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Simon Wotherspoon

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Simon Wotherspoon

Senior Lecturer - QMS

Room 341, IMAS Hobart, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 6684 (phone)

simon.wotherspoon@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Galactic Astronomy (020104)
  • Zoology (060899)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Biological Oceanography (040501)
  • Applied Statistics (010401)
  • Freshwater Ecology (060204)
  • Invertebrate Biology (060808)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Glaciology (040602)
  • Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics (excl. Physical Combinatorics) (010104)
  • Mathematical Physics (010599)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Vertebrate Biology (060809)
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation (090602)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Evolutionary Biology (060399)
  • Animal Physiology - Systems (060603)
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis (111299)
  • Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy (020103)
  • Ecological Applications (050199)
  • Physiology (060699)
  • Algebra and Number Theory (010101)
  • Genome Structure and Regulation (060407)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Fluid Physics (020303)
  • Biostatistics (010402)
  • Applied Mathematics (010299)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Simulation and Modelling (080110)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity (080201)
  • Biological Mathematics (010202)
  • Optimisation (010303)
  • Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques (029904)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences (970101)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences (970102)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (960502)
  • Fisheries - Recreational (830201)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) (920115)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Climate Change Models (960303)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments (960509)
  • Cancer and Related Disorders (920102)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species (960499)
  • Wild Caught Prawns (830205)
  • Substance Abuse (920414)
  • Wild Caught Edible Molluscs (830203)
  • Weather (960203)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management (960909)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments (960511)
  • Hydro-Electric Energy (850503)
  • Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960810)
  • Scientific Instruments (861503)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)

Publications

Total publications

68

Highlighted publications

(4 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2005Journal ArticleLake SE, Wotherspoon SJ, Burton HR, 'Spatial utilisation of fast-ice by Weddell seals Leptonychotes weddelli during winter', Ecography, 28, (3) pp. 295-306. ISSN 0906-7590 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.0906-7590.2005.03949.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Lake SE

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2005Journal ArticleWhitehead JM, Wotherspoon SJ, Bohaty SM, 'Minimal Antarctic sea ice during the Pliocene', Geology, 33, (2) pp. 137-140. ISSN 0091-7613 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G21013.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Whitehead JM

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1998Journal ArticlePalmer D, Row D, Stee R, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Rigidity of octahedral tetrahedral trusses', Discrete Applied mathematics, 86, (2-3) pp. 249-262. ISSN 0166-218X (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0166-218X(98)00030-4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Palmer D; Row D

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1996Journal ArticleWotherspoon SJ, Donaldson JD, 'Finite differences and internal tides-representing the boundary', Deep-Sea Research I, 43, (6) pp. 949-958. ISSN 0967-0637 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0967-0637(96)00029-5 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Donaldson JD

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Journal Article

(54 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Bird T, Lyon J, Wotherspoon S, King R, McCarthy M, 'Accounting for false mortality in telemetry tag applications', Ecological Modelling, 355 pp. 116-125. ISSN 0304-3800 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.01.019 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Buscot MJ, Wotherspoon SJ, Magnussen CG, Juonala M, Sabin MA, et al., 'Bayesian hierarchical piecewise regression models: a tool to detect trajectory divergence between groups in long-term observational studies', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17, (1) Article 86. ISSN 1471-2288 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12874-017-0358-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Buscot MJ; Magnussen CG

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2017Nowara GB, Burch P, Gasco N, Welsford DC, Lamb TD, et al., 'Distribution and abundance of skates (Bathyraja spp.) on the Kerguelen Plateau through the lens of the toothfish fisheries', Fisheries Research, 186, (Part 1) pp. 65-81. ISSN 0165-7836 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.07.022 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Burch P

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2017Wahiduzzaman M, Oliver ECJ, Wotherspoon SJ, Holbrook NJ, 'A climatological model of North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone genesis, tracks and landfall', Climate Dynamics, 49, (7-8) pp. 2585-2603. ISSN 0930-7575 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3461-4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Oliver ECJ; Holbrook NJ

