 6th Conference on Fish Telemetry held in Europe
Addressing spatial management issues of mobile species with acoustic telemetry; Australian Marine Sciences Association Annual Conference
Age validation, growth modeling, and mortality estimates for striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) from southeastern Australia: making the most of patchy data; Fishery Bulletin
Application of elliptical Fourier analysis of otolith form as a tool for stock identification; Fisheries Research
Applications of a Telephone-Diary Survey Method for Estimating Participation, Effort and Catch: Examples From Australia Including Developments In the Analysis of Complex Survey Data; 141st Annual Meeting American Fisheries Society
Assessing connectivity and movement at different scales with a multi-faceted approach; Advances in Fish Tagging and Marking Technology, International Symposium
Assessing Connectivity Between Squid Populations with a Multi-Faceted Approach; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Technology: International Symposium
Assessing population linkages in a mobile inshore squid species using a combination of acoustic tracking, t-bar tagging and trace element analysis; Australian Society of Fish Biology 2006 Conference and Workshop
Assessing the effects of dispersal and temperature on the early like history of a temperate marine fish using a bio-physical individual based model; Australian Society for Fish Biology Annual Conference - Climate Change Symposium
Assessing the impacts of gillnetting in Tasmania: implications for by-catch and biodiversity
Assessing the population dynamics and stock viability of striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) in a data limited situation
Assessment of the 2008 recreational gamefish fishery of southeast Tasmania, with particular reference to southern bluefin tuna
Australia
Australia (Heard and McDonald Islands)
Australia (Lord Howe Island)
Australia: reconstructing estimates of total fisheries removals 1950-2010
Beyond larval connectivity modelling: adding biological traits to account for survivorship and active migration incentives; American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Conference
Bluefin tuna tagging
Capture-induced physiological stress and postrelease mortality for southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii) from a recreational fishery; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Catch, effort and fishing practices in a recreational gillnet fishery: assessing the impacts and response to management change; Fisheries Research
Chasing Calamary
Coincident recruitment patterns of Southern Hemisphere fishes; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Comparing otolith form and somatic growth of striped trumpeter (Latris lineate) from widely separated populations; Australian Marine Science Association Conference
Comparing otolith form and somatic growth of striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) from widely separated populations; Otolith 2004 International Symposium
Coupling temperature related larval growth and survival estimates with a Lagrangian particle dispersal model to predict recruitment and connectivity success; Australian Society of Fisheries Biology Conference
Current state of research to combat the negative effects of the long-spined sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii on the East Coast of Tasmania
Determining natal origins of hatchling squids based on trace element fingerprints within statoliths; Fisheries Society of the British Isles 2006 International Conference : Fish Population Structure: Implications for Conservation
Determining natal origins of hatchling squids based on trace element fingerprints within statoliths; Cephalopod International Advisory Committee (CIAC) 2006 International Symposium "Cephalopod Life Cycles"
Developing robust and cost-effective methods for estimating the national recreational catch of Southern Bluefin Tuna in Australia
Development of eggs and larvae of Emmelichthys nitidus (Percoidei: Emmelichthyidae) in south-eastern Australia, including a temperature-dependent egg incubation model; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
Ecosystem model of Tasmanian waters explores impacts of climate-change induced changes in primary productivity; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Elemental fingerprints of southern calamari (Sepioteuthis australis) reveal local recruitment sources and allow assessment of the importance of closed areas; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Establishing fine-scale industry based spatial management and harvest strategies for the commercial scallop in South east Australia
Evaluation of a recreational angler logbook program for Tasmania
Evaluation of egg production as a method of estimating spawning biomass of redbait off the east coast of Tasmania
Evaluation of egg production as a method of estimating spawning biomass of redbait off the east coast of Tasmania
Exploiting seasonal habitat use of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, in a lacustrine system for management and eradication; Marine and Freshwater Research
Genetic structuring of Latris lineata at localised and trans-oceanic scales; Marine Biology
Habitat characteristics predicting distribution and abundance patterns of scallops in D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania; PLos ONE
High survivorship after catch-and-release fishing suggests physiological resilience in the endothermic shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus); Conservation Physiology
Informing ecosystem-based management of the range extending long-spined sea urchin using a structured decision making process; 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015)
Inter-annual plasticity of squid life history and population structure: ecological and management implications; Oecologia
Key developments in the Tasmanian recreational fishery: teasing out the impacts of the major drivers for change; 41st Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) Annual Conference and 5th International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching (ISSESR)
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
