Effects of ocean sprawl on ecological connectivity: impacts and solutions

Bishop, M.J., Mayer-Pinto, M., Airoldi, L., Firth, L.B., Morris, R.L., Loke, L.H.L., Hawkins, S.J., Naylor, L.A., Coleman, R.A., Chee, S.Y. and Dafforn, K.A. (in press) Effects of ocean sprawl on ecological connectivity: impacts and solutions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Abstract The growing number of artificial structures in estuarine, coastal and marine environments […]

Big data opportunities and challenges for assessing multiple stressors across scales in aquatic ecosystems

Dafforn, K.A., Johnston, E.L., Ferguson, A., Humphrey, C.L., Monk, W., Nichols, S., Simpson, S.L., Tulbure, M. and Baird, D.J. (2016) Big data opportunities and challenges for assessing multiple stressors across scales in aquatic ecosystems. Marine and Freshwater Research. 67: 393-413. Abstract Aquatic ecosystems are under threat from multiple stressors, which vary in distribution and intensity […]

Sub-lethal effects of water-based drilling muds on the deep-water sponge Geodia barretti

Edge, K.J., Johnston, E.L., Dafforn, K.A., Simpson, S.L., Kutti, T. and Bannister, R.J. (2016) Sub-lethal effects of water-based drilling muds on the deep-water sponge Geodia barretti. Environmental Pollution. 212: 525-534. Abstract Offshore oil and gas activities can result in the discharge of large amounts of drilling muds. While these materials have generally been regarded as non-toxic […]

Differences in intertidal microbial assemblages on urban structures and natural rocky reef

Tan, E.L.Y., Mayer-Pinto, M., Johnston, E.L. and Dafforn, K.A. (2015) Differences in intertidal microbial assemblages on urban structures and natural rocky reef. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6: 1276 Abstract Global seascapes are increasingly modified to support high levels of human activity in the coastal zone. Modifications include the addition of defense structures and boating infrastructure, such […]

Application of management tools to integrate ecological principles with the design of marine infrastructure.

Dafforn, K.A., Mayer-Pinto, M., Morris, R.L., Waltham, N.L.Application of management tools to integrate ecological principles with the design of marine infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Management. 158: 61-73. Abstract Globally the coastal zone is suffering the collateral damage from continuing urban development and construction, expanding resource sectors, increasing population, regulation to river flow, and on-going land […]

Marine urbanisation: an ecological framework for designing multifunctional artificial structures

Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Mayer-Pinto M and Johnston EL (2015) Marine urbanisation: an ecological framework for designing multifunctional artificial structures. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13: 82-90. Abstract Underwater cities have long been the subject of science fiction novels and movies, but the “urban sprawl” of artificial structures being developed […]

Sub-lethal stress to oysters caused by resuspended contaminated sediments

Katelyn J. Edge, Katherine A. Dafforn, Stuart L. Simpson, Amy H. Ringwood and Emma L. Johnston (accepted 28/10/2014) Sub-lethal stress to oysters caused by resuspended contaminated sediments. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry. Abstract Resuspended contaminated sediments represent an important route of contaminant exposure for aquatic organisms. Filter-feeding organisms are exposed to contaminants both in the dissolved (at the gills) […]

Lab success at the Postgraduate Research Forum

Congratulations Katelyn!  Awarded the 2013 Best PhD Thesis from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.   And further to that success, Keryn Bain received the Best Ecology Presentation Award. Well done Keryn!

Congratulations SEE lab Honours students

As of 12 noon today, our honours students will be released from their desk shackles and allowed back into the sunlight after 10 months hard work in the field and lab to produce excellent theses on a variety of topics.  A wonderful achievement by all. Aria Lee – Reproductive strategy and gamete development in an […]

AMSA Student Night

Great to be invited to the NSW AMSA student night at the Loft Bar, UTS.  Packed house for talks with inspirational scientists Dr Iain Suthers (UNSW), Dr Pat Hutchings (Australia Museum), Dr Stephen Keable (Australian Museum), Claudette Rechtorik (Sydney Aquarium), Dr Gilly Llewellyn (WWF) and Dr Jocelyn Dela Cruz (OEH).  Talks highlighted the diversity of […]

PhD Exit Seminar – Dr Katelyn Edge

Today the lab celebrated the final stage on Dr Katelyn Edge’s PhD journey – the exit seminar.  Congratulations Katelyn for an excellent summary presentation on the efficacy of cellular biomarkers as indicators of anthropogenic pollution. Abstract. The integrity and function of many nearshore aquatic ecosystems are under threat from contaminants. Developing effective and relevant monitoring […]

Meeting and Tweeting

Congratulations Dr Katelyn Edge for an excellent workshop for postgraduate students looking to enhance their professional network and the visibility of their research.  I made a cameo appearance to talk about the importance of online profiles and managing our digital footprints and shadows.