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Leon Barmuta

Associate Professor
School of Natural Sciences

Room 215a , Life Sciences Building

+61 3 6226 2785 (phone)

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Leon.Barmuta@utas.edu.au

Associate Professor Leon Barmuta is the 2020-21 Kansas State University Fulbright Scholar and was awarded the Hilary Jolly Gold Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Freshwater Ecology by the Australian Society for Limnology in 2013. He was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Government in 2013. He is interested in the ecology of freshwater ecosystems and the application of this science to managing water quality and freshwater habitats and their biodiversity.

Biography

Leon was a postdoctoral researcher at Murdoch University (WA) designing and implementing impact assessments for small dams. He then moved on to researching the impacts of acid deposition on lakes and streams at the University of California Santa Barbara (USA) after which he worked for the Victorian Government on threatened species policy and procedures and at the Museum of Victoria. Before joining the University of Tasmania in 1991, he was an Australian Water Research Advisory Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Monash University and the University of Melbourne (Victoria). Since joining the University he has taught at all undergraduate and graduate levels and has led or co-led teams applying ecological research to bioassessment in freshwaters, the Australian & New Zealand Guidelines for Water Quality, the impacts of forestry on freshwater ecosystem processes and the mitigation of the effects of water level manipulations in shallow lakes.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhD Community Structure of Macroinvertebrate Benthos in an Australian Upland Stream Monash University Australia 1987
BSc (Hons) The Decomposition of Eucalyptus obliqua leaf packs in small stream ecosystems University of Adelaide Australia 1978

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Society for Limnology (past president and member of executive)
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Society for Freshwater Science
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • SIL International Society for Limnology

Administrative expertise

University Learning and Teaching Committees since 2000. Tasmanian node coordinator for the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility Freshwater Biodiversity Hub (2009 – 2012). Led major industry collaborations with Forest Practices Authority and Hydro Tasmania.

Teaching

Ecology, Community Ecology, Population Ecology, Behavioural Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Bioassessment, Experimental Design, Biostatistics, Freshwater Ecology, Ecohydrology, Ecohydraulics, Disturbance Ecology, Invertebrate Ecology, Macroinvertebrates, Limnology, Lakes, Wetlands, Rivers, Streams, Ecosystem Modelling, Statistical Modelling, Statistical Analysis

Teaching expertise

Leon has taught at all undergraduate and post-graduate levels in Zoology, Ecology and Biological Sciences. He coordinated Honours Programs in Zoology from 1991 to 2009 and designed and implemented and coordinated an innovative undergraduate unit called Biology and Society  which started in 2000 and for which he was awarded his Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning by the Australian Government in 2013.

Teaching responsibility

Coordinator:

  • KPZ312 Scientific Methods in Biology
  • KPZ720 Advanced Scientific Methods in Biology
  • KPZ305 Biology and Society
  • KPZ715 Advanced Biology and Society

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Research Appointments

  • 2010-2013: National Water Quality Management Strategy Working Groups 2 & 5
  • 2010: Forest Practices Authority Tasmania Biodiversity Review
  • 2009-2010: National Water Commission: review of the importance of headwater streams
  • 2009-2013: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity, Tasmanian Node Co-ordinator

Research Invitations

National River Health Management Workshop, University of Canberra (2012 - 2015)

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Expertise

  • Ecology of fresh and saline inland waters (streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, wetlands)
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem function, including threatened fauna and flora in inland waters.
  • Biological assessment and monitoring of impacts of changed land-uses on freshwater ecosystems, including impacts of invasive freshwater and riparian species.

Research Themes

Leon’s research aligns with the University’s research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability with a side-serve of Data, Knowledge and Decisions. His research interests range from pure basic research into how freshwater organisms interact with their habitat and natural disturbances (e.g. floods and droughts), through the impacts of land use change on freshwaters and their biodiversity to interdisciplinary applied projects on adaptation to climate change, wetland restoration and supporting farmers in finding ways to conserve biodiversity and improve ecosystem services while still optimising their agricultural outputs.

