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Mary-Anne Lea

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Mary-Anne Lea

Associate Professor
Deputy Head, Ecology and Biodiversity Centre

Room 109F (Level 1), IMAS Waterfront, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 2644 (phone)

MaryAnne.Lea@utas.edu.au

Dr Mary-Anne Lea is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Ecology and Biodiversity Centre at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. She is passionate about understanding the way in which the environment affects the behaviour, distribution and life history of marine vertebrates. She has studied the ecology of many species of seals and seabirds throughout the in temperate, Southern Ocean and Alaskan Waters and has participated in over 25 expeditions and voyages. Her research focuses on the way in which marine predators, especially migratory animals, interact with their environment at different temporal and spatial scales, and the fine-scale relationships between animal behaviour and prey dynamics. Much of her research has focused specifically on the influence of climate change and variability within the marine environment on top predator behaviour and distributions in the Southern Ocean. She is a member of the SCAR Expert Group of Birds and Marine Mammals and a co-founder of the Women in Polar Science Network.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryDate of Award
PhDForaging activity of Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, in relation to oceanographic parameters in the Kerguelen regionUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2002
BSc (1st Class Hons)Maternal care in the New Zealand fur seal, Arctocephalus forsteri, at Maatsuyker IslandUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1993
BSc University of SydneyAustralia1991

Languages (other than English)

French

Biography

After completing her Science degree at the University of Sydney, Mary-Anne moved to Tasmania to study the maternal investment of long-nosed fur seals for her Honours degree. After working as a research assistant at the University of Tasmania, Mary-Anne undertook at joint PhD with the Zoology Dept. and the CEBC-CNRS (France) to study the ecology and oceanographic interactions of Antarctic fur seals at Iles Kerguelen.  Since then Mary-Anne has conducted post-docs at the UBC Fisheries Centre (Vancouver, 2003-2004) and the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (Seattle, 2005-2007) researching the winter ecology of juvenile Steller sea lions and northern fur seals. Mary-Anne returned to Tasmania in 2007 to take up an ARC-funded post-doc on the winter migratory behaviour of Antarctic fur seals. More recently Mary-Anne has held visiting research fellowships at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle  (2012) and the Scottish Association of Marine Science (2013, MASTS Fellowship).

Research Themes

Mary-Anne's research aligns with the UTAS research themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime and Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Society for Marine Mammalogy

Committee associations

  • 2014 - : Founding member 'Women in Polar Science' network  
  • 2013 - : Co-founded Women in Marine Science (WiMS) group, IMAS; Steering Committee SCAR Anteco Special Research Programme  
  • 2010-2011: Organising Committee, 4th International Science Symposium on Bio-logging
  • 2010 - : Member, CSIRO Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools Programme
  • 2009 - : SCAR Expert Group on Birds and Marine Mammals

Teaching

Marine mammal, Predator, Southern Ocean, Climate, Seal, Seabird, Ecology, Migration, Tracking, Behaviour

Teaching responsibility

Research Invitations

  • 2015: Marine megafauna of the Falkland Islands: Data mobilisation and analysis for management. Homerton College, Cambridge, UK, 13 – 16 April
  • 2014: 'Global synthesis of marine megafauna movement behaviour'. The Oceans Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth. 17-21 November
  • 2014: 'Environmental Drivers of Biodiversity - AntEco Workshop', XXXIII SCAR Open Science Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 23 August
  • 2013: Scottish Association of Marine Science, St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit and University of Aberdeen (MASTS Fellowship)
  • 2012: LOCEAN, Paris VI/Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Visiting research fellow)
  • 2011: Using geolocation and stable isotopes to understand the circumpolar winter migrations of Antarctic fur seals, US Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, La Jolla, CA, USA, June (Seminar)

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Expertise

  • Behavioural ecology, migration and habitat use of marine predators
  • Influence of environmental, climate and anthropogenic influences on predator ecology
  • Ecosystem linkages and fine-scale predator prey relationships
  • Interactions between oceanographic features and predator behaviour

Awards

  • 2013: MASTS visiting research fellow, Scottish Association of Marine Science (Aug-Nov).
  • 2012: Invited research fellow, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris/LOCEAN Paris VI Université (May-Jul)
  • 2011: Australian Network for Art and Technology  Synapse Art-Science Residency with Dr Nigel Helyer.
  • 2006: US National Research Council Research Associateship, (Northern fur seals), National Academies of Science, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, NOAA, Seattle.
  • 2001: Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA) Allen Award to attend SCAR Open Science Conference, Amsterdam (2001).
  • 1998: French Government Scientific Fellowship, CEBC-CNRS, France
  • 1997 - 2000: Australian Postgraduate Award/Scholarship (PhD), University of Sydney/University of Tasmania

Current projects

2015-: 'An integrated ecosystem study of an Australian marine biodiversity hotspot' Lea, M-A, Swadling, K. Lucieer, V. and C. McMahon

http://seaworld.com.au/research-and-rescue/marine-animal-research/seal-and-sea-lion/tracking-antarctic-fur-seals.aspx

