Profiles

Stephen Nicol

UTAS Home Adjunct Professor Stephen Nicol
Stephen Nicol

Stephen Nicol

Adjunct Professor

Room 313.1, IMAS Hobart Waterfront, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 (0)3 6226 6379 (phone)

steve.nicol@utas.edu.au

Achievements

  • Awarded Australian Antarctic medal (2011)
  • MA in Creative Writing (2013)
  • Current ARC Awards

    • With Elizabeth Leane and Helen Tiffin, Creatures of the Ice: A Cultural Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in the Antarctic. (Discovery).
    • With Nick Gales, Rob Harcourt and Mark Hindell, Pelagic ecosystem linkages in a changing Southern Ocean (Superscience Fellowships).
    • With Patti Virtue, Nils Hoem, Peter Nicholls, So Kawaguchi, Emily Hilder, and Susan Bengston-Nash. Utilising innovative fishing technology to address key questions on the biology of Antarctic krill (Linkage).

    Additional Information

    Skills

    • Southern Ocean ecology, krill biology and management of the krill fishery

    Background

    • Worked for 25 years at the Antarctic Division, first as a krill biologist then as Program Leader of the Biology, Antarctic Marine Living Resources and Southern Ocean Ecosystems Programs.
    • On Australia's delegation to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) 1989-2011.
    • Currently provide advice on sustainability to the Antarctic krill fishing industry.
    • Adjunct Professor at IMAS.

    General Responsibilities

    • Member of the Science Board of Aker Biomarine
    • Scientific Advisor to the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK).

    Research and Projects

    • The effects of whales on nutrient recycling in the Southern Ocean.
    • The krill fishery and its management.
    • Krill and climate change.

    Teaching Responsibilities

    Teach occasional lectures on krill biology and ecology, Southern Ocean ecosystems, Fisheries management in the Southern Ocean and scientific writing.

    Supervision

    PhD Students:

    Nurul Huda Binti Ahmad Ishak (IMAS/UTas)

    Lavenia Ratnarajah (IMAS/UTas)

    Pascale Eisenmann (Griffith)

    ARC Superscience Post-docs:

    Martin Cox and Sophie Bestley (UTas/AAD/Macquarie)

    Publications

    Selected Publications:

    Nicol, S, Pauly, T. Bindoff, N. L., Wright, S. Thiele, D. Woehler, E. Hosie, G. and Strutton, P. (2000). Ocean circulation off East Antarctica affects ecosystem structure and sea-ice extent. Nature406, 504-507.

    Smetacek, V. and Nicol, S. 2005. Polar ocean ecosystems in a changing world. Nature 437. 362-368.

    Nicol, S. (2006) Krill, currents and sea ice; the life cycle of Euphausia superba in relation to its changing environment. Bioscience 56(2), 111-120.

    Nicol, S. Bowie, A., Jarman, S. Lannuzel, D., Meiners, K. and Van de Merwe, P. (2010) Southern Ocean iron fertilization by baleen whales and Antarctic krill. Fish and Fisheries 11, 203–209.

    Leanne, E. and Nicol, S. (2011) Charismatic Krill? Conservation and Size in the Ocean. Anthrozoos, 24 (2), 135-146

    Full Publication List:

    http://rmdb.research.utas.edu.au/public/rmdb/q/indiv_detail_warp_trans/1799

    View more on Dr Stephen Nicol in WARP

    Fields of Research

    • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
    • Biological Oceanography (040501)
    • Physical Oceanography (040503)
    • Chemical Oceanography (040502)
    • Global Change Biology (069902)
    • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
    • Language, Communication and Culture (209999)
    • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
    • Biological Sciences (069999)
    • Film, Television and Digital Media (190299)
    • Forensic Biology (069901)
    • Environmental Sciences (059999)
    • Ecosystem Function (050102)
    • Ocean Engineering (091103)
    • Literary Studies (200599)
    • Natural Resource Management (050209)
    • Oceanography (040599)
    • Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics (080101)
    • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
    • Transport Engineering (090507)
    • Biomechanics (110601)
    • Human Geography (160499)
    • Palaeoclimatology (040605)
    • Invertebrate Biology (060808)
    • Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing (199999)
    • Isotope Geochemistry (040203)
    • Globalisation and Culture (200206)