Linking scallop distribution and abundance with fisher behaviour: implication for management to avoid repeated stock collapse in a recreational fishery; Fisheries Management and Ecology
Linking temporal and spatial distribution of individual reproductive effort and population level egg production; Advances in Fish Tagging and Marking Technology, International Symposium
Linking Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Individual Reproductive Effort with Higher-Level Population Processes; Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Technology: International Symposium
Long term trends of Hg uptake in resident fish from a polluted estuary; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Managing for change: the Tasmanian recreational fishery for rock lobster; Australian Society for Fish Biology - Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference
Managing the risk of sea urchin barrens in eastern Tasmania; 10th International Temperate Reefs Symposium 2014
Marine foods sourced from farther as their use of global ocean primary production increases; Nature Communications
Mean trophic levels and the Worm-Hilborn collaboration; Amercian Fisheries Society
Multiple lines of evidence to identify bioaccumulation mechanisms for mercury (Hg) in estuarine food webs with an emphasis on a recreationally targeted fish species; ICES (Annual Science Meeting)
Niche overlap and trophic resource partitioning of two sympatric batoids co-inhabiting an estuarine system in southeast Australia; Journal of Applied Ichthyology
Offshore recreational fishing in Tasmania 2011/12
Provenance of global seafood; Fish and Fisheries
Recreational gillnetting in Tasmania - an evaluation of fishing proctices and catch and effort
Recreational gillnetting in Tasmania - improving fishing practices through management intervention; ASFB and OCS 2012 Joint Conference and Symposium
Recreational sea fisheries news
Recruitment and retention of commercial scallops in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel: is there a relationship with scallop density?
Reproductive biology and per-recruit analyses of striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) from Tasmania, Australia: implications for management; Fisheries Research
Reproductive strategies and energy sources fuelling reproductive growth in a protracted spawner; Marine Biology
Role of density in aggregation patterns and synchronization of spawning in the hermaphroditic scallop Pecten fumatus; Marine Biology
Southern bluefin mortality study shows early successes
Southernmost records of two Seriola species in an Australian ocean-warming hotspot; Marine Biodiversity
Spawning dynamics and age structure of wild caught Tasmanian striped trumpeter during the 2010 spawning season
State-of-the-art technologies help understand the relative importance of southern calamary spawning areas
Stirred but not shaken: population and recruitment genetics of the scallop (Pecten fumatus) in Bass Strait, Australia; ICES Journal of Marine Science
Studying post-release survival of southern bluefin tuna from recreational fishing
Super Trawler Scuppered in Australian Fisheries Management Reform; Fisheries
Survival of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) following catch-and-release angling; Fisheries Research
Systematic culling controls a climate driven, habitat modifying invader; Biological Invasions
Tagging tuna
Tasmania will open Australia's first recreational fishery targeting swordfish off the state's east coast
Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalone fisheries 2010-11 fishing season
Tasmanian Recreational Rock Lobster and Abalone Fisheries: 2008-09 Fishing Season
Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalone fisheries: 2012-2013 fishing season
Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalone fisheries: 2014-15 fishing season
Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalonie fisheries: 2015-16 fishing season
Tasmanian recreational scallop fishery: 2005-2008
Tasmanian Scalefish Fishery - 2003
Tasmanian Scalefish Fishery - 2004
Tasmanian scalefish fishery - 2005
The effect of dispersal and temperature on the early life history of a temperate marine fish; Fisheries Oceanography
The effect of ocean warming on the early life history of a temperate fish inferred through a bio-physical individual based model; The Fisheries society of the British Isles annual conference - Fish and Climate Change
The influence of freshwater flows on two estuarine resident fish species show differential sensitivity to the impacts of drought, flood and climate change; Environmental Biology of Fishes
The social licence to operate and its role in marine governance: insights from Australia; Marine Policy
The spatial expansion and ecological footprint of fisheries (1950 to present); PLoS ONE
The trophic ecology of two abundant mesopredators in south-east coastal waters of Tasmania, Australia; Marine Biology
The use of acoustic technology to track animal movements in south eastern Tasmania
Thermal tolerance of the nektonic puerulus stage of spiny lobsters and implications of ocean warming; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Thermal tolerance of the nektonic puerulus stage of spiny lobsters and implications of ocean warming; 10th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management
Tracking and tagging southern calamary on the east coast
Tracking recreational fish species using acoustic telemetry
Tracking recreational fish species using acoustic telemetry
Trial of an industry implemented, spatially discrete eradication/control program for Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania
Trial of an industry implemented, spatially discrete eradication/control program for Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania
Trophic fingerprint of marine fisheries; Nature
Urchin control
Use of acoustic technology to track animal movements in S-E Tasmania
Use of acoustic telemetry for spatial management of southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis, a highly mobile inshore squid species; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Variability in multiple paternity rates for grey reef sharks (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) and scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini); Scientific Reports
What happens to a southern bluefin tuna after release?
