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Rick Stuart-Smith

Research Fellow

IMAS Taroona, Off-Campus

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Dr Rick Stuart-Smith is a research fellow with the Ecology and Biodiversity group in the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and in the NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub. His research covers aspects of biogeography, community and macro-ecology, and studies of human impacts, such as pollution, exploitation, invasive species and climate change on marine fauna and flora. A major motivation for his research is to improve the way marine biodiversity is monitored, reported, managed and protected, through contributing to more ecologically-informed policy at larger scales, and guiding local management.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2007):  The Importance of Complex Habitats for the Predator-Prey Interaction Between the Threatened Galaxiid Fish and an Introduced Salmonid. University of Tasmania
  • BSc (1st Class Hons)(2001): University of Tasmania

Biography

Rick completed his PhD at the University of Tasmania in 2007, studying interactions between invasive and threatened species of freshwater fishes. In 2006, while finishing his thesis, he started work on a field-based project at the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, leading a small team of divers to survey rocky reef ecological communities at sites around the Tasmanian coastline and Bass Strait Islands. In late 2007, he and Graham Edgar founded the Reef Life Survey program (RLS), starting with a 3-year pilot project to test the effectiveness of training and supporting a national network of recreational divers to undertake detailed reef biodiversity surveys. RLS has since grown significantly, in Australia and internationally. Rick has dived and undertaken biodiversity surveys of rocky and coral reefs all around Australia, the eastern, central and western Pacific Ocean, in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean. He has trained ~200 divers to undertake RLS surveys, and undertaken collaborative field research with the Smithsonian Institution and international NGOs such as the Wildlife Conservation Society and Fauna and Flora International. His research primarily revolves around field-collected marine biodiversity data, and incorporates first-hand experience with a diversity of marine environments and faunas.

Research Themes

Rick's research contributes to understanding of the marine environment and sustainable resource management, provides the basis for informed policy development, and aligns with the University's research theme of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime. He currently works as part of the Marine Biodiversity Hub, contributing to marine environmental monitoring, assessment and reporting needs for the Australian Government's Department of the Environment. His research also aligns with the National strategic research priority of 'Living in a changing environment', and all three priorities in Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2030.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Reef Life Survey Foundation (board and advisory committee member)
  • Threatened Handfish recovery plan (Australian Government) (Expert panel member)

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Expertise

  • Coral and rocky reef ecology
  • Ecological indicators (e.g. State of the Environment, management effectiveness and Convention on Biological Diversity)
  • Marine macroecology
  • Marine protected areas

Awards

  • 2014 Eureka Award for Environmental Science
  • 2012 Tasmanian Tall Poppy Young Scientist of the Year
  • 2011/2012 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow
  • 2010 Vice-Chancellors Award for Outstanding Community Engagement (UTAS)
  • 2008 finalist in the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards in the Hydro Tasmanian Environment category

Collaboration

Rick is regularly involved in international collaborative work through Reef Life Survey activities and associated research. Key ongoing international collaborators include:

  • Amanda Bates, Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton
  • Emmett Duffy, Smithsonian Institution/MarineGEO
  • Mikel Beccero, CSIC Spain
  • Jon Lefcheck, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Current projects

  • NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub, National monitoring, evaluation and reporting team
  • Biotic connectivity within the temperate Australian marine protected area network at three levels of biodiversity — communities, populations and genes. ARC Linkage project
  • Improving prediction of rocky reef ecosystem responses to human impacts. ARC Linkage project
  • NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub, Continental-scale tracking of threats to shallow Australian reef ecosystems (postdoc)

Fields of Research

  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Freshwater Ecology (060204)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Biological Oceanography (040501)
  • Climate Change Processes (040104)
  • Global Change Biology (069902)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Animal Systematics and Taxonomy (060301)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Protected Conservation Areas in Marine Environments (961303)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Coastal and Marine Management Policy (960701)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments (960509)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management (960909)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
  • Natural Hazards in Marine Environments (961006)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Fisheries - Recreational (830201)
  • Environmental Education and Awareness (960703)
  • Wild Caught Prawns (830205)