    Research Objectives

    • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
    • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)
    • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography (969901)
    • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
    • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments (961104)
    • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (960502)
    • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
    • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
    • Cultural Understanding (959999)
    • Environment (969999)
    • Communication (950299)
    • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
    • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
    • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
    • Languages and Literature (950203)
    • Wild Caught Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) (830202)
    • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)
    • Nautical Equipment (excl. Yachts) (861303)
    • Health (929999)
    • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
    • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
    • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
    • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)

    Publications

    Total publications

    38

    Journal Article

    (27 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2017Ratnarajah L, Lannuzel D, Townsend AT, Meiners KM, Nicol S, et al., 'Physical speciation and solubility of iron from baleen whale faecal material', Marine Chemistry, 194 pp. 79-88. ISSN 0304-4203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2017.05.004 [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Ratnarajah L; Lannuzel D; Townsend AT; Meiners KM; Bowie AR

    Tweet

    2016Eisenmann P, Fry B, Holyoake C, Coughran D, Nicol S, et al., 'Isotopic evidence of a wide spectrum of feeding strategies in Southern Hemisphere humpback whale baleen records', PLoS One, 11, (5) Article e0156698. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156698 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

    Tweet

    2016Ratnarajah L, Nicol S, Kawaguchi S, Townsend AT, Lannuzel D, et al., 'Understanding the variability in the iron concentration of Antarctic krill', Limnology and Oceanography, 61, (5) pp. 1651-1660. ISSN 0024-3590 (2016) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1002/lno.10322 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 2

    Co-authors: Ratnarajah L; Townsend AT; Lannuzel D; Meiners KM; Bowie AR

    Tweet

    2016Ratnarajah L, Melbourne-Thomas J, Marzloff MP, Lannuzel D, Meiners KM, et al., 'A preliminary model of iron fertilisation by baleen whales and Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean: sensitivity of primary productivity estimates to parameter uncertainty', Ecological Modelling, 320 pp. 203-212. ISSN 0304-3800 (2016) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.10.007 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

    Co-authors: Ratnarajah L; Melbourne-Thomas J; Marzloff MP; Lannuzel D; Meiners KM; Chever F; Bowie AR

    Tweet

    2014Lavery TJ, Roudnew B, Seymour J, Mitchell JG, Smetacek V, et al., 'Whales sustain fisheries: blue whales stimulate primary production in the Southern Ocean', Marine Mammal Science, 30, (3) pp. 888-904. ISSN 0824-0469 (2014) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1111/mms.12108 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16

    Tweet

    2014Constable AJ, Melbourne-Thomas J, Corney SP, Arrigo KR, Barbraud C, et al., 'Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota', Global Change Biology, 20, (10) pp. 3004-3025. ISSN 1354-1013 (2014) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12623 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 72Web of Science - 64

    Co-authors: Constable AJ; Melbourne-Thomas J; Corney SP; Bindoff NL; Boyd PW; Davidson AT; Hindell MA; Kawaguchi S; Lea M-A; Massom RA; Meiners K; Rintoul SR; Swadling KM; Westwood KJ; Wright SW

    Tweet

    2014Roman J, Estes JA, Morissette L, Smith C, Costa D, et al., 'Whales as marine ecosystem engineers', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12, (7) pp. 377-385. ISSN 1540-9295 (2014) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1890/130220 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 45

    Tweet

    2014Ratnarajah L, Bowie AR, Lannuzel D, Meiners K, Nicol S, 'The Biogeochemical Role of Baleen Whales and Krill in Southern Ocean Nutrient Cycling', PLoS ONE, 9, (12) Article e114067. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114067 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

