Head of School
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Our research group focuses on aquatic waters (freshwater, estuarine and marine) with a strong focus on fish and cephalopods, and environmental issues. The group is part of the Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories in the School of Biological Sciences and the Environment Institute.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- Ecological and environmental change
We use the hard calcified structures of aquatic organisms (e.g. ear bones or otoliths, shells, teeth and vertebrae or other bones) as innovative tools to understand past environments and biological processes, such as age, growth and movement patterns. We undertake this research using indigenous midden, historical archived and modern day collections. We have specific projects around:
Integrated marine management
We are also leaders in a major marine initiative, the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative. Spencer Gulf is one of the most important economic development regions in South Australia. The Initiative sets out to drive sound outcomes for all gulf users and the environment. It is currently supported with nearly 2.5 million dollars of investment from industry. Corporate investment includes BHP Billiton, Santos, Arrium, Alinta, Nyrstar, Centrex, Flinders Ports and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. Research partners include SARDI and Flinders University.
Population structure and connectivity
Knowledge of how populations are structured is fundamental not only to determining the spatial scale at which stock replenishment occurs, but also for determining the scale of spatial management units. Similarly an understanding of population connectivity underpins population sustainability and resilience. We use a range of approaches (otolith morphology, trace elements and stable isotopes, genomics, acoustic and satellite tagging) to investigate population structure and connectivity at different spatial and temporal scales.
Cephalopod biology, ecology and fisheries
South Australia has the only known breeding aggregation of cephalopods in the world. This iconic aggregation of giant Australian cuttlefish in upper Spencer Gulf provides an ideal opportunity for study and has been the focus on most of our cephalopod research. We have recently focused on global trends in cephalopods and are investigating environmental and fisheries drivers of these trends.
Coastal carbon opportunities including co-benefits
Coastal carbon ecosystems (seagrass, mangrove and saltmarsh) have carbon sequestration rates and storage periods much greater than many terrestrial ecosystems. Degradation and loss of coastal habitats continues, but opportunities exist to use changes in these habitats associated with water quality improvements or restoration activities for carbon storage gains (additionality) and associated co-benefits. Our research focuses on demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets from coastal ecosystems in South Australian waters.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Deputy Dean Research, Faculty of Science University of Adelaide 2015 - 2018 Professor and Associate Head Research University of Adelaide 2011 - 2015 Professor and ARC Future Fellow University of Adelaide 2010 - 2011 Associate Head (Research Education) University of Adelaide 2009 - 2009 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2007 - 2010 Associate Professor University of Adelaide 2001 - 2006 ARC Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow University of Adelaide 1997 - 2000 ARC Postdoctoral Fellow University of Sydney
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2018 Nomination South Australian Climate Leaders Awards Government of South Australia Australia — 2017 Honour Life Membership, Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) ASFB Australia — 2017 Honour Interest group named in Honour, National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) NYSF Australia — 2017 Award Finalist, SA Scientist of the Year Department of State Development Australia — 2016 Honour Hall of Fame, Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) ASFB Australia — 2016 Award Peer Prize for Women in Science (Earth, Environmental & Space Science category) Thinkable.org Australia — 2016 Award Winnovation Award (Regional Rural Remote category) Women in Innovation SA Australia — 2016 Award K Radway Allen Award, Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) ASFB Australia — 2013 Award Faculty of Science Distinguished Research Award University of Adelaide Australia — 2012 Award Faculty of Science Distinguished Research Award (finalist) University of Adelaide Australia — 2011 Fellowship Lavern Weber Visiting Fellowship University of Oregon United States — 2011 Scholarship South Australian Government Professional Development Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia — 2011 Fellowship Australian Research Council Future Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia — 2008 Award Faculty of Science Mid Career Research Excellence Award University of Adelaide Australia — 2001 Fellowship Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia — 1997 Fellowship Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Sydney Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 1991 - 1995 University of Sydney Australia PhD 1986 - 1988 University of Otago New Zealand MSc (Marine Science) 1982 - 1984 University of Canterbury New Zealand BSc
Research InterestsBiological Sciences Bone and Bones Carbon Sequestration Science Conservation and Biodiversity Ecological Applications Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Ecology Environmental Science and Management Environmental Sciences Fisheries Sciences Freshwater Ecology Geochemistry Invertebrate Biology Isotope Geochemistry Marine and Estuarine Ecology Palaeoecology Population Ecology Vertebrate Biology
Year Citation 2018 Martino, J., Doubleday, Z., & Gillanders, B. (2018). Stable carbon isotopes as metabolic biomarkers. In x. Keelung, Taiwan. 2017 Smith, D., Fulton, E., Apfel, P., Cresswell, I., Gillanders, B., Haward, M., . . . Ward, T. (2017). Implementing marine ecosystem-based management: Lessons from Australia. In ICES Journal of Marine Science Vol. 74 (pp. 1990-2003). Brest, FRANCE: OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
DOI Scopus19 WoS16
2016 Martino, J. C., Doubleday, Z., Fowler, A., & Gillanders, B. (2016). Validating isotopes as metabolic tracers in otoliths. In x. Riga, Latvia. 2014 McFadden, A., Gillanders, B., Pring, A., & Wade, B. (2014). Otolith biomineralisation: Insights from a microstructural and microanalytical study. In Microscopy and Microanalysis Vol. 20 (pp. 1320-1321). Cambridge University Press (CUP).