Research Fields

  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Zoology (060899)
  • Biological Oceanography (040501)
  • Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing (199999)
  • Vertebrate Biology (060809)
  • Physiology (060699)
  • Music Performance (190407)
  • Global Change Biology (069902)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Aquaculture (070401)
  • Applied Statistics (010401)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Infectious Agents (060502)
  • Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Atmospheric Aerosols (040101)
  • Oceanography (040599)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)

Research Impact

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (960502)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts) (960310)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
  • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Natural Hazards in Marine Environments (961006)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments (961104)
  • Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics (960202)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830204)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Fisheries - Aquaculture (830199)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production (839899)
  • Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830102)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Weather (960203)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory) (960201)

Publications

Total publications

73

Highlighted publications

(7 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2015Journal ArticleRaymond B, Lea MA, Patterson T, Andrews-Goff V, Sharples R, et al., 'Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking', Ecography, 38, (2) pp. 121-129. ISSN 0906-7590 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Raymond B; Sharples R; Woehler E; Wotherspoon S; Hindell M

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2014Journal ArticleConstable 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 - 51Web of Science - 48

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

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2009Journal ArticleLea MA, Johnson D, Ream R, Sterling J, Melin S, et al., 'Extreme weather events influence dispersal of naive northern fur seals', Biology Letters, 5, (2) pp. 252-257. ISSN 1744-9561 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0643 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 27

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2008Journal ArticleJohnson DS, London JM, Lea MA, Durban JW, 'Continuous-time correlated random walk model for animal telemetry data', Ecology, 89, (5) pp. 1208-1215. ISSN 0012-9658 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/07-1032.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 129Web of Science - 125

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2006Journal ArticleLea MA, Guinet C, Cherel Y, Duhamel G, Dubroca L, et al., 'Impacts of climatic anomalies on provisioning strategies of a Southern Ocean predator', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 310, (April 03) pp. 77-94. ISSN 0171-8630 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps310077 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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2001Journal ArticleGuinet C, Dubroca L, Lea MA, Goldsworthy S, Cherel Y, et al., 'Spatial distribution of foraging in female Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella in relation to oceanographic variables: a scale-dependent approach using geographic information systems', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 219 pp. 251-264. ISSN 0171-8630 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps219251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 132

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1998Journal ArticleHindell MA, Lea MA, 'Heart rate, swimming speed, and estimated oxygen consumption of a free-ranging southern elephant seal', Physiological Zoology, 71, (1) pp. 74-84. ISSN 0031-935X (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/515890 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 41

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Arthur B, Hindell M, Bester M, De Bruyn PJN, Trathan P, et al., 'Winter habitat predictions of a key Southern Ocean predator, the Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella)', Deep-Sea Research. Part 2 pp. 1-11. ISSN 0967-0645 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.10.009 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Arthur B; Hindell M

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2017McInnes JC, Alderman R, Deagle BE, Lea MA, Raymond B, et al., 'Optimised scat collection protocols for dietary DNA metabarcoding in vertebrates', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8, (2) pp. 192-202. ISSN 2041-210X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12677 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Raymond B

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2017Patterson T, Sharples RJ, Raymond B, Welsford DC, Andrews-Goff V, et al., 'Foraging distribution overlap and marine reserve usage amongst sub-Antarctic predators inferred from a multi-species satellite tagging experiment', Ecological Indicators ISSN 1470-160X (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Sharples RJ; Raymond B; Hindell MA

2016Jabour J, Lea MA, Goldsworthy SD, Melcher G, Sykes K, et al., 'Marine telemetry and the conservation and management of risk to seal species in Canada and Australia', Ocean Development and International Law, 47, (3) pp. 255-271. ISSN 0090-8320 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00908320.2016.1194094 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jabour J; Hindell MA

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2016Pascoe P, Lea MA, Mattlin RH, McMahon CR, Harcourt R, et al., 'Assessing the utility of two- and three-dimensional behavioural metrics in habitat usage models', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 562 pp. 181-192. ISSN 0171-8630 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps11947 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McMahon CR; Hindell MA

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2016Patterson TA, Sharples RJ, Raymond B, Welsford DC, Andrews-Goff V, et al., 'Foraging distribution overlap and marine reserve usage amongst sub-Antarctic predators inferred from a multi-species satellite tagging experiment', Ecological Indicators, 70 pp. 531-544. ISSN 1470-160X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.05.049 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sharples RJ; Raymond B; Hindell M

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2016Arthur B, Hindell M, Bester MN, Oosthuizen WC, Wege M, et al., 'South for the winter? Within-dive foraging effort reveals the trade-offs between divergent foraging strategies in a free-ranging predator', Functional Ecology, 30, (10) pp. 1623-1637. ISSN 0269-8463 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12636 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Arthur B; Hindell M

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2016McInnes JC, Raymond B, Phillips RA, Jarman SN, Lea MA, et al., 'A review of methods used to analyse albatross diets assessing priorities across their range', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73, (9) pp. 2125-2137. ISSN 1054-3139 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw105 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Raymond B

