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Researcher: Johnson, CR (Professor Craig Johnson)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Ecosystem Function
Evolutionary Biology
Conservation and Biodiversity
Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Community Ecology
Fisheries Sciences
Aquaculture
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Natural Resource Management
Structural Biology (incl. Macromolecular Modelling)
Global Change Biology
Invertebrate Biology
Biological Mathematics
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Management
Palaeoclimatology
Population Ecology
Animal Management
Zoology
Plant Physiology
Fisheries Management
Environmental Monitoring
Freshwater Ecology
Ecological Applications
Public Policy
Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Ecological Physiology
Invasive Species Ecology
Physical Oceanography
Ecology
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Microbial Ecology
Ocean Engineering
Terrestrial Ecology
Landscape Ecology
Quantum Chemistry
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Biological Oceanography
Animal Reproduction
Microbiology
Genome Structure and Regulation
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Physical Sciences
Applied Economics
Fish Pests and Diseases
Simulation and Modelling
Bioremediation
Marine Geoscience

Research Objectives

Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environment
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Aquaculture Rock Lobster
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Hardwood Plantations
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmental Management Systems
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Expanding Knowledge in Economics
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Fisheries - Recreational
Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Coastal and Estuarine Water Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts)
Environmental Education and Awareness
Land and Water Management of environments
Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Organic Industrial Chemicals (excl. Resins, Rubber and Plastics)
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mining Environments
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Coastal and Estuarine Environments

Career Best Publications

Alternative stable states and phase shifts in coral reefs under anthropogenic stress; Ecology
Climate change cascades: Shifts in oceanography, species' ranges and subtidal marine community dynamics in eastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Determining natural scales of ecological systems; Ecological Monographs
Effect of complexity on marine ecosystem models; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Establishment of the introduced kelp Undaria pinnatifida in Tasmania depends on disturbance to native algal assemblages; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Overfishing reduces resilience of kelp beds to climate-driven catastrophic phase shift; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Regional-scale scenario modeling for coral reefs: a decision support tool to inform management of a complex system; Ecological Applications
Selection at the level of the community: the importance of spatial structure; Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Status and Management of World Sea Urchin Fisheries; Oceanography and Marine Biology
Warning signals of regime shifts as intrinsic properties of endogenous dynamics; The American Naturalist
Why do juvenile fish utilise mangrove habitats?; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Research Publications

Establishment of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania: First Assessment of Potential Threats to Fisheries
A Bayesian inference approach to account for multiple sources of uncertainty in a macroalgae based integrated multi-trophic aquaculture model; Environmental Modelling and Software
A coral-algal phase shift in Mesoamerica not driven by changes in herbivorous fish abundance; PLoS One
A management support framework for subtidal rocky-reef communities on the east coast of Tasmania; MODSIM
A molecular approach to identify prey of the southern rock lobster; Bulletin of Entomological Research
A multi-scale biophysical model to inform regional management of coral reefs in the western Philippines and South China Sea; Environmental Modelling and Software
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
Alternative stable states and phase shifts in coral reefs under anthropogenic stress; Ecology
Alternative strategies for sustainable environmental management of nutrient loads in aquaculture; World Aquaculture Society
An experimental model for the spatial structuring and selection of bacterial communities; Journal of Microbiological Methods
Assessing the ecological impacts of an introduced seastar: the importance of multiple methods; Biological Invasions
Assessment of management options to minimize formation of 'barrens'habitat by the long-spined sea urchin
Bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates; 8th International Coral Reef Symposium
Bacterial induction of settlement and metamorphosis in marine invertebrates; 8th International Coral Reef Symposium
Bias in lobster tethering experiments conducted for selecting low-predation release sites; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Biogeochemical marine ecosystem models I: IGBEM - a model of marine bay ecosystems; Ecological Modelling
