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Christine Crawford

Senior Research Fellow

IMAS Taroona, Off-Campus

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Dr Christine Crawford is a Senior Research Fellow within IMAS Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre, with over thirty years' experience in aquaculture and environmental research, both in Australia and overseas. She led the Marine Environment (later Natural Resource Management) Section at TAFI and has been involved in a many research projects involved in the interaction between human activities and the estuarine environment. She has received the Vice-Chancellors Award for outstanding community engagement and has participated in various state and national committees on marine environmental issues. Currently Dr Crawford's research is concentrated on proving environmental information to support the management of the Tasmanian salmon and oyster aquaculture industries.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDAn ecological study of Tasmanian flounderUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1985
MSc University College of North WalesUnited Kingdom1977
BSc University of TasmaniaAustralia1974

Biography

Dr Christine Crawford's early career research concentrated on aquaculture development, including the development of the Pacific oyster and salmon aquaculture industries in Tasmania, and the culture of giant clams in the Pacific Island region. She was the Researcher in Charge (Aquaculture) for the Tasmanian Government, before moving into environmental related issues, initially the carrying capacity of oyster growing areas, followed by environmental monitoring and management of salmon farms. Christine then led the Marine Environment (later Natural Resource Management) section at TAFI and secured funding for a variety of marine environmental issues, including developing monitoring programs and baseline data collection for many small estuaries around Tasmania, habitat mapping and the role of environmental flows into estuaries. She has also developed strong links with community groups to encourage their participation in natural resource management. Dr Crawford has published widely, including 38 papers in the international peer-reviewed literature, 6 book chapters, book co-editor and over a hundred reports to industry and government.

Her current research interests are centred around the effects of human activities on estuarine and inshore coastal environments.

  • Effects of catchment-based activities on the health of estuaries and coastal waters.
  • Interactions between aquaculture and the environment, including monitoring around salmon farms and environmental factors involved in on-farm oyster mortalities.
  • Effects of changing climatic conditions and water currents in SE Tasmania on primary and secondary productivity.
  • The loss and potential recovery of a key estuarine and coastal habitat formed by native oyster (Ostrea angasi) reefs in Tasmania.

Factors affecting growth and condition of farmed Pacific oysters and using biotags to monitor oyster wellbeing.

Research Themes

Christine's research aligns to the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Her research interests include understanding the interactions between salmon and shellfish aquaculture and the environment, and providing environmental information to support management of these industries. This has included monitoring environmental conditions such as intertidal algae around salmon farms and collecting baseline water quality data.She has also investigated the effects of land-based activities, especially agricultural outputs, on downstream estuaries and coastal waters. A study of the value of water across a catchment and the importance of environmental flows to estuarine health and productivity is an example. She has also led several projects collecting baseline data and developing monitoring programs to assess the condition of smaller estuaries around Tasmania.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • 1987 – present:  Editorial Advisory Board of the journal 'Aquaculture'.
  • 2001 – 2013: External Program Advisory Council for AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Program, funded by USAID, supporting aquaculture R & D in developing countries in Africa, SE Asia, Oceania and Latin America. 
  • 2004 – 2010  Science, Engineering and Technology Faculty Executive Committee
  • 2007 – 2013: Scientific Advisory Committee Threatened Species (Ministerial appointment)
  • 2009 – 2013: University of Tasmania Sustainability Committee
  • 2005 – 08, 2010 – present: Board member, Natural Resource Management, Southern Tasmania  Regional Board, and member of the Audit and Risk Subcommittee  
  • 2010: Georges River Water Quality Assessment Panel, appointed by Premier of Tasmania.
  • 2015 – present :  Chair, Community Review Committee for Threatened Species (Ministerial appointment)

Member of:

  • 1987 – present: World Aquaculture Society
  • 2002 – present: Estuarine Research Foundation
  • 2010 – present: Australian Marine Science Association
  • 2012 – 2014: Australian Institute of Company Directors

Research Appointments

  • Scientific Advisory Committee Threatened Species (Ministerial appointment)
  • Georges River Water Quality Assessment Panel, appointed by Premier of Tasmania.
  • Chair, Community Review Committee for Threatened Species (Ministerial appointment)
  • Chair, External Program Advisory Council for AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Program, supporting aquaculture R & D in developing countries.

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Expertise

  • Ecological sustainability assessments of cultured finfish and shellfish
  • Effect of Human Activities on the Health of Estuaries
  • Developing Water Quality Objectives and Targets for Estuaries and Marine Waters
  • Restoration of native oyster reef habitat in Tasmania
  • Interactions between cultured Pacific oysters and the environment

Awards

  • Vice-Chancellors Award for Outstanding Community Engagement (University of Tasmania) 2005

Collaboration

Collaborations with:

  • The Nature Conservancy to restore native oyster reefs in southern Australia, and to review angasi aquaculture in southern Australia. 
  • Tasmanian salmon industry and Tasmanian government on effects of salmon farming on the environment.
  • Tasmanian oyster industry and CSIRO on developing and trialling biotags on oysters at three oyster farms in Tasmania.
  • Oregon State University USA and AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Program, funded by USAID, supporting aquaculture R & D in developing countries in Africa, SE Asia, Oceania and Latin America.