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2015Benjamins S, Dale AC, Hastie G, Waggitt JJ, Lea MA, et al., 'Confusion reigns? A review of marine megafauna interactions with tidal-stream environments', Oceanography and Marine Biology, 53 pp. 1-54. ISSN 0078-3218 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1201/b18733-2 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Benjamins S, Dale AC, Hastie G, Waggitt JJ, Lea MA, et al., 'Confusion reigns? A review of marine megafauna interactions with tidal-stream environments', Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, 53 pp. 1-54. (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1201/b18733-2 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Bennett JR, Shaw JD, Terauds A, Smol JP, Aerts R, et al., 'Polar lessons learned: long-term management based on shared threats in Arctic and Antarctic environments', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13, (6) pp. 316-324. ISSN 1540-9295 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/140315 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2015Cummings CR, Lea MA, Morrice MG, Wotherspoon S, Hindell MA, 'New insights into the cardiorespiratory physiology of weaned southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina)', Conservation Physiology, 3, (1) Article cov049. ISSN 2051-1434 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cov049 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cummings CR; Wotherspoon S; Hindell MA

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2015Arthur B, Hindell M, Bester M, Trathan P, Jonsen I, et al., 'Return customers: foraging site fidelity and the effect of environmental variability in wide-ranging Antarctic fur seals', PLoS ONE, 10, (3) Article e0120888. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120888 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Arthur B; Hindell M

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2015Raymond B, Lea MA, Patterson T, Andrews-Goff V, Sharples R, et al., 'Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking', Ecography, 38, (2) pp. 121-129. ISSN 0906-7590 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Raymond B; Sharples R; Woehler E; Wotherspoon S; Hindell M

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2015O'Toole MD, Lea MA, Guinet C, Schick R, Hindell MA, 'Foraging strategy switch of a top marine predator according to seasonal resource differences', Frontiers in Marine Science, 2, (21) pp. 1-10. ISSN 2296-7745 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00021 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: O'Toole MD; Hindell MA

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2014Banks J, Lea M-A, Wall S, McMahon CR, Hindell MA, 'Combining bio-logging and fatty acid signature analysis indicates spatio-temporal variation in the diet of the southern elephant seal, Mirounga leonina', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 450 pp. 79-90. ISSN 0022-0981 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.10.024 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7

Co-authors: Banks J; McMahon CR; Hindell MA

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2014Cleeland JB, Lea M-A, Hindell MA, 'Use of the Southern Ocean by breeding short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris)', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 450 pp. 109-117. ISSN 0022-0981 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.10.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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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 - 51Web of Science - 48

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

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2014O'Toole MD, Lea MA, Guinet C, Hindell MA, 'Estimating trans-seasonal variability in water column biomass for a highly migratory, deep diving predator', PLoS ONE, 9, (11) Article e113171. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113171 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: O'Toole MD; Hindell MA

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2014Pelland NA, Sterling JT, Lea MA, Bond N, Ream RR, et al., 'Fortuitous encounters between seagliders and adult female northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) off the Washington (USA) Coast: Upper ocean variability and links to top predator behavior', PLoS One, 9, (8) Article e101268. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101268 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2014Sterling JT, Springer AM, Iverson SJ, Johnson SP, Pelland NA, et al., 'The sun, moon, wind, and biological imperative - shaping contrasting wintertime migration and foraging strategies of adult male and female Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus)', PLoS One, 9, (4) Article e93068. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093068 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2014Walters A, Lea M-A, van den Hoff J, Field IC, Virtue P, et al., 'Spatially explicit estimates of prey consumption reveal a new krill predator in the Southern Ocean', Plos One, 9, (1) Article e86452. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086452 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Walters A; Virtue P; Hindell MA

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2013Evans K, Lea MA, Patterson TA, 'Recent advances in bio-logging science: Technologies and methods for understanding animal behaviour and physiology and their environments', Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 88-89 pp. 1-6. ISSN 0967-0645 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.10.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2013Evans K, Lea MA, Patterson TA, 'Recent advances in bio-logging science: technologies and methods for understanding animal behaviour and physiology and their environments', 88-89 pp. 1-136. ISSN 0967-0645 (2013) [Edited Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.10.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2013Womble JN, Horning M, Lea MA, Rehberg J, 'Diving into the analysis of time-depth recorder and behavioural data records: A workshop summary', Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 88-89 pp. 61-64. ISSN 0967-0645 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2010Lea MA, Johnson D, Melin S, Ream R, Gelatt T, 'Diving ontogeny and lunar responses in a highly migratory mammal, the northen fur seal Callorhinus ursinus', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 419, (November) pp. 233-247. ISSN 0171-8630 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps08758 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2010Thalmann SJ, Lea MA, Hindell M, Priddel D, Carlile N, 'Provisioning in flesh-footed shearwaters (Puffinus Carneipes): Plastic foraging behaviour and the implications for increased fishery interactions', The Auk, 127, (1) pp. 140-150. ISSN 0004-8038 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1525/auk.2009.09158 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Thalmann SJ; Hindell M

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2009Lea MA, Johnson D, Ream R, Sterling J, Melin S, et al., 'Extreme weather events influence dispersal of naive northern fur seals', Biology Letters, 5, (2) pp. 252-257. ISSN 1744-9561 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0643 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 27