Biogeochemical marine ecosystem models II: the effect of physiological detail on model performance; Ecological Modelling
Building resilience against climate-driven shifts in a temperate reef system: staying away from context-dependent ecological thresholds; Ecosystems
Catastrophic thresholds: a synthesis of concepts, perspectives, and applications; Ecology and Society
Catchability of the southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii. I. Effects of sex, season and catch history; Marine and Freshwater Research
Catchability of the southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii. II. Effects of size; Marine and Freshwater Research
Changes in deep reef benthic community composition across a latitudinal and environmental gradient in temperate Eastern Australia; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Characterizing sensitivity and uncertainty in a multiscale model of a complex coral reef system; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Climate change cascades: Shifts in oceanography, species' ranges and subtidal marine community dynamics in eastern Tasmania; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Climate change, overfishing and recent phase shift in a temperate reef ecosystem; Australian Society for Fish Biology 2006 Conference
Climate change, overfishing: together catastrophic for shallow reefs
Climate driven changes in marine assemblages in SE Australia: A southern hemisphere 'hotspot'; Climate Change Effects on Fish and Fisheries
Climate-driven range extension of a sea urchin leads to a new and impoverished reef state; 13th International Echinoderm Conference 2009
Climate-driven range extension of a sea urchin: altered dynamics of a rapidly warming temperate reef system; 8th International Temperate Reef Symposium
Climate-driven range extension of a sea urchin: inferring future trends by analysis of recent population dynamics; Global Change Biology
Collapse of kelp beds to turf-dominance is mediated by urchin overgrazing not water quality alone; Aquatic Biodiversity & Ecosystems: Evolution, Interactions & Global Change
Competition between an invasive urchin and commercially fished abalone: effect on body condition, reproduction and survivorship ; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Competition coefficients in a marine epibenthic assemblage depend on spatial structure; Oikos
Consensus management in Antarctica's high seas – past success and current challenges; Marine Policy
Coupling Biophysical and Socioeconomic Models for Coral Reef Systems in Quintana Roo, Mexican Caribbean; Ecology and Society
Decadal trends in a coral community and evidence of changed disturbance regime; Coral Reefs
Decay development in living sapwood of coniferous and deciduous trees inoculated with six wood decay fungi; Forest Ecology and Management
Determining natural scales of ecological systems; Ecological Monographs
Distribution models of temperate habitat-forming species on the continental shelf in eastern Australia: setting the baseline and predicting future changes; Species on the Move
Distribution models of temperate habitat-forming species on the continental shelf In eastern Australia: setting the baseline to monitor and predict future changes; 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2015)
Distribution models of temperate rocky reef habitat-forming species on the continental shelf in Eastern Australia: setting the baseline to monitor and predict future changes; ICES Annual Science Conference 2015
Drift-kelp suppresses sea urchin appetite for destruction; Aquatic Biodiversity & Ecosystems: Evolution, Interactions & Global Change
Drift-kelp suppresses sea urchin appetite for destruction; Australian Marine Sciences Association 2015 Conference
Echinoderms in a Changing World; 13th International Echinoderm conference
Ecosystem-­based assessment of a kelp-urchin-­lobster system subject to multiple stressors drives spatial management of Tasmanian lobster fishery towards ecologically sustainable harvest rates; ICES Annual Science Conference 2015
Effect of complexity on marine ecosystem models; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Effects of a range-expanding sea urchin on behaviour of commercially fished abalone; PLoS ONE
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
Effects of simulated green turtle regrazing on seagrass abundance, growth and nutritional status in Moreton Bay, sout-east Queensland, Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Effects of spatial resolution on the performance and interpretation of marine ecosystem models; Ecological Modelling
Establishment of the introduced kelp Undaria pinnatifida following dieback of the native macroalga Phyllospora comosa in Tasmania, Australia; Marine and Freshwater Research
Establishment of the introduced kelp Undaria pinnatifida in Tasmania depends on disturbance to native algal assemblages; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Experimental reseeding of juvenile spiny lobsters (Jasus edwardsii): Comparing survival and movement of wild and naive lobsters at multiple sites; Aquaculture
Exploring alternative states in ecological systems with a qualitative analysis of community feedback; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Exploring ecological shifts using qualitative modelling: Alternative states on Tasmanian rocky-reefs; 18th World IMACS / MODSIM Congress
Forming sea urchin barrens from the inside out: an alternative pattern of overgrazing; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Genetic structure of a recent climate change-driven range extension; Molecular Ecology