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Aquaculture (070401)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Environmental Sciences (059999)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.) (079901)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Fish Pests and Diseases (070404)
  • Invertebrate Biology (060808)
  • Biological Oceanography (040501)
  • Environmental Science and Management (050299)
  • Environmental Education and Extension (050203)
  • Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
  • Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)
  • Global Change Biology (069902)
  • Analytical Spectrometry (030101)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Social and Community Informatics (080709)
  • Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
  • Chemical Oceanography (040502)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Fisheries - Aquaculture (830199)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)
  • Aquaculture Oysters (830104)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments (960407)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production (839899)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography (969901)
  • Animal Production and Animal Primary Products (839999)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments (961201)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (961102)
  • Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830102)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Water Management (960903)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments (960511)
  • Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) (830101)
  • Paper Products (incl. Coated Paper) (860501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Aquaculture Molluscs (excl. Oysters) (830103)
  • Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830204)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960402)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Library and Archival Services (890302)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences (970103)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Work and Institutional Development (940599)
  • Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management (960909)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mining Environments (960508)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments (961104)

Publications

Publications include 38 papers in the international peer-reviewed literature, 6 book chapters, book co-editor and over a hundred reports to industry and government.

A member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Aquaculture since 1987.

Total publications

82

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2004Journal ArticleMacLeod C, Crawford C, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Assessment of long-term change in sediment condition after organic enrichment: defining recovery', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 49, (1-2) pp. 79-88. ISSN 0025-326X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.01.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: MacLeod C; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2003Journal ArticleCrawford C, 'Environmental management of marine aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia', Aquaculture, 226, (1) pp. 129-138. ISSN 0044-8486 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00473-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24

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2003Journal ArticleCrawford C, 'Qualitative risk assessment of the effects of shellfish farming on the environment in Tasmania, Australia', Ocean & Coastal Management, 46, (1) pp. 47-58. ISSN 0964-5691 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0964-5691(02)00120-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14

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2003Journal ArticleCrawford C, MacLeod C, Mitchell I, 'Effects of shellfish farming on the benthic environment', Aquaculture, 224, (1) pp. 117-140. ISSN 0044-8486 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00210-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 122Web of Science - 114

Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I

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2001Journal ArticleCrawford C, Mitchell I, MacLeod C, 'Video assessment of environmental impacts of salmon farms', I C E S Journal of Marine Science, 58, (2) pp. 445-452. ISSN 1054-3139 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/jmsc.2000.1042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Mitchell I; MacLeod C

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Journal Article

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Gillies CL, Crawford C, Hancock B, 'Restoring Angasi oyster reefs: what is the endpoint ecosystem we are aiming for and how do we get there?', Ecological Management and Restoration, 18, (3) pp. 214-222. ISSN 1442-7001 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/emr.12278 [eCite] [Details]

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2016McCarthy A, Crawford C, Eriksen R, Ross DJ, 'Dietary preferences, growth and condition of triploid and diploid Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg), in Little Swanport Estuary, Tasmania, Australia', Aquaculture Research, 47, (10) pp. 3352-3358. ISSN 1355-557X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/are.12776 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McCarthy A; Eriksen R; Ross DJ

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2016Wallis JR, Swadling KM, Everett JD, Suthers IM, Jones HJ, et al., 'Zooplankton abundance and biomass size spectra in the East Antarctic sea-ice zone during the winter-spring transition', Deep-Sea Research: Part II, 131 pp. 170-181. ISSN 0967-0645 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.10.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Wallis JR; Swadling KM; Jones HJ; Buchanan PJ; James LC; Johnson R; Meiners KM; Virtue P; Kawaguchi S

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2016Hallett CS, Valesini F, Scanes P, Crawford C, Gillanders BM, et al., 'A review of Australian approaches for monitoring, assessing and reporting estuarine condition: II. State and Territory programs', Environmental Science and Policy, 66 pp. 270-281. ISSN 1462-9011 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.07.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Ross DJ

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2015Gillies CL, Fitzsimons JA, Branigan S, Hale L, Hancock B, et al., 'Scaling-up marine restoration efforts in Australia', Ecological Management and Restoration, 16, (2) pp. 84-85. ISSN 1442-7001 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/emr.12159 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2012Keeley NB, Forrest BM, Crawford C, MacLeod CK, 'Exploiting salmon farm benthic enrichment gradients to evaluate the regional performance of biotic indices and environmental indicators', Ecological Indicators, 23 pp. 453-466. ISSN 1470-160X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.04.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: MacLeod CK

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2011Beck MW, Brumbaugh RD, Airoldi L, Carranza A, Coen LD, et al., 'Oyster reefs at risk and recommendations for conservation, restoration, and management', Bioscience, 61, (2) pp. 107-116. ISSN 0006-3568 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.2.5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 293Web of Science - 274