Publications

Total publications

61

Highlighted publications

(7 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2016Journal ArticleCinner JE, Huchery C, MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, McClanahan TR, et al., 'Bright spots among the world's coral reefs', Nature, 535, (7612) pp. 416-432. ISSN 0028-0836 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature18607 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Edgar G

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2016Journal ArticleDuffy JE, Lefcheck JS, Stuart-Smith RD, Navarrete SA, Edgar GJ, 'Biodiversity enhances reef fish biomass and resistance to climate change', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 113, (22) pp. 6230-6235. ISSN 0027-8424 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1524465113 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2015Journal ArticleStuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, Barrett NS, Kininmonth SJ, Bates AE, 'Thermal biases and vulnerability to warming in the world's marine fauna', Nature, 528, (7580) pp. 88-92. ISSN 0028-0836 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature16144 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Barrett NS; Kininmonth SJ

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2014Journal ArticleBates AE, Barrett NS, Stuart-Smith RD, Holbrook NJ, Thompson PA, et al., 'Resilience and signatures of tropicalization in protected reef fish communities', Nature Climate Change, 4, (1) pp. 62-67. ISSN 1758-6798 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Bates AE; Barrett NS; Holbrook NJ; Edgar GJ

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2014Journal ArticleEdgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Willis TJ, Kininmonth SJ, Baker SC, et al., 'Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features', Nature, 506, (7487) pp. 216-220. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature13022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 308Web of Science - 274

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Kininmonth SJ; Baker SC; Barrett NS; Berkhout J; Buxton CD; Cooper AT; Davey M; Soler G; Thomson RJ

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2013Journal ArticleStuart-Smith RD, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Duffy JE, Baker SC, et al., 'Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity', Nature, 501 pp. 539-542. ISSN 0028-0836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature12529 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 116Web of Science - 105

Co-authors: Bates AE; Baker SC; Thomson RJ; Stuart-Smith JF; Hill NA; Soler GA; Edgar GJ

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2010Journal ArticleStuart-Smith RD, Barrett NS, Stevenson DG, Edgar GJ, 'Stability in temperate reef communities over a decadal time scale despite concurrent ocean warming', Global Change Biology, 16, (1) pp. 122-134. ISSN 1365-2486 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01955.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Barrett NS; Stevenson DG; Edgar GJ

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(40 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Bates AE, Stuart-Smith RD, Barrett NS, Edgar GJ, 'Biological interactions both facilitate and resist climate-related functional change in temperate reef communities', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences, 284, (1856) Article 20170484. ISSN 0962-8452 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0484 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Barrett NS; Edgar GJ

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2017Cresswell AK, Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Thompson RJ, Barrett NS, et al., 'Translating local benthic community structure to national biogenic reef habitat types', Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26, (10) pp. 1112-1125. ISSN 1466-822X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/geb.12620 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cresswell AK; Edgar GJ; Barrett NS; Johnson CR

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2017Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Thompson RJ, Freeman DJ, 'Consistent multi-level trophic effects of marine reserve protection across northern New Zealand', PLoS One, 12, (5) Article e0177216. ISSN 1932-6203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177216 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2017Stuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, Barrett NS, Bates AE, Baker SC, et al., 'Assessing national biodiversity trends for rocky and coral reefs through the integration of citizen science and scientific monitoring programs', Bioscience, 67, (2) pp. 134-146. ISSN 0006-3568 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw180 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Barrett NS; Baker SC; Bax NJ; Berkhout J; Blanchard JL; Cooper AT; Day PB; Kininmonth S; Ling SD

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2017Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Cooper A, Jacques M, Valentine J, 'New opportunities for conservation of handfishes (Family Brachionichthyidae) and other inconspicuous and threatened marine species through citizen science', Biological Conservation, 208 pp. 174-182. ISSN 0006-3207 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.07.028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Cooper A

