Jasmin Martino

Ms Jasmin Martino

PhD Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

PhD candidate of fish/fishery biology in the Gillanders Aquatic Ecology Lab.

- Use of intrinsic markers, such as chemical signatures in hard and soft tissues, for unearthing physiology, past environmental conditions and population dynamics in fish species.
- Experimental development of biogeochemical tracers and investigating physiological responses.
- Ecological modelling for mapping temporal and inter-regional variation and responses to environmental change for sustainable fishery management.

Otoliths are important sensory structures and are used extensively in fish and fishery science as recorders of past biology, environments and migrations.  My honours project (one year program) focused on the effects of increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and temperatures on the development (size and shape) and chemistry of ear bones (otoliths) in fish.

For my PhD, I'm interested in the utility of stable carbon isotopes (δ13C) in otoliths as biomarkers of metabolic rates. This has involved both experimental and field studies of temperate demersal fish species, Australiasian snapper. Respirometry and isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) techniques were used to validate this relationship. Furthermore, I am interested in reconstructing multi-decadal growth chronologies to identify inter-annual and inter-regional variation and the effect of environmental factors and population dynamics.


  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)


  • SARDI Science Bursary 

2016 - 2018

  • Practical Demonstrator - Zoology II
  • Assessments - Freshwater Ecology III, Foundations in Marine Biology III, Science or Fiction (Marine Biology) I
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Australian Society for Fish Biology
    2015 - ongoing The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Phone: 83136067
  • Email: jasmin.martino@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4364
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Darling, floor 1
  • Room: 1 23
  • Org Unit: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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