This study will contribute to the understanding of seagrass communities worldwide and to the development of effective seagrass monitoring and management programs. Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with a micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds. Pattern and process in a threatened seagrass community: Dynamics and habitat use by sessile epifaunal invertebrates in Posidonia australis. Due to slow metabolisms and long life history stages, cold water species are likely to be more sensitive to contamination.
Stable isotopes reveal past polar environments Publications: Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with a micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds. Dr Marian Wong Email: Associate Professor Andy Davis Co-supervisor: Edited by David Curtis and Lucia Aguilar. Sensitivity of subantarctic marine invertebrates to metals under a changing climate. Unfortunately, it is particularly susceptible to climate change, leading to a recorded decline along the urbanized Sydney coastline.
Phylogeny of Antarctic Mosses Awards: Aquaculture is a growing industry that provides an alternative source of seafood to wild caught fisheries. Associate Professor Andy Davis Co-supervisor: With a growing population and resource shortages, food production will tracoer a major challenge for the next generation.
Thesis submission & examination – Graduate Research School @ UOW
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 uiw as many times as possible for the duration of its life. Biodiversity, 13 Low-impact monitoring of dynamic vegetation communities in East Antarctica. Accepted pending minor revisions Physical Dormancy in a Changing Climate. This project aims to set the ground work for this using a new method to measure plant photosynthetic health.
Response of the hairy mussel Trichomya hirsuta to sediment-metal contamination in the presence of a bioturbator. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
Offshore abalone farming in Port Phillip Bay: Dominating the Antarctic environment: I am also building a Bayesian network to model the factors that influence the abundance and longevity of Phyllospora wrack in a future ocean. My project will determine the sensitivities of a range of subantarctic marine invertebrates to metal contamination.
The role of environmental variables in mediating interactions between the Eastern Mosquito fish thesia Australian fauna Award: 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, rracker project will investigate physical dormancy variation and subsequently the mechanistic processes potentially controlling seed bank dynamics.
Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with a micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds.
Student Research Projects
This is the first study to expand the baseline knowledge of the spatial distribution patterns of sponges and ascidians in Posidonia australis meadows. The biotic and abiotic factors driving this distribution were also investigated using statistical models and manipulative experiments.
Pattern and process in a threatened seagrass community: I have a broad interest in the spatial ecology and conservation of marine assemblages. Professor David Ayre Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Todd Minchinton Email: Genetic tests of the isolation of rare coastal dwarf populations of Banksia spinulosa.
Phyllospora comosa, an intertidal brown alga, provides important habitat for a wide variety of marine species, including invertebrates.
Thesis Submission and Graduation
Competitive interaction among native plants: One of the most astonishing facets of animal societies is the decision of individuals to join a group as a non-breeding subordinate member. Bryophyte species composition over moisture gradients in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica: This thesis explores the possibility of using stable isotopes in long shoots of moss as an integrated proxy measure of past water regimes in polar regions, with the aim of reconstructing changes in bio-accessible water to a high resolution.
Epub May This data will feed into predictive models which look at how climatic change and changes to fire regimes may impact the species germination response and subsequent persistence.
Integrating transient heterogeneity of non-photochemical quenching in shade-grown heterobaric leaves traxker avocado Persea americana L.
Dynamics and habitat use by sessile epifaunal invertebrates in Posidonia australis. They may provide insights into adaptive evolution, and could be used in conservation management of marine reserves. My research includes spatial and temporal analysis of Phyllospora wrack distribution and its associated invertebrate fauna.