|2014 - Present||Adjunct Lecturer, Southern Cross University ‐ School of Environment, Science and Engineering|
Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Coffs Harbour NSW
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Journal articles (9)
Future climate change is predicted to affect the microbiome and condition of habitat-forming kelp Royal Society of London. Proceedings B. Biological Sciences (2019)
Climate change is driving global declines of marine habitat-forming species through physiological effects and through changes to ecological interactions, with projected trajectories for ocean warming and acidification likely to exacerbate such impacts in coming decades. ...
Exploring the Symbiodinium rare biosphere provides evidence for symbiont switching in reef-building corals The ISME Journal (2016)
Reef-building corals possess a range of acclimatisation and adaptation mechanisms to respond to seawater temperature increases. In some corals, thermal tolerance increases through community composition changes of their dinoflagellate endosymbionts (Symbiodinium spp.), but this mechanism ...
Movement and growth of the coral reef holothuroids Bohadschia argus and Thelenota ananas Marine Ecology Progress Series (2016)
Tropical sea cucumbers are among the largest mobile invertebrates on coral reefs and are widely regarded as sedentary. Mark-recapture methods provide empirical estimates of movement and growth but have often been unsuccessful with sea cucumbers. ...
Defining critical habitats of threatened and endemic reef fishes with a multivariate approach Conservation Biology (2014)
Understanding critical habitats of threatened and endemic animals is essential for mitigating extinction risks, developing recovery plans, and siting reserves, but assessment methods are generally lacking. We evaluated critical habitats of 8 threatened or endemic ...
Spatial and temporal patterns of eastern Australia subtropical coral communities PLoS ONE (2013)
Despite increases in the frequency and intensity of disturbances on coral reefs over the past few decades, the response of subtropical coral assemblages to climate change is poorly understood. To address this knowledge gap on ...
Scuba diving and marine conservation: collaboration at two Australian subtropical destinations Tourism in Marine Environments (2012)
Divers are increasingly becoming involved in marine conservation, often doing so as part of their recreational activities. Two New South Wales (NSW) volunteer underwater conservation groups [Solitary Islands Underwater Research Group Inc. (SURG) and Byron ...
Monitoring coral health to determine coral bleaching response at high latitude eastern Australian reefs: an applied model for a changing climate Diversity (2011)
Limited information is available on the bleaching susceptibility of coral species that dominate high latitude reefs along the eastern seaboard of Australia. The main aims of this study were to: (i) monitor coral health and ...