Publications

Journal Articles

2016

Lavender, J.T., Dafforn, K.A., Bishop, M.J. and Johnston, E.L. (in review) Negative interactions between ecosystem engineers lead to the formation of habitat mosaics at small scales. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Sutherland, M., Dafforn, K.A., Scanes, P., Potts, J., Simpson, S.L., Sim, V.X.Y. and Johnston, E.L. (accepted 27/08/2016) Links between contaminant hotspots in low flow estuarine systems and altered sediment biogeochemical processes. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science.

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., Yin Chee, S. and Dafforn, K.A. (accepted 02/06/2016) Effects of ocean sprawl on ecological connectivity: impacts and solutions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Heery, E.C., Bishop, M.J., Critchley, L., Bugnot, A.B., Airoldi, L., Mayer-Pinto, M., Sheehan, E.V., Coleman, R.A., Loke, L.H.L., Johnston, E.L., Komyakova, V., Morris, R.L., Strain, E.M.A., Naylor, L.A. and Dafforn, K.A. (accepted 05/05/2016) Identifying the consequences of ocean sprawl for sedimentary habitats. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

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.

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.

Baird, D.J., Van den Brink, P., Chariton, A.A., Dafforn, K.A. and Johnston, E.L. (2016) Editorial: New diagnostics for multiply stresses marine and freshwater ecosystems: integrating models, ecoinformatics and Big Data. Marine and Freshwater Research. 67: 391-392.

2015

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.

Dafforn, K.A., Mayer-Pinto, M., Morris, R.L. and Waltham, N.J. (2015) Application of management tools to integrate ecological principles with the design of marine infrastructure. Journal of Environmental Management. 158: 61-73.

Dafforn, K.A., Glasby, T.M., Airoldi, L., Rivero, N.K., Mayer Pinto, M. and Johnston, E.L. (2015) Marine urbanization an ecological framework for designing multifunctional artificial structures. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13: 82-90.

Dafforn, K.A., Glasby, T.M., Airoldi, L., Rivero, N.K., Mayer-Pinto, M. and Johnston, E.L. (2015) The authors’ reply. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13: 129-130.

Sim, V.X.Y., Dafforn, K.A., Simpson, S.L., Kelaher, B.P. and Johnston, E.L. (2015) Sediment contaminants and infauna associated with recreational boating structures in a multi-use marine park. PLOS ONE. 10: e0130537.

Edge, K.J., Dafforn, K.A., Simpson, S.L., Ringwood, A.H. and Johnston, E.L. (2015) Resuspended contaminated sediments cause sublethal stress to oysters: A biomarker differentiates total suspended solids and contaminant effects. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 34: 1345-1353.

Clark, G.F., Kelaher, B.P., Dafforn, K.A., Coleman, M.A., Knott, N.A., Marzinelli, E.M. and Johnston, E.L. (2015) What does impacted look like? High diversity and abundance of epibiota in modified estuaries. Environmental Pollution. 196: 12-20.

2014

Lavender, J.T., Dafforn, K.A., and Johnston, E.L. (2014). Meso-predators: A confounding variable in consumer exclusion studies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 456: 26-33.

Edge, K.J., Dafforn, K.A., Simpson, S.L., Roach, A.C. and Johnston, E.L. (2014). A biomarker of contaminant exposure is effective in large scale assessment of ten estuaries. Chemosphere. 100: 16-26.

Dafforn, K.A., Baird, D.J., Chariton, A.A., Sun, M.Y., Brown, M.V., Simpson, S.L., Kelaher, B.P. and Johnston, E.L. (2014). Faster, higher and stronger? The pros and cons of molecular faunal data for assessing ecosystem condition. Advances in Ecological Research. 51: 1-40.

2013

Dafforn, K.A., Kelaher, B.P., Simpson, S.L., Coleman, M.A., Hutchings, P.A., Clark, G.F., Knott, N.A., Doblin, M.A. and Johnston, E.L. (2013). Polychaete richness and abundance enhanced in anthropogenically modified estuaries despite high concentrations of toxic contaminants. PLOS ONE. 8: 77018.