    Co-authors: Ratnarajah L; Bowie AR; Lannuzel D; Meiners K

    Tweet

    2013Brown M, Kawaguchi S, Candy S, Yoshida T, Virtue P, et al., 'Long-term effect of photoperiod, temperature and feeding regimes on the respiration rates of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)', Open Journal of Marine Science, 3, (2A) pp. 40-51. ISSN 2161-7384 (2013) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.4236/ojms.2013.32A005 [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Brown M; Kawaguchi S; Yoshida T; Virtue P

    Tweet

    2013Kawaguchi S, Ishida A, King R, Raymond B, Waller N, et al., 'Risk maps for Antarctic krill under projected Southern Ocean acidification', Nature Climate Change, 3, (9) pp. 843-847. ISSN 1758-678X (2013) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1937 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 11

    Co-authors: Kawaguchi S; Constable A

    Tweet

    2013Smith LV, McMinn A, Martin AR, Nicol S, Bowie AR, et al., 'Preliminary investigation into the stimulation of phytoplankton photophysiology and growth by whale faeces', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 446 pp. 1-9. ISSN 0022-0981 (2013) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.04.010 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 9

    Co-authors: Smith LV; McMinn A; Martin AR; Bowie AR; Lannuzel D; Van Der Merwe P

    Tweet

    2012Atkinson A, Nicol S, Kawaguchi S, Pakhomov E, Quetin L, et al., 'Fitting Euphausia Superba into Southern Ocean food-web models: a review of data sources and their limitations', Ccamlr Science, 19 pp. 219-245. ISSN 1023-4063 (2012) [Refereed Article]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Kawaguchi S

    2012Flores H, Atkinson A, Kawaguchi S, Krafft BA, Milinevsky G, et al., 'Impact of climate change on Antarctic krill', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 458 pp. 1-19. ISSN 0171-8630 (2012) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.3354/meps09831 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 70Web of Science - 71

    Co-authors: Kawaguchi S

    Tweet

    2012Nicol S, Foster J, Kawaguchi S, 'The fishery for Antarctic krill - recent developments', Fish and Fisheries, 13, (1) pp. 30-40. ISSN 1467-2960 (2012) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00406.x [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 92Web of Science - 82

    Co-authors: Foster J; Kawaguchi S

    Tweet

    2011Foster JK, Nicol S, Kawaguchi S, 'The use of patent databases to predict trends in the krill fishery', Ccamlr Science, 18, (2011) pp. 135-144. ISSN 1023-4063 (2011) [Refereed Article]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 4

    Co-authors: Foster JK; Kawaguchi S

    2011Leane E, Nicol S, 'Charismatic krill? Size and conservation in the ocean', Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal on The Interactions of People and Animals, 24, (2) pp. 135-146. ISSN 0892-7936 (2011) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.2752/175303711X12998632257549 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

    Co-authors: Leane E

    Tweet

    2011Roberts L, Nicol S, 'Krill looks and feelers: a dialogue on expanding perceptions of climate change data', Polar Record, 1, (2) pp. 251-264. ISSN 0032-2474 (2011) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

    [eCite] [Details]

    2011Schmidt K, Atkinson A, Steigenberger S, Fielding S, Lindsay MCM, et al., 'Seabed foraging by antarctic krill: implications for stock assessment, bentho-pelagic coupling, and the vertical transfer of iron', Limnology and Oceanography, 56, (4) pp. 1411-1428. ISSN 0024-3590 (2011) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.4319/lo.2011.56.4.1411 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 77Web of Science - 76

    Tweet

    2011Kawaguchi S, Kurihara H, King R, Hale L, Berli TM, et al., 'Will krill fare well under Southern Ocean acidification?', Biology Letters, 7, (2) pp. 288-291. ISSN 1744-9561 (2011) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0777 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 41