2012 Crook, D., O'Mahony, D., Gillanders, B., Munro, A., & Sanger, A. (2012). Quantitative measurement of calcein fluorescence for non-lethal, field based discrimination of hatchery and wild fish. In J. McKenzie, B. Parsons, A. Seitz, R. Kopf, M. Mesa, & Q. Phelps (Eds.), Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Fish Tagging and Marking Technology Vol. 76 (pp. 389-396). Auckland, New Zealand: American Fisheries Society.
2012 Hughes, J., Stewart, J., Gillanders, B., & Suthers, I. (2012). An examination of the population structure of the eastern Australian salmon (Arripis trutta) stock in southeastern Australia. In J. McKenzie, B. Parsons, A. Seitz, R. Kopf, M. Mesa, & Q. Phelps (Eds.), Proceedings of the Symposium on Advances in Fish Tagging and Marking Technology Vol. 76 (pp. 419-437). Auckland, New Zealand: American Fisheries Society.
2006 Gillanders, B. (2006). Overview of chemical techniques as applied to fish ecology and fisheries science. In Australian Society for Fish Biology, 2006 Workshop Proceedings Cutting -edge technologies in fish and fisheries science (pp. 126-134). Australia: Australian Society for Fish Biology. 1999 Gillanders, B. M., Ferrell, D. J., & Andrew, N. L. (1999). Size at maturity and seasonal changes in gonad activity of yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi; Carangidae) in New South Wales, Australia. In New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research Vol. 33 (pp. 457-468). SIR PUBLISHING.
DOI Scopus31 WoS30
Year Citation 2019 Wang, C., Walther, B., & Gillanders, B. (2019). Introduction to the 6th International Otolith Symposium. Poster session presented at the meeting of Marine and Freshwater Research. CSIRO PUBLISHING.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2020 Jones, A. R., Clarke, K., Auricht, H., Hennekam, M., Campbell, D., Gillanders, B., . . . Raja Segaran, R. (2020). Assessing the feasibility of using drone-based imagery for monitoring seagrass. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide. 2020 Asanopoulos, C., Russell, S., Gillanders, B., & Jones, A. R. (2020). Environmental and anthropogenic drivers of blue carbon in coastal landscapes: a review. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide. 2020 Jones, A. R., Russell, S., Asanopoulos, C., Dittmann, S., Mosley, L., Beaumont, K., . . . Gillanders, B. (2020). Mapping coastal wetland blue carbon indicators in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Region. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide. 2020 Tanner, J., Jones, A. R., Raja Segaran, R., Hennekam, M., Asanopoulos, C., Clarke, K., . . . Fernandes, M. (2020). Potential for Zostera seagrass recovery and rehabilitation to enhance blue carbon in South Australia. Adelaide: South Australian Research and Development Institute. 2019 Tanner, J., Bailleul, F., Bryars, S., Doubell, M., Foster, N., Gaylard, S., . . . Ward, T. (2019). Potential social, economic and ecological indicators for integrated ecosystem assessment of Spencer Gulf (19/32). Adelaide, South Australia. 2019 Jones, A. R., Dittmann, S., Mosley, L., Beaumont, K., Clanahan, M., Waycott, M., & Gillanders, B. (2019). Goyder Institute blue carbon research projects: synthesis report (19/30). Adelaide, South Australia. 