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2017Hindell MA, Sumner M, Bestley S, Wotherspoon S, Harcourt RG, et al., 'Decadal changes in habitat characteristics influence population trajectories of southern elephant seals', Global Change Biology pp. 1-15. ISSN 1354-1013 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13776 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hindell MA; Sumner M; Bestley S; Lea MA; McMahon CR

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2016Johnson CR, Chabot RH, Marzloff MP, Wotherspoon S, 'Knowing when (not) to attempt ecological restoration', Restoration Ecology, 25, (1) pp. 140-147. ISSN 1061-2971 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/rec.12413 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Johnson CR; Chabot RH; Marzloff MP

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2016Hingston AB, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Introduced social bees reduce nectar availability during the breeding season of the swift parrot (Lathamus discolor)', Pacific Conservation Biology, 23, (1) pp. 52-62. ISSN 1038-2097 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PC16025 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hingston AB

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2015Humphries MA, Bruno R, Karpievitch Y, Wotherspoon S, 'The expectancy valence model of the Iowa Gambling Task: Can it produce reliable estimates for individuals?', Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 64-65 pp. 17-34. ISSN 0022-2496 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmp.2014.10.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Humphries MA; Bruno R; Karpievitch Y

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2015Melbourne-Thomas J, Wotherspoon S, Corney S, Molina-Balari E, Marini O, et al., 'Optimal control and system limitation in a Southern Ocean ecosystem model', Deep-Sea Reseach II, 114 pp. 64-73. ISSN 0967-0645 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.02.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Melbourne-Thomas J; Corney S; Molina-Balari E; Marini O; Constable A

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2015Proud R, Cox MJ, Wotherspoon S, Brierley AS, 'A method for identifying Sound Scattering Layers and extracting key characteristics', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6, (10) pp. 1190-1198. ISSN 2041-210X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12396 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Proud R

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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 - 27Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Raymond B; Lea MA; Sharples R; Woehler E; Hindell M

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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; Lea MA; Hindell MA

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2014McDougall TJ, Wotherspoon SJ, 'A simple modification of Newton's method to achieve convergence of order 1 + √2', Applied Mathematics Letters, 29 pp. 20-25. ISSN 0893-9659 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.aml.2013.10.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 14

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2014Oliver ECJ, Wotherspoon SJ, Chamberlain MA, Holbrook NJ, 'Projected Tasman Sea extremes in sea surface temperature through the twenty-first century', Journal of Climate, 27, (5) pp. 1980-1998. ISSN 0894-8755 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00259.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19

Co-authors: Oliver ECJ; Holbrook NJ

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2014Oliver ECJ, Wotherspoon SJ, Holbrook NJ, 'Estimating extremes from global ocean and climate models: a Bayesian hierarchical model approach', Progress in Oceanography, 122 pp. 77-91. ISSN 0079-6611 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2013.12.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Oliver ECJ; Holbrook NJ

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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; Stuart-Smith RD; Stuart-Smith JF; Pecl GT; Barrett N; Frusher S

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2014Wynn-Edwards C, King R, Davidson Andrew, Wright SW, Nichols PD, et al., 'Species-specific variations in the nutritional quality of southern ocean phytoplankton in response to elevated pCO2', Water (Switzerland), 6, (6) pp. 1840-1859. ISSN 2073-4441 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/w6061840 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Wynn-Edwards C; Davidson Andrew; Wright SW; Nichols PD; Kawaguchi S; Virtue P

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2014Webb MH, Wotherspoon S, Stojanovic D, Heinsohn R, Cunningham R, et al., 'Location matters: using spatially explicit occupancy models to predict the distribution of the highly mobile, endangered swift parrot', Biological Conservation, 176 pp. 99-108. ISSN 0006-3207 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.05.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Bell P

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2013Jonsen ID, Basson M, Bestley S, Bravington MV, Patterson TA, et al., 'State-space models for bio-loggers: A methodological road map', Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 88-89, (SI) pp. 34-46. ISSN 0967-0645 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.07.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 75