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2016Duffy JE, Lefcheck JS, Stuart-Smith RD, Navarrete SA, Edgar GJ, 'Biodiversity enhances reef fish biomass and resistance to climate change', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 113, (22) pp. 6230-6235. ISSN 0027-8424 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1524465113 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2016Mellin C, Mouillot C, Kulbicki M, McClanahan TR, Vigliola L, et al., 'Humans and seasonal climate variability threaten large-bodied coral reef fish with small ranges', Nature Communications, 7 Article 10491. ISSN 2041-1723 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10491 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2016Soler GA, Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Smith ADM, Thomson RJ, 'Predicting the diet of coastal fishes at a continental scale based on taxonomy and body size', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 480 pp. 1-7. ISSN 0022-0981 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2016.03.017 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Soler GA; Edgar GJ; Thomson RJ

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2016Soler GA, Thomson RJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Smith ADM, Edgar GJ, 'Contributions of body size, habitat and taxonomy to predictions of temperate Australian fish diets', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 545 pp. 239-249. ISSN 0171-8630 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps11584 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Soler GA; Thomson RJ; Edgar GJ

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2016Cinner JE, Huchery C, MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, McClanahan TR, et al., 'Bright spots among the world's coral reefs', Nature, 535, (7612) pp. 416-432. ISSN 0028-0836 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature18607 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Edgar G

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2016Edgar GJ, Bates AE, Bird TJ, Jones AH, Kininmonth S, et al., 'New approaches to marine conservation through the scaling up of ecological data', Annual Review of Marine Science, 8 pp. 435-461. ISSN 1941-1405 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-122414-033921 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2015Bates AE, Bird TJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Wernberg T, Sunday JM, et al., 'Distinguishing geographical range shifts from artefacts of detectability and sampling effort', Diversity and Distributions, 21, (1) pp. 13-22. ISSN 1366-9516 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12263 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Bates AE; Barrett NS; Edgar GJ; Frusher SD; Pecl GT

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2015Althaus F, Hill N, Ferrari R, Edwards L, Przeslawski R, et al., 'A standardised vocabulary for identifying benthic biota and substrata from underwater imagery: the CATAMI classification scheme', PLoS ONE, 10, (10) Article e0141039. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Hill N; Barrett N; Edgar G

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2015Oh ES, Edgar GJ, Kirkpatrick JB, Stuart-Smith RD, Barrett NS, 'Broad-scale impacts of salmon farms on temperate macroalgal assemblages on rocky reefs', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 98, (1-2) pp. 201-209. ISSN 0025-326X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.06.049 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Oh ES; Edgar GJ; Kirkpatrick JB; Barrett NS

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2015Soler GA, Edgar GJ, Thomson RJ, Kininmonth S, Campbell SJ, et al., 'Reef fishes at all trophic levels respond positively to effective marine protected areas', PloS One, 10, (10) Article e0140270. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140270 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Soler GA; Edgar GJ; Thomson RJ; Kininmonth S; Barrett NS

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2015Stuart-Smith RD, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Duffy JE, Baker SC, et al., 'The potential of trait-based approaches to contribute to marine conservation', Marine Policy, 51 pp. 148-150. ISSN 0308-597X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.07.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Baker SC; Thomson RJ; Stuart-Smith JF; Hill NA; Soler G; Strain EMA; Edgar GJ

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2015Stuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, Barrett NS, Kininmonth SJ, Bates AE, 'Thermal biases and vulnerability to warming in the world's marine fauna', Nature, 528, (7580) pp. 88-92. ISSN 0028-0836 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature16144 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Barrett NS; Kininmonth SJ

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2015Stuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith JF, Barrett NS, Fowles AE, et al., 'Loss of native rocky reef biodiversity in Australian metropolitan embayments', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 95, (1) pp. 324-332. ISSN 0025-326X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.03.023 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith JF; Barrett NS; Fowles AE; Hill NA; Cooper AT; Oh ES; Thompson RJ

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2015Sunday JM, Pecl GT, Frusher S, Hobday AJ, Hill N, et al., 'Species traits and climate velocity explain geographic range shifts in an ocean-warming hotspot', Ecology Letters, 18, (9) pp. 944-953. ISSN 1461-0248 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ele.12474 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 54

Co-authors: Pecl GT; Frusher S; Hill N; Holbrook NJ; Edgar GJ; Barrett N; Watson RA; Bates AE