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2008Horsburgh J, Morrice M, Lea MA, Hindell MA, 'Determining feeding events and prey encounter rates in a southern elephant seal : a method using swim speed and stomach temperature', Marine Mammal Science, 24, (1) pp. 207-217. ISSN 0824-0469 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2007.00156.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Horsburgh J; Hindell MA

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2008Johnson DS, London JM, Lea MA, Durban JW, 'Continuous-time correlated random walk model for animal telemetry data', Ecology, 89, (5) pp. 1208-1215. ISSN 0012-9658 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/07-1032.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 129Web of Science - 125

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2008Lea MA, Guinet C, Cherel Y, Hindell MA, Dubroca L, et al., 'Colony-based foraging segregation by Antarctic fur seals at the Kerguelen Archipelago', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 358, (April) pp. 273-287. ISSN 0171-8630 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps07305 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Hindell MA; Thalmann SJ

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2006Lea MA, Guinet C, Cherel Y, Duhamel G, Dubroca L, et al., 'Impacts of climatic anomalies on provisioning strategies of a Southern Ocean predator', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 310, (April 03) pp. 77-94. ISSN 0171-8630 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps310077 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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2005Bell CM, Burton HR, Lea MA, Hindell MA, 'Growth of female southern elephant seals Mirounga leoninaat Macquarie Island', Polar Biology, 28, (5) pp. 395-401. ISSN 0722-4060 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-004-0694-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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2005Lea MA, Soper T, 'Discovery of the first emperor Penguin Aptenodytes forsteri colony in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica', Marine Ornithology, 33, (1) pp. 59-60. ISSN 1018-3337 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 9

2004Goldsworthy SD, Lea MA, Guinet C, 'Comparison of mass-transfer and isotopic dilution methods for estimating milk intake in Antarctic fur seal pups', Polar Biology, 27, (12) pp. 801-809. ISSN 0722-4060 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-004-0648-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2004Hull CL, Hindell MA, Le Mar K, Scofield P, Wilson J, et al., 'The breeding biology and factors affecting reproductive success in rockhopper penguins Eudyptes chrysocme at Macquarie Island', Polar Biology, 27, (11) pp. 711-720. ISSN 0722-4060 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-004-0643-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Hull CL; Hindell MA; Le Mar K; Wilson J

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2002Lea MA, Bonadonna F, Hindell MA, Guinet C, Goldsworthy SD, 'Drinking behaviour and water turnover rates of Antarctic fur seal pups: implications for the estimation of milk intake by isotopic dilution', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 132, (2) pp. 321-331. ISSN 1095-6433 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1095-6433(02)00030-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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2002Lea MA, Cherel Y, Guinet C, Nichols PD, 'Antarctic fur seals foraging in the Polar Frontal Zone: inter-annual shifts in diet as shown from fecal and fatty acid analyses', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 245 pp. 281-297. ISSN 0171-8630 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps245281 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 65

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2002Lea MA, Hindell MA, Guinet C, Goldsworthy SD, 'Variability in the diving activity of Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, at Iles Kerguelen', Polar Biology, 25, (4) pp. 269-279. ISSN 0722-4060 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-001-0339-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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2002Lea MA, Nichols PD, Wilson G, 'Fatty acid composition of lipid-rich myctophids and mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) - Southern ocean food-web implications', Polar Biology, 25, (11) pp. 843-854. ISSN 0722-4060 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-002-0428-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 54

Co-authors: Nichols PD

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2001Bonadonna F, Lea MA, Dehorter O, Guinet C, 'Foraging ground fidelity and route-choice tactics of a marine predator: the Antarctic fur seal Arctocephalus gazella', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 223 pp. 287-297. ISSN 0171-8630 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps223287 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 55

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2001Guinet C, Dubroca L, Lea MA, Goldsworthy S, Cherel Y, et al., 'Spatial distribution of foraging in female Antarctic fur seals Arctocephalus gazella in relation to oceanographic variables: a scale-dependent approach using geographic information systems', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 219 pp. 251-264. ISSN 0171-8630 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps219251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 132

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2001Tierney M, Hindell MA, Lea MA, Tollit D, 'A comparison of techniques used to estimate body condition of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina)', Wildlife Research, 28, (6) pp. 581-588. ISSN 1035-3712 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR00066 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Tierney M; Hindell MA

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2000Bonnadonna F, Lea MA, Guinet C, 'Foraging routes of Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) investigated by the concurrent use of satellite tracking and time-depth recorders', Polar Biology, 23, (3) pp. 149-159. ISSN 0722-4060 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s003000050021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 32

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2000Guinet C, Lea MA, Goldsworthy SD, 'Mass change in Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) pups in relation to maternal characteristics at the Kerguelen Islands', Canadian Journal of Zoology, 78, (3) pp. 476-483. ISSN 0008-4301 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/cjz-78-3-476 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Goldsworthy SD