Collaboration

Between 1995 and 2002, Associate Professor Leon Barmuta teams across two Universities and eight State and Territory agencies to develop and test the reporting system for AUSRIVAS (Australia’s first biological assessment system for freshwaters), and he served on the all the scientific and technical reference panels throughout the National River Health Program. He has continuing research collaborations on freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem function with the Forest Practices Authority and Hydro Tasmania since the late 1990's which has included three Australian Research Council Linkage Projects and the CRC for Forestry. He participated in the Galathea 3 Expeditions (2006-7: Danish Expedition Foundation, University of Copenhagen) to research food-web interactions and the impact of introduced trout in Tasmanian lakes. He is currently part of two major international collaborations on carbon processing in inland waters, DECODIV led by the University of the Basque Country in Spain and the CELLDEX led by Oakland University in the USA. Both have over 20 collaborators on all the inhabited continents and several island nations. Most recently he has become a member of the Australian Mountain Research Facility, led by the Australian National University which is researching climate change impacts to alpine and subalpine environments in south-eastern Australia

Awards

  • 2020-21 Kansas State University Fulbright Scholar
  • 1987 Water Research Achievement Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Australian Water Research Advisory Council.

2013 Hilary Jolly Gold Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Freshwater Ecology, Australian Society for Limnology

Current projects

  • Resilience of managed lakes to water-level manipulation.
  • Impacts of fine sediment from forestry and agriculture on small headwater streams.
  • Linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem function in disturbed river catchments.
  • Evaluating the potential of eDNA for surveying Giant Freshwater Crayfish (Astacopsis gouldi) – the world’s largest freshwater invertebrate.

Fields of Research

  • Freshwater ecology (310304)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Environmental management (410404)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)
  • Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) (310302)
  • Population ecology (310307)
  • Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) (310305)
  • Terrestrial ecology (310308)
  • Ecosystem function (410203)
  • Isotope geochemistry (370303)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Wildlife and habitat management (410407)
  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)
  • Evolutionary biology (310499)
  • Surface water hydrology (370704)
  • Zoology (310999)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Microbial ecology (310703)
  • Inorganic geochemistry (370302)
  • Animal behaviour (310901)
  • Forestry management and environment (300707)
  • Palaeoecology (310306)
  • Behavioural ecology (310301)
  • Cell metabolism (310103)
  • Genetics (310599)
  • Biogeography and phylogeography (310402)
  • Host-parasite interactions (310407)
  • Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology (410202)
  • Environmental biogeochemistry (410501)
  • Atmospheric aerosols (370103)
  • Specialist studies in education (390499)
  • Invertebrate biology (310913)
  • Agricultural hydrology (300201)
  • Landscape ecology (410206)
  • Air pollution modelling and control (401101)
  • Palaeoclimatology (370904)
  • Climate change processes (370201)
  • Civil engineering (400599)
  • Turbulent flows (401213)
  • Agricultural land management (300202)
  • Other earth sciences (379999)
  • Secondary education (390306)
  • Plant developmental and reproductive biology (310804)
  • Sustainability accounting and reporting (350107)
  • Agricultural land planning (300203)
  • Environment and resource economics (380105)
  • Environmentally sustainable engineering (401102)
  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing (401304)
  • Bacteriology (310701)
  • Biological mathematics (490102)
  • Mechanical engineering (401799)
  • Animal physiology - systems (310910)
  • Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes (370104)