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2015Coleman MA, Bates AE, Stuart-Smith RD, Malcolm HA, Harsati D, et al., 'Functional traits reveal early responses in marine reserves following protection from fishing', Diversity and Distributions, 21, (8) pp. 876-887. ISSN 1366-9516 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12309 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2014Bates AE, Barrett NS, Stuart-Smith RD, Holbrook NJ, Thompson PA, et al., 'Resilience and signatures of tropicalization in protected reef fish communities', Nature Climate Change, 4, (1) pp. 62-67. ISSN 1758-6798 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Bates AE; Barrett NS; Holbrook NJ; Edgar GJ

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2014Bird TJ, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Hill NA, Thomson RJ, et al., 'Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets', Biological Conservation, 173 pp. 144-154. ISSN 0006-3207 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 64Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: Bird TJ; Bates AE; Hill NA; Thomson RJ; Edgar GJ; Wotherspoon S; Stuart-Smith JF; Pecl GT; Barrett N; Frusher S

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2014Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, 'Systematic global assessment of reef fish communities by the Reef Life Survey program', Scientific Data, 1 Article 140007. ISSN 2052-4463 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2014.7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2014Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Willis TJ, Kininmonth SJ, Baker SC, et al., 'Global conservation outcomes depend on marine protected areas with five key features', Nature, 506, (7487) pp. 216-220. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature13022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 308Web of Science - 274

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Kininmonth SJ; Baker SC; Barrett NS; Berkhout J; Buxton CD; Cooper AT; Davey M; Soler G; Thomson RJ

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2014Riera R, Becerro MA, Stuart-Smith RD, Delgado JD, Edgar GJ, 'Out of sight, out of mind: threats to the marine biodiversity of the Canary Islands (NE Atlantic Ocean)', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 86, (1-2) pp. 9-18. ISSN 0025-326X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.07.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2013Stuart-Smith RD, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Duffy JE, Baker SC, et al., 'Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity', Nature, 501 pp. 539-542. ISSN 0028-0836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nature12529 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 116Web of Science - 105

Co-authors: Bates AE; Baker SC; Thomson RJ; Stuart-Smith JF; Hill NA; Soler GA; Edgar GJ

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2011Mora C, Aburto-Oropeza O, Bocos AA, Ayotte PM, Banks S, et al., 'Global human footprint on the linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in reef fishes', Public Library of Science Biology, 9, (4) Article e1000606. ISSN 1545-7885 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000606 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 117Web of Science - 430

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2011Beger M, Babcock R, Booth DJ, Bucher D, Condie SA, et al., 'Research challenges to improve the management and conservation of subtropical reefs to tackle climate change threats (Findings of a workshop conducted in Coffs Harbour, Australia on 13 September 2010)', Ecological Management and Restoration, 12, (1) pp. e7-e10. ISSN 1442-7001 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2011.00573.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12

Co-authors: Cvitanovic C

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2010Hill N, Pepper A, Puotinen M, Hughes M, Edgar GJ, et al., 'Quantifying wave exposure in shallow temperate reef systems: applicability of fetch models for predicting algal biodiversity', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 417, (November) pp. 83-95. ISSN 0171-8630 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps08815 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Hill N; Pepper A; Edgar GJ; Barrett NS; Leaper R

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2010Stuart-Smith RD, Barrett NS, Stevenson DG, Edgar GJ, 'Stability in temperate reef communities over a decadal time scale despite concurrent ocean warming', Global Change Biology, 16, (1) pp. 122-134. ISSN 1365-2486 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01955.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Barrett NS; Stevenson DG; Edgar GJ

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2009Edgar GJ, Barrett NS, Stuart-Smith RD, 'Exploited reefs protected from fishing transform over decades into convservation features otherwise absent from seascapes', Ecological Applications, 19, (8) pp. 1967-1974. ISSN 1051-0761 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/09-0610.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 58Web of Science - 56

Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Barrett NS

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2009Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, 'Ecological effects of marine protected areas on rocky reef communities - a continental-scale analysis', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 388, (August) pp. 51-62. ISSN 0171-8630 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps08149 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 70Web of Science - 67