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2000Hindell MA, Lea MA, Morrice MG, MacMahon CR, 'Metabolic limits on dive duration and swimming speed in the Southern Elephant seal Mirounga leonina', Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 73, (6) pp. 790-798. ISSN 1522-2152 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/318104 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Hindell MA; Morrice MG

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1998Hindell MA, Lea MA, 'Heart rate, swimming speed, and estimated oxygen consumption of a free-ranging southern elephant seal', Physiological Zoology, 71, (1) pp. 74-84. ISSN 0031-935X (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/515890 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 41

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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1997Lea MA, Hindell MA, 'Pup growth and maternal care in New Zealand Fur Seals, Arctocephalus forsteri, at Maatsuyker Island, Tasmania', Wildlife Research, 24, (3) pp. 307-318. ISSN 1035-3712 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR96054 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Hindell MA

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Lea MA, 'Antarctic fur seals - Responses to oceanographic variability at Iles Kerguelen', VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller GmbH & Co. KG , Saarbrucken, pp. 147. ISBN 978-3-639-24271-3 (2010) [Authored Other Book]

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Chapter in Book

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Helyer NLW, Lea M-A, 'Programming interlude IV: under the icecap: sonic objects and 'biologging'', Climate Change and Museum Futures, Routledge, FR Cameron, B Nelson (ed), New York, pp. 237-240. ISBN 978-0-415-84391-1 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

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2011Hindell MA, Lea MA, Bost CA, Charrassin JB, Gales N, et al., 'Foraging habitats of top predators, and Areas of Ecological Significance, on the Kerguelen Plateau', The Kerguelen Plateau: marine ecosystem and fisheries, Societe Francaise d'Ichtyologie, Guy Duhamel and Dirk Welsford (ed), Abbeville, France, pp. 203-215. ISBN 2951462867 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Hindell MA

Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016McInnes JC, Raymond B, Phillips RA, Jarman SN, Lea MA, et al., 'A review of methods used to analyse albatross diets assessing priorities across their range', ICES Journal of Marine Science pp. 1-13. ISSN 1054-3139 (2016) [Substantial Review]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw105 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Raymond B

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Friedlaender A, Lea MA, 'Co-chair S27: Influence of top predators on ecosystem diversity around Antarctica', SCAR Open Science Conference Programme, 25-28 August, Auckland, New Zealand (2014) [Chair International Conference]

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2013Evans K, Lea MA, Patterson TA, 'Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography', Elsevier Ltd, 14-18 March 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-136. (2013) [Conference Edited]

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2011Gunn J, Lea MA, 'Co-Chair Southern Ocean ecosystems session', Fourth International Science Symposium on Bio-logging program and abstracts, 14-18 March 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-131. (2011) [Chair International Conference]

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Co-authors: Gunn J

2011Lea MA, 'Chair for 'Southern Ocean ecosystems' theme session', 4th International Science Symposium on Bio-logging, 14-18 March 2011, Hobart, Australia (2011) [Chair International Conference]

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2011Lea MA, Sterling JT, Bond N, Melin S, Ream RR, et al., 'Chaired session on Climate Change: Climate influences on dispersal and survival of northern fur seal pups', 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology Abstracts, 5-9 December, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 92. (2011) [Chair International Conference]

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2006Lea MA, Wilson B, 'Techniques for real-time, active tracking of sea lions', Sea Lions of the World, October 2004, Anchorage, Alaska, pp. 235-253. ISBN 156612-105-1 (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Patterson T, Hillary R, Arnould J, Lea MA, Hindell M, 'Provision of a technical assessment: role for spatial management strategies in mitigating the potential direct and indirect effects of fishing by large mid-water trawl vessels in the small pelagic fishery on protected species', CSIRO, PRN 1314-0450 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hindell M

2013Hindell M, Lea MA, Auman H, 'A risk assessment of fur seals interactions with aquaculture in Tasmania', Tassal Group Pty Ltd (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hindell M; Auman H

2012Hindell M, Lea MA, 'Status and trends of Australian (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) and New Zealand fur seals (A. forsteri) in Australia and New Zealand', Tassal Pty Ltd (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Hindell M

Major Creative Work

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Helyer N, Lea MA, 'Seal to songs: turning science into music', Sydney, Australia (2012) [Performance]

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2012Helyer N, Lea MA, Legg AFJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, et al., 'Vox on the Rox', University of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Helyer N; Legg AFJ; Dobson A; Haywood N; Hodges GJ

2012Helyer N, Lea MA, Legg AFJ, Dobson A, Haywood N, et al., 'Dots on the Rox', University of Tasmania, University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music (2012) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Helyer N; Legg AFJ; Dobson A; Haywood N; Hodges GJ

2011Lea MA, Evans K, Kelly S, 'Ephemeral Traces', Fourth International Symposium on Biologging Science, Hobart, 144 Elizabeth St next to Arts Tasmania (2011) [Curated Exhibition]

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Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Helyer N, Lea MA, 'Dots on the Rox', The Muse, Ultimo TAFE, Harris St. Ultimo, Sydney, pp. 1 (2012) [Representation of Original Art]