2019 Sabine, D., Mosley, L., Jones, A. R., Clanahan, M., Beaumont, K., & Gillanders, B. (2019). Research agenda for blue carbon in South Australia (19/31). Adelaide, South Australian. 2019 Gillanders, B., Fernandes, M., Gaylard, S., Sandhu, H., Waycott, M., Cavagnaro, T., & Jones, A. R. (2019). Coastal carbon opportunities: summary report on the ecosystem services provided by blue carbon habitats in South Australia (19/27). Adelaide, South Australia. 2019 Jones, A. R., Foster, N., Waycott, M., & Gillanders, B. (2019). Coastal carbon opportunities: summary report on changes in the distribution of mangrove and saltmarsh across South Australia (1987–2015) (19/24). Adelaide, South Australia. 2019 Foster, N., Waycott, M., Gillanders, B., & Jones, A. R. (2019). Coastal Carbon Opportunities: Technical report on changes in the distribution of mangrove and saltmarsh across South Australia (1987–2015) (19/23). Adelaide, South Australia. 2019 Jones, A. R., Raja Segaran, R., Waycott, M., & Gillanders, B. (2019). Coastal carbon opportunities: Summary report on using drones to measure mangrove above-ground biomass (19/13). Adelaide, South Australia. 2019 Lavery, P., Lafratta, A., Serrano, O., Masque, P., Jones, A. R., Fernandes, M., . . . Gillanders, B. (2019). Coastal carbon opportunities: technical report on carbon storage and accumulation rates at three case study sites (19/21). Adelaide, South Australia. 2019 Jones, A. R., Raja Segaran, R., Campbell, D., Fernandes, M., Waycott, M., Lavery, P., . . . Gillanders, B. (2019). Coastal Carbon Opportunities: Technical report on vegetation dynamics at Mutton Cove, a site of recent tidal re-connection (19/25). Adelaide, South Australia. 2018 Jones, A. R., Waycott, M., Bryars, S., Wright, A., & Gillanders, B. (2018). Assessing connectivity in South Australia’s Marine Parks Network. Adelaide, SA, Australia: Government of South Australia. 2016 Jones, A. R., & Gillanders, B. M. (2016). Pearson Island expedition feasibility report. Adelaide, Australia. 2016 Gillanders, B. M., Ward, T. M., Bailleul, F., Cassey, P., Deveney, M. R., Doubleday, Z. A., . . . Wiltshire, K. H. (2016). Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative. Developing knowledge and tools to inform integrated management of Spencer Gulf: Case study on shipping and ports.. Adelaide. 2009 Brookes, J., Aldridge, K., Deegan, B., Geddes, M., Gillanders, B., & Paton, D. (2009). An ecosystem assessment framework to guide management of the Coorong. CSIRO.
Year Citation — Jones, A., Doubleday, Z., Prowse, T., Wiltshire, K. H., Deveney, M. R., Ward, T., . . . Gillanders, B. (n.d.). Spencer Gulf cumulative impact assessment spatial layers.
— Jones, A., Doubleday, Z., Prowse, T., Wiltshire, K. H., Deveney, M. R., Ward, T., . . . Gillanders, B. (n.d.). Spencer Gulf threat activity spatial layers.
— Jones, A., Doubleday, Z., Prowse, T., Wiltshire, K. H., Deveney, M. R., Ward, T., . . . Gillanders, B. (n.d.). Spencer gulf marine ecosystem map layers.
Competitive Research Grants
Only includes competitive research grants whilst at the University of Adelaide (other public sector and industry research income not included). See below for industry focused research projects.