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2011Crawford C, Moltschaniwskyj N, Willcox S, 'Size and characteristics of aggregations of moon jellyfish (Aurelia sp) in Tasmania, Australia', Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart. Papers and Proceedings, 145, (December 2011) pp. 9-15. ISSN 0080-4703 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 2

2011Sakabe R, Lyle JM, Crawford C, 'The influence of freshwater inflows on spawning success and early growth of an estuarine resident fish species, Acanthopagrus butcheri', Journal of Fish Biology, 78, (5) pp. 1529-1544. ISSN 0022-1112 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02959.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Sakabe R; Lyle JM

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2009MacLeod CK, Forbes SE, Shepherd CJ, Crawford C, 'Effects of oyster farming service vehicles on an intertidal sand flat', Aquaculture Research, 40, (7) pp. 772-780. ISSN 1355-557X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2008.02156.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: MacLeod CK; Forbes SE

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2008MacLeod C, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford C, 'Ecological and functional changes associated with long-term recovery form organic enrichment ', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 365, (18 August) pp. 17-24. ISSN 0171-8630 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps07534 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: MacLeod C; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2008Probst TA, Crawford C, 'Population characteristics and planktonic larval stage of the New Zealand screwshell Maoricolpus roseus', Journal of Molluscan Studies (2008), 74, (2) pp. 191-197. ISSN 0260-1230 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyn006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Probst TA

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2008Stuart-Smith RD, Barrett NS, Crawford C, Frusher SD, Stevenson DG, et al., 'Spatial patterns in impacts of fishing on temperate rocky reefs: Are fish abundance and mean size related to proximity to fisher access points?', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 365, (2) pp. 116 - 125. ISSN 0022-0981 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2008.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; Barrett NS; Frusher SD; Stevenson DG; Edgar GJ

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2008Willcox ST, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford C, 'Population dynamics of natural colonies of Aurelia sp. scyphistomae in Tasmania, Australia', Marine Biology, 154, (4) pp. 661-670. ISSN 0025-3162 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-008-0959-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Willcox ST; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2007MacLeod C, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford C, Forbes SE, 'Biological recovery from organic enrichment: some systems cope better than others', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 342, (July) pp. 41-53. ISSN 0171-8630 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps342041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: MacLeod C; Moltschaniwskyj NA; Forbes SE

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2007Willcox ST, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford C, 'Asexual reproduction in scyphistomae of Aurelia sp.: Effects of temperature and salinity in an experimental study', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 353, (1) pp. 107-114. ISSN 0022-0981 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2007.09.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 42

Co-authors: Willcox ST; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2006MacLeod C, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford C, 'Evaluation of short-term fallowing as a strategy for the management of recurring organic enrichment under salmon cages', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 52, (11) pp. 1458-1466. ISSN 0025-326X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: MacLeod C; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2004MacLeod C, Crawford C, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Assessment of long-term change in sediment condition after organic enrichment: defining recovery', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 49, (1-2) pp. 79-88. ISSN 0025-326X (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.01.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: MacLeod C; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2003Crawford C, 'Environmental management of marine aquaculture in Tasmania, Australia', Aquaculture, 226, (1) pp. 129-138. ISSN 0044-8486 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00473-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24

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2003Crawford C, 'Qualitative risk assessment of the effects of shellfish farming on the environment in Tasmania, Australia', Ocean & Coastal Management, 46, (1) pp. 47-58. ISSN 0964-5691 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0964-5691(02)00120-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14

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2003Crawford C, MacLeod C, Mitchell I, 'Effects of shellfish farming on the benthic environment', Aquaculture, 224, (1) pp. 117-140. ISSN 0044-8486 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00210-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 122Web of Science - 114

Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I

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2003Wildish DJ, Hargrave BT, MacLeod C, Crawford C, 'Detection of organic enrichment near finfish net-pens by sediment profile imaging at SCUBA-accessible depths', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 285-286 pp. 403-413. ISSN 0022-0981 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0022-0981(02)00540-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: MacLeod C

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2001Crawford C, Mitchell I, MacLeod C, 'Video assessment of environmental impacts of salmon farms', I C E S Journal of Marine Science, 58, (2) pp. 445-452. ISSN 1054-3139 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/jmsc.2000.1042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Mitchell I; MacLeod C

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2000McGhie TK, Crawford C, Mitchell I, O'Brien D, 'The degradation of fish-cage waste in sediments during fallowing', Aquaculture, 187, (3-4) pp. 351-366. ISSN 0044-8486 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(00)00317-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: Mitchell I

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2000Mitchell I, Crawford C, Rushton M, 'Flat oyster Ostrea angasi growth and survival rates at Georges Bay, Tasmania (Australia)', Aquaculture, 191, (4) pp. 309-321. ISSN 0044-8486 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(00)00441-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Mitchell I

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Hundloe T, Crawford C, 'The Value of Water in a Drying Climate', CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, pp. 242. ISBN 9780643101609 (2012) [Edited Book]

