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Jeff Ross

Jeff Ross

Senior Research Fellow

Room 330, IMAS Taroona, Off-Campus

+61 (0)3 6226 8281 (phone)

Jeff.Ross@utas.edu.au

Dr Jeff Ross is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). He works in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre that conducts research to support the long-term sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture in Tasmania.  In particular, his work focuses on understanding the environmental impacts and interactions of finfish aquaculture in Tasmania. More broadly, he seeks to improve our understanding of the key drivers of coastal and estuarine ecosystem dynamics, both natural and anthropogenic.

Teaching Responsibilities

    I am the unit coordinator of Scientific Diving (KSM306) and I teach into Marine Ecology (KSM308) and Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems (KSM202).  I have previously held roles as the Graduate Research Co-ordinator (2009-14), Masters Co-ordinator (2014-15) and I have been a member of the IMAS Education Committee (2010-15).

Career summary

Qualifications

PhD

Impact of the northern Pacific seastar Asterias amurensis on soft sediment assemblages, including commercial species, in southeast Tasmania

University of Tasmania

 

2001

BSc (Hons)

Spatial dynamics of mussel beds

Monash University

 

1995

BSc

 

University of Melbourne

 

1993

Biography

Jeff completed his undergraduate and honours degrees at the University of Melbourne and Monash University respectively, before moving to Hobart to undertake his PhD at UTAS/CSIRO on the impacts of the introduced Japanese seastar Asterias amurensis. He then moved back to Melbourne to take up a postdoctoral position at the University of Melbourne investigating the effects of marine pests on key nutrient cycling processes in Port Phillip Bay. Now settled in Hobart, he is a Senior Research Fellow in the IMAS Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre.

Research Themes

Jeff's research aligns to the University's research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime.  His research interests include understanding the environmental interactions of anthropogenic activities in our coastal zone. Jeff is currently working on a number of large research projects focused on understanding the environmental impacts and interactions of finfish aquaculture in Tasmania. He is also involved in a number of interstate projects investigating the resilience of seagrass ecosystems in the face of anthropogenic pressures.

Teaching

Marine Ecology KSM308 http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/imas/units/ksm308-marine-ecology; Scientific Diving KSM306 http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/imas/units/ksm306-scientific-diving; Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems KSM202 http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/imas/units/ksm202-marine-and-antarctic-ecosystems.

Teaching responsibility

I am the unit coordinator of Scientific Diving (KSM306) and I teach into Marine Ecology (KSM308) and Marine and Antarctic Ecosystems (KSM202).  I have previously held roles as the Graduate Research Co-ordinator (2009-14), Masters Co-ordinator (2014-15) and I have been a member of the IMAS Education Committee (2010-15)

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Expertise

  • Benthic Ecology
  • Aquaculture – Environment Interactions
  • Estuarine Dynamics (incl. modelling)
  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Introduced Pests
  • Seagrass ecosystems

Environmental flows

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Aquaculture (070401)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Invasive Species Ecology (050103)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Fish Physiology and Genetics (070405)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses) (060701)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Fish Pests and Diseases (070404)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Environmental Science and Management (050299)
  • Isotope Geochemistry (040203)
  • Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)
  • Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.) (079901)
  • Biological Oceanography (040501)
  • Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605)
  • Microbial Ecology (060504)
  • Microbial Genetics (060503)
  • Biological Mathematics (010202)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830102)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)
  • Fisheries - Aquaculture (830199)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments (960407)
  • Natural Hazards in Marine Environments (961006)
  • Aquaculture Oysters (830104)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production (839899)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Water Management (960903)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Management of Solid Waste from Animal Production (839804)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960402)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Pulp and Paper (860503)
  • Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection (960605)
  • Wild Caught Edible Molluscs (830203)
  • Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) (830101)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal and Estuarine Environments (961201)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Land and Water Management of environments (960999)
  • Resourcing of Education and Training Systems (930503)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments (961104)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management (960909)
  • Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment (960702)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (961102)

Publications

Total publications

50

Journal Article

(33 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Stehfest KM, Carter CG, McAllister JD, Ross JD, Semmens JM, 'Response of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar to temperature and dissolved oxygen extremes established using animal-borne environmental sensors', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 4545. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-04806-2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Stehfest KM; Carter CG; McAllister JD; Semmens JM

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2016Bracken J, Gust N, Ross J, Coutts A, 'An assessment of the efficacy of chemical descalers for managing non-indigenous marine species within vessel internal seawater systems and niche areas', Management of Biological Invasions, 7, (3) pp. 241-256. ISSN 1989-8649 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3391/mbi.2016.7.3.04 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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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; Crawford C; Eriksen R

