Genetic differentiation in the barnacle Catomerus polymerus despite migration across a biogeographic barrier. By studying the variation of dormancy-breaking temperature thresholds within populations of fire-following physically dormant species, as well as among years of seed production and seed age in the seed bank, my project will investigate physical dormancy variation and subsequently the mechanistic processes potentially controlling seed bank dynamics. Response of the hairy mussel Trichomya hirsuta to sediment-metal contamination in the presence of a bioturbator. My project will determine the sensitivities of a range of subantarctic marine invertebrates to metal contamination. Physical dormancy is one of the most common types of dormancy in these ecosystems where heat from fire breaks the dormancy. Low-impact monitoring of dynamic vegetation communities in East Antarctica Publications:
Genetic tests of the isolation of rare coastal dwarf populations of Banksia spinulosa. One way to improve productivity and lessen resource wastage would be to measure plant health from a distance and over large areas, allowing farmers to selectively allocate resources to plants which need them. With a growing population and resource shortages, food production will be a major challenge for the next generation. This decision is intriguing as, on the face of it, one might expect an individual to maximise its genetic contribution by breeding as soon as possible and as many times as possible for the duration of its life. Offshore abalone farming in Port Phillip Bay: Associate Professor Andy Davis Email:
Phylogeny of Antarctic Mosses Awards: The relative importance of genetic diversity and phenotypic variation as determinants of germination in physically dormant species in the face of climate change Publications: Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon contaminants in subantarctic soils: My project will determine the sensitivities of a range of subantarctic marine invertebrates to metal contamination.
I trackee a broad interest in the spatial ecology and conservation of marine assemblages. One of the most astonishing facets of animal societies is the decision of individuals to join a group as a non-breeding subordinate member. The fact that this behaviour has been shown to vary considerably, within a single species and also between multiple species across genera or families, indicates that there may be external factors influencing the behaviour. Understanding fine scale patterns of connectedness such tarcker those among intertidal and subtidal areas are important because they ultimately influence the broad scale genetic and morphological patterns which can occur at the geographic level.
Competitive interaction among native plants: In addition, I am using acoustic tracking to investigate issues surrounding the movement patterns of key soft sediment fishes. Remote Sensing, 6 5 Associate Professor Andy Davis Email: With a growing population and resource shortages, food production will be a major challenge for the next generation.
Professor Sharon Robinson Co-supervisor: The role of environmental variables in mediating interactions between the Eastern Mosquito fish and Australian fauna.
Accepted pending minor revisions Physical Dormancy in a Changing Climate. Developing seascape models for pelagic and demersal fish assemblages.
Graduate Research School
Investigating competitive effects between co-flowering plant thssis and the role of the European honeybee Apis mellifera in driving these effects. One way to improve productivity and lessen resource wastage would be to measure plant health from a distance and over large areas, allowing farmers to selectively allocate resources to plants which need them.
Dr Phil Byrne Email: My research combines the fields of behavioural ecology and conservation biology to explore traacker interspecies interactions between the Eastern Mosquito fish, Gambusia holbrooki and native freshwater fish are mediated by environmental variables via a combination of laboratory and field experiments. Large temporal and spatial gaps in meteorological data tyesis our ability to understand past and present trends, and so to forecast the future; making the development of innovative climate proxies a high priority.
This model can serve as a tool for predicting the impacts of climate change and provide insight into management options for preserving future biodiversity.
By increasing jow, using environmentally sensitive methods, the efficiency and production potential of culture systems increases. Modelling the tracke of decline in a future ocean. The relative importance of genetic diversity and phenotypic variation as determinants of germination in physically dormant species in the face of climate change.
Whilst CBPs are having success with rearing of animals, there are induced changes in the morphology, physiology and behaviour of animals resulting in low survivorship and poor success in reintroductions.
Plant species with physical dormancy occur in many different vegetation types and are particularly common in disturbance-prone areas. Mediterranean seagrass ecosystems theis also being investigated to widen the scope of my research.
This study will contribute to our understanding of seed ecology in fire-prone ecosystems and therefore improve our ability to predict and manage potential risks to species in fire-prone vegetation, under increasing anthropogenic management and future climatic changes. Why then, do we observe so many examples in nature, including our own species, in which individuals routinely delay or completely forgo their own reproductive opportunities in order to join and remain within a group?
Thesis submission & examination – Graduate Research School @ UOW
The role of environmental variables in mediating interactions between the Eastern Mosquito fish and Australian fauna Award: Unfortunately, it is particularly susceptible to thessi change, leading to a recorded decline along the urbanized Sydney coastline. Low-impact monitoring of dynamic vegetation communities in East Antarctica Publications: Genetic tests of the isolation of rare coastal dwarf populations of Banksia spinulosa.
This project, in partnership with Fisheries Victoria Department of Environment and Primary Industriesaims to assess the viability of uoq off shore culture systems and various seaweed and formulated feeds to farm abalone.