Research Objectives

  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Terrestrial biodiversity (180606)
  • Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity (180303)
  • Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems (180301)
  • Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use (180603)
  • Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems (180501)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water) (180306)
  • Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in coastal and estuarine environments (180204)
  • Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments (180602)
  • Coastal and estuarine systems and management (180299)
  • Terrestrial systems and management (180699)
  • Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management (180399)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments (180604)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Hydro-electric energy (170803)
  • Air quality, atmosphere and weather (180199)
  • Social impacts of climate change and variability (190103)
  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Fisheries - wild caught (100399)
  • Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) (190504)
  • Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180404)
  • Harvesting and transport of forest products (260202)
  • Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems (180403)
  • Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences (280107)
  • Environmental policy, legislation and standards (190299)
  • Coastal or estuarine biodiversity (180203)
  • Environmentally sustainable information and communication services (220299)
  • Native forests (260204)
  • Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory) (180102)
  • Ecosystem adaptation to climate change (190102)
  • Palliative care (200309)
  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Wind energy (170808)
  • Environmental lifecycle assessment (190204)
  • Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180499)
  • Environmentally sustainable plant production (260199)
  • Consumption patterns, population issues and the environment (190201)
  • Aerospace equipment (241501)
  • Environmental education and awareness (190203)
  • Water policy (incl. water allocation) (190211)

Publications

Leon is a community ecologist whose empirical research focusses on freshwater habitats.He uses this disciplinary platform to underpin his applied research in anthropogenic impacts on freshwaters (forestry, agriculture, climate change, water management) and the conservation biology of freshwater fauna.Most of his research publications are collaborations with his postgraduate students and colleagues, and nearly all of this research is empirical with large commitments of time and resources to field investigations and the labour-intensive laboratory work that this generates.

His publications fall into three broad groups:

  1. Fundamental research into how biota interact with each other and their habitat (e.g Warfe & Barmuta 2004. Oecologia 144(1): 171-178).
  2. Investigations into the connections between ecosystem processes (particularly decomposition) and community structure (e.g. Boyero et al. 2011. Ecology Letters 14(3): 289-294).
  3. Translation of these principles into the design and improvement of applications in biological assessesment, monitoring and ecosystem management. (Downes, Barmuta, et al. 2002. Monitoring Ecological Impacts: Concepts and Practice in Flowing Waters. Cambridge University Press.)

He always strongly encouraged his students and postdoctoral researchers to publish, and since 2010 has followed the policy of placing his name last on all publications for which he was the lead supervisor or researcher lead author (over 50% of his refereed publications since 2010) His quantitative skills and reputation as a field-based community ecologist have led him ot collaborate with riparian and terrestrial researchers including mentoring postgraduates in other fields. Many of his middle-order coauthorships recognise his contributions to study design and data analysisOne or two paragraphs describing your publications or publishing history.

He has served on the editorial board of Oecologia since 2010.

Total publications

108

Highlighted publications

(9 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2007Journal ArticleGooderham J, Barmuta LA, Davies PE, 'Upstream heterogeneous zones: small stream systems structured by a lack of competence?', Journal of North American Benthological Society, 26, (3) pp. 365-374. ISSN 0887-3593 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1899/06-067.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Gooderham J; Davies PE

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2007Journal ArticleHardie SA, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'Reproductive biology of the threatened golden galaxias Galaxias auratus Johnston and in the influence of lake hydrology', Journal of Fish Biology, 71, (6) pp. 1820-1840. ISSN 0022-1112 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01648.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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2006Journal ArticleWarfe DM, Barmuta LA, 'Habitat structural complexity mediates food web dynamics in a freshwater macrophyte community', Oecologia, 150, (1) pp. 141-154. ISSN 0029-8549 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-006-0505-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 128Web of Science - 127

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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2005Journal ArticleRobson BJ, Barmuta LA, Fairweather PG, 'Methodological and conceptual issues in the search for a relationship between animal body-size distributions and benthic habitat architecture', Marine and Freshwater Research, 56, (1) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1323-1650 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF04210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32

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2004Journal ArticleWarfe DM, Barmuta LA, 'Habitat structural complexity mediates the foraging success of multiple predator species', Oecologia, 141, (1) pp. 171-178. ISSN 0029-8549 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-004-1644-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 266Web of Science - 258

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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2003Journal ArticleBarmuta LA, 'Imperilled rivers of Australia: Challenges for assessment and conservation', Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 6, (1) pp. 55-68. ISSN 1463-4988 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14634980301476 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

