|2016 ‐ Present||Academic (Teaching), Southern Cross University ‐ School of Environment, Science and Engineering|
Honors and Awards
- December 2016 – University Medal – Southern Cross University, Academic Merit Award
- January 2016 – Academic merit scholarship – Southern Cross University, Professor Peter Baverstock Research Path Honours Scholarship - $2 500
- October 2015 – Best Student Presentation – Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE) Conference, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW
- December 2015 – Runner Up Best Student Presentation – Molluscs, 2015, the triennial conference of the Malacological Society of Australasia
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Journal articles (15)
A Victorian emigrant: first observation and range extension of the nudibranch Tenellia catachroma (Burn, 1963) in Western Australia (Mollusca: Gastropoda) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (2017)
The southwest coast of Western Australia is heavily influenced by the south-flowing Leeuwin Current. In summer, the current shifts and the north-flowing Capes Current delivers water from the south to nearshore environments and with it ...
An illustrated inventory of the sea slugs of New South Wales, Australia, (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria (2017)
Although the Indo-Pacific is the global centre of diversity for the heterobranch sea slugs, their distribution remains, in many places, largely unknown. On the Australian east coast, their diversity decreases from approximately 1000 species in ...
Is Port Stephens, eastern Australia, a global hotspot for biodiversity of Aplysiidae (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia)? Molluscan Research (2017)
Port Stephens, a large natural harbour on the central New South Wales (NSW) coast, provides ideal oceanographic and benthic conditions for the growth of marine algae and seagrasses, and this promotes a suite of herbivorous ...
NudiKey: an illustrated, interactive key to the Australian families of heterobranch sea slugs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) Australian Zoologist (2017)
The Australian heterobranch sea slugs are popular among the public and are also important as potential indicators of environmental change. Despite this, there is no simple key for their identification and, as a result, most ...
Observations of novel locomotion in the sea star Luidia senegalensis (Lamark, 1816) (Asteroidea: Paxillosida) Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology (2017)
During abundance surveys of the nine-armed sea star Luidia senegalensis (Lamark, 1816) in shallow waters north of Cubagua Island, Venezuela, novel locomotive behaviour was recorded in one sea star. The animal was observed to ‘walk’ ...
Quantifying temporal variation in heterobranch (Mollusca: Gastropoda) sea slug assemblages: tests of alternate models Molluscan Research (2017)
Assemblages of heterobranch sea slugs are notoriously variable in space and time which has sometimes led to their exclusion from broader studies of patterns of biodiversity. This variability may also result in a failure to ...
Revision of the southern distribution limit for the tropical marine herbivore Syphonota geographica Australian Zoologist (2017)
The aplysiid sea hare, Syphonota geographica has a predominantly circumtropical distribution. Over the last 15 years, it has spread throughout the eastern Mediterranean Sea where it is regarded as an alien, Lessepsian migrant. Observations from ...
Spring, the season of the ‘grape-eaters’ Malacological Society of Australasia: Newsletter (2017)
The higher water temperatures and increased light in-tensity associated with the austral spring lead to changes in the availability of benthic habitats, including various algae. On a recent trip to an extensive rock pool on ...
Southern range extensions for twelve heterobranch sea slugs (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) on the eastern coast of Australia Marine Biodiversity Records (2016)
Port Stephens, on the central New South Wales coast, provides ideal oceanographic and benthic conditions for the settlement and growth of larvae of tropical species delivered from the north by the East Australian Current. The ...
Welcome strangers: Southern range extensions for seven heterobranch sea slugs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) on the subtropical east Australian coast, a climate change hot spot Regional Studies in Marine Science (2016)
The south eastern Australian coast is a recognised climate change hot spot and, as a result, poleward shifts in distribution are expected for many taxa. Between March 2015 and January 2016, we observed seven species ...
Range extensions for heterobranch sea slugs (formerly opisthobranch) belonging to the families Diaphanidae, Plakobranchidae and Facelinidae on the eastern coast of Australia Marine Biodiversity Records (2015)
Southern range extensions of the tropical Australian heterobranch sea slug fauna may be symptomatic of climate change, particularly in south-eastern Australia, a recognized climate change hot-spot. In the Solitary Islands Marine Park, northern New South ...