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1999Crawford C, Mitchell I, 'Physical and chemical parameters of several oyster growing areas in Tasmania', University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 67. ISBN 1-86295-025-3 (1999) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Mitchell I

Chapter in Book

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Crawford C, 'The river system and water management', The Value of Water in a Drying Climate, CSIRO Publishing, T Hundloe and C Crawford (ed), Collingwood, pp. 79-88. ISBN 9780643101609 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Crawford C, Gibson J, Gallagher J, 'The Little Swanport estuary', The Value of Water in a Drying Climate, CSIRO Publishing, T Hundloe and C Crawford (ed), Collingwood, pp. 89-97. ISBN 9780643101609 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Gibson J; Gallagher J

2012Crawford C, Hundloe T, 'Conclusions', The Value of Water in a Drying Climate, CSIRO Publishing, T Hundloe and C Crawford (ed), Collingwood, pp. 223-226. ISBN 9780643101609 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]

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2012Hundloe T, Daniels P, White A, Crawford C, 'The people and use of natural resources', The Value of Water in a Drying Climate, CSIRO Publishing, T Hundloe and C Crawford (ed), Collingwood, pp. 135-147. ISBN 9780643101609 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Ross D, Crawford C, Gibson J, Gallagher J, Beard J, et al., 'Improving the utility and sensitivity of estuarine monitoring', Landscape logic: integrating science for landscape management, CSIRO Publishing, T Lefroy, A Curtis, A Jakeman and J McKee (ed), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 39-50. ISBN 9780643103542 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Ross D; Gibson J; Gallagher J; Beard J; McGowan S

2009Crawford C, MacLeod C, 'Predicting and assessing the environmental impact of aquaculture', New technologies in aquaculture: Improving production efficiency, quality and environmental management, Woodhead, Dr Gavin Burnell and Dr Geoff Allan (ed), Cambridge, UK, pp. 679-706. ISBN 978-1-84569-384-8 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

2000Crawford C, Edgar GJ, Cresswell G, 'The Tasmanian Region', Seas at the Millenium - an Environmental Evaluation, Elsevier, C Sheppard (ed), Amersterdam (2000) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Edgar GJ

Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Crawford C, 'National review of Ostrea angasi aquaculture: historical culture, current methods and future priorities' pp. 1-44. (2016) [Substantial Review]

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Conference Publication

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Crawford C, Ross DJ, 'Importance of freshwater flows to estuaries - a case study of Little Swanport estuary', AWA Tas Water 11, 22 June 2011, Hobart, pp. 71. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ross DJ

2011Crawford C, Ross DJ, Gibson JAE, 'A Decision Support Tree for Management of Estuaries in Tasmania, Australia', Book of Asbstracts - International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, 3-7 July 2011, Arendal Norway, pp. 71. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ross DJ; Gibson JAE

2011Crawford C, Ross DJ, 'Significance of Freshwater Flows to Pacific Oyster Production', The 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum Book of Abstracts, 21-25 April 2011, Shanghai, China, pp. 162-163. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ross DJ

2008Crawford C, 'Sessional Chair: Coastal marine monitoring programs', Coast to Coast: Collaborations crossing boundaries, 11-22 August 2008, Darwin, Northern Territory (2008) [Chair National Conference]

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2008Crawford C, MacLeod C, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Forbes E, 'Recovery of sediments associated with fin fish cage aquaculture - are some systems better adapted ', Book of Abstracts, 19-23 May 2008, Busan, Korea (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Moltschaniwskyj NA; Forbes E

2008Crawford C, Temby N, Beard J, White CA, 'Developing and implementing a framework for assessment of estuarine health in small Tasmanian estuaries', Program Handbook and Abstracts, 18-22 August 2008, Darwin, Northern Territory (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Temby N; Beard J; White CA

2006MacLeod C, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford C, Forbes SE, 'Site Selection: Further Considerations For Environmental Sustainability Of Cage Aquaculture', Australasian Aquaculture Conference, August 2006, Adelaide, South Australia (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Moltschaniwskyj NA; Forbes SE

2006Probst TA, Crawford C, 'The invasion success of the introduced marine gastropod Maoricolpus in Australia', Malacological Society of Australasia, 6-8 Dec 2006, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, pp. 48. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Probst TA

2006Probst TA, Crawford C, 'Habitat and population dynamics of the introduced gastropod Maoricolpus roseus', Australian Marine Sciences Association, 09-14 July 2006, Cairns, QLD, Australia, pp. 91. ISBN 0-9587185-2-0 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Probst TA

2004MacLeod C, Forbes SE, Crawford C, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Organic enrichment and infaunal community response: Do some systems cope better?', Estuaries and Change: ECSA37-ERF 2004, June 2004, Ballina, NSW (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Forbes SE; Moltschaniwskyj NA