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2016Smith TM, York PH, Macreadie PI, Keough MJ, Ross DJ, et al., 'Recovery pathways from small-scale disturbance in a temperate Australian seagrass', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 542 pp. 97-108. ISSN 0171-8630 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps11531 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2016Smith TM, York PH, Macreadie PI, Keough MJ, Ross DJ, et al., 'Spatial variation in reproductive effort of a southern Australian seagrass', Marine Environmental Research, 120 pp. 214-224. ISSN 0141-1136 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.08.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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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: Crawford C

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2015Thomson ACG, York PH, Smith TM, Sherman CDH, Booth DJ, et al., 'Response to comment on Seagrass viviparous propagules as a potential long-distance dispersal mechanism' by A. C. G. Thomson et al', Estuaries and Coasts pp. 1-2. ISSN 1559-2723 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1007/s12237-015-0040-6 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Thompson ACG, York PH, Smith TM, Sherman CDH, Booth DJ, et al., 'Seagrass viviparous propagules as a potential long-distance dispersal mechanism', Estuaries and Coasts, 38, (3) pp. 927-940. ISSN 1559-2723 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12237-014-9850-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2014Abell GCJ, Ross DJ, Keane J, Holmes BH, Robert SS, et al., 'Niche differentiation of ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in response to paper and pulp mill effluent', Microbial Ecology, 67, (4) pp. 758-768. ISSN 0095-3628 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-014-0376-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Keane J

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2014Randall J, Hermand JP, Ernould ME, Ross DJ, Johnson C, 'Measurement of acoustic material properties of macroalgae (Ecklonia radiata)', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461 pp. 430-440. ISSN 0022-0981 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2014.09.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Randall J; Johnson C

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2014Macreadie PI, York PH, Sherman CDH, Keough MJ, Ross DJ, et al., 'No detectable impact of small-scale disturbances on blue carbon' within seagrass beds', Marine Biology, 161, (12) pp. 2939-2944. ISSN 0025-3162 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-014-2558-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

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2013Abell GCJ, Ross DJ, Keane JP, Oakes JM, Eyre BD, et al., 'Nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities and their relationship to nutrient fluxes and sediment geochemistry in the Derwent Estuary, Tasmania', Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 70, (1) pp. 63-75. ISSN 0948-3055 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/ame01642 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Keane JP

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2013Banks JL, Ross DJ, Keough MJ, MacLeod C, Keane JP, et al., 'Influence of a burrowing, metal-tolerant polychaete on benthic metabolism, denitrification and nitrogen regeneration in contaminated estuarine sediments', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 68, (1-2) pp. 30-37. ISSN 0025-326X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.01.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: MacLeod C; Keane JP

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2013Oakes JM, Ross DJ, Eyre BD, 'Processing of particulate organic carbon associated with secondary-treated pulp and paper mill effluent in intertidal sediments: a 13C pulse-chase experiment', Environmental Science and Technology, 47, (23) pp. 13258-13265. ISSN 0013-936X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/es402814u [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2013Ross DJ, Longmore AR, Keough MJ, 'Spatially variable effects of a marine pest on ecosystem function', Oecologia, 172, (2) pp. 525-538. ISSN 0029-8549 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-012-2497-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2013Smith TM, York PH, Stanley AM, Macreadie PI, Keough MJ, et al., 'Microsatellite primer development for the seagrass Zostera nigricaulis (Zosteraceae)', Conservation Genetic Resources, 5, (3) pp. 607-610. ISSN 1877-7252 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12686-013-9862-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2012Banks J, Ross DJ, Keough MJ, 'Short-term (24 h) effects of mild and severe hypoxia (20% and 5% dissolved oxygen) on metal partitioning in highly contaminated estuarine sediments', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 99 pp. 121-131. ISSN 0272-7714 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.12.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2012Banks JL, Ross DJ, Keough MJ, Eyre BD, MacLeod CK, 'Measuring hypoxia induced metal release from highly contaminated estuarine sediments during a 40 day laboratory incubation experiment', The Science of The Total Environment, 420 pp. 229-237. ISSN 0048-9697 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.01.033 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: MacLeod CK

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2012Banks JL, Ross DJ, Keough MJ, MacLeod CK, Eyre BD, 'Influence of small-scale patchiness on resilience of nutrient cycling to extended hypoxia in estuarine sediments', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 453 pp. 49-62. ISSN 0171-8630 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps09686 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: MacLeod CK

