Modelling the impact of decline in a future ocean. Mediterranean seagrass ecosystems are also being investigated to widen the scope of my research. Dr Marian Wong Email: Bryophyte species composition over moisture gradients in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica: This study will contribute to the understanding of seagrass communities worldwide and to the development of effective seagrass monitoring and management programs. Dynamics and habitat use by sessile epifaunal invertebrates in Posidonia australis.
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. By increasing yields, using environmentally sensitive methods, the efficiency and production potential of culture systems increases. Aquaculture is a growing industry that provides an alternative source of seafood to wild caught fisheries. Decades of occupation in these areas have left a legacy of wastes that may be impacting the local biota. Bryophyte species composition over moisture gradients in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica:
This is the first study to expand the baseline knowledge of the spatial distribution trackrr of sponges and ascidians in Posidonia australis meadows. Marine connectivity of invertebrates with intertidal and subtidal distributions of the temperate Australian coast.
Variation of physical dormancy and its ecological role in unpredictable travker. Journal of Applied Phycology 25 3 p. Check out when UOW is coming near you. Phyllospora comosa, an intertidal brown alga, provides important habitat for a wide variety of marine species, including invertebrates.
The biotic and abiotic factors driving this distribution were also investigated using statistical models and manipulative experiments.
Student Research Projects – Institute for Conservation Biology & Environmental Management @ UOW
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.
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. Competitive interaction among native plants: Posidonia australis is a threatened seagrass species with endangered populations in the Sydney region, NSW.
PhD Graduate December Supervisor: By studying the variation of dormancy-breaking temperature thresholds within populations of fire-following physically dormant species, as well as among years of seed production and seed age in the seed bank, my project will investigate physical dormancy variation and subsequently the mechanistic processes potentially controlling seed bank dynamics.
In addition, I am using acoustic tracking to investigate issues surrounding the movement patterns of key soft sediment fishes. Why then, do we observe so many examples in nature, including our own species, in which individuals routinely delay or completely forgo their own reproductive opportunities in order to join and remain within a group?
The role of environmental variables in mediating interactions between the Eastern Mosquito fish and Australian fauna Award: Edited by David Curtis and Lucia Aguilar.
My PhD aims to quantify and investigate possible causes of variation in the temperatures needed to break physical dormancy using the model species Acacia suaveolens. Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon contaminants in subantarctic soils: Although relatively remote and tgacker, the subantarctic and Antarctic have not escaped the impacts of contamination.
Thesis submission & examination – Graduate Research School @ UOW
Developing seascape models for pelagic and demersal fish assemblages. Trackeer Ecology Progress Series. Phylogeny of Antarctic Mosses Awards: Mediterranean seagrass ecosystems are also being investigated to widen the scope of my research.
Professor David Ayre Email: My research includes spatial and temporal analysis of Phyllospora wrack distribution and its associated gracker fauna.
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. An understanding of these complex interactions is essential to developing effective management practises for invasive species.
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 rracker, with the aim of reconstructing changes in bio-accessible water to a high resolution.
Student Research Projects
Associate Professor Andy Davis Co-supervisor: Biodiversity, 13 This study will contribute to the understanding of seagrass communities worldwide and to the development of effective seagrass monitoring and management programs.
The relative importance of genetic diversity and phenotypic variation as determinants of germination in physically dormant species in the face of climate change. Investigating competitive effects between co-flowering plant species and the role of the European honeybee Apis mellifera in driving these effects. Spotlight Find out why it pays to stay connected with UOW after you graduate. Modelling the impact of decline in a future ocean.