2002Wildish D, Hargrave B, MacLeod C, Crawford C, 'Sediment Progile Imaging (SPI) at SCUBA-accessible depths: A Simple Approach for Detection of Organic Enrichment near Finfish Net-Pens (Comparison of results between Canada and Australia', Aquafest Conference, September 2002, Hobart, Tasmania (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

2002Wildish DJ, Hargrave BT, MacLeod C, Crawford C, 'What can sedimentation rate tell us about the environmental impact of marine finfish culture in Tasmania', Imaging the Benthos Conference, April 2002, Aberdeen, Scotland (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

2000MacLeod C, Crawford C, Mitchell I, 'How Much Do We Need To Know? The Significance of Taxonomic Level in the Assessment of Fin-Fish Farming Impacts on the Marine Benthos', Aquafest Conference, October 2000, Hobart, Tasmania (2000) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I

1999MacLeod C, Crawford C, Mitchell I, 'Fallowing: Some environmental considerations for sustainable Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) aquaculture in Tasmania', World Aquaculture Society Conference, May 1999, Sydney, Australia (1999) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I

1998MacLeod C, Crawford C, Mitchell I, Brown A, 'Fin Fish farming in Tasmania: Environmental Effects 2. Spatial and temporal changes in macrobenthic community structure as a technique for monitoring environmental impacts of aquaculture', Australian Society For Fish Biology Conference, September 1998, Hobart, Tasmania (1998) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(21 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Crawford C, 'Qualitative risk assessment of effects of farming Sydney Rock Oysters (SRO) on the Tasmanian environment', DPIPWE, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Contract Report]

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2016Crawford C, 'National review of Ostrea angasi aquaculture: historical culture, current methods and future priorities', University of Tasmania Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Contract Report]

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2015Alleway H, Cook P, Crawford C, Creighton C, Diggles B, et al., 'Shellfish reef habitats: a synopsis to underpin the repair and conservation of Australia's environmental, social and economically important bays and estuaries', National Environmental Science Programme: Marine Biodiversity Hub, James Cook University, Townsville, 15/60 (2015) [Contract Report]

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2008Beard J, Crawford C, Hirst AJ, 'Developing a monitoring program for six key estuaries in north-west Tasmania' (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Beard J; Hirst AJ

2008Crawford C, Cahill KM, 'State of estuary report for Georges Bay. Project Report' (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cahill KM

2008Temby N, Crawford C, 'A framework for coastal and esturine resource condition assessment: Sharing resources and knowledge for better management' (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Temby N

2007Hirst AJ, Kilpatrick R, Guest MA, Probst TA, Crawford C, 'NHT Final Report: Determining the ecological health of ecological health of NW Tasmania: A case study assessing the status of the Duck, Montagu, Detention and Black River estuaries', NRM cradle Coast, 1 (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hirst AJ; Kilpatrick R; Guest MA; Probst TA

2006Mount RE, Carr E, Dowson G, Gales R, Morris A, et al., 'Tasmanian NRM Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Resource Condition Indicator Compendium', National Land and Water Resource Audit, Version 6 (2006) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mount RE; Eriksen RS

2005Crawford C, Neira FJ, White CA, 'Environmental Flows in the Little Swanport Estuary', Natural Heritate Trust (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Neira FJ; White CA

2005Crawford C, White CA, 'Establishment of an Integrated Water Quality Monitoring Framework for Georges Bay', Break O'Day Council (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: White CA

2005Hirst AJ, Alpine JE, Crawford C, 'Survey of benthic invertebrate communities from Thirsty and Little Thirsty Lagoons, Cape Barren Island', Natural Resource Mangement North (2005) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Hirst AJ; Alpine JE

2005Hirst AJ, Kilpatrick R, Mount RE, Guest MA, Crawford C, 'Biodiversity and Degradation of Estuaries in North-western Tasmania', Cradle Coast NRM Region, NHT/NAP 46927 (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hirst AJ; Kilpatrick R; Mount RE; Guest MA

2005Hirst AJ, Kilpatrick R, Mount RE, Guest MA, Crawford C, 'Biodiversity and degradation of estuaries in North-West Tasmania', Natural Resource Management, Cradle Coast (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hirst AJ; Kilpatrick R; Mount RE; Guest MA

2005Mount RE, Crawford C, Veal CJ, White CA, 'Bringing Back the Bay: Marine Habitats and Water Quality in Georges Bay', Break O'Day Council (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mount RE; Veal CJ; White CA

2005Mount RE, Crawford C, Veal CJ, White CA, 'Bringing back the Bay: Marine Habitats and Water Quality in Georges Bay', Break O'Day Council (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mount RE; Veal CJ; White CA

2003Murphy RJ, Crawford C, Barmuta LA, 'Estuarine health in Tasmania, status and indicators: water quality', Natural Heritage Trust, 16 (2003) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Murphy RJ; Barmuta LA

2002Crawford C, 'Review of NIWA Report: Marine Farming in the Firth of Thames Monitoring and Performance Criteria', Environment Waikato (2002) [Contract Report]