Co-authors: Bestley S

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2013Melbourne-Thomas J, Constable A, Wotherspoon SJ, Raymond B, 'Testing Paradigms of Ecosystem Change under Climate Warming in Antarctica', PLOS ONE, 8, (2) Article e55093. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Melbourne-Thomas J; Constable A; Raymond B

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2013Polymeropoulos ET, Elliott NG, Wotherspoon SJ, Frappell PB, 'Respirometry: Correcting for diffusion and validating the use of plastic multiwell plates with integrated optodes', Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 86, (5) pp. 588-592. ISSN 1522-2152 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/671800 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Polymeropoulos ET; Frappell PB

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2012Gray R, Wotherspoon S, 'Increasing model efficiency by dynamically changing model representations', Environmental Modelling and Software, 30 pp. 115-122. ISSN 1364-8152 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.08.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2012Melbourne-Thomas J, Wotherspoon SJ, Raymond B, Constable A, 'Comprehensive evaluation of model uncertainty in qualitative network analyses', Ecological Monographs, 82, (4) pp. 505-519. ISSN 0012-9615 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/12-0207.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Melbourne-Thomas J; Raymond B; Constable A

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2011Pecl GT, Tracey SR, Danyushevsky L, Wotherspoon S, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Elemental fingerprints of southern calamari (Sepioteuthis australis) reveal local recruitment sources and allow assessment of the importance of closed areas', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68, (8) pp. 1351-1360. ISSN 0706-652X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/F2011-059 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Pecl GT; Tracey SR; Danyushevsky L; Moltschaniwskyj NA

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2010Virtue P, Kawaguchi S, McIvor JS, Nicol S, Wotherspoon S, et al., 'Krill growth and condition in Western Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean 30-80°E in austral summer 2006', Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 57, (9-10) pp. 948-955. ISSN 0967-0645 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.11.035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Virtue P; McIvor JS; Brown M; Casper R; Foster J; Yoshida T

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2009Burch P, Frusher SD, Wotherspoon SJ, Polacheck T, 'A modelled cost-benefit analysis of hybrid PIT and conventional tagging scenarios', New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 43, (1) pp. 339-346. ISSN 0028-8330 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00288330909510004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Burch P; Frusher SD

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2009Mao MY, Johnston-Hollitt M, Stevens JB, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Head-tail Galaxies: beacons of high-density regions in clusters', Royal Astronomical Society. Monthly Notices, 392, (2) pp. 1070-1079. ISSN 0035-8711 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.14141.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Mao MY; Johnston-Hollitt M; Stevens JB

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2009Sumner MD, Wotherspoon SJ, Hindell MA, 'Bayesian Estimation of Animal Movement from Archival and Satellite Tags', PLoS One, 4, (10) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1932-6203 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007324 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 48

Co-authors: Sumner MD; Hindell MA

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2008Fluckiger M, Jackson GD, Nichols PD, Virtue P, Daw A, et al., 'An experimental study of the effect of diet on the fatty acid profiles of the European Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)', Marine Biology, 154, (2) pp. 363-372. ISSN 0025-3162 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-008-0932-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Fluckiger M; Jackson GD; Nichols PD; Virtue P

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2008Jackson GD, Meekan MG, Wotherspoon SJ, Jackson CH, 'Distributions of young cephalopods in the tropical waters of Western Australia over two consecutive summers', Ices Journal of Marine Science, 65, (2) pp. 140-147. ISSN 1054-3139 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsm186 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Jackson GD; Jackson CH

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2008Olivier F, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Nest selection by snow petrels Pagodroma nivea in East Antarctica Validating predictive habitat selection models at the continental scale', Ecological Modelling, 210, (4) pp. 414-430. ISSN 0304-3800 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.08.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Olivier F

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2008Warfe DM, Barmuta LA, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Quantifying habitat structure: surface convolution and living space for species in complex environments', Oikos, 117, (12) pp. 1764-1773. ISSN 0030-1299 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2008.16836.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Warfe DM; Barmuta LA