Giant kelp—poster child of temperate rocky reefs; Ecology
Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Global phase-shift dynamics of catastrophic sea urchin overgrazing; 10th International Temperate Reefs Symposium 2014
Global regime shift dynamics of catastrophic sea urchin overgrazing; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
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)
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 marine species: Tasmania as a laboratory
Impact of introduced seastars Asterias amurensis on survivorship of juvenile commercial bivalves Fulvia tenuicostata; Marine Ecology-Progress Series
Inhibition of settlement and metamorphosis of the ascidian Herdmania curvata by non-geniculate coralline algae; Biological Bulletin
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
Intensive fishing of marine consumers causes a dramatic shift in the benthic habitat on temperate rocky reefs; Marine Biology
Interactions and impacts of two introduced species on a soft-sediment marine assemblage in SE Tasmania; Marine Biology
Invasion rates increase with species richness in a marine epibenthic community by two mechanisms; Oecologia
Is 'barrens' habitat good for sea urchins?; 13th International Echinoderm Conference 2009
Kelp forests: dynamic patterns, processes, and feedbacks; Marine Community Ecology and Conservation
Knowing when (not) to attempt ecological restoration; Restoration Ecology
Large-scale geographic variation in distribution and abundance of Australian deep-water kelp forests; PLoS ONE
Limited effectiveness of divers to mitigate ‘barrens’ formation by culling sea urchins while fishing for abalone; Marine and Freshwater Research
Linking global patterns of kelp forest change and variation in climate over the past half-century; 11th International Temperate Reefs Symposium
Linking richness, community variability, and invasion resistance with patch size; Ecology
Lobsters to fight urchin overgrazing?
Long-term trends in invertebrate-habitat relationships under protected and fished conditions; Marine Biology
Macroalgae and temperate rocky reefs; Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2012
Major shifts in the dynamics of rocky reef ecosystems on the east coast of Tasmania
Managing the risk of sea urchin barrens in eastern Tasmania; 10th International Temperate Reefs Symposium 2014
Marine reserves reduce risk of climate-driven phase shift by reinstating size- and habitat-specific trophic interactions; Ecological Applications
Measurement of acoustic material properties of macroalgae (Ecklonia radiata); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Mechanisms of invasion: establishment, spread and persistence of introduced seaweed populations; Botanica Marina
Mechanisms of invasions: can the recipient community influence invasion rates?; Botanica Marina
Mechanisms of kelp bed resilience and recovery on urbanised coasts; Australian Marine Sciences Association 2015 Conference
Mechanisms of kelp bed resilience and recovery on urbanised coasts; SER 2015 World Conference on Ecological Restoration
Mesoscale dispersal of the introduced kelp Undaria pinnatifida attached to unstable substrata; Botanica Marina
Modeling macroalgae growth and nutrient dynamics for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture; Journal of Applied Phycology
Modelling coral reef futures to inform management: can reducing local-scale stressors conserve reefs under climate change?; PLoS ONE
Modelling seasonal catchability of the southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii by water temperature, moulting and mating; Marine Biology
Monitoring associations between clade-level variation, overall community structure and ecosystem function in enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) systems using terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP); Water Research
Monitoring of benthic reference sites; IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Mortality and predation in ecosystem models: is it important how these are expressed?; Ecological Modelling
MPAs increase resilience against climate-driven phase shift: prevention is far better than cure; Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference 2012
Native spider crab causes high incidence of sub-lethal injury to the introduced seastar Asterias amurensis; 13th International Echinoderm Conference
Natural length scales of ecological systems: Applications at community and ecosystem levels; Ecology and Society
Ocean acidification reverses the positive effects of seawater pH fluctuations on growth and photosynthesis of the habitat-forming kelp, Ecklonia radiata; Scientific Reports
Optimal scales to observe habitat dynamics: a coral reef example; Ecological Applications
Overfishing reduces macroalgal bed resilience against grazing by the range expanding sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii; 12th International Echinoderms Conference
Overfishing reduces resilience of kelp beds to climate-driven catastrophic phase shift; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Overfishing reduces resilience of temperate reef ecosystems against climate change catastrophe; 45th Annual Conference for the Australian Marine Sciences Association
Pattern, synchrony and predictability of spawning of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina from Heron Reef, Australia; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Persistence of sea urchin (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) barrens on the east coast of Tasmania: inhibition of macroalgal recovery in the absence of high densities of sea urchins; Botanica Marina