|Years||Project title||Investigators||Funding body||Amount|
|2019-2020||A preliminary assessment of the prevalence of micro plastics in Australian seafood||Gillanders BM, N Dowsett, N Wootton||Fisheries Research Development Corporation (FRDC)||$145,666|
Cumulative impacts across fisheries in Australia's marine environment
|Fulton EA, A Hobday, BM Gillanders||FRDC||$296,000|
|2018||Mass spectrometry for next generation isotope analysis of silicate minerals||Tyler J and 14 others including BM Gillanders||ARC LIEF||$464,531|
|2017-2019||Do native invasions challenge Australian fisheries species?||Nagelkerken I, D Booth, D Shoeman, BM Gillanders||ARC Discovery||$374,500|
|2016-2019||The role of spatial protection measures in mitigating effects of bycatch and increasing yields in the NSW ocean trawl fishery||Taylor M, D Hale, BM Gillanders, D Johnson||FRDC||$599,000|
|2015-2018||Surplus baitfish? The consumption and bioenergetics of a predatory fish||Suthers IM, J Stewart, BM Gillanders, NL Payne JM Hughes||ARC Linkage||$257,000 (ARC funds only)|
|2014||High sensitivity and precision mass spectrometry for tracing Australia’s ancient evolution and securing our future groundwater resources||Hand MP; V Kamenetsky, BM Gillanders, JD Foden, MJ Kennedy, CF Clark, T Raimondo, JL Payne, AJ Reid, RA Dutch||ARC LIEF||$505,000 (ARC funds $360,000)|
|2012-2015||Giant Australian cuttlefish in South Australian waters||Gillanders BM , SC Donnellan, D Fordham, TAA Prowse, K Rowling, M Steer||FRDC||$367,638|
|2012-2014||Temperate trophic cascades: impacts of seal foraging on benthic community dynamics||Gillanders BM, BP Kelaher, SD Connell, WF Figueira, MA Coleman, SD Goldsworthy||ARC Linkage||$317,795 (ARC funds $217,000)|
|2012-2014||Seascape genetics for shark management: an innovation in sustainable fisheries modelling||Gillanders BM, CJ Bradshaw, SC Donnellan, C Huveneers||ARC Linkage||$288,372 (ARC funds $195,000)|
|2012||Stable isotope analysis of environmental and physiological samples||Gillanders BM, S Robinson, S Walker, M Kennedy, J Watling, K Soole, J Tibby, A Ball||ARC LIEF||$835,000 (ARC funds $420,000)|
|2011-2012||Spencer Gulf Research Initiative: Development of an ecosystem model for fisheries and aquaculture||Gillanders BM, CJ Bradshaw, A Fistr, SD Goldsworthy, P Lauer, J Middleton, J Tanner, T Ward||FRDC||$240,000|
|2011-2013||Changing perspective: using fish ear bones to counteract the shifting baseline syndrome||Gillanders BM||ARC Discovery||$240,000|
|2011||Using fish ear bones from archaeological sites to identify changes in fish ecology and environmental conditions||Gillanders BM, M Disspain||Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Postgraduate Research Award||$4,625|
|2010-2014||Using ancient fish ear bones to overcome the shifting baseline syndrome in freshwater fish populations||Gillanders BM||ARC Future Fellowship||$609,894|
|2010-2011||Linking fish recruitment and habitat use to ecosystem processes||Gillanders BM, TS Elsdon||ARC Linkage||$83,000 (ARC funds $64,000)|
|2009-2011||Movement patterns and stock structure of Australian sardine (Sardinops sagax) off South Australia and the East Coast: implications for future stock assessment and management||Ward T, BM Gillanders, J Stewart, IM Suthers||FRDC||$250,000|
|2009-2010||Understanding the past environmental history of the Coorong (South Australia) using otoliths from archaeological midden sites||Gillanders BM, M Disspain||Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)||$17,344|
|2007-2008||Spatial management of garfish in SA - stock structure and adult movement||Fowler AJ, BM Gillanders||FRDC||$228,000|
|2007||Ultratrace element and isotope analysis facility||McLaughlin MJ and 14 others including BM Gillanders||ARC LIEF||$1,272,667 (ARC funds $500,000)|
|2006-2009||Coorong Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth (CLLAMM) ecology||Geddes M, G Ganf, P Gell, BM Gillanders, D Paton, R Shiel, K Walker, J Brookes||CSIRO Flagship Collaborative Research Program||$1,624,936|
|2006-2009||Effects of urbanisation and introduced species on rivers and estuaries: a whole of catchment approach||Gillanders BM, HR Maier, TS Elsdon||ARC Linkage||$378,952 (ARC funds $228,000)|
|2004-2006||Population structure in the giant Australian cuttlefish – implications for management of a unique ecotourism and fishery resource in regional Australia||Gillanders BM, SC Donnellan||ARC Linkage||$289,788 (ARC funds $166,287)|
|2003-2006||Native fish stocking of rivers: discriminating between hatchery-reared and wild fish||Gillanders BM, DA Crook, AC Sanger||ARC Linkage||$498,817 (ARC funds $355,593)|
|2003-2006||Wild kingfish populations in Spencer Gulf: potential for parasite interactions with farmed fish, discrimination of farmed and wild fish and assessment of migratory behaviour||Johnston C, I Ernst, I Whittington, BM Gillanders, K Hutson, C Chambers||FRDC||$136,650|