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2012Ling SD, Johnson CR, Mundy CN, Morris A, Ross DJ, 'Hotspots of exotic free-spawning sex: man-made environment facilitates success of an invasive seastar', Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, (3) pp. 733-741. ISSN 0021-8901 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02133.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Ling SD; Johnson CR; Mundy CN

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2011Abell GCJ, Banks J, Ross DJ, Keane JP, Robert SS, et al., 'Effects of estuarine sediment hypoxia on nitrogen fluxes and ammonia oxidizer gene transcription', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 75, (1) pp. 111-122. ISSN 1574-6941 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00988.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Keane JP

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2011Oakes JM, Eyre BD, Ross DJ, 'Short-Term Enhancement and Long-Term Suppression of Denitrification in Estuarine Sediments Receiving Primary - and Secondary - Treated Paper and Pulp Mill Discharge', Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 45, (8) pp. 3400-3406. ISSN 0013-936X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/es103636d [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

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2011Johnson CR, Banks SC, Barrett NS, Cazassus F, Dunstan PK, et al., 'Climate change cascades: Shifts in oceanography, species' ranges and subtidal marine community dynamics in eastern Tasmania', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 400, (1-2) pp. 17-32. ISSN 0022-0981 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.02.032 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 204Web of Science - 198

Co-authors: Johnson CR; Barrett NS; Cazassus F; Dunstan PK; Edgar GJ; Frusher SD; Gardner C; Helidoniotis F; Holbrook NJ; Ling SD; Melbourne-Thomas J; Miller K; Pecl GT; Ritz DA; Sanderson JC; Swadling KM

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2010Oakes JM, Eyre BD, Ross DJ, Turner SD, 'Stable isotopes trace estuarine transformations of carbon and nitrogen from primary-and secondary-treated paper and pulp mill effluent', Environmental Science and Technology , 44, (19) pp. 7411-7417. ISSN 0013-936X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/es101789v [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24

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2007Ross DJ, Keough MJ, Longmore AR, Knott NA, 'Impacts of two introduced suspension feeders in Port Phillip Bay, Australia', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 340, (June) pp. 41-53. ISSN 0171-8630 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps340041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2006Macreadie PI, Ross DJ, Longmore AR, Keough MJ, 'Denitrification measurements of sediments using cores and chambers', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 326, (November) pp. 49-59. ISSN 0171-8630 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps326049 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2006O'Brien AL, Ross DJ, Keough MJ, 'Effects of Sabella spallanzanii physical structure on soft sediment macrofaunal assemblages', Marine and Freshwater Research, 57, (4) pp. 363-371. ISSN 1323-1650 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF05141 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

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2006Ross DJ, Johnson CR, Hewitt CL, 'Abundance of the introduced seastar, Asterias amurensis, and spatial variability in soft sediment assemblages in SE Tasmania: Clear correlations but complex interpretation', Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 67, (4) pp. 695-707. ISSN 0272-7714 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2005.11.038 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Johnson CR; Hewitt CL

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2005Hutson KS, Ross DJ, Day RW, Ahern JJ, 'Australian scallops do not recognise the introduced predatory seastar Asterias amurensis', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 298, (August) pp. 305-309. ISSN 0171-8630 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps298305 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

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2004Ross DJ, Johnson CR, Hewitt CL, Ruiz GM, 'Interactions and impacts of two introduced species on a soft-sediment marine assemblage in SE Tasmania', Marine Biology, 144, (4) pp. 747-756. ISSN 0025-3162 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-003-1223-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 42

Co-authors: Johnson CR; Hewitt CL

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2003Ross DJ, Johnson CR, Hewitt CL, 'Variability in the impact of an introduced predator (Asterias amurensis: Asteroidea) on soft-sediment assemblages', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 288, (2) pp. 257-278. ISSN 0022-0981 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0022-0981(03)00022-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Johnson CR; Hewitt CL

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2003Ross DJ, Johnson CR, Hewitt CL, 'Assessing the ecological impacts of an introduced seastar: the importance of multiple methods', Biological Invasions, 5, (5) pp. 3-21. ISSN 1387-3547 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024019428616 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Johnson CR; Hewitt CL

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2002Ross DJ, Johnson CR, Hewitt CL, 'Impact of introduced seastars Asterias amurensis on survivorship of juvenile commercial bivalves Fulvia tenuicostata', Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 241 pp. 99-112. ISSN 0171-8630 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps241099 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 48