Co-authors: Edgar GJ

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2008Stuart-Smith JF, Stuart-Smith RD, Swain R, Wapstra E, 'Size dimorphism in Rankinia (Tympanocryptis) diemensis (Family Agamidae): sex-specific patterns and geographic variation', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 94, (4) pp. 699-709. ISSN 0024-4066 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01026.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith JF; Swain R; Wapstra E

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Barrett NS; Crawford C; Frusher SD; Stevenson DG; Edgar GJ

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2008Stuart-Smith RD, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'A shift in the habitat use pattern of a lentic galaxiid fish: an acute behavioural response to an introduced predator', Environmental Biology of Fishes, 82, (1) pp. 93-100. ISSN 0378-1909 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10641-007-9256-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: White RWG; Barmuta LA

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2007Stuart-Smith JF, Swain R, Stuart-Smith RD, Wapstra E, 'Is fecundity the ultimate cause of female-biased size dimorphism in a dragon lizard?*', Journal of Zoology, 273, (3) pp. 266-272. ISSN 0952-8369 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2007.00324.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith JF; Swain R; Wapstra E

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2007Stuart-Smith RD, Stuart-Smith JF, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'The effects of turbidity and complex habitats on the feeding of a galaxiid fish are clear and simple', Marine and Freshwater Research, 58, (5) pp. 429-435. ISSN 1323-1650 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF06240 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith JF; White RWG; Barmuta LA

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2007Stuart-Smith RD, Stuart-Smith JF, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'The impact of an introduced predator on a threatened galaxiid fish is reduced by the availability of complex habitats', Freshwater Biology, 52, (8) pp. 1555-1563. ISSN 0046-5070 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2007.01787.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith JF; White RWG; Barmuta LA

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2006Stuart-Smith RD, Barmuta LA, White RWG, 'Nocturnal and diurnal feeding by Galaxias auratus, a lentic galaxiid fish', Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 15, (4) pp. 521-531. ISSN 0906-6691 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2006.00192.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Barmuta LA; White RWG

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2004Stuart-Smith RD, Richardson AMM, White RWG, 'Increasing turbidity significantly alters the diet of brown trout: a multi-year longitudinal study', Journal of Fish Biology, 65, (2) pp. 376-388. ISSN 0022-1112 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-1112.2004.00456.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Richardson AMM; White RWG

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Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Stuart-Smith R, Edgar G, Green A, Shaw I, 'Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia', Reed New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, pp. 479. ISBN 9781921517617 (2015) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Edgar G; Shaw I

Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Fowles A, Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Hill Nicole, Kirkpatrick JB, 'Macro-algal communities in three major Australian estuaries: Broad-scale patterns in response to anthropogenic impacts', University of Wollongong, 4-8 July 2010, Wollongong NSW, pp. 95. ISBN 978-0-9587185-5-4 (2010) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Fowles A; Edgar GJ; Hill Nicole; Kirkpatrick JB

2010Pecl GT, Brodribb FM, Walsh P, Frusher SD, Edgar GJ, et al., 'Redmap: Citizen science as an engagement and communication tool in a warming world', Southern Exposure, 13-15 October 2010, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. Unknown. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pecl GT; Brodribb FM; Walsh P; Frusher SD; Edgar GJ; Lyle JM

2010Pecl GT, Brown Rebecca, Walsh P, Frusher SD, Edgar GJ, et al., 'Citizen science as a research tool for monitoring ecological change in the marine environment', Climate Change Effects on Fish and Fisheries, 25-29 April 2010, Sendai, Japan, pp. Unknown. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pecl GT; Brown Rebecca; Walsh P; Frusher SD; Edgar GJ; Lyle JM

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Day PB, Stuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, Friedman K, Holmes TM, et al., 'Community assisted scientific assessment and management of Western Australian Marine Protected Areas. Ningaloo Marine Park report for Coastwest and Caring for our Country', Reef Life Survey Foundation Incorporated, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Day PB; Edgar GJ; Holmes TM; Bellchambers LM

2013Day PB, Stuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, Shortland-Jones H, Friedman K, et al., 'Community-assisted scientific assessment and management of Western Australian Marine Protected Areas. Rottnest Island Marine Reserve report for Coastwest and Caring for our Country', Reef Life Survey Foundation Incorporated, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Day PB; Edgar GJ; Bellchambers LM