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2008Jordan L, McMinn A, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Diurnal and monthly vertical profiles of benthic microalgae within intertidal sediments from two temperate localities', Marine and Freshwater Research, 59, (10) pp. 931-939. ISSN 1323-1650 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF07105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Jordan L; McMinn A

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2007Habeeb R, Johnson CR, Wotherspoon SJ, Mumby PJ, 'Optimal scales to observe habitat dynamics: a coral reef example', Ecological Applications, 17, (3) pp. 641-647. ISSN 1051-0761 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/06-0348 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Habeeb R; Johnson CR

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2007Breen SL, Ellingsen SP, Johnston-Hollitt M, Wotherspoon SJ, Bains I, et al., 'A search for 22-GHz water masers within the giant molecular cloud associated with RCW 106', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 377, (2) pp. 491-506. ISSN 0035-8711 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.11641.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Breen SL; Ellingsen SP; Johnston-Hollitt M; Senkbeil CE

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2007Van Polanen Petel T, Glese MA, Wotherspoon SJ, Hindell MA, 'The behavioural response of lactating Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) to over-snow vehicles: a case study', Canadian Journal of Zoology, 85, (4) pp. 488-496. ISSN 0008-4301 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/Z07-029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Van Polanen Petel T; Hindell MA

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2007Jackson GD, Wotherspoon SJ, Jackson CH, 'Temporal life history plasticity of the Southern Ocean squid Todarodes filippovae from waters off Tasmania, Australia', Marine Biology, 150, (4) pp. 575-584. ISSN 0025-3162 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-006-0374-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Jackson GD; Jackson CH

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2006Borchard KLA, Hewitt PM, Wotherspoon SJ, Scott AR, 'Australian Vascular Quality of Life Index (Ausviquol): A Pilot Study of a Disease-Specific Quality of Life Measure', ANZ Journal of Surgery, 76, (4) pp. 208-213. ISSN 1445-1433 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2006.03697.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2006Lake SE, Burton H, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Movements of adult female Weddell seals during the winter months', Polar Biology, 29, (4) pp. 270-279. ISSN 0722-4060 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-005-0050-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Lake SE

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2006Olivier F, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Modelling habitat selection using presence-only data: Case study of a colonial hollow nesting bird, the snow petrel', Ecological Modelling, 195, (3-4) pp. 187-204. ISSN 0304-3800 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.10.036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Olivier F

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2006Olivier F, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Distribution and abundance of Wilson's storm petrels Oceanites oceanicus at two locations in East Antarctica: testing habitat selection models', Polar Biology, 29, (10) pp. 878-892. ISSN 0722-4060 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-006-0127-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Olivier F

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2005Bradford RW, Bruce BD, Chiswell SM, Booth JD, Jeffs A, et al., 'Vertical distribution and diurnal migration patterns of Jasus edwardsii phyllosomas off the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand', New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 39, (3 SPEC. ISS. 2) pp. 593-604. ISSN 0028-8330 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2005.9517338 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24

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2005Habeeb R, Melbourne-Thomas J, Wotherspoon SJ, Johnson CR, 'Determining natural scales of ecological systems', Ecological Monographs, 75, (4) pp. 467-487. ISSN 0012-9615 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/04-1415 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Habeeb R; Melbourne-Thomas J; Johnson CR

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2005Jackson GD, Wotherspoon SJ, McGrath-Steer BL, 'Temporal population dynamics in arrow squid Nototodarus gouldi in southern Australian waters', Marine Biology, 146, (5) pp. 975-983. ISSN 0025-3162 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00227-004-1491-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Jackson GD

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2005Lake SE, Wotherspoon SJ, Burton HR, 'Spatial utilisation of fast-ice by Weddell seals Leptonychotes weddelli during winter', Ecography, 28, (3) pp. 295-306. ISSN 0906-7590 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.0906-7590.2005.03949.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Lake SE

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2005Olivier F, Wotherspoon SJ, 'GIS-based application of resource selection functions to the prediction of snow petrel distribution and abundance in East Antarctica: Comparing models at multiple scales', Ecological Modelling, 189, (1-2) pp. 105-129. ISSN 0304-3800 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.04.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Olivier F