Co-authors: Johnson CR; Hewitt CL

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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: Crawford C; Gibson J; Gallagher J; Beard J; McGowan S

2012Ross J, 'Estuarine responses to environmental flows', The Value of Water in a Drying Climate, CSIRO Publishing, T Hundloe and C Crawford (ed), Collingwood, pp. 99-117. ISBN 9780643101609 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014MacLeod C, Eriksen R, Kelly B, Ross J, 'Assessment of options for managing seabed recovery in marine finfish aquaculture', World Aquaculture Conference 2014, 7-11 June 2014, Adelaide, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Eriksen R; Kelly B

2013Ling SD, Johnson CR, Mundy CN, Morris A, Ross DJ, 'Human-facilitated reproductive hotspots of an introduced seastar', Echinoderms in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 13th International Echinoderm Conference, 5-9 January 2009, Hobart, Australia, pp. 259. ISBN 9781138000100 (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ling SD; Johnson CR; Mundy CN

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: Crawford C

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: Crawford C

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: Crawford C; Gibson JAE

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Bell J, Lyle J, Semmens J, Awruch C, Moreno D, et al., 'Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for fishing and aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 2013/008 (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bell J; Lyle J; Semmens J; Awruch C; Currie S; Morash A; Barrett N

2012Lucieer VL, MacLeod C, Pender AJ, Ross DJ, 'Environmental assessment of potential marine farming areas in Macquarie Harbour Tasmania', Marine Farming Branch, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lucieer VL; MacLeod C; Pender AJ

2005Johnson CR, Ling SD, Ross DJ, Shepherd S, Miller KJ, 'Establishment of the Long-Spined Sea Urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii in Tasmania: First Assessment of Potential Threats to Fisheries', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, FRDC Project No 2005 (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Johnson CR; Ling SD; Miller KJ

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2001Ross DJ, 'Impact of the northern Pacific seastar Asterias amurensis on soft sediment assemblages, including commercial species, in southeast Tasmania' (2001) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Ross J, MacLeod C, 'Environmental research in Macquarie Harbour: understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS, FRDC 2016/067, May (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

2017Ross J, MacLeod C, 'Environmental research in Macquarie Harbour: interim synopsis of benthic and water column conditions', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS, January (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C

2014MacLeod C, Eriksen R, Simpson S, Davey A, Ross DJ, 'Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint (and associated recommendations for management)', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, University of Tasmania, ISBN 978-1-86295-741-1 (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Eriksen R; Davey A

2013MacLeod C, Eriksen RS, Davey A, Kelly B, Ross DJ, 'Long-term Recovery - Review of sediment condition at Marine Farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay', Long-term Recovery - Review of sediment condition at Marine Farm lease No. 76 (Gunpowder Jetty), North West Bay, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Hobart, Tasmania, first, pp. 1-29. (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: MacLeod C; Eriksen RS; Davey A; Kelly B

2012Eriksen RS, MacLeod C, Ross DJ, 'Evaluation of Approaches to Improve Sediment Remediation (Rate & function) Under Salmonid Fish Cages', Evaluation of Approaches to Improve Sediment Remediation (Rate & Function) Under Salmonid Fish Cages, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, 2010/063 (2012) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Eriksen RS; MacLeod C