2009Stuart-Smith RD, Stuart-Smith JF, Cooper AT, Edgar GJ, 'Baseline biodiversity survey of the Cod Grounds Commonwealth Marine Reserve', Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 1 (2009) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Stuart-Smith JF; Cooper AT; Edgar GJ

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Stuart-Smith RD, 'The Importance of Complex Habitats for the Predator-Prey Interaction Between the Threatened Galaxiid Fish and an Introduced Salmonid' (2007) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Edgar GJ, Ceccarelli DM, Stuart-Smith RD, 'Assessment of coral reef biodiversity in the Coral Sea', Report for the Department of Environment, Reef Life Survey Foundation Incorporated, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Edgar GJ

2015Stuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, Cooper AT, Gudge SA, Douglass T, 'Reef biodiversity monitoring at Lord Howe Island 2015', Report for the Lord Howe Island Marine Park and NSW Department of Primary Industries, Reef Life Survey Foundation Incorporated, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Cooper AT; Gudge SA

2014Barrett N, Bates AE, Beger M, Stuart-Smith R, Syms C, et al., 'Adaptive management of temperate reefs to minimise effects of climate change: developing new effective approaches for ecological monitoring and predictive modelling', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia, 2010/506 (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Barrett N; Bates AE; Beger M; Syms C; Holbrook N; Buxton CD; Edgar G

2014Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, 'Eureka Prize for Environmental Research 2014', NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (2014) [Award]

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Co-authors: Edgar GJ

2014Stuart-Smith RD, Pecl GT, Stuart-Smith JF, Walsh PH, Barry Y, 'Marine Biodiversity', Redmap.org.au, IMAS, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Pecl GT; Stuart-Smith JF; Walsh PH; Barry Y

2013Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Thomson R, Freeman D, Southwood P, 'Reef Life Survey assessment of biodiversity in northern New Zealand marine reserves and associated coastlines', Report for New Zealand Department of Conservation, Aquenal Pty Ltd and Reef Life Survey Inc., Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Edgar GJ; Thomson R

2013Stuart-Smith RD, Crawford T, Cooper A, Kininmonth S, Stuart-Smith J, et al., 'Coral sea marine biodiversity', IMAS and Reef Life Survey, Australia (2013) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Crawford T; Cooper A; Kininmonth S; Stuart-Smith J; Berkhout J; Edgar G

2012Hill KL, Kelly-Gerreyn BA, Stuart-Smith RD, Evans K, Hayes K, 'Gathering information on marine climate impacts', Marine climate change: impacts and adaptation report card Australia 2012, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, FRDC and CSIRO, Australia (2012) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Hill KL

2012Stuart-Smith RD, 'Tasmanian Young Tall Poppy of the Year 2012: Dr Rick Stuart-Smith', Australian Institute of Policy and Science, Australia (2012) [Award]

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2011Stuart-Smith RD, Edgar GJ, 'Continental-scale assessment of Australia's rocky and coral reef biodiversity', Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update 2011, Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Australia, 19, p. 17. (2011) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Edgar GJ

2010Pecl GT, Brown Rebecca, Walsh P, Frusher SD, Edgar GJ, et al., 'Coastal Climate Change Range Extension Database and Mapping Project (Redmap)', Whitley Award, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (2010) [Award]

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Co-authors: Pecl GT; Brown Rebecca; Walsh P; Frusher SD; Edgar GJ; Lyle JM

2010Stuart-Smith RD, '2010 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Community Engagement', University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2010) [Award]

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

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Co-authors: Barrett NS; Crawford C; Edgar GJ; Frusher SD