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2002BookDownes BJ, Barmuta LA, Fairweather PG, Faith DP, Keogh MJ, et al., 'Monitoring Ecological Impacts - Concepts and practice in flowing waters', Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 434. ISBN 0521771579 (2002) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Mapstone BD

2000Journal ArticleJones ME, Barmuta LA, 'Niche differentiation among sympatric Australian dasyurid carnivores', Journal of Mammalogy, 81, (2) pp. 434-447. ISSN 0022-2372 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1644/1545-1542(2000)081<0434:NDASAD>2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 58

Co-authors: Jones ME

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1997Journal ArticleCooper SD, Barmuta LA, Sarnelle O, Kratz K, Diehl S, 'Quantifying spatial heterogeneity in streams', Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 16, (1) pp. 174-188. ISSN 0887-3593 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/1468250 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 138Web of Science - 131

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Boyero L, Perez J, Lopez-Rojo N, Tonin AM, Correa-Araneda F, et al., 'Latitude dictates plant diversity effects on instream decomposition', Science Advances, 7, (13) Article eabe7860. ISSN 2375-2548 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abe7860 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Watson A

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2021Pay JM, Katzner TE, Hawkins CE, Barmuta LA, Brown WE, et al., 'Endangered Australian top predator is frequently exposed to anticoagulant rodenticides', Science of The Total Environment, 788 Article 147673. ISSN 0048-9697 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147673 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Pay JM; Hawkins CE; Koch AJ; Cameron EZ

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2021Trujillo-Gonzalez A, Hinlo R, Godwin S, Barmuta LA, Watson A, et al., 'Environmental DNA detection of the giant freshwater crayfish (Astacopsis gouldi)', Environmental DNA pp. 1-9. ISSN 2637-4943 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/edn3.204 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Watson A; Turner P; Koch A

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2020Clarke LJ, Jones PJ, Ammitzboll H, Barmuta LA, Breed MF, et al., 'Mainstreaming microbes across biomes', Bioscience, 70, (7) pp. 589-596. ISSN 0006-3568 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biaa057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Clarke LJ; Jones PJ; Ammitzboll H; Charleston M; Dakwa V; Eri R; Fountain-Jones NM; Kendal D; Sow SLS; Vemuri R; Flies EJ

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2020Rowbottom R, Carver S, Barmuta LA, Weinstein P, Allen GR, 'How do local differences in saltmarsh ecology influence disease vector mosquito populations?', Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 34, (3) pp. 279-290. ISSN 0269-283X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/mve.12433 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Rowbottom R; Carver S; Allen GR

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2020Strzelec M, Proemse BC, Barmuta LA, Gault-Ringold M, Desservettaz M, et al., 'Atmospheric trace metal deposition from natural and anthropogenic sources in Western Australia', Atmosphere, 11, (5) Article 474. ISSN 2073-4433 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/atmos11050474 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Strzelec M; Proemse BC; Gault-Ringold M; Boyd PW; Perron MMG; Bowie AR

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2020Vidal N, Trochine C, Amsinck SL, Barmuta LA, Christoffersen KS, et al., 'Interaction between non-native predatory fishes and native galaxiids (Pisces: Galaxiidae) shapes food web structure in Tasmanian lakes', Inland Waters, 10, (2) pp. 212-226. ISSN 2044-2041 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/20442041.2020.1724047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Hardie SA

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2019Cunningham CX, Scoleri V, Johnson CN, Barmuta LA, Jones ME, 'Temporal partitioning of activity: rising and falling top-predator abundance triggers community-wide shifts in diel activity', Ecography, 42, (12) pp. 2157-2168. ISSN 0906-7590 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ecog.04485 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Cunningham CX; Scoleri V; Johnson CN; Jones ME

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2018Cunningham CX, Johnson CN, Barmuta LA, Hollings T, Woehler EJ, et al., 'Top carnivore decline has cascading effects on scavengers and carrion persistence', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285, (1892) Article 20181582. ISSN 0962-8452 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1582 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 35