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2005Whitehead JM, Wotherspoon SJ, Bohaty SM, 'Minimal Antarctic sea ice during the Pliocene', Geology, 33, (2) pp. 137-140. ISSN 0091-7613 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1130/G21013.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Whitehead JM

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2004Bradshaw CJA, Higgins J, Michael KJ, Wotherspoon SJ, Hindell MA, 'At-sea distribution of female southern elephant seals relative to variation in ocean surface properties', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 61, (6) pp. 1014-1027. ISSN 1054-3139 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.icesjms.2004.07.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Bradshaw CJA; Higgins J; Michael KJ; Hindell MA

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2004Forbes LK, Hocking GC, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Salt-water up-coning during extraction of fresh water from a tropical island', Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 48, (1) pp. 69-91. ISSN 0022-0833 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/B:ENGI.0000009517.28682.6f [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Forbes LK

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2003Jackson GD, McGrath Steer BL, Wotherspoon SJ, Hobday AJ, 'Variation in age, growth and maturity in the Australian arrow squid Nototodarus gouldi over time and space - what is the pattern?', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 264 pp. 57-71. ISSN 0171-8630 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps264057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Jackson GD; McGrath Steer BL

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1998Palmer D, Row D, Stee R, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Rigidity of octahedral tetrahedral trusses', Discrete Applied mathematics, 86, (2-3) pp. 249-262. ISSN 0166-218X (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0166-218X(98)00030-4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Palmer D; Row D

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1996Wotherspoon SJ, Donaldson JD, 'Finite differences and internal tides-representing the boundary', Deep-Sea Research I, 43, (6) pp. 949-958. ISSN 0967-0637 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0967-0637(96)00029-5 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Donaldson JD

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1994Fearnley-Sander DP, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Numerical Integration 1', Mathematica World, 2, (9) pp. 1-11. (1994) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Fearnley-Sander DP

1994Wotherspoon SJ, 'Numerical Integration 2', Mathematica World, 2, (10) pp. 1-15. (1994) [Non Refereed Article]

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Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Johnson CR, Novak M, Salomon A, Britton D, Byrnes J, et al., 'Phase shifts and stressor-driven dynamics in kelp beds', 10th International Temperate Reefs Symposium 2014, 12-17 January 2014, Perth, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Johnson CR; Cresswell A; Ling SD; Marzloff MP

2013Humphries MA, Wotherspoon SJ, Bruno RB, Karpievitch YV, 'The Expectancy Valence Model: Can it identify individual performance deficits on the Iowa gambling task?', 2013 Australasian Mathematical Psychology Conference Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 15-17 February 2013, Sydney, New South Wales, pp. 27. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Humphries MA; Bruno RB; Karpievitch YV

2011Lyle JM, Wotherspoon SJ, Stark KE, Tracey S, 'Applications of a Telephone-Diary Survey Method for Estimating Participation, Effort and Catch: Examples From Australia Including Developments In the Analysis of Complex Survey Data', 141st Annual Meeting American Fisheries Society - Abstracts, 4-8 September 2011, Seattle, USA, pp. 117. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Stark KE; Tracey S

2011Lyle JM, Wotherspoon SJ, Stark KE, Tracey S, 'RecSurvey: an integrated analytical approach to the estimation of recreational catch and effort based on a telephone-diary survey method', 6th World Recreational Fishing Conference - Book of Abstracts, 1-4 August 2011, Berlin, Germany, pp. 144. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Stark KE; Tracey S

2008Breen SL, Ellingsen SP, Johnston-Hollitt M, Wotherspoon SJ, Bains I, et al., 'Water masers within the G 333.2-0.6 giant molecular cloud', Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union - IAU Symposium, Volume 242, 12-16 March 2007, Alice Springs, pp. 144-145. (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Breen SL; Ellingsen SP; Johnston-Hollitt M; Senkbeil CE

2008Frusher SD, Gardner C, Burch P, Wotherspoon SJ, Hoenig JM, 'Conventional Tags: Still Strong After 100 Years', Advances in Fish Tagging & Marking Technology: International Symposium (Abstracts), 24-28 February 2008, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 67. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Frusher SD; Gardner C; Burch P