    Co-authors: Kawaguchi S; Berli TM; Virtue P

    Tweet

    2010Brown M, Kawaguchi S, King R, Virtue P, Nicol S, 'Flexible adaptation of the seasonal krill maturity cycle in the laboratory', Journal of Plankton Research, 33, (5) pp. 821-826. ISSN 0142-7873 (2010) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbq123 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

    Co-authors: Brown M; Kawaguchi S; Virtue P

    Tweet

    2010Nicol S, Bowie AR, Jarman S, Lannuzel D, Meiners K, et al., 'Southern Ocean iron fertilization by baleen whales and Antarctic krill', Fish and Fisheries, 11, (2) pp. 203-209. ISSN 1467-2960 (2010) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00356.x [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 63

    Co-authors: Bowie AR; Lannuzel D; Meiners K; van der Merwe P

    Tweet

    2009Kawaguchi S, Nicol S, Press AJ, 'Direct effects of climate change on the Antarctic krill fishery', Fisheries Management and Ecology, 16, (5) pp. 424-427. ISSN 0969-997X (2009) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2009.00686.x [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19

    Co-authors: Kawaguchi S; Press AJ

    Tweet

    2008Nicol S, Clarke J, Romaine SJ, Kawaguchi S, Williams GD, et al., 'Krill (Euphausia superba) abundance and Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) breeding performance in the waters off the Bechervaise Island colony, East Antarctica in 2 years with contrasting ecological conditions ', Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 55, (3-4) pp. 540-557. ISSN 0967-0645 (2008) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.11.013 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

    Co-authors: Kawaguchi S; Williams GD

    Tweet

    2008Williams GD, Nicol S, Raymond B, Meiners K, 'Summertime mixed layer development in the marginal sea ice zone off the Mawson coast, East Antarctica', Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 55, (3-4) pp. 365-376. ISSN 0967-0645 (2008) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.11.007 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

    Co-authors: Williams GD; Raymond B; Meiners K

    Tweet

    2007Hagen W, Yoshida T, Virtue P, Kawaguchi S, Swadling KM, et al., 'Effect of a carnivorous diet on the lipids, fatty acids and condition of Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba', Antarctic Science, 19, (2) pp. 183-188. ISSN 0954-1020 (2007) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1017/S0954102007000259 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

    Co-authors: Yoshida T; Virtue P; Swadling KM; Nichols PD

    Tweet

    2005Smetacek V, Nicol S, 'Polar ocean ecosystems in a changing world', Nature, 437 pp. 362-368. ISSN 0028-0836 (2005) [Refereed Article]

    DOI: 10.1038/nature04161 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 278Web of Science - 250

    Tweet

    1997Nicol S, Allison I, 'The Frozen Skin of the Southern Ocean', American Scientist, 85, (5) pp. 426-439. ISSN 0003-0996 (1997) [Refereed Article]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19

    Co-authors: Allison I

    Chapter in Book

    (3 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2016Nicol S, Foster J, 'The Fishery for Antarctic Krill: Its Current Status and Management Regime', Biology and Ecology of Antarctic Krill, Springer, V Siegel (ed), Switzerland, pp. 387-421. ISBN 9783319292779 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-29279-3_11 [eCite] [Details]

    Citations: Web of Science - 7

    Tweet

    2013Leane Elizabeth, Nicol S, 'Filming the Frozen South: Animals in Early Antarctic Exploration Films', Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human, Berghahn, Amat Pick and Guinevere Narraway (ed), New York, pp. 127-142. ISBN 9781782382263 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Leane Elizabeth

    2012Nicol S, Raymond B, 'Pelagic ecosystems in the waters off East Antarctic (30o E-150o E)', Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, AD Rogers, NM Johnston, EJ Murphy and A Clarke (ed), UK, pp. 243-254. ISBN 978-1-4051-9840-0 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Raymond B