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Co-authors: Helyer N

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2002Lea M-A, 'The foraging activity and provisioning strategies of Antarctic fur seals in relation to changes in oceanographic conditions at the Kerguelen Archipelago' (2002) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Lea MA, 'Seal interaction survey - how do they affect you?', 936 ABC Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania, June (2016) [Media Interview]

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2015Lea MA, 'Marine biology course for Tasmanian high school students sparks interest in science', The World Today with Eleanor Hall, ABC Radio National, http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/news/audio/twt/201505/, 15 May (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Lea MA, 'Antarctic fur seals swimming 10,000km', The World Today with Eleanor Hall, ABC Radio National, http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/news/audio/twt/200906/, 10 June (2015) [Media Interview]

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2011Lea MA, 'Togetherness in Antarctica', Unitas, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, September, 353 (2011) [Magazine Article]

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2006Lea MA, Zeppelin T, Gelatt T, 'Winter behavior studies of young northern fur seal', National Marine Mammal Laboratory Alaska Ecosystems Program, Alaska, USA, Oct-Nov-Dec (2006) [Government or Industry Research]

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2004Lea MA, 'Expat - Dr Mary-Anne Lea, Vancouver, Canada', 702 ABC Sydney, http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2004/05/12/111, 26 May (2004) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

27

Total funding

$2,965,900

Projects

Seal habitat use and salmon aquaculture interactions in Storm Bay, Tasmania (2016)$8,818
Description
Prepare a report corresponding to following research needs: What is known about seal population, movements and colonies in Storm Bay (and wider SE TAS if relevant) What is known about seal and salmon farm interactions in Tasmania Is there a causal link between increase in salmon farms and increase in seal population?
Funding
CBM Sustainable Design ($8,818)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Hindell MA
Year
2016
Developing solutions to marine mammal interactions with long-line fisheries (2016 - 2019)$640,618
Description
Marine mammal interactions with commercial fisheries are a growing major world-wide issue with both ecological (incidental bycatch and increased dependence on fisheries) and economic consequences (causing losses of tens of millions dollars to the fishing industry annually). Successful solutions to reduce these interactions have remained extremely elusive. The overall aim of this proposal, therefore, is to use innovative techniques to determine aspects of natural marine mammal behaviour that can be exploited, in conjunction with optimal fishing vessel operations, to minimise their interactions with fisheries in order to develop solutions which can be implemented in a broad range of fisheries facing similar issues throughout the world.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($388,704)
Collaborators
Austral Fisheries Pty Ltd ($176,340); The Trustee for Petuna Management Unit Trust ($75,574)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
Deakin University
Research Team
Arnould JPY; Hindell MA; Lea MA; Guinet C; McNeil M; Arangi R
Period
2016 - 2019
Grant Reference
LP160100329
An integrated study of an Australian marine biodiversity hotspot: from water to whales (2016)$5,600
Description
Biodiversity hotspots, those areas of elevated productivity where multiple species congregate to feed, provide valuable insights into marine ecosystem health at varying temporal and spatial scales. Quantifying the variety and abundance of predator and prey species present in these regions, enables us to indirectly track seasonal and inter-annual changes in local productivity. These changes may ultimately affect the reproductive success and survival of those species feeding in the hotspots. There are indications that such a biodiversity hotspot exists off Bruny Island, Tasmania, which supports elevated abundance of resident and migratory marine predators and high productivity. Longitudinal studies of such hotspots provide the basis for predicting how anticipated changes in the future, such as climate, will affect ecosystem structure and function.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($5,600)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Evans R
Year
2016
A comparative study of a temperate and subtropical, small procellariiform, the Wedge-tailed shearwater (2016)$4,988
Description
There is anecdotal evidence suggesting the breeding success of a major NSW colony of Wedge-tailed shearwater (Ardenna pacifica) located in a subtropical region is not performing as well as other colonies in NSW (Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve Plan of Management, 2009). The only way to determine how a colony is performing where there is no historical data is to compare it to a similar colony. This project will be comparing the foraging, habitat use, colony productivity and diet to another colony located in a temperate region of NSW and is the southern most colony of this species. The subtropical colony is located on the mid North coast of NSW on Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve connected to the mainland at Coffs Harbour with the temperate colony located on Montague Island Nature Reserve 9km offshore from Narooma. This study will investigate and compare the foraging and habitat use of birds from the two colonies during the breeding and nonbreeding seasons using light geolocators (Carey et al., 2014). The project will be further supported by dietary analyses of direct prey intake and isotopic analysis of feathers to identify foraging trophic levels. The study will commence in the 2015-2016 breeding season which has been declared an El Nio Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology as an. ENSO events cause above average sea surface temperatures with negative impacts on lower trophic levels such as cephalopods and fish which in turn impacts negatively on higher trophic levels such as seabirds (Peck et al., 2004) including their reproductive success and participation (Weeks et al., 2013).
Funding
Birdlife Australia ($4,988)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Beaver P
Year
2016
Assessment of habitats, productivity and food webs on the Kerguelen Axis in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean (2015)$0
Description
The Southern Ocean is one of the most rapidly changing environments on earth. Australia seeks to sustain marine resources of high fisheries and conservation value that are dependent on the productive ecosystems of the Kerguelen Axis (including Australias Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands south to the Antarctic continent). The Kerguelen Axis has never been surveyed as a single region to determine the critical relationships between environmental and biogeochemical drivers responsible for the transition between the northern copepod-fish dominated foodweb to the southern krill-based foodweb. This knowledge is essential for ecosystem-based management of fisheries, as well as conservation of whale populations and marine biodiversity. The results will be important for assessing likely responses to change in the ecosystem (from climate or fisheries) as well as change in the global oceans and carbon cycle, which are fundamental to the Earths response to climate change
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Constable A; Andrews-Goff V; Bell E; Bestley S; Bowie AR; Boyd PW; Corney SP; Cox MJ; Davidson AT; Deagle BE; Double MC; Emmerson L; Harcourt R; Hindell MA; Kawaguchi S; Koubbi P; Lea MA; McMahon CR; McMinn A; Melbourne-Thomas J; Moteki M; Odate T; Rintoul SR; Southwell C; Sumner MD; Swadling KM; Takahashi K; Tilbrook B; Trull T; Westwood KJ; Ziegler PE; Causse R; Phillips HE; Pruvost P; Kokubun N
Year
2015
Seals from space: Developing techniques to use satellite remote sensing to census pack-ice seals in Prydz Bay (2015 - 2017)$148,000
Description