2007Burch P, Wotherspoon SJ, Frusher SD, 'Investigation of different methods for improving tag reporting rate in fisheries tagging experiments, a cost benefit analysis', Programme & Abstracts: 8th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management, 23-28 September 2007, Charlottetown, Canada, pp. 70. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Burch P; Frusher SD

2006Walls JT, Towers H, Walters EH, Reid DW, West Courtenay, et al., 'Effect of bronchodilators on airway distensibility and its relationship to residual airflow limitation', Abstracts of the 2006 Annual Scientific Meetings of the Thoracic Society of Australia & New Zealand & the Australian & New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science, 24-29 March 2006, Canberra, pp. A71. ISSN 1323-7799 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walls JT; Towers H; Walters EH; Reid DW; West Courtenay; Johns DP

2006Wright N, Wotherspoon SJ, Woods GM, Lowenthal RM, Ragg S, 'Reducing the toxicity of autologous stem cell transplants', Annual Scientific Meeting Handbook, 15-18 October 2006, Hobart, pp. 95. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Woods GM; Lowenthal RM

2005Walls JT, Towers H, Walters EH, Reid DW, West Courtenay, et al., 'Effect of bronchodilators on airway distensibility and its relationship to residual airflow limitation', Proceedings of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Canberra (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walls JT; Towers H; Walters EH; Reid DW; West Courtenay; Johns DP

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Virtue P, Green C, Pethybridge HR, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Wotherspoon SJ, et al., 'Arrow squid: stock variability, fishing techniques, trophic linkages - facing the challenges', FRDC Final Report 2006/12 (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Virtue P; Green C; Pethybridge HR; Moltschaniwskyj NA

2010Lyle JM, Wotherspoon SJ, Stark KE, 'Developing an analytical module for large scale recreational fishery data based on phone-diary survey methodology', FRDC Final Report Project 2007/064, 2007/064 (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Stark KE

2003Barmuta LA, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Monitoring and research requirements for Chrophyte algal beds in Great Lake 2003 and beyond', Hydro Tasmania, Draft (2003) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Barmuta LA

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1995Wotherspoon SJ, 'Internal tides and resonance' (1995) [PhD]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