Co-authors: Cunningham CX; Johnson CN; Woehler EJ; Jones ME

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2018Ranyard CE, Kirkpatrick JB, Johnson CN, Barmuta LA, Jones ME, 'An exotic woody weed in a pastoral landscape provides habitat for many native species, but has no apparent threatened species conservation significance', Ecological Management and Restoration, 19, (3) pp. 212-221. ISSN 1442-7001 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/emr.12338 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Kirkpatrick JB; Johnson CN; Jones ME

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2017Andersen GE, Johnson CN, Barmuta LA, Jones ME, 'Use of anthropogenic linear features by two medium-size carnivores in reserved and agricultural landscapes', Scientific Reports, 7, (1) Article 11624. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11454-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Andersen GE; Johnson CN; Jones ME

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2017Anderson GE, Johnson CN, Barmuta LA, Jones ME, 'Dietary partitioning of Australia's two marsupial hypercarnivores, the Tasmania devil and the spotted-tailed quoll, across their shared distributional range', PLoS One, 12, (11) Article e0188529. ISSN 1932-6203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188529 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Anderson GE; Johnson CN; Jones ME

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2017Boyero L, Graca MAS, Tonin AM, Perez J, Swafford AJ, et al., 'Riparian plant litter quality increases with latitude', Scientific Reports, 7, (1) Article 10562. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-10640-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 36

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2017Hogan CM, Proemse BC, Barmuta LA, 'Isotopic fingerprinting of atmospheric nitrogen and sulfur using lichens (Cladia retipora) in Tasmania, Australia', Applied Geochemistry, 84 pp. 126-132. ISSN 0883-2927 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.06.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Hogan CM; Proemse BC

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2017Polo-Cavia N, Boyero L, Martin-Beyer B, Barmuta LA, Bosch J, 'Joint effects of rising temperature and the presence of introduced predatory fish on montane amphibian populations', Animal Conservation, 20, (2) pp. 128-134. ISSN 1367-9430 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/acv.12294 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Proemse BC, Eberhard RS, Sharples C, Bowman JP, Richards K, et al., 'Stromatolites on the rise in peat-bound karstic wetlands', Scientific Reports, 7 Article 15384. ISSN 2045-2322 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-15507-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Proemse BC; Sharples C; Bowman JP

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2017Rowbottom R, Carver S, Barmuta LA, Weinstein P, Allen GR, 'Mosquito distribution in a saltmarsh: determinants of eggs in a variable environment', Journal of Vector Ecology, 42, (1) pp. 161-170. ISSN 1081-1710 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jvec.12251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Rowbottom R; Carver S; Allen GR

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2016Boyero L, Pearson RG, Hui C, Gessner MO, Perez J, et al., 'Biotic and abiotic variables influencing plant litter breakdown in streams: A global study', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283, (1829) pp. 1-10. ISSN 0962-8452 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2664 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 58

Co-authors: Ratnarajah L

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2016Clapcott JE, Young RG, Neale MW, Doehring K, Barmuta LA, 'Land use affects temporal variation in stream metabolism', Freshwater Science, 35, (4) pp. 1164-1175. ISSN 2161-9549 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/688872 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2016Jo H, Ventura M, Vidal N, Gim J-S, Buchaca T, et al., 'Discovering hidden biodiversity: The use of complementary monitoring of fish diet based on DNA barcoding in freshwater ecosystems', Ecology and Evolution, 6, (1) pp. 219-232. ISSN 2045-7758 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1825 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 24

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2016Leahy L, Legge SM, Tuft K, McGregor HW, Barmuta LA, et al., 'Amplified predation after fire suppresses rodent populations in Australia's tropical savannas', Wildlife Research, 42, (8) pp. 705-716. ISSN 1035-3712 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR15011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 88Web of Science - 90

Co-authors: Leahy L; McGregor HW; Jones ME; Johnson CN

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2016Nichols SJ, Barmuta LA, Chessman BC, Davies PE, Dyer FJ, et al., 'The imperative need for nationally coordinated bioassessment of rivers and streams', Marine and Freshwater Research, 68, (4) pp. 599-613. ISSN 1323-1650 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF15329 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Davies PE

