Competitive interaction among native plants: Professor Sharon Robinson Co-supervisor: Understanding fine scale patterns of connectedness such as those among intertidal and subtidal areas are important because they ultimately influence the broad scale genetic and morphological patterns which can occur at the geographic level. Stable isotopes reveal past polar environments Publications: This project will investigate the ecological, social and life history factors at the root of this decision in a model group of coral-reef associated fishes. Epub May Aquaculture is a growing industry that provides an alternative source of seafood to wild caught fisheries.
This data will feed into predictive models which look at how climatic change and changes to fire regimes may impact the species germination response and subsequent persistence. PhD Graduate December Supervisor: Although relatively remote and untouched, the subantarctic and Antarctic have not escaped the impacts of contamination. This thesis explores the possibility of using stable isotopes in long shoots of moss as an integrated proxy measure of past water regimes in polar regions, with the aim of reconstructing changes in bio-accessible water to a high resolution. Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, 37
PhD Graduate December Supervisor: This study will contribute to our understanding of seed ecology in fire-prone ecosystems and therefore improve our ability to predict and manage potential risks to species in fire-prone vegetation, under increasing anthropogenic management and future climatic changes. Although relatively remote and untouched, the subantarctic and Antarctic have not escaped the impacts of contamination.
Accepted pending minor revisions Physical Dormancy in a Changing Climate. Pattern and process in a threatened seagrass theiss Associate Professor Todd Minchinton Email: The relative importance of genetic diversity and phenotypic variation as determinants of germination in physically dormant species in the face of climate change Publications: We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the University of Wollongong campuses stand, and we pay our respects to elders past and present.
My project will determine the sensitivities of a range of subantarctic marine invertebrates to metal contamination. My research includes spatial and temporal analysis of Phyllospora wrack distribution and its associated invertebrate fauna. Professor David Ayre Co-supervisor: Journal of Applied Phycology 25 3 thesia.
Spotlight Find out why it pays to stay connected with UOW after you graduate. This decision is intriguing as, on the face of it, one might expect an individual to maximise its genetic contribution by breeding as soon as possible and as many times as possible for the duration of its life.
Modelling the thewis of decline in a future ocean.
Physical dormancy is one of the most common types of dormancy in these ecosystems where heat from fire breaks the dormancy. Aquaculture is a growing industry that provides an alternative source of seafood to wild caught fisheries.
The fact that this behaviour has been shown to vary considerably, within a single species and also between multiple species across genera or families, indicates that there may be external factors influencing the behaviour.
I am also building a Bayesian network to model the factors that influence the abundance and longevity of Phyllospora wrack in a future ocean. Integrating transient heterogeneity of non-photochemical quenching in shade-grown heterobaric leaves of avocado Persea americana L. This project will investigate the ecological, social and life history factors at the root of this decision in a model group of coral-reef associated fishes.
Posidonia australis is a threatened seagrass species with endangered populations in the Sydney region, NSW. Dr Marian Wong Email: With a growing population and resource shortages, food production will be a major challenge for the next generation.
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Developing seascape models for pelagic and demersal fish assemblages. I use Stereo Baited Remote Underwater Video BRUVs to identify and compare fish communities found on temperate soft sediments, including in Rtacker marine park sanctuary zones no-take zoneshabitat protection zones recreational fishing allowed and areas outside of the marine park that are targeted by both recreational fishers and commercial fishing vessels. Dynamics and habitat use by sessile epifaunal invertebrates in Posidonia australis.
This thesis explores the possibility of using stable isotopes in long shoots of moss as an integrated proxy measure of past water regimes in polar regions, with the aim of reconstructing changes in bio-accessible water to a high resolution.
One of the most astonishing facets of animal societies is the decision of individuals to join a group as a non-breeding subordinate member. In addition to contamination stressors, these species will be exposed to increasing temperatures and changes in salinities. How the Antarctic environment: By increasing yields, using environmentally sensitive methods, the efficiency and production potential of culture systems increases.
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The role of environmental variables in mediating interactions between the Eastern Mosquito fish and Australian fauna. This project, in partnership with Fisheries Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industriesaims to assess the viability of using off shore culture systems and various teacker and formulated feeds tracket farm abalone. The Laverick-Webster-Hewitt Prize for the overall best performance in the final examination of a student reading Geology Environmental Science – University of Sheffield.