12

Total funding

$1,746,657

Projects

Evaluating the likelihood of regime shifts in Southern Ocean ecosystems (2016)$5,000
Description
Effective ecosystem-based management requires that we manage for potential as well as current ecosystem dynamics. This is made more challenging if the potential dynamics of a system include a regime shift a sudden shift from one stable ecosystem state to another. Such a transition can occur in ecosystems where higher order positive feedback loops stabilise the system until a critical threshold is reached, after which the system is propelled into an alternate state (Marzloff et al. 2011). In the Southern Ocean changes have occurred at multiple levels of the ecosystem, but there is not yet evidence that these changes are indicative of a regime shift (Weimerskirch et al. 2003, Atkinson et al. 2004). My thesis will address two components of this problem: 1) the detection and 2) the possibility of regime shifts in Southern Ocean ecosystems. In the first year of my PhD I developed an analytical method for detecting regime shifts from transect data. In the second part of my PhD, I will focus on evaluating the susceptibility of Southern Ocean ecosystem to regime shifts by investigating the importance of a key positive feedback: the ability of phytoplankton to promote their own blooms by releasing the chemical compounds dimethylsulfide (DMS) and dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP, parent molecule of DMS). Some higher predators can smell DMS or DMSP and use it to navigate to productive patches in the ocean (Nevitt et al. 1995, DeBose et al. 2010). These predators then consume the zooplankton which eat phytoplankton, thereby releasing phytoplankton from a major source of mortality. This may facilitate larger phytoplankton blooms, resulting in more energy entering the food chain (Lewis et al. 2012, Savoca and Nevitt 2014). Despite the potential importance of this feedback in structuring the system, the relationship between DMS/DMSP concentrations in the Southern Ocean and spatial distributions of phytoplankton, zooplankton and predator species assemblages have never been investigated. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the potential strength and importance of this feedback within the system. This question will be addressed using two complementary approaches: qualitative network modelling, and a data-driven analysis of DMS and DMSP concentrations in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean in relation to environmental variables and species assemblages.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Johnson CR; Wotherspoon SJ; Ward D
Year
2016
Using size-based models to understand the role of mesopelagic fish and squid in the Southern Ocean ecosystem (2015 - 2016)$161,325
Description
Mesopelagic fish are the most abundant vertebrate in the biosphere, accounting for more biomass than any other group of fish. In the Southern Ocean, mesopelagic fish and squid play a key role transferring energy from zooplankton to higher predators, and several species of fish are or commercial importance. However, the sensitivity of mesopelagic fish and squid to the combined impacts of fishing and climate change is poorly understood. Model representations of these groups which would inform our understanding of their current status and potential future trends are currently lacking. This project will develop size-based (or size spectrum) models to fill this gap. Size based model provide a powerful means to understand how marine communities are organised and how they respond to fishing and climate change. This project will advance our understanding of the role of mesopelagic species in Southern Ocean ecosystems and inform the development of indicators for ecological change.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($161,325)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Constable A; Johnson CR; Melbourne-Thomas J; Welsford D; Wotherspoon SJ; Trebilco R
Period
2015 - 2016
Solar and satellite animal tracking: analytical methods and applications (2015 - 2016)$1,800
Description
Knowledge of an animals large scale movements through the landscape is essential to understanding its ecology. Many far-ranging Antarctic species can only be tracked with electronic tags. These small data loggers either directly record the animals location through satellite tracking, or record ambient light levels and the animals path is determined from the recorded pattern of day and night when the tag is recovered. Early generations of tags were bulky and expensive, and could only be deployed on larger animals. Technological advances have seen tags decrease in both size and cost, and these tags are playing an increasingly important role in Antarctic Science. This project will develop an integrated suite of tools for estimating animal tracks from tag data, in particular, developing improved methods capable of fully leveraging the data collected by the latest generations of tracking tags.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($1,800)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wotherspoon SJ; Sumner MD
Period
2015 - 2016
Trial and validation of Respondent-Driven sampling as a cost-effective method for obtaining representative catch, effort, social and economic data from recreational fisheries (2012 - 2015)$370,001
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($370,001)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Lyle JM; Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2012 - 2015
Development of environmental risk assessment and remediation guidelines for Antarctic and subantarctic marine and terrestrial environments (2012)$0
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King Catherine; George S; Townsend AT; Batley G; Chapman J; Warne M; Van Dam R; Adams MM; Virtue P; Fox D; Cooper A; Raymond Ben; Wasley J; Wotherspoon SJ; Candy S
Year
2012
Quantitative Antarctic Science (2012 - 2016)$393,750
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($393,750)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2012 - 2016
TRACK. A New Tool for Integration, Interpolation and Visualisation of Animal Tracking Data (2010)$49,454
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($49,454)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Marine Mammal Centre
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Gales Nick; Wotherspoon SJ; Frydman S
Year
2010
2007/064 Tactical Research Fund: Developing an Analytical Module for Large-scale Recreational Fishery Data Based on Phone/Diary Survey Methodology (2008 - 2009)$73,670
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($73,670)
Scheme
Grant-Tactical Research Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lyle JM; Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2008 - 2009
Arrow Squid-Stock Variability, Fishing Techniques, Trophic Linkages - Facing The Challenges (2006 - 2011)$261,120
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($261,120)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Virtue P; Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2006 - 2011
Great Lake Algal Bed Study 2002-2003 (2003)$12,028
Funding
Hydro Electric Corporation ($12,028)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Wotherspoon SJ
Year
2003
2003-051 Developing tagging models and validating key assumptions for estimating crucial fishery assessment parameters in the Tasmanian rock lobster fisheries (2003 - 2009)$409,509
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($409,509)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frusher SD; Wotherspoon SJ; Hoenig J
Period
2003 - 2009
Reliable Geolocaton Estimates from Archival Tag Data (2000)$9,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wotherspoon SJ
Year
2000