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2015Botwe PK, Barmuta LA, Magierowski R, McEvoy P, Goonan P, et al., 'Temporal patterns and environmental correlates of macroinvertebrate communities in temporary streams', PLoS ONE, 10, (11) Article e0142370. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142370 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Botwe PK; Magierowski R; Carver S

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2015Hamede RK, Pearse A-M, Swift K, Barmuta LA, Murchison EP, et al., 'Transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils: localized lineage replacement and host population response', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282, (1814) Article 20151468. ISSN 0962-8452 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1468 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Hamede RK; Jones ME

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2015Rowbottom R, Carver S, Barmuta LA, Weinstein P, Foo D, et al., 'Resource limitation, controphic ostracod density and larval mosquito development', PLoS One, 10, (11) Article e0142472. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142472 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Rowbottom R; Carver S; Allen GR

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2014Burrows RM, Magierowski RH, Fellman JB, Clapcott JE, Munks SA, et al., 'Variation in stream organic matter processing among years and benthic habitats in response to forest clearfelling', Forest Ecology and Management, 327 pp. 136-147. ISSN 0378-1127 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.04.041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Burrows RM; Magierowski RH; Munks SA; Roberts S; Davies PE

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2014Warfe DM, Hardie SA, Uytendaal AR, Bobbi CJ, Barmuta LA, 'The ecology of rivers with contrasting flow regimes: identifying indicators for setting environmental flows', Freshwater Biology, 59, (10) pp. 2064-2080. ISSN 0046-5070 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12407 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Warfe DM; Hardie SA

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2013Burrows RM, Fellman JB, Magierowski RH, Barmuta LA, 'Greater phosphorus uptake in forested headwater streams modified by clearfell forestry', Hydrobiologia, 703, (1) pp. 1-14. ISSN 0018-8158 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-012-1332-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Burrows RM; Magierowski RH

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2013Burrows RM, Fellman JB, Magierowski RH, Barmuta LA, 'Allochthonous dissolved organic matter controls bacterial carbon production in old-growth and clearfelled headwater streams', Freshwater Science, 32, (3) pp. 821-836. ISSN 2161-9549 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1899/12-163.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Burrows RM; Magierowski RH

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2012Boyero L, Barmuta LA, Ratnarajah L, Schmidt K, Pearson RG, 'Effects of exotic riparian vegetation on leaf breakdown by shredders: a tropical-temperate comparison', Freshwater Science, 31, (2) pp. 296-303. ISSN 2161-9549 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1899/11-103.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Ratnarajah L

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2012Boyero L, Pearson RG, Dudgeon D, Ferreira V, Graca MAS, et al., 'Global patterns of stream detritivore distribution: implications for biodiversity loss in changing climates', Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21, (2) pp. 134-141. ISSN 1466-822X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00673.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 103Web of Science - 94

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2012Burrows RM, Magierowski RH, Fellman JB, Barmuta LA, 'Woody debris input and function in old-growth and clear-felled headwater streams', Forest Ecology and Management, 286 pp. 73-80. ISSN 0378-1127 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.08.038 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Burrows RM; Magierowski RH

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2011Barmuta LA, Linke S, Turak E, 'Bridging the gap between 'planning' and 'doing' for biodiversity conservation in freshwaters', Freshwater Biology, 56, (1) pp. 180-195. ISSN 0046-5070 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02514.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 41

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2011Boyero L, Pearson RG, Gessner MO, Barmuta LA, Ferrerira V, et al., 'A global experiment suggests climate warming will not accelerate litter decomposition in streams but might reduce carbon sequestration', Ecology Letters, 14, (3) pp. 289-294. ISSN 1461-023X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01578.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 203Web of Science - 203

Co-authors: Ratnarajah L

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2011Turak E, Marchant R, Barmuta LA, Davis J, Choy S, et al., 'River conservation in a changing world: invertebrate diversity and spatial prioritisation in south-eastern coastal Australia', Marine and Freshwater Research, 62, (3) pp. 300-311. ISSN 1323-1650 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF09297 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 20