Rivero, N. K., Dafforn, K.A, Coleman, M.A., Johnston, E.L. (2013) Environmental and ecological changes associated with a marina. Biofouling. 27: 803-815.

Sun, M.Y., Dafforn, K.A., Johnston, E.L. and Brown, M.V. (2013) Core sediment bacteria drive community response to anthropogenic contamination over multiple gradients. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 15: 2517-2531.

Gall, M.L., Holmes, S.P., Dafforn, K.A. and Johnston, E.L. (2013) Differential tolerance to copper, but no evidence of population-level genetic differences in a widely-dispersing native barnacle. Ecotoxicology. 22: 929-937.

2012

Dafforn, K.A., Simpson, S.L., Kelaher, B.P., Clark, G.F., Komyakova, V., Wong, C.K.C. and Johnston, E.L. (2012) The challenge of choosing environmental indicators of anthropogenic impacts in estuaries. Environmental Pollution 163, 207-217.

Sun, M.Y., Dafforn, K.A., Brown, M.V. and Johnston, E.L. (2012) Bacterial communities are sensitive indicators of contaminant stress. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64, 1029-1038.

Dafforn, K.A., Glasby, T.M. and Johnston, E.L. (2012) Comparing the invasibility of experimental “reefs” with field observations of natural reefs and artificial structures. PLOS ONE 7, e38124.

2011

McKinley, A.C., Dafforn, K.A., Taylor, M.D. and Johnston, E.L. (2011) High levels of sediment contamination have little influence on estuarine beach fish communities. PloS one 6, e26353.

Dafforn, K.A., Lewis, J.A. and Johnston E.L. (2011) Antifouling strategies: History and regulation, ecological impacts and mitigation. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62, 453-465.

2009

Piola, R.F., Dafforn, K.A. and Johnston, E.L. (2009) The influence of antifouling practices on marine invasions. Biofouling 25, 633-644.

Dafforn, K.A., Glasby, T.M. and Johnston, E.L. (2009) Links between estuarine condition and spatial distribution of marine invaders. Diversity and Distributions 15, 807-821.

Dafforn, K.A., Johnston, E.L. and Glasby, T.M. (2009) Shallow moving structures promote marine invader dominance. Biofouling 25, 277-287.

2008

Dafforn, K.A., Glasby, T.M. and Johnston, E.L. (2008) Differential effects of tributyltin and copper anti-foulants on recruitment of non-indigenous species. Biofouling 24, 23-33.

Invited Book Chapters

Birrer, S.C., Dafforn, K.A. and Johnston, E.L. (in review) Microbial community responses to contaminants and the use of molecular techniques. in Microbial Ecotoxicology, eds. Cravo-Laurear C; Duran R; Cagnon C; Lauga B. Springer.

Reports

Dafforn, K.A., Mayer-Pinto, M., Bugnot, A. B., Coleman, R.A., Morris, R. L. and Johnston, E.L. (2016) Guiding principles for marine foreshore developments. Report prepared for UrbanGrowth NSW.

Dafforn, K.A., Mayer-Pinto, M., Bugnot, A., Ushiama, S. and Johnston, E.L. (2015) Baseline assessment of ecological structure and function at Watermans Cove. Prepared for Lendlease.

Dafforn, K.A. and Johnston, E.L. (2013) Ecological engineering of the South Barangaroo foreshore. Prepared for Lendlease.

Dafforn, K.A., Clark, G.F., McKinley, A.C. and Johnston, E.L. (2012) Pollution Reduction Program 146: Assessment of the ecological condition of Port Kembla Inner Harbour and Allans Creek and a comparison with two reference estuaries. Prepared for Bluescope Steel.

Clark, G.F., Dafforn, K.A. and Johnston, E.L. (2011) Port Kembla Outer Harbour dredging study. Prepared for Port Kembla Port Corporation.

Dafforn, K.A., Johnston, E.L. and Clark, G.F. (2009) Survey of marine faunal communities in the area of the proposed Port Kembla Outer Harbour development. Prepared for Port Kembla Port Corporation.