When is a fishery sustainable?; Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Research Projects

An onsite survey of recreational SBT fishing to cross-validate catch rates and catch size contribution with results from an off-site survey boat; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Assessing post-release survival of southern bluefin tuna from recreational fishing; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Assessing post-release survival of southern bluefin tuna from recreational fishing; Department of Primary Industries Victoria (DPIV)
Assessing post-release survival of southern bluefin tuna from recreational fishing ; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Assessing the Impacts of Gillnetting in Tasmania: Implications for By-catch and Biodiversity; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Assessment of the Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalone fisheries - 2010/11 fishing season; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Assessment of the Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalone fisheries - 2012/13 fishing season; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Assessment of the Tasmanian recreational rock lobster and abalone fisheries 2014/15 fishing season; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Climate-driven range shifts in fishes and the impacts on temperate marine ecosystems; Australian Society of Fish Biology (ASFB)
Climate-driven range shifts in fishes and the impacts on temperate marine ecosystems; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Developing low cost monitoring regime to assess relative abundance and population characteristics of sand flat head; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Ecosystem Model Analysis to Address Fisheries Management Issues in South Eastern Australia and the Implications of Climate Change; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Fishing for change: enhancing Australia's seafood futures; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Population connectivity of shark and ray species in the Pacific Ocean; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Post-settlement processes affecting commercial scallop recruitment in D'Entrecasteaux Channel; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Preparing fisheries for climate change: identifying adaptation options for four key fisheries in south eastern Australia; Dept of Climate Change, Energy & Efficiency and FRDC (DCCEE-FRDC)
Putting fisheries in the food bowl ; Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Recreational gillnetting in Tasmania - an evaluation of fishing practices and catch and effort; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Recreational set-line usage in Tasmania; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Recruitment and retention of commercial scallops in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel: is there a relationship with scallop destiny; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Research Angler Program; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Studying the spawning dynamics of striped trumpeter, latis lineate - direct implications to fisheries management; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Survey of offshore private boat fishing in Tasmania, with emphasis on gamefish and deppwater reef-fish species; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Survey of the Tasmanian Recreational Fishery; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Tasmanian recreational fishing survey - 2012/13; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Tracking of Elasmobranch Prey Species as Evidence of Key Trophic Accumulation Pathways of Mercury (Hg); Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc (SEAWORLD)
Trial of an industry implemented, spatially discrete eradication/control program for Centrostephanus rodgersii; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Understanding the movement, behaviour and post-release survival rates of Broadbill Swordfish to sustainably develop pelagic game fishery off the coast of Tasmania - a pilot study; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Understanding the stock-recruitment relationship to reverse the decline in the southern rock lobster.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Where do Calamari spawn in Northern Tasmania and how will this information aid the management of the Calamari fishery in Northern Tasmania?; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Development of methods for a national recreational fishing survey
Development of methods for obtaining national estimates of the recreational catch fo southern bluefin tuna
Review of the Bony Fish Regional Pressure Analysis and Conservation Value Report Card for the East Marine Region of Australia
Sea Around Us Project
Status of key Australian fish stocks (SAFS) reports 2016, and further development of the SAFS production and dissemination system

Research Candidate Supervision

Accumulation of Mercury in Estuarine Food Webs- Biogeochemical and Ecological Considerations
Disentangling the Climate Change Impacts on Productivity and Availability in Two Macruronus Species off Tasmania and Patagonian Waters off Chile
Fisheries and reproductive ecology of the Long-spined sea urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii)
Influence of Reproductive and Post-settlement Processes on Recruitment in a Marine Benthic Invertebrate
Investigating climate change impact on rock lobster larval dispersal and the impact on recruitment processes
Rock Lobster Larval Dispersal Modelling