Persistence of the exotic kelp Undaria pinnatifida does not depend on sea urchin grazing; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Phase shifts and stressor-driven dynamics in kelp beds; 10th International Temperate Reefs Symposium 2014
Phase-shift dynamics of sea urchin overgrazing on nutrified reefs; PLoS One
Phenotypic plasticity and biogeographic variation in physiology of habitat-forming seaweed: response to temperature and nitrate; Journal of Phycology
Population dynamics of an ecologically important range-extender: kelp beds versus sea urchin barrens; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Predation of naive juvenile Southern Rock Lobsters; 7th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management
Predation of the sea urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma by rock lobsters (Jasus edwardsii) in no-take marine reserves; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Predicting global dynamics from local interactions: individual-based models predict complex features of marine epibenthic communities; Ecological Modelling
Pursuing predator-driven habitat recovery on a warming coast; 9th International Temperate Reef Symposium
Quantification of the impacts of finfish aquaculture and bioremediation capacity of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture using a 3D estuary model; Journal of Applied Phycology
Rebuilding ecosystem resilience: assessment of management options to minimise formation of 'barrens' habitat by the long-spined sea urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania
Regional-scale scenario analysis for the Meso-American Reef system: Modelling coral reef futures under multiple stressors; Ecological Modelling: International Journal on Ecological Modelling and Engineering and Systems Ecology
Regional-scale scenario modeling for coral reefs: a decision support tool to inform management of a complex system; Ecological Applications
Relationships between habitat and recruitment of three species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) at Heron Reef, Great Barrier Reef; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Repeated AUV surveying of urchin barrens in North Eastern Tasmania; IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Reproductive potential of a marine ecosystem engineer at the edge of a newly expanded range; Global Change Biology
Reverse-fishing to reduce the resilience of an undesirable climate-driven stable state; Australian National Network in Marine Science
Robustness of surrogates of biodiversity in marine benthic communites; Ecological Applications
Scale-dependent relationships between benthic habitat characteristics and abundances of blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra (Leach); Marine and Freshwater Research
Scaling up models of the dynamics of coral reef ecosystems: An approach for science-based management of global change; Coral Reefs: An Ecoysystem in Transition
Sea urchins
Seaweed invasions: conclusions and future directions; Botanica Marina
Seaweed invasions: introduction and scope; Botanica Marina
Selection at the level of the community: the importance of spatial structure; Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Selection for restraint in competitive ability in spatial competition systems; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B - Biological Sciences
Self-organising in spatial competition systems; Frontiers in Ecology: Building the Links
Sensitivity analysis and pattern-oriented validation of TRITON, a model with alternative community states: insights on temperate rocky reefs dynamics; Ecological Modelling
Space-time variation in catchability of southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii in Tasmania explained by environmental, physiological and density-dependent processes; Fisheries Research
Spatial and temporal distribution of feeding of Aspidochirotida (Holothuroidea) on Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef; Echinoderms: San Francisco
Spatial variation in fish species richness on coral reefs: habitat fragmentation and stochastic structuring processes; Oikos
Spatially and temporally predictable fish communities on coral reefs; Ecological Monographs
Spatio-temporal variation in coral recruitment at different scales on Heron Reef, southern Great Barrier Reef; Coral Reefs
Stability in paradigm biological systems; Journal of Australian Mathematical Socieity
Status and Management of World Sea Urchin Fisheries; Oceanography and Marine Biology
Stereo-imaging AUV detects trends in sea urchin abundance on deep overgrazed reefs; Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
The Centrostephanus project - update on long-spined sea urchin research
The effects of an invasive habitat modifier on the biotic interactions between two native herbivorous species and benthic habitat in a subtidal rocky reef ecosystem; Biological Invasions
The influence of wound location on decay extent in plantation-grown Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens; Forest Ecology and Management
The most unusual barrens: Complex interactions between lobsters, sea urchins and algae facilitates spread of exotic kelp in eastern Tasmania; Echinoderms: Munchen
The Reef Ecosystem Evaluation Framework: Managing for Resilience in Temperate Environments