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2002Crawford C, MacLeod C, Mitchell I, 'Evaluation of techniques for environmental monitoring of salmon farms in Tasmania', Department of Primary Industry Water and Environment (2002) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I

2002Davies PE, Crawford C, Wells FA, Dunstan PK, Mitchell I, 'Environmental Flow Assessment of the Lower Coal River and Pitt Water Estuary', Department of Primary Industry Water and Environment (2002) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Dunstan PK; Mitchell I

2002MacLeod C, Mitchell I, Crawford C, Connell RD, 'Evaluation of Sediment Recovery after Removal of Finfish Cages from Marine Farm Lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay', Department of Primary Industry Water and Environment (2002) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I; Connell RD

2000Mitchell I, Jones A, Crawford C, 'Distribution of feral Pacific oysters and environmental conditions', National Heritage Trust (2000) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mitchell I

Other Public Output

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Crawford C, 'Report on the occurrence of Sydney rock oysters on the east coast of Tasmania', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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2011Crawford C, Ross DJ, 'Understanding the condition of our estuaries', Fishing Today, Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council, Hobart, 24, Dec 2011, pp. 26-27. (2011) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Ross DJ

2010Batley G, Crawford C, Moore M, McNeil J, Reid JB, et al., 'George River Water Quality Panel - Final report June 2010', Report of the George River Water Quality Panel. June 2010. An investigation into the Australian Story report: 'What's in the Water?', Tasmanian Government, Hobart, Tasmania (2010) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Reid JB

2007Stuart-Smith RD, Barrett NS, Crawford C, Edgar GJ, Frusher SD, 'Condition of rocky reef communities: A key marine habitat around Tasmania', NRM/NHT Report, Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, Hobart (2007) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; Barrett NS; Edgar GJ; Frusher SD

2002Crawford C, MacLeod C, Mitchell I, 'Evaluation of techniques for environmental monitoring of salmon farms in Tasmania', Technical Report Series, TAFI, Hobart, Tasmania, 8 (2002) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I

2002MacLeod C, Crawford C, Mitchell I, Connell RD, 'Evaluation of sediment recovery after removal of finfish cages from marine farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay', Technical Report Series, TAFI, Hobart, Tasmania, 13, January (2002) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Mitchell I; Connell RD

2000Crawford C, 'Environmental risk assessment of shellfish farming', Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, Internal Report, DPIWE, Hobart, Tasmania (2000) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1999Crawford C, Mitchell I, 'Physical and chemical parameters of several oyster growing areas in Tasmania', Technical Report Series, TAFI, Hobart, Tasmania, 4 (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Mitchell I

1999Mitchell I, Crawford C, Brown A, 'Environmental assessment of proposed marine farm zones in Blackman Bay', Internal Report, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, 1 (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Mitchell I

1999Mitchell I, Crawford C, Brown A, 'Environmental Assessment of Proposed Marine Farm Zones in Blackmans Bay', Tasmanian Aquaculture & Fisheries Institute Internal Report, DPIWE, Hobart, Tasmania (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Mitchell I

1998Mitchell I, Brown A, Crawford C, 'Baseline Environmental data for proposed Marine Farm Zones in Pittwater Estuary', Technical Report Series, TAFI, Hobart, Tasmania, 49 (1998) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Mitchell I

Grants & Funding

Over the last decade Christine has been a Principal or co-investigator on grants totalling over $15 million. Most grants have been from the Fisheries Research Development Corporation (FRDC), with significant funding from the Commonwealth Environmental Research Facility. Recent grants include:

  • 2011 Winifred Violet Scott Trust. A Risk Assessment Tool for Managing Coastal Bays and Estuaries $88,000
  • 2011 Winifred Violet Scott Trust. Resilience of Storm Bay, Tasmania, to Climate Change and Development: Linking Oceanographic Changes to Productivity $60,000
  • 2012 FRDC Macroalgal monitoring in Macquarie Harbour $29,600
  • 2014 FRDC Currents, nutrients and plankton in coastal waters of southeastern Tasmanian and responses to changing weather patterns $339,527
  • 2015 University of Tasmania Sense-T Stage 2: Oyster Biosensors. $767,000
  • 2015 FRDC Reassessment of intertidal macroalgal communities near to and distant from salmon farms and an evaluation of using drones to survey macroalgal distribution $67,167