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: Crawford C

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

28

Total funding

$17,007,159

Projects

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
Understanding oxygen dynamics and the importance for benthic recovery in Macquarie Harbour (2017 - 2018)$743,111
Description
Sustainable finfish aquaculture is dependent on a benthic environment that can assimilate and process farm particulate wastes. This project will help inform the likely effectiveness and duration of any given fallowing or remediation strategy, and as such is essential for both operational management of farming activities and the long-term management of the harbour. This will involve a combination of benthic surveys, a real time observation network and oxygen transport modelling. The central outcome of this research will be better advice on appropriate fallowing and remediation strategies for the conditions currently occurring in Macquarie Harbour. Robust scientific understanding of benthic and water column condition in the Harbour, with a particular focus on dissolved oxygen dynamics in the water column, will provide a much better appreciation of the response of benthic communities to fallowing and remediation strategies.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($743,111)
Scheme
Grant-Tactical Research Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; MacLeod C; Semmens JM
Period
2017 - 2018
Huon/Channel Nutrient Enrichment Assessment - establishing the potential effects of Huon Aquaculture Company P/L (HAC) nitrogen inputs (2016)$264,312
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($264,312)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; MacLeod C
Year
2016
Macquarie Harbour Dissolved Oxygen Drawdown (2016)$10,909
Description
CSIRO is engaging IMAS (Jeff Ross) to provide knowledge and support relating the Macquarie Harbour biogeochemistry during fieldwork and report preparation for a project they are conducting for Huon Aquaculture (See project outline in contract).
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($10,909)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ
Year
2016
Fishery Data: acoustics and video (2016)$5,210
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($5,210)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ
Year
2016
Characterisation of sediments in Port Esperance (2016)$19,176
Description
This project aims to determine whether salmon aquaculture contributes to sedimentation on reefs in areas where they co-occur.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($19,176)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacLeod C; Ross DJ
Year
2016
Sense-T Stage 2: Sensing Macquarie Harbour (2015 - 2016)$677,100
Description
This Sense-T project brings together the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers' Association, IMAS and CSIRO to collect and analyse data from salmon farms in Macquarie Harbour. Sensors will be attached to individual 'sentinel' fish in pens in addition to sensors in the environment. Data will be collected on fish behaviour as well as environmental conditions such as water temperature, dissolved oxygen and depth. This will: help to reduce feed wastage by ensuring fish are fed when environmental conditions are suitable; collect new or previously difficult to obtain information about the harbour environment and the impact of salmon farming on variables such as oxygen levels; improve the salmon industry's efficiency and productivity; provide real-time data to support decision-making; and, highlight areas where the industry could improve its environmental practices.
Funding
Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association ($39,600); University of Tasmania ($637,500)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Semmens JM; Main A; McCulloch J; Ross DJ; Carter CG; Stehfest K
Period
2015 - 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
Managing ecosystem interactions across differing environments: building flexibility and risk assurance into environmental management strategies. (2015 - 2018)$935,011
Description
This project aims to support sustainable development of the aquaculture industry by providing regionally relevant environmental management advice to both government and industry. Specifically this project will provide robust monitoring and management advice and strategies that take into account the nuances of local farming environments. This will result in improvements in:RISK ASSESSMENT - Providing an understanding of regional variabilityinsediment processes/recovery associated and benthic/ pelagiccoupling with existing and newly developed farming operations and the resultant implications for any assumptions used in both monitoring and in predictive (biogeochemical and depositional) modelling.BENCHMARKING - Comparing environmental monitoring and management approaches in existing and newly developed farming areas based on previous impact/recovery understanding and associated monitoringand regulation criteria to establish those response principles thatarecommon to all areas and those that are regionally specific (with specific reference to visual assessments and biological and biogeochemical measures).MANAGEMENT ADVICE - Providing fit for purpose management advice to government and industry that allows regionally structured optimisationof farm management, along with risk appropriate management and monitoring criteria in different locations. Providing an understanding of the ecological significance of any differences in observed effects across regions and how that information might be used to inform and improve site specific and regional modelling and management approaches.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($935,011)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacLeod C; Ross DJ; Barrett NS; Wild-Allen K
Period
2015 - 2018
Understanding Dorvilleid ecology in Macquarie Harbour and their response to organic enrichment (2015 - 2016)$87,135
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($87,135)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; MacLeod C
Period
2015 - 2016
SenseT Equipment Maintenance - Little Swanport (2014)$14,305
Description
The project will undertake regular visits to Little Swanport Estuary to clean/maintain and report back on CSIRO's water quality monitoring equipment. This includes in situ calibration checks and collection of samples.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($14,305)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ
Year
2014
Macquarie Harbour Dissolved Oxygen Assessment (2014 - 2016)$97,946
Description