    Conference Publication

    (5 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2007Williams GD, Marsland SJ, Meijers AJ, Klocker A, Nicol S, et al., 'The Antarctic Slope Front along East Antarctica, 30-80 East', European Geophysical Union Spring Meeting, April 2007, San Francisco, USA, pp. unknown. (2007) [Conference Extract]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Williams GD; Marsland SJ; Meijers AJ; Klocker A; Bindoff NL

    2006Williams GD, Marsland SJ, Bindoff NL, Nicol S, Aoki S, et al., 'Surface Oceanography during the BROKE-West research voyage (30-80E)', 2nd Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Open Science Conference, July 2006, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. unknown. (2006) [Conference Extract]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Williams GD; Marsland SJ; Bindoff NL; Meijers AJ; Klocker A

    2006Williams GD, Marsland SJ, Meijers AJ, Klocker A, Nicol S, et al., 'The Antarctic Slope Front along East Antarctica, 30-80 East', American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, November 2006, San Francisco, USA, pp. unknown. (2006) [Conference Extract]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Williams GD; Marsland SJ; Meijers AJ; Klocker A; Bindoff NL

    2005Williams GD, Nicol S, Raymond B, Meiners K, 'Antarctic Sea Ice Biology', Gordon Research Conference, March 2005, Ventura, USA, pp. unknown. (2005) [Conference Extract]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Williams GD; Raymond B; Meiners K

    1995Virtue P, Nichols PD, Nicol S, Hosie G, 'Interpreting aspects of Antarctic krill life history and survival through lipid analyses', Australian Marine Science Association Conference, 3-6 July 1995, Sydney, Australia, pp. #. (1995) [Conference Extract]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Virtue P; Nichols PD

    Other Creative Work

    (1 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2015Nicol S, 'Antarctica: surround sound', ANU Press, Australia, pp. 8 (2015) [Minor Creative Work]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Other Public Output

    (2 outputs)
    YearCitationAltmetrics
    2011Nicol S, 'Whales: the great givers of life', New Scientist, Reed Business Information Ltd, Quadrant House The Quadrant, Sutton, England, 211, 2820, pp. 36-39. (2011) [Magazine Article]

    DOI: 10.1016/S0262-4079(11)61644-8 [eCite] [Details]

    Tweet

    2011Nicol S, Van Der Merwe P, Lannuzel D, Townsend AT, 'Iron Whales', Catalyst - Mark Horstman, ABC TV, Hobart, Tasmania, 14 April 2011 (2011) [Media Interview]

    [eCite] [Details]