|2002-2004||Understanding marine biodiversity across vast spatial scales||Connell SD, BM Gillanders, MJ Anderson||ARC Discovery||$188,226|
|2002-2003||Adult migration, population replenishment and geographic structure for snapper in SA||Fowler AJ, BM Gillanders||FRDC||$114,090|
|2001-2005||Understanding population replenishment and movements of fish using trace elements in ear bones||Gillanders BM||ARC QEII Fellowship||$500,000|
|2001-2004||Understanding population replenishment and movements of fish using trace elements in ear bones||Gillanders BM||ARC Discovery||$201,108|
Industry focused research
Coastal Carbon Opportunities (2017-present)
- Demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets in South Australia (Gillanders, Jones, Waycott, Lavery, Baldock, Koh, Cavagnaro, Masque, Fernandes, Gaylard, Serrano, Clarke, Raja Segaran, Kilpatrick, Asanopoulos).
Funding and partners: Goyder Institute for Water Research; Environment Institute, University of Adelaide; SA Water; Edith Cowan University, CSIRO; Department for Environment and Water; Environment Protection Authority (SA)
Spencer Gulf Ecosystem Development Initiative (2012-present)
- Socio-ecological assessment of the ecosystems, industries and communities of Spencer Gulf (Ward, Gillanders, Doubell, Balliuel, Grammer, Goldsworthy, Nursey-Bray, Cassey, Huveneers, Miles, Bryars)
- Developing knowledge and tools to inform integrated management of Spencer Gulf: case study on shipping and ports (Gillanders, Ward, Cassey, Prowse, Deveney, Goldsworthy, Huveneers)
- Economic assessment of the Spencer Gulf Ecosystem and Development Initiative Phase II Proposal
- Implementation of integrated marine management of Spencer Gulf: Learning from past experience (Ward, Gillanders, Begg, Stephenson, Sloan)
- Coastal, marine and land biodiversity adaptation to unlock economic development (Gillanders, Divecha, Tulloch)
- Stakeholder input and structured decision making (Divecha, Gillanders)
- Regional sustainability planning in the Upper Spencer Gulf: investigating potential impacts of shipping on giant Australian cuttlefish (Gillanders, Steer, Gaylard, Prowse)
- Interactions between whales and vessels: causes and mitigation options - with reference to southern Australia (Gillanders)
- Regional biodiversity management plan - Upper Spencer Gulf regional sustainability planning (Gillanders, Divecha, Tulloch)
- Report on scenario development, stakeholder workshops, existing knowledge and information gaps (Gillanders et al.)
- Development of an ecosystem model for fisheries and aquaculture (Gillanders, Bradshaw, Fistr, Goldsworthy, Tanner, Lauer, Middleton, Ward) (FRDC research project included above)
Funding and partners: SGEDI partners (BHP Billiton, Arrium (now Gupta Family Group), Santos, Flinders Ports, Centrex, Alinta, Nyrstar, Iron Road); Fisheries Research Development Corporation; Goyder Institute for Water Research; Department for Environment and Water; Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group; Department of the Environment; Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board; Environment Institute, University of Adelaide; SARDI Aquatic Sciences, Flinders University
Stocking of freshwater native fish (2002-2011)
- Review of South Australian policy on stocking and stock enhancement (Gillanders & Ye)
- Methods for discriminating hatchery fish and outcomes of stocking in the Murray Darling Basin (Crook, Sanger, Gillanders, Munro, Baumgartner, Thurstan)
- Impacts of native fish stocking on fish within the Murray-Darling Basin (Gillanders, Munro, Elsdon)
- Improved methodology for discrimination of stocked and wild fish (Crook, Gillanders, Munro, Sanger, Thurstan)
- Native fish stocking of rivers: discriminating between hatchery-reared and wild fish (Gillanders, Crook, Sanger) (ARC Linkage project included above)
Funding and partners: Murray-Darling Basin Authority; South Australian Research and Development Institute; NSW Fisheries; Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment
- Frontiers in Marine Biology (third year)
- Zoology (second year; 2006-2010; 2016-2018)
- Freshwater Ecology (third year) (2006-2018)
- Marine Ecology (third year) (2003-2018)
- Frontiers in Marine Biology (third year) (2006-present)
International study tours
In 2016 I co-led a New Colombo Plan funded study tour to China and Hong Kong titled "Taking a Dive into the Future of Marine Biology" and in 2017 have led another New Colombo Plan study tour to Timor Leste (Beneath the waves) (both available to second and third year BSc students). I have continued to lead annual study tour's to Timor Leste (2018; 2019).