The main tasks of this project can be summarised as follows: to collate and check EPA and industry monitoring data; to analyse historical time series of bottom water DO, salinity and temperature; to assist with analysis of factors related to bottom water DO including river flow, along- and across harbour wind stress, daily tidal range, fish biomass, water temperature etc. Using existing benthic flux information and carbon inputs from farming estimate the contribution of fish farming and non-aquaculture sources to oxygen consumption in the harbour.
Funding
Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association ($97,946)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ
Period
2014 - 2016
Postgrad Research Funds - M. Auluck - Characterising benthic pelagic interactions in Macquarie Harbour - organic matter processing in sediments and the importance for nutrient dynamics (2013 - 2014)$25,262
Description
Macquarie Harbour has been supporting salmon farming for the past 10 years however detailed understanding of the harbour is lacking thereby impeding necessary measures to help create an ecologically sustainable fish farming practice. The objective of this project therefore is to examine the relationship between nutrient flux rates, nutrient pathways and also sediment and water variables in Macquarie Harbour in relation to salmon fish farming. Survey works for this project involve grabbing sediment cores for nutrient fluxes will be measures. Other sediment variables would also be obtained such as macrofauna abundance and biomass, microalgae biomass and particle size distribution. The information and data obtained from this project will be used to calibrate existing water column and sediment modelling of the harbour, which Will be used as a reference to develop better management tool to further sustain the environmental health of the harbour.
Funding
DHI Water and Environment (M) SDN. BHD ($25,262)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; MacLeod C; Auluck M
Period
2013 - 2014
Movement, habitat utilisation and population status of the endangered Maugean skate and implications for fishing and aquaculture operations in Macquarie Harbour (2013 - 2015)$263,825
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($263,825)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lyle JM; Semmens JM; Buxton CD; Barrett NS; Ross DJ
Period
2013 - 2015
The recovery of seagrass beds: The role of catchments and options for management responses (2013 - 2016)$465,071
Description
Seagrass beds once dominated tidal flats but are disappearing at an increasing rate from human actions,both in Australia and around the world. We will develop an understanding of the processes that cause theselosses, the factors that prevent seagrass-bed reestablishment and provide a framework for evaluatingalternative management options.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($465,071)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
Monash University
Research Team
Cook PLM; Beardall J; Cartwright I; MacNally R; Santos I; Keough MJ; Ross DJ; Coleman R
Period
2013 - 2016
Grant Reference
LP130100684
Clarifying the relationship between salmon farm nutrient loads and changes in macroalgal community structure/distribution (Existing student support) (2012 - 2014)$45,000
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($45,000)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacLeod C; Ross DJ
Period
2012 - 2014
INFORMD Stage 2: Risk-based tools supporting consultation, planning and adaptive management for aquaculture and other multiple-uses of the coastal waters of southern Tasmania (2012 - 2016)$750,000
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($750,000)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Condie S; Hepburn Mark; Little Rich; MacLeod C; Proctor W; Ross DJ; Wild-Allen K; Ogier EM
Period
2012 - 2016
Characterising benthic pelagic interactions in Macquarie Harbour - organic matter processing in sediments and the importance for nutrient dynamics (2012 - 2014)$209,240
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($209,240)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; Cook PLM; Hartstein N; Lucieer VL; MacLeod C; Valentine JP; Walsh PH
Period
2012 - 2014
Assessment of the environmental impacts and sediment remediation potential associated with copper contamination from antifouling paint and associated recommendations for management (2011 - 2013)$525,384
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($525,384)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacLeod C; Ross DJ; Eriksen RS; Pender AJ
Period
2011 - 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
Westernport Strategic Knowledge Review (2010)$20,000
Funding
University of Melbourne ($20,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ
Year
2010
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
Evaluation of approaches to improve sediment remediation (rate and function) under salmonid fish cages (2010 - 2011)$74,177
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($74,177)
Scheme
Grant-Tactical Research Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
MacLeod C; Ross DJ
Period
2010 - 2011
Upper Derwent Estuary Ruppia spp. project (2009 - 2011)$61,060
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($61,060)
Scheme
Grant - Caring for our Country
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ
Period
2009 - 2011
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
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
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
Developing a Holistic Flow Framework for Tasmania's Catchments (2006 - 2008)$658,500
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($658,500)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Southern Region
Administered By
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment
Research Team
Warfe D; Davies PE; Koehnken L; Cohen T; Ross DJ; Wintle B; Watson A; Barmuta LA
Period
2006 - 2008

Research Supervision

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMeasurement of Productivity in Habitat-forming Seaweeds: The impact of methodology on photosynthetic estimates2012

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDDetermining the Effects of Nutrient Enrichment on Macroalgae-Dominated Reefs (Observational, Experimental and Predictive Capabilites)
Candidate: Luis Alberto Henriquez Antipa
2016
MastersUnravelling the Importance of Benthic Mineralisation and Nutrient Cycling in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania
Candidate: Malinda Auluck
2016
PhDEcophysiology of Habitat-Forming Seaweeds in a Changing Environment
Candidate: Emma Flukes
2015
PhDNatural and Anthropogenic Ecosystem Regime Variance Within a Tide-dominated Estuary: A Late Anthropocene Paleo-reconstruction
Candidate: John Barry Gallagher
2013
PhDTrade-offs Between Biodiversity Conservation and Maintaining Fisheries Yield from Australian Marine Environments; Approaches Using the Atlantis Ecosystem Modelling Framework
Candidate: Penelope Meagan Johnson
2012
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