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

9

Total funding

$3,282,845

Projects

Rewiring marine food webs: predicting consequences of species range shifts (2017 - 2019)$537,000
Description
Accelerating environmental change is radically affecting the structure, resilience and productivity of coastal marineecosystems at both regional and global scales. We will combine global species distribution and trait databases,existing experimental data and new targeted field sampling to develop, test and apply an integrated modellingplatform to predict how global warming driven changes in species distributions and their interactions affect thestructure and dynamics of shallow marine communities. We will address a key knowledge gap on how speciesredistributions and trophic dynamics interact to simultaneously produce novel communities. We aim to forecastfuture species abundances for sustainable marine ecosystem management.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($537,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Blanchard JL; Stuart-Smith RD; Pecl GT
Period
2017 - 2019
Grant Reference
DP170104240
Rocky Reef Health (2016)$100,000
Description
The project examine the health of rocky reef ecosystems in the Cradle Coast NRM region of Tasmania by contrasting current condition with identical surveys undertaken in that region (and on a state-wide basis) in 1993/4 and 2005/6. I will provide information of significant value to management, including the influence of climate change of reef flora and fauna, the direct and indirect (bycatch to ecosystem) effects of fishing activities (including lobster, abalone, scalefish), influence of introduced species and marine pests, extent of recovery from cessation of major industrial pollution sources and improve understanding of natural variability across decadal scales. It is complimentary to current projects (ARC-Linkage building ecosystem understanding on reef systems) and an FRDC study establishing baselines for marine farm expansion, and will build the framework for a full state-wide assessment of reef health in 2017/18.
Funding
Cradle Coast NRM ($100,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barrett NS; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD
Year
2016
Extending the Success of Redmap with New Website Sections and Communication Materials (2011)$70,477
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($70,477)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pecl GT; Frusher SD; Lyle JM; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD; Walsh PH
Year
2011
Spotted Handfish recovery (2011 - 2012)$12,000
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($12,000)
Scheme
Grant - Caring for our Country
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stuart-Smith RD
Period
2011 - 2012
Biotic connectivity within the temperate Australian marine protected area network at three levels of biodiversity - communities, populations and genes (2010 - 2015)$1,635,800
Description
This project will integrate broad spatial-, temporal- and taxonomic-scale datasets with phylogenetic hierarchies and taxonomic expertise to address key ecological and biogeographical questions related to: (i) historical and contemporary factors that have shaped the distribution of marine fauna around the southeastern Australian coast; (ii) factors affecting connectivity of gene flow between reefs; (iii) relationships between genetic richness and population stability; and (iv) optimal design of Australia's marine protected area network. The project builds on existing ecological datasets that are unique global in spatial and temporal scale, adding a phylogenatic dimension through rapid recent advances in population genetics and taxonomy.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($1,152,900)
Collaborators
Department of Parks and Wildlife (Western Australia) ($42,900); Dept of Environment & Natural Resources South Australia ($60,000); NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water ($40,000); Parks Victoria ($20,000); Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service ($320,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD; Booth DJ; Ayre DJ
Period
2010 - 2015
Grant Reference
LP100200122
Coral Sea Marine Biodiversity - Globally Significant, Largely Unprotected (2010)$89,000
Funding
Winifred Violet Scott Charitable Trust ($89,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stuart-Smith RD; Edgar GJ
Year
2010
The Baseline Biodiversity Survey of the Cod Grounds Commonwealth Marine Reserve (2009)$22,000
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($22,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD
Year
2009
Coastal Climate Change Range Extension Database & Mapping Project (CCC REDMAP) (2009)$79,499
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($79,499)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pecl GT; Frusher SD; Lyle JM; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD; Walsh PH
Year
2009
Volunteer Monitoring of the State of Australian Rocky Reef Communities (2007 - 2010)$737,069
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($737,069)
Scheme
Grant-CERF Significant Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD
Period
2007 - 2010

Research Supervision

Current

4

Completed

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDHistorical biogeography of the marine fishes of northern Australia2015
MastersExploring Differences in Fish Assemblage and Trophic Function between Eastern and Western Australia Using Oceanographic and Dive Survey Data - a Correlative Approach2016
PhDBroad-Scale Assessment of the Role of Macrofauna in Reef Food Webs2016
PhDDevelopment of a New Size - Structured Ecological Model for Assessing Human Impacts on Coastal Food Webs2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDAssessing Anthropogenic Impacts on Reef Communities: Patterns, indicators and processes
Candidate: Amelia Estelle Fowles
2017
PhDFactors Influencing Fish Diets in Reef Food Webs
Candidate: German Andres Soler
2016