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Principal Supervisor Assessing the biology of finfish species for the sustainable development of fisheries. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joseph Boiston Widdrington 2020 Principal Supervisor Blue Carbon in South Australian Coastal Ecosystems Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Sophie Kate Russell 2020 Principal Supervisor Bacterial Plastisphere species and their succession through time. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Vinuri Silva 2020 Principal Supervisor Population Structure and Connectivity of Black Bream Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Koster Georgien Sarakinis 2020 Principal Supervisor Chemical tracers from plastics in marine organisms Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sophie Deborah Louise Dolling 2020 Principal Supervisor Population biology and dynamics of yellowfin whiting Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr William Seow Hua Goh 2020 Principal Supervisor Microplastics in Marine Biology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nikita Jade Pring 2019 Principal Supervisor Effects of Climate Change on the Reproduction and Population of Octopuses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Qian Hui Qiaz Hua 2019 Principal Supervisor Microplastics in Australian crustaceans and molluscs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Solomon Ogunola 2018 Principal Supervisor Plastics and the Seafood Industry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nina Kantor Wootton 2018 Principal Supervisor Cumulative Impacts in Marine Environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jackson Stockbridge 2017 Principal Supervisor Spatial Ecology of Murray Cod in the Lower River Murray Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Sandra Jane Leigh 2017 Co-Supervisor Blue Carbo Sequestration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nicole Rianne Foster 2017 Co-Supervisor Metal Isotope Tracers to Reconstruct Hydrological and Climate History of the Coorong-Murray Mouth System Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yuexiao Shao 2017 Principal Supervisor Investigating the distribution of Mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus) using otolith chemistry analysis for fisheries management and conservation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Angela Lee Russell 2016 Co-Supervisor Late Quaternary climate variability from mollusc geochemistry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Briony Kate Chamberlayne 2014 Principal Supervisor Fish Movement and Passage in a Regulated Estuary Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Christopher Martin Bice
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Restoration of Fish Populations in Semi-Arid Ecosystems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Jarod Paul Lyon 2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The effects of tropical fish range-extensions on temperate communities Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Kelsey Margaret Kingsbury 2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor THE EARLY LIFE HISTORY OF KING GEORGE WHITING (Sillaginodes punctatus: Perciformes) IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S GULF SYSTEM Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Troy Adam Rogers 2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Linking Chemistry and Sclerochronology to Physiological Processes in Fish Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Jasmin Carmel Amina Martino 2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor An Integrated Approach to Assess Pupping Areas and Natal Origins in a Conservation Dependent Shark, Galeorhinus galeus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Neilson McMillan 2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Uncovering the Role of Biomineralisation in Otolith Trace Element Uptake by Microstructural and Microchemical Analysis Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Ms Aoife McFadden 2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Habitat Connectivity and Quality Alter Population Growth and Community Structure of Marine Crustaceans Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Katherine Ann Heldt 2013 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Tracking Trends in Hypoxia: A Freshwater Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Kayla Louise Gilmore 2012 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Assessing connectivity in coastal systems as a tool for fish management and conservation Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Dr Patrick Reis Dos Santos 2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The physiological responses of King George whiting to environmental parameters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nastaran Mazloumi 2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Unique palaeoenvironmental records? An examination of applications and the reliability of fish otoliths in archaeological investigations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Morgan Carol Faith Disspain 2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Using biogeochemical tracers and sclerochronologies derived from fish otoliths to detect environmental change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Gretchen Lynn Grammer 2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Reconstructing Ecological Baselines: Toward Improved Management in Aquatic Ecosystems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Heidi Alleway 2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Dicyemid parasite fauna of southern Australian cephalopod species Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sarah Roseann Catalano 2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Population structure of a predatory demersal