Despite i component of the Southern Ocean ecosystem, pack-ice seals (crabeater, Ross and leopard seals) are notoriously difficult to census as they are sparsely distributed over large regions of remote pack-ice. Historically, population censuses have been made from ship- or helicopter-based surveys, which are expensive and logistica!!ydifficult, and this inevitably leads to data which are limited, in time and space. High resolution satellite images allow us now to accurately census seals e.g. elephant and Weddell seals at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales. Using this technology promises to provide regular estimates of the numbers of pack-ice seals in important regions such as Prydz Bay This study will develop techniques to survey pack-ice seals from high resolution satellite images, including automatic detection functions and a preliminary habitat model based on the characteristics of the ice contained in the images.
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($148,000)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Fretwell P; Harcourt R; Lea MA; McMahon CR; Southwell C
Period
2015 - 2017
Seals as Oceanographic Samplers (2015 - 2018)$1,090,800
Description
The Antarctic and the surrounding Southern Ocean are one of the most important, yet least observed of marine habitats. Connecting all the worlds oceans, the physical structure of the Southern Ocean profoundly influences world climate and ecology, and plays a key role in global climate. Within the IMOS program we use satellite linked data loggers that measure physical ocean properties (specifically salinity, temperature and depth) to depths of up to 2000m. Merging oceanography with marine mammal ecology advances our understanding of the worlds oceans and its top predators, and allow us to predict how these species will be affected by future climate changes. This study collects important data on ocean properties throughout the Antarctic winter data previously unavailable but crucially important to oceanographic and climate studies. Importantly this study builds on an existing continuous eight year time-series of annual oceanographic measurements between Davis and Kergeulen.
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($40,400)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
Macquarie University
Research Team
Harcourt R; Galton-Fenzi B; Hindell MA; Jonsen I; Kusahara K; Lea MA; McMahon CR; Rintoul SR; Roquet F; Tamura T; Williams GD
Period
2015 - 2018
An integrated ecosystem study of an Australian marine biodiversity hotspot (2015 - 2016)$40,900
Description
This study will determine the biological and physical drivers of the distribution and abundance of top predators in southern Storm Bay, Tasmania. We will conduct fortnightly boat-based surveys of predators and the zooplankton prey fields, as well as characterise the habitats using hi-resolution multi-beam sonar and ocean profile data.
Funding
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc ($40,900)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Swadling KM; Lucieer VL; McMahon CR
Period
2015 - 2016
The power of poo: Using non-invasive DNA methodologies to investigate albatross diet (2015)$49,750
Description
DNA dietary techniques are a novel, non-invasive way to study seabird diet. These techniques have not been used for albatross populations and will provide a much-needed alternative to the current invasive approaches, many of which can no longer be used on sensitive albatross species. DNA dietary analysis has been used for some penguin species, however this project will develop this tool specifically for albatross, which require different primer sets and methodologies. Field protocols have not been established for collection of faecal samples for DNA analysis, which will benefit not only albatross researchers, but seabird researchers worldwide.
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($49,750)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; McInnes Julie
Year
2015
Role for spatial management strategies in mitigating the potential direct and indirect effects of fishing by large mid-water vessels in the Small Pelagic Fishery on protected species (2014)$20,000
Description
This project will assist CSIRO to deliver the Technical Assessment - Role for spatial management strategies in mitigating the potential direct and indirect effects of fishing by large mid-water vessels in the Small Pelagic Fishery on protected species to the Commonwealth Department of the Environment.
Funding
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA
Year
2014
Bottom-up and top-down influences on demographic parameters of Southern Ocean albatrosses (2014)$6,862
Funding
Antarctic Science Ltd ($6,862)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA; McMahon CR; Cleeland JB
Year
2014
Bottom-up and top-down influences on demographic parameters of Southern Ocean albatrosses (2014)$8,228
Funding
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research ($8,228)
Scheme
Fellowship
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA; McMahon CR; Cleeland JB
Year
2014
When the World Isn't Big Enough: Decline of a Global Migrant - the Short-Tailed Shearwater (2013)$3,500
Funding
Birdlife Australia ($3,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McMahon CR; Bool NM; Lea MA; Hindell MA
Year
2013
When the world isn't big enough: decline of a global migrant: the short-tailed shearwater (2013)$42,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($42,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Hindell MA
Year
2013
When the world isn't big enough, decline of the global forager the short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) in Tasmania, Australia (2013)$1,500
Funding
Australian Geographic Society ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Seed
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Hindell MA; Bool NM
Year
2013
Status of fur seals and their interactions with aquaculture in Tasmania (2012)$17,744
Funding
Tassal Operations Pty Ltd ($17,744)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA
Year
2012
Changing climate and the winter foraging behaviour of Antarctic fur seal populations (2012 - 2013)$35,450
Funding
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc ($35,450)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Arthur BT
Period
2012 - 2013
Changing climate and the winter foraging behaviour of Antarctic fur seal populations (2012)$5,000
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Hindell MA; Arthur BT
Year
2012
Investigating the relationship between marine resources and foraging and reproductive success in two sympatrically breeding seabird species in Southern Tasmania (2011)$3,280
Funding
Royal Naval Birdwatching Society ($3,280)
Scheme
Scholarship-Captain Simpson
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA; Hindell MA; Cleeland J
Year
2011
From Physics to Animals: Integration and Synthesis of Antarctic Predator Tracking Data with Oceanographic and Sea-ice Data (2010 - 2011)$102,858
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($102,858)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA
Period
2010 - 2011
Investigating the relationship between marine resources and foraging and reproductive success in two sympatrically breeding sea bird species in Southern Tasmania (2010)$2,100
Funding
Australian Geographic Society ($2,100)
Scheme
Grant-Seed
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA
Year
2010
Tempestuous Events and Migration Pathways - Effects on Survivorship and Transit (TEMPEST) (2010)$64,902
Funding
NOAA Fisheries ($64,902)
Scheme
Grant-National Cooperative Research Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA
Year
2010
Winter Foraging Locations of Southern Ocean Predators - Sub Antarctic Islands (2008 - 2009)$34,202
Funding
Department of Environment (Cwth) ($34,202)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA; Trathan P
Period
2008 - 2009
Winter Foraging Locations of Southern Ocean Predators in Relation to Stochastic Variation in Sea-Ice Extent (2007 - 2010)$50,100
Funding
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc ($50,100)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lea MA
Period
2007 - 2010
Bridging the Gap between Steller Sea Lion Foraging Behaviour, Prey Availability and Vulnerability to Predation by Killer Whales (2004 - 2005)$508,000
Funding
NOAA/Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation ($508,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of British Columbia
Research Team
Wilson B; Lea MA; Trites A
Period
2004 - 2005
Foraging activity of Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, in relation to oceanographic parameters in the Kerguelen region (1998 - 2000)$48,100
Funding
Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Inc ($48,100)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA
Period
1998 - 2000
Food consumption and foraging success of free-ranging southern elephant seal (1994)$22,600
Funding
Antarctic Science Advisory Committee ($22,600)
Scheme
Grant-Research:Antarctic
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Lea MA
Year
1994