Funding Summary

Number of grants

34

Total funding

$15,537,562

Projects

Angasi Reef restoration Honours project (2017)$5,000
Description
Biodiversity assessment of Georges Bay oyster reef
Funding
The Nature Conservancy ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Year
2017
Future Oysters CRC-P: Advanced understanding of POMS to guide farm management decisions in Tasmania (2017 - 2019)$694,773
Description
Research to be conducted to i) determine the period of infection of OsHV-1 virus in oysters in Tasmania and environmental drivers of POMS outbreak; ii) to develop farm husbandry and handling protocols to maximise oyster production in POMS infected growing areas and iii) to investigate the value of real time data from Tasmanian oyster farms to optimise PO production systems.
Funding
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science ($694,773)
Scheme
CRC-P
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Ross DJ; Gardner C; Allen S
Period
2017 - 2019
Future Oysters CRC-P: Species diversification to provide alternatives for commercial production (2017 - 2019)$228,426
Description
Working with oyster farmers to develop methods to grow and market native oysters
Funding
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science ($228,426)
Scheme
CRC-P
Administered By
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Research Team
Crawford C; Li X
Period
2017 - 2019
Shellfish Farming (2016)$41,291
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($41,291)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Year
2016
Sense-T Stage 2: Oyster Biosensors (2015 - 2016)$652,283
Description
IMAS and CSIRO will work together to further progress research begun under Sense-T's Stage 1 Aquaculture project. Three Pacific oyster growing areas across Tasmania (Pittwater, Moulting Bay and Duck Bay) will be fitted with a network of biosensors on individual oysters for research on the connection between variables such as oyster heart-rate and production, as well as environmental sensors. The data collected on the health of oysters and on-farm conditions will inform real-time decision-making on production and help the industry to become more competitive, efficient and sustainable.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($652,283)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; McCulloch J; Crawford C; Frappell P; Elliott N
Period
2015 - 2016
Restoration and culture of native oysters in southern Australia (2015 - 2016)$24,000
Description
Review culture of O. angasi across southern Australia.
Funding
The Nature Conservancy ($24,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Period
2015 - 2016
Reassessment of intertidal macroalgal communities near to and distant from salmon farms and an evaluation of using drones to survey macroalgal distribution (2015 - 2016)$67,165
Description
This project is a reassessment of intertidal macroalgal communities near to and distant from salmon farms and an evaluation of using drones to survey macroalgal distribution.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($67,165)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Lucieer A
Period
2015 - 2016
Currents, nutrients and plankton in coastal waters of south eastern Tasmania and responses to changing weather patterns (2014 - 2016)$339,527
Description
This project provides monthly surveys of water quality and plankton in Storm Bay and analysis in relation to changing weather patterns.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($339,527)
Scheme
Grant-Tactical Research Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Frusher SD; Swadling KM
Period
2014 - 2016
Macroalgal monitoring in Macquarie Harbour (2012 - 2013)$29,687
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($29,687)
Scheme
Grant-Tactical Research Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Buxton CD
Period
2012 - 2013
A Risk Assessment Tool for Managing Coastal Bays and Estuaries (2011)$88,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($88,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; Crawford C
Year
2011
Resilience of Storm Bay, Tasmania, to Climate Change and Development: Linking Oceanographic Changes to Productivity (2011)$60,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($60,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Swadling KM; Crawford C
Year
2011
Effect of Human Activities on the Health of Estuaries - Using C and N Stable Isotopes to Identify the Source and Fate of Organic Matter and Nitrogen (2010)$48,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($48,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Ross DJ; Gibson JAE
Year
2010
2009/067 - Nutrient and Phytoplankton Data from Storm Bay to Support Sustainable Resource Planning (2010 - 2011)$44,143
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($44,143)
Scheme
Grant-Tactical Research Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Swadling KM; MacLeod C; Frusher SD
Period
2010 - 2011
Purchase of a State of the art High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (2009)$250,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($250,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Canty AJ; Peterson GM; Nesterenko PN; Trull T; Carter CG; Crawford C; Bowie AR; Townsend AT; Seen AJ
Year
2009
Grant Reference
LE0989539
Effects of Pre and post settlement on the health and stability of Little Swanport Estuary (2008)$6,744
Funding
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering ($6,744)
Scheme
Award-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gibson JAE; Ross DJ; Crawford C; Lefroy EC
Year
2008
Protection of Water Quality and Ecosystems in Georges Bay (2007)$69,435
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($69,435)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Northern Region
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Year
2007
Stage 2 - Develop Water Quality Objectives and Targets for Estuaries and Marine Waters (2007 - 2008)$152,625
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($152,625)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Cradle Coast
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Period
2007 - 2008
Anthropogenic Influences on the Source, Transformation and Fate of Carbon and Nitrogen in Coastal Waters: A Case Study of the Derwent Estuary (2007 - 2010)$875,625
Funding
Australian Research Council ($625,625)
Collaborators
Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment ($210,000); Norske Skog Paper Mills ($40,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; Keough MJ; Crawford C
Period
2007 - 2010
Grant Reference
LP0775365
Stage 1 - Develop Water Quality Objectives and Targets for Estuaries and Marine Waters (2006)$150,308
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($150,308)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Cradle Coast
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Year
2006
Develop and Implement a Framework to Measure Change in Marine, Coastal and Estuarine Water Quality (2006 - 2008)$250,000
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($250,000)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Southern Region
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Period
2006 - 2008
Develop Program to Establish Conservation Value Detailed Baseline Info & Indicators for Water Quality for Priority Estuaries (2006)$150,000
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($150,000)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Cradle Coast
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Hirst AJ
Year
2006
Research Hub - Landscape Logic: Linking Land and Water Management to Resource Condition Targets (2006 - 2011)$8,690,000
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($8,690,000)
Scheme
Grant-Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lefroy EC; Crawford C; Cotching WE; Norton TW; Ross DJ
Period
2006 - 2011
Water Use Across a Catchment and Effects on Estuarine Health and Productivity (2005 - 2010)$374,776
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($374,776)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Shepherd C
Period
2005 - 2010
Condition of Rocky Reef Communities, a Key Marine Habitat Around Tasmania (2005 - 2007)$290,000
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($290,000)
Scheme
Grant-National Landcare Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Period
2005 - 2007
Bringing Back the Bay - an Integrated Management Regime for Georges Bay (2005)$34,000
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($34,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Break'O'Day Council
Research Team
Mount RE; Crawford C; White CA
Year
2005
Biodiversity and Degradation in Northwestern Tasmanian Estuaries (2004)$149,364
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($149,364)
Scheme
Grant-National Landcare Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Year
2004
Environmental Flow Regimes for Estuarine Health and Productivity (2004)$94,127
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($94,127)
Scheme
Grant-National Landcare Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Year
2004
Developing Key Biological Indicators for the Tamar Estuary (2004)$45,900
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($45,900)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Neira FJ; Crawford C
Year
2004
Biological Status of the Derwent and Huon Estuaries (2004)$118,200
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($118,200)
Scheme
Grant-National Landcare Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacLeod C; Crawford C; Jordan AR
Year
2004
A whole of ecosystem assessment of environmental issues for salmonid aquaculture (2004 - 2008)$1,101,828
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($1,101,828)
Scheme
Grant-Aquafin CRC
Administered By
CSIRO-Marine & Atmospheric Research
Research Team
Volkman John; Thompson PA; Revill AT; Blackburn SI; Parslow J; Herzfeld M; MacLeod C; Crawford C
Period
2004 - 2008
Development of an Environmental Flow Regime for the Coal River and Pittwater (2002)$19,575
Funding
Freshwater Streams ($19,575)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Mitchell I; Dunstan PK
Year
2002
Ecology of Moon Jellyfish Aurelia sp. in Southern Tasmania in Relation to Atlantic Salmon Farming (2001 - 2003)$180,095
Funding
Australian Research Council ($120,095)
Collaborators
Aquatas Pty Ltd ($15,000); Huon Aquaculture ($15,000); Nortas ($15,000); Tassal Ltd ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-SPIRT
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C; Moltschaniwskyj NA
Period
2001 - 2003
Grant Reference
C00107099
Short term monitoring of biotic changes (1999 - 2001)$97,550
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($97,550)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Edgar GJ; Crawford C
Period
1999 - 2001
Estuarine Health - Status and Indicators (1998 - 1999)$115,115
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($115,115)
Scheme
Grant-Coasts and Clean Seas
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Crawford C
Period
1998 - 1999

