Dr Anna Scott B. Appl. Sc(Hons)(SCU), PhD (SCU) Anna Scott is employed by Southern Cross University as a Lecturer at the National Marine Science Centre. She is the unit assessor for two third year units: Marine Systems Science and Management and Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment. Anna’s main research interests include: cnidarian reproductive biology, reef restoration and mariculture. In 2001, she received first class honours for her thesis that examined the effects of elevated nutrients and reduced salinity on scleractinian coral reproductive success. Anna then went on to complete her PhD in 2007, which provided the first scientific description of the sexual reproduction, larval development, settlement and metamorphosis of two species of sea anemones that provide essential habitat for anemonefish. She is now expanding upon this successful research and is developing optimal methods for the culture of host sea anemones in captivity. Anna has received funding to present her research findings at both international and national conferences. She is also passionate about communicating the results of her work to the general public and has given numerous presentations to community groups, and various radio and television interviews.
Abundance and diversity of anemonefishes and their host sea anemones at two mesophotic sites on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia (with Thomas Bridge and D Steinberg), Coral Reefs (2012)
Anemonefishes and their host sea anemones are iconic inhabitants of coral reef ecosystems. While studies...
Effects of feeding on the growth rates of captive-bred Heteractis crispa: a popular marine ornamental for aquariums, Bulletin of Marine Science (2012)
Heteractis crispa (Ehrenberg, 1834) is highly sought after in the marine aquarium trade due to...
The influence of irradiance on the severity of thermal bleaching in sea anemones that host anemonefish (with Ross Hill), Coral reefs (2012)
Entacmaea quadricolor is a geographically widespread species of sea anemone that forms a three-way symbiosis...
Long-term increases in abundance of anemonefish and their host sea anemones in an Australian marine protected area (with Hamish A. Malcolm, Cristiana Damiano, and Darren L. Richardson), Marine and Freshwater Research (2011)
Understanding the population dynamics of host sea anemones and their symbiotic anemonefish is important given...
Gametogenic and reproductive cycles of the sea anemone, Entacmaea quadricolor (with Peter Lynton Harrison), Marine Biology (2009)
Host sea anemones are ecologically important as they provide habitat for obligate symbiotic anemonefish in...
The effect of elevated nutrients and reduced salinity on scleractinian coral reproductive success, Honours thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW (2001)
The influence of irradiance on the severity of thermal bleaching in sea anemones that host anemonefish (with Ross Hill), 86th Australian Coral Reef Society conference (2011)
Tropical marine ecotoxicology (with Amanda J. Reichelt-Brushett, Pelli Louise Howe, R Clark, and Malcolm W. Clark), Indonesian Association of Oceanologists conference (2011)
Spatial and temporal patterns in a unique assemblage of host sea anemones and anemonefishes (with H A. Malcolm, Cris Damiano, and D L. Richardson), Reefs of the Indopacific: Hopes for the future and lessons from the past: 84th Australian Coral Reef Society Conference (2009)
Gametogenic and reproductive cycles of a sea anemone that provides essential habitat for anemonefish (with Peter Lynton Harrison), Reefs for the future: 11th International Coral Reef Symposium (2008)
Developing methods for breeding Nemo’s home: the effect of feeding regime on growth of sea anemones grown in captivity since spawning, East meets west: Science and management of Australia's coral reefs: 83rd Australian Coral Reef Society Annual Conference (2007)
Reports, resource books
National Marine Science Centre school activity program : field and laboratory activity resource book (with Mitchell Green, S Dalton, A Harrison, and A McIlgorm), School of Environmental Science and Management Papers (2007)
Pest management strategy: wild deer (Family Cervidae) (with M Dodkin and L Woodward), Mid North Coast, National Parks and Wildlife (2006)