Research Supervision

Current

13

Completed

19

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDynamic Model Selection in Agent-Based Simulation Models2008
PhDAnalytical Tools for Estimating Predator Diets in Marine Ecosystems2008
PhDA Statistical Model of North Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone Genesis, Tracks and Landfall2012
PhDCauses and Consequences of Variability in the Depths of Acoustic Deep Scattering Layers in the World Ocean2012
PhDEstimation of Sensitivity Data from Predictive Model Toxicity Testing for Slow Developing Antarctic Species and the Use of Bayesian Models in Establishing Water Quality Guidelines2014
PhDEvaluating the Likelihood of Critical Transitions in Southern Ocean Ecosystems2014
PhDModelling Ocean Transport of Key Species in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean2014
PhDStatistical Issues for Mapping Biodiversity in the Southern Ocean2015
PhDInference of Foraging Success in a Top Southern Ocean Predator2015
PhDAdelie Penguins as Ecosystem Indicators: Foraging Behaviour and Habitat2016
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
PhDConservation Physiology of Marine Fishes: Linking individual movement with population and community dynamics in a changing climate2017
PhDIdentifying Fish Stocks Prone to Interdecadal Productivity Shifts Across Different Worldwide Marine Ecosystems2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDBeneath the Sea Ice: Exploring elephant seal foraging strategy in Earths extreme Antarctic polar environment
Candidate: Sara Amandine Labrousse
2016
PhDMilky Way Halo Objects, IC 4499 and the Large Magellanic Cloud
Candidate: Warren John Hankey
2014
MastersImpacts of Future Climate on Tasmanian Rivers
Candidate: James Clement Bennett
2013
PhDBiology and Conservation Ecology of Selected Saproxylic Beetle Species in Tasmania's Southern Forests
Candidate: Belinda Kate Yaxley
2013
PhDA Daily Tag Return Model for Lobster Fisheries
Candidate: Paul Burch
2012
PhDAnalytical Techniques for the Interpretation of Satellite Derived Marine Animal Locations
Candidate: Sascha Frydman
2011
PhDThe Tag Location Problem
Candidate: Michael Damien Sumner
2011
PhDInterfacial Waves in Shear Flows
Candidate: Michael James Chen
2010
PhDNonlinear Applications of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Candidate: Gregois Lee
2010
PhDFlame Properties and Fire Spread on Cylindrical Fuel Beds
Candidate: Danijela Ivkovic
2010
MastersDynamical Systems Analysis of a Two-Level Trophic Food Web in the Southern Oceans
Candidate: Scott Alistair Hadley
2009
PhDStatistical Inference for Movement Behaviour Using Animal Tracking Data
Candidate: Robin Barbara Thomson
2008
PhDModelling Water and Solute Transport in Chara: A Numerical Study of the Effects of Unstirred Layers on Membrane Parameter Estimation
Candidate: Sharon May Yen Koh
2008
PhDAn Inverse Method for Designing High-frequency RF Coils in MRI
Candidate: Peter Thomas While
2007
PhDFisheries CPUE-Abundance Relationships: Examination using a Resource-Fisher Integrated Model
Candidate: Miriana Sporcic
2007
PhDNesting Habitat Selection of Snow Petrels (Pagodroma nivea) and Wilson's Storm Petrels (Oceanites oceanicus) in East Antarctica: A Modelling Approach to Predict Species Distribution
Candidate: Frederique Olivier
2006
MastersPlasticity in the Reproductive Strategies of the Southern Ocean Ommastrephid Squid Todarodes filippovae - a Morphometric, Lipid and Fatty Acid Approach
Candidate: Christine Jackson
2005
PhDEstimating Natural Scales of Ecological Systems
Candidate: Rebecca Lynn Habeeb
2005
MastersEstimation of Two Observer Line Transett Surveys (Applied tot he SBT Aerial Survey Data)
Candidate: Benjamas Tulyanitikul
2001