Research Supervision

Christine has supervised Masters and PhD students, mostly on topics related to monitoring and managing the health of estuaries in Tasmania. Other studies have been on the ecology of specific coastal water fauna, including moon jellyfish and the New Zealand screw shell. She is currently planning PhD projects focusing on remnant native oyster reefs, the ecosystem services that they provide and scientific information related to fishing and aquaculture of this species.

Completed

9

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDQuantifying and Predicting Benthic Enrichment: Lessons Learnt from Southern Temperate Aquaculture Systems
Candidate: Nigel Brian Keeley
2013
PhDNatural and Anthropogenic Ecosystem Regime Variance Within a Tide-dominated Estuary: A Late Anthropocene Paleo-reconstruction
Candidate: John Barry Gallagher
2013
PhDEnvironmental Preferences, Impacts and Population Dynamics of the Invasive Screwshell Maoricolpus roseus
Candidate: Tobias Adrian Probst
2013
MastersThe Effects of Catchment Landuse on Estuaries: Using Macroinvertebrates as Bio-indicators
Candidate: Jason Michael Beard
2012
PhDImpact of the Introduced New Zealand Screwshell Maoricolpus roseus on Soft-sediment Assemblages in Southeast Tasmania
Candidate: Anthony Peter Reid
2010
PhDEcology and Life History Characteristics of Black Bream, Acanthopagrus butcheri, in Tasmanian Estuarine Ecosystems
Candidate: Ryuji Sakabe
2009
PhDThe Recovery of Benthic Communities Following Organic Enrichment: Examples from Caged Finfish Aquaculture sediment recovery from Atlantic Salmon (Salmosalar L) marine aquaculture operations
Candidate: Catriona Kirsteen Anne Marie MacLeod
2006
PhDEcology of Moon Jellyfish Aurelia Sp, in Southern Tasmania in Relation to Atlantic Salmon Farming
Candidate: Simon Trevor Willcox
2006
PhDHydrodynamics and Zooplankton Ecology in the Tamar Estuary, Northern Tasmania, with Special Emphasis on Larval Fishes
Candidate: Ana Ligia Lara-Lopez
2006