fish (Argyrosomus japonicus, Sciaenidae) determined with natural tags and satellite telemetry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Thomas Barnes 2008 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Population Structure and Movement of Black Bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri) in South Australian Estuaries Based on Otholith Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ana Judith Giraldo 2007 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Ecology and Population Dynamics of Golden Perch in a Fragmented and Flow-Impacted River: Implications for Conservation and Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Brenton Peter Zampatti 2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Stock Enhancement in the Murray-Darling Basin, Identification of Stocked Fish and Enhancing Post-stock Survival Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Skye Woodcock 2007 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Stable Isotopes of Estuarine Fish: Experimental Validations and Ecological Investigations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alexandra Bloomfield 2007 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Strength of Sea Urchin Herbivory and Condition from Biogeographic to Organismal Scales Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Juan Livore 2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Impacts of River Regulation, Drought and Exploitation on the Fish of a Degraded, Australian Estuary: with Particular Reference to the Life-history of the Sciaenid, Argyrosomus japonicus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Greg Ferguson 2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Approaches to Understanding the Population Dynamics and Behaviour of Sepia Apama in Northern Spencer Gulf Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nicholas Payne 2006 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Carp Exclusion Screens on wetland inlets: their value for control of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) and effects on offstream movements by other fish species in the River Murray, Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Karl Hillyard 2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Larval Fish Assemblages in the Lower River Murray, Australia: Examining the Influence of Hydrology, Habitat and Food Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Katherine Jane-Maree Cheshire 2006 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Patterns of Telomere Length Change with Age in Aquatic Vertebrates and their Phylogenetic Distribution Among the Jawed Vertebrates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christopher Izzo 2005 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Disturbances That Influence Patterns of Benthic Assemblages Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Bethany Roberts 2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor The Reproductive Biology and Recruitment Dynamics of Snapper, Chrysophrys auratus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Richard Saunders 2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Declining Water Quality as a Driver of Changes to Subtidal Communities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Gorman 2002 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Reconstructing Environmental Histories of Fish from Otolith Chemistry; Experimental Validations and Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Travis Elsdon 2002 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Regional and Local Patterns in Kelp Morphology and Benthic Assemblages Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Meegan Fowler-Walker 2002 - 2005 Principal Supervisor The Ecology of Subtidal Turfs in Southern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Bayden Russell 2002 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Assessment of Ecological Risks from Effects of Fishing to Piked Spurdog (Squalus megalops) in South-Eastern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Juan Braccini
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2020 - ongoing Chair Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Australia 2019 - ongoing Member Southwest Marine Parks Advisory Committee Parks Australia Australia 2019 - ongoing Chair Marine Innovations Southern Australia (MISA) Steering Committee MISA Australia 2015 - ongoing Member Naracoorte Caves National Park and World Heritage Area Interagency Reference Group Department for Environment and Water Australia 2015 - ongoing Chair Naracoorte Caves National Park and World Heritage Area Research Subgroup Department for Environment and Water Australia 2015 - 2018 Member Marine Innovations Southern Australia (MISA) Steering Committee MISA Australia 2014 - ongoing Member National Primary Industries Research Providers Network Chaired by CSIRO Australia 2013 - 2017 Member National Committee for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Australian Academy of Science Australia 2013 - ongoing Member SA Government Working group on Giant Australian cuttlefish Whole of Government Australia 2011 - 2015 Member Marine Innovations Southern Australia Advisory Committee MISA Australia 2006 - 2010 Member SA Fisheries Research Advisory Board FRDC Australia 2005 - 2014 Member Scientific Working Group for Marine Protected Areas Department for Environment and Water Australia 2005 - 2011 Member Aquaculture Tenure Allocation Board PIRSA Australia
Date Role Membership Country 2016 - 2020 President World Council of Fisheries Societies United States 2013 - 2015 Representative Australian Society for Fish Biology (Immediate Past President) Australia 2011 - 2013 President Australian Society for Fish Biology Australia 2009 - 2011 Vice-President Australian Society for Fish Biology Australia 2006 - 2009 Representative Australian Society for Fish Biology Australia
Connect With Me