    Co-authors: Van Der Merwe P; Lannuzel D; Townsend AT

    Grants & Funding

    Funding Summary

    Number of grants

    8

    Total funding

    $1,560,240

    Projects

    Utilising innovative fishing technology to address key questions on the biology of Antarctic krill (2014 - 2017)$690,876
    Funding
    Australian Research Council ($491,700)
    Scheme
    Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Nicol S; Hilder EF; Bengtson Nash S
    Period
    2014 - 2017
    Grant Reference
    LP140100412
    A Free Ocean CO2 Enriched experiment (FOCE) to estimate the effects of ocean acidification on benthic habitats (2012 - 2013)$0
    Funding
    Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($0)
    Scheme
    Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Roberts D; Davidson AT; McMinn A; Nicol S; Corney SP; Press AJ
    Period
    2012 - 2013
    Pelagic ecosystem linkages in a changing Southern Ocean (2011 - 2014)$556,800
    Funding
    Australian Research Council ($556,800)
    Scheme
    Fellowship-Super Science
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Harcourt R; Gales Nick; Nicol S; Hindell MA
    Period
    2011 - 2014
    Grant Reference
    FS110200057
    Creatures of the Ice: A Cultural Analysis of Human-Animal Relations in Antarctica (2008 - 2010)$136,564
    Description
    From the albatross of Coleridge's ancient mariner to the blockbuster Happy Feet, Antarctic animals have played an important symbolic role in Western culture. Through analysis of written and visual texts, this project examines the meanings and values we attach to animals - native and introduced - in the world's largest and most remote wilderness. Drawing on scientific and cultural perspectives, it investigates ways in which human-animal interaction reflects and informs attitudes towards the Antarctic environment. The outcome will be an original and important contribution to two burgeoning fields - human-animal studies and Antarctic studies - and to broader environmental debates.
    Funding
    Australian Research Council ($136,564)
    Scheme
    Grant-Discovery Projects
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Leane E; Tiffin HM; Nicol S
    Period
    2008 - 2010
    Grant Reference
    DP0878066
    The Oceanography of the Region Between 30 and 80 Degrees East (CCAMLR Division 58.4.2) (2005)$0
    Funding
    Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($0)
    Scheme
    Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Bindoff NL; Trull T; Nicol S; Tilbrook B
    Year
    2005
    Do Antarctic Krill Save Energy by Living in Social Aggregations? (2000 - 2002)$116,000
    Funding
    Australian Research Council ($116,000)
    Scheme
    Grant-Large
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Ritz DA; Nicol S
    Period
    2000 - 2002
    Grant Reference
    A00000883
    High speed video image capture and motion analysis system (1997)$40,000
    Funding
    University of Tasmania ($40,000)
    Scheme
    Grant-Research Infrastructure Support Scheme
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    Ritz DA; Osborn JE; Renilson MR; Walls JT; Nicol S
    Year
    1997
    The use of lipid profiles of Euphausia superba as a parameter for determining deitary preferences and the abundance and spatial distribution of krill (1991 - 1992)$20,000
    Funding
    Antarctic Science Advisory Committee ($20,000)
    Scheme
    Grant-Research:Antarctic
    Administered By
    University of Tasmania
    Research Team
    McMinn A; Virtue P; Nichols PD; Nicol S
    Period
    1991 - 1992

    Research Supervision

    Completed

    13

    Completed

    DegreeTitleCompleted
    PhDEffects of Natural Iron Fertilisation by Baleen Whales and Antarctic Krill on the Southern Ocean Carbon Cycle
    Candidate: Lavenia Ratnarajah
    2017
    PhDThe Bloom Dynamics and Trophic Ecology of Salps and Doliolids in Storm Bay, Tasmania
    Candidate: Nurul Huda Binti Ahmad Ishak
    2015
    PhDDevelopment and Mangement of the Southern Ocean Krill Fishery
    Candidate: Jacqueline Kay Foster
    2011
    PhDEnvironmental Effects on the Growth, Maturation and Physiology in Antarctic Krill (Euphausia superba) over an Annual Cycle: An Experimental Approach
    Candidate: Matthew Edward Charles Brown
    2010
    PhDEnvironmental Influences on Reproduction in Antarctic Krill, Euphausia Superba
    Candidate: Toshihiro Yoshida
    2009
    PhDGrowth and Ageing in Antarctic Krill
    Candidate: Angela Fleur McGaffin
    2009
    PhDThe Application of DNA-Based Methods to the Diet of Antarctic Krill (Euphausia Superba)
    Candidate: Abraham John Passmore
    2009
    PhDSustainability indicators in marine capture fisheries
    Candidate: Tavis Potts
    2004
    PhDDNA evolution in krill
    Candidate: Simon Neil Jarman
    2001
    PhDUltraviolet radiation and natural sunscreens in Antarctic krill
    Candidate: Stuart James Newman
    2000
    PhDCondition indicators for Antarctic krill
    Candidate: Hyoung-Chul Shin
    2000
    PhDFluoride in Antarctica Krill, Euphausia superba, and other crustaceans
    Candidate: Mark Roland Sands
    1996
    PhDLipids in Euphausia superba dana
    Candidate: Patti Virtue
    1995