The ‘Great Southern Reef’: social, ecological and economic value of Australia’s neglected kelp forests; Marine and Freshwater Research
Thinning of kelp canopy modifies understory assemblages: the importance of canopy density; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
Trophic effects of fishing southern rock lobster Jasus edwardsii shown by combined fatty acid and stable isotope analyses; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Understanding community-habitat associations of temperate reef fishes using fine-resolution bathymetric measures of physical structure; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Understanding reef resilience: prevention is far better than cure; Climate Adaptation in Action 2012
Using molecular prey detection to quantify rock lobster predation on barrens-forming sea urchins; Molecular Ecology
Using the simulation of ecological systems to explain the wheel of retailing; 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence
Variability in the impact of an introduced predator (Asterias amurensis: Asteroidea) on soft-sediment assemblages; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Warning signals of regime shifts as intrinsic properties of endogenous dynamics; The American Naturalist
Why do juvenile fish utilise mangrove habitats?; Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Research Projects

1999 Supplementary Funding; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
2009/016 and 2007/045 Rebuilding Ecosystem Resilience: Assessment of Management Options to Minimise Formation of 'Barrens' Habitat by the Long-Spined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) in Tasmania; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
A network theory approach for understanding fisheries collapse and socioecological responses; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Are self-organisation and indirect interactions important determinants of the dynamics, stability and invasion resistance of marine epibenthic community; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Benthic marine habitats on the Australian continental shelf; Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) (DoEdT (Cwth))
Bluenet: The Australian Marine Science Data Network; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
Characteristic Length Scales of Marine Systems: Can they be Measured and What do they Mean?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Community Level Selection: Empirical Tests i a Microbial System; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Do Predators Structure Populations of the Sea Urchin Heliocidaris Erythrogramma on the East Coast of Tasmania?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Does Displacement of Native Seaweeds on Rocky Reefs by the Introduced Asian Kelp Depend on Distrubance?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Does Fishing of Predators Increase the Risk of 'Barrens' Habitat Formation by the Long-Spined Sea Urchin Centrostephanus Rodgersii?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Dynamic resilience and stability properties of marine systems: the importance of environment-engineer feedbacks in kelp forests; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Dynamics of Rocky Reefs and Fisheries in Eastern Tasmania: Modelling using a Complex Systems Approach; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Ecological Impacts of Feral Pacific Oysters; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Effects of Climate Change on Temperate Benthic Assemblages on the Continental Shelf in Eastern Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Elucidate the Reproductive Biology of the Threatened Swift Parrot; Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust (WVS)
Establishment of the long-spined sea urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) in Tasmania: A first assessment of the threat to abalone and rock lobster fisheries; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Evaluating the likelihood of regime shifts in Southern Ocean ecosystems; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Fish and invertebrate recruitment in response to varying kelp habitat population dynamics; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Giant Kelp Project; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Impacts of Climate Change on Key Habitat-forming Seaweeds in SE Australia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Is self organisation an important determinant of the dynamics, stability and invasion resistance of marine benthic communities?; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Is self organisation an important determinant of the spatial dynamics, stability and invasion resistance of marine benthic communities; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Metagenomics and the Genetic Basis of Ecology and Evolution of Communities - Complex Microbial Communities in Industrial Processes as Excellent Paradigms; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Population Dynamics of the Sea Urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania: Can Fished Predators Control Urchin Abundance?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Quantification and prediction of marine biodiversity at a range of geographical and ecological scales for spatial protection and management; 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)