Research Supervision

Current

8

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDInvestigating Decline of Short-tailed Shearwaters at Wedge Island Tasmania2012
PhDMacquarie Islands Albatrosses: A comprehensive Assessment of Population and Demographic Status and Trends and the Environmental and Anthropogenic2013
PhDTasmanian Coastal Waste and Marine Debris: An investigation into causal factors and educational strategies to address coastal waste and marine debris in Tasmania2013
PhDUsing Non Invasive Faecal DNA Methodologies to Investigate Albatross Diet2013
PhDAn Integrated Study of an Australian Marine Biodiversity Hotspot2015
MastersA Comparative Tracking Study of Temperate and Subtropical Nesting Wedge-Tailed Shearwater (Ardenna Pacifica) in NSW2016
PhDMitigation of Marine Mammal Bycatch in Net (Trawl, Purse Seine, Gillnet) Fisheries with a Focus on the Endangered New Zealand Sea Lion (Phocarctos Hookeri) as a Case Study2016
PhDThe Current Status of Brown Skuas (Catharacta lonnbergii) on Macquarie Island: Breeding success, foraging strategies and heavy metal contamination. An investigation into how rabbit eradication has impacted the fitness of Macquarie Island's skua population2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDChanging Climate and the Winter Foraging Ecology of Antarctic Fur Seal Populations
Candidate: Benjamin Tennant Arthur
2016
PhDMarine predator foraging strategies in response to broad- and fine-scale resource variability
Candidate: Malcolm Daniel O'Toole
2015
PhDQuantifying the Trophic Linkages of Antarctic Marine Predators
Candidate: Andrea Ruth Walters
2014