Replacement of outboard motors for the high speed research vessel; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Resistance to Invasion and Ecosystem Function: Is there a Causal Relationship with Species Richness and Communities?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Restricting the Spread of the Exotic Seastar Asterias Amurensis; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
SeaMap Australia Connections; Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) (DoEdT (Cwth))
Studies of the impact and dispersal of the introduced New Zealand Screwshell (Maoricolpus roseus) to Facilitate the Development of a Management Strategy; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
The importance of spatial context and emergent structure in spatial competition systems and the predictability of benthic coral reef communities.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The Reef Ecosystem Evaluation Framework (REEF): Improving management of Victoria's marine reefs in a changing future; Department of Environment and Primary Industry Victoria (DEPI)
Using size-based models to understand the role of mesopelagic fish and squid in the Southern Ocean ecosystem; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Utilization of quantitative molecular prey detection techniques to better understand ecosystem resilience and the role of rock lobsters in shaping benthic community structure; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
ARC Selection Advisory Committee- Future Fellowships
Asterias Amurensis Annual Larvae Abundance in the Port of Hobart
Conservation, monitoring and recovery of critically threatened giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) beds in Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

A Holistic Analysis of Influences on Fisheries Collapse and Recovery
Alternative Strategies for Sustainable Environmental Management of Nutrient Loads in Aquaculture
Assessment of data - poor fisheries
Bio-economic Analysis of the Response of a Fishery to Changes in Access Regulation- The Case of Individual Transferable Quotas in the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery
Can the evolution of differential dispersal behaviours promote coexistence of species
Catchability of rock lobster Jasus edwardsii
Change in Resilience of Two Coral Reef Communities over Twenty Five Years- Influence of Disturbance and Other Mechanisms
Climate Change and a Range-extending Sea Urchin- Catastrophic-shifts and Resilience in a Temperate Reef Ecosystem
Community Assembly in Marine Macrofauna Communities
Decision Support Tools for Visualising Coral Reef Futures at Regional Scales
Dynamic Resilience and Stability Properties of Marine Systems- The Importance of Environment-Engineer Feedbacks in Kelp Forest
Early life history os Aserias Amurensis
Early life-history, settlement dynamics and growth of the temperate wrasse, Notolabrus fucicola (Richardson 1840), on the east coast of Tasmania
Ecological impact of the introduced New Zealand Screwshell(Maoricolpus roseus) in SE Tasmania
Ecological Interactions between Abalone, Urchins and Benthic Habitat in a Temperate Reef Ecosystem- Implications for Ecosystems Based Management
Ecology and conservation of marine fishes of the family Symynathidae- Weedy seadragons and spiny pipehorses
Ecology of the New Zealand screwshell and its impact on Tasmania's marine environment
Effects of model structure on performance
Environmental Preferences, Impacts and Population Dynamics of the Invasive Screwshell Maoricolpus roseus
Establishment of persistence of dense stands of the introduced kelp Undaria pinnatifida
Estimating Natural Scales of Ecological Systems
Factors influencing the Reproductive Development and Early Life History of Blacklip (Haliotis rubra) and Greenlip (H. Laevigata) Abalone
Growth of Abalone (Haliotis rubra) with Implications for its Productivity
Impact of the Introduced New Zealand Screwshell Maoricolpus roseus on Soft-sediment Assemblages in Southeast Tasmania
Impact of the northern Pacific seastar on soft sediment assemblages
Impacts of Climate Change on Biogenic Habitat-Forming Seaweeds in South East Australia- Heritibility of traits in Temperate Kelp
Impacts of Climate Change on Regional Primary and Fisheries Productivity in an Australian Upwelling System
Improving the Representation of Large Pelagic Predators in Ecosystem Models
Living in a fluid dynamical system- how do marine predator respond to turbulence?
Management of Marine Systems
Managing Rocky Reefs for Resilience in Port Phillip Bay
Managing Seaweed Bed Communities for Resilience in Port Phillip Bay
Nearshore Antarctic Reef Assemblages- Influence of Sedimentation and Benthic Irradiance
Physical and Behavioural Influences on the Stock Assessment of Blacklip Abalone, Haliotis rubra.
Population dynamics of the sea urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma on the east cost of Tasmania
Relationships and Interactions between Temperate Reef Fish Communities, Physical Habitat Structure and Marine Protection
Responses of Temperate Mobile Macroinvertebrates to Reef Habitat Structure and Protection from Fishing
Spatial organisation in a marine epibenthic community
Sustainable Harvest of Lobster Pueruli- A Way Forward for Rock Lobster Aquaculture
The Effects of Climate Change on the Growth, Performance and Distribution of an Ecosystem-structuring Macroalga
The importance of environment-engineer feedbacks to the stability of kelp forests
Towards Ecosystem-based Management of Tasmanian Temperate Rocky Reefs- Community Dynamics Models Indicate Alternative Community States and Management Strategies
Using DNA to Explore Lobster Diet and the Impacts of Lobster Fishing on Southern Temperate Reefs