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2011Watson Anne, Barmuta LA, 'Feeding-preference trials confirm unexpected stable isotope analysis results: freshwater macroinvertebrates do consume macrophytes', Marine and Freshwater Research, 62, (10) pp. 1248-1257. ISSN 1323-1650 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF10298 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Watson Anne

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2010Clapcott JE, Barmuta LA, 'Metabolic patch dynamics in small headwater streams: exploring spatial and temporal variability in benthic processes', Freshwater Biology, 55, (4) pp. 806-824. ISSN 0046-5070 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02324.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Clapcott JE

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2010Clapcott JE, Barmuta LA, 'Forest clearance increases metabolism and organic matter processes in small headwater streams', Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 29, (2) pp. 546-561. ISSN 0887-3593 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1899/09-040.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Clapcott JE

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2010Watson A, Barmuta LA, 'Litter retention in Tasmanian headwater streams after clear-fell logging', Hydrobiologia: The International Journal on Limnology and Marine Sciences, 637, (1) pp. 197-206. ISSN 0018-8158 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-009-9996-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Watson A

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2009Baker S, Barmuta L, Grove S, Richardson A, 'Are streamside buffers edge-affected habitat for ground-dwelling forest beetle assemblages? ', Biodiversity and Conservation, 18, (13) pp. 3467-3482. ISSN 0960-3115 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10531-009-9655-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Baker S; Richardson A

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2009Baker SC, Barmuta LA, Richardson AMM, 'Response of ground-dwelling beetles across logging coupe edges into streamside reserves', Australian Journal of Entomology, 48, (3) pp. 194-203. ISSN 1326-6756 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.2009.00694.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Baker SC; Richardson AMM

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2009Ratnarajah L, Barmuta LA, 'The effects of leaf toughness on feeding preference by two Tasmanian shredders', Hydrobiologia: The International Journal on Limnology and Marine Sciences, 636, (1) pp. 173-178. ISSN 0018-8158 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-009-9946-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Ratnarajah L

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2008Hardie SA, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'Errata: Reproductive biology of the threatened golden galaxias', Journal of Fish Biology, 72, (3) pp. 785-786. ISSN 0022-1112 (2008) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01813_1.x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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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 - 27Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; White RWG

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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 - 83Web of Science - 84

Co-authors: Warfe DM; Wotherspoon SJ

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2007Baker SC, Barmuta LA, McQuillan PB, Richardson AMM, 'Estimating edge effects on ground dwelling beetles at clearfelled non-riparian stand edges in Tasmanian wet eucalypt forest', Forest Ecology and Management, 239, (1-3) pp. 92-101. ISSN 0378-1127 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.11.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Baker SC; McQuillan PB; Richardson AMM

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2007Baker SC, Richardson AMM, Barmuta LA, 'Site effects outweigh riparian influences on ground-dwelling beetles adjacent to first order streams in wet eucalypt forest', Biodiversity and Conservation, 16, (7) pp. 1999-2014. ISSN 0960-3115 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10531-006-9056-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Baker SC; Richardson AMM

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2007Gooderham J, Barmuta LA, Davies PE, 'Upstream heterogeneous zones: small stream systems structured by a lack of competence?', Journal of North American Benthological Society, 26, (3) pp. 365-374. ISSN 0887-3593 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1899/06-067.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Gooderham J; Davies PE

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2007Hardie SA, Pyecroft SB, Barmuta LA, White RWG, 'Spawning-related fungal infection of golden galaxias Galaxias auratus (Galaxiidae)', Journal of Fish Biology, 70, (4) pp. 1287-1294. ISSN 0022-1112 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01410.x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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2007Hardie SA, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'Reproductive biology of the threatened golden galaxias Galaxias auratus Johnston and in the influence of lake hydrology', Journal of Fish Biology, 71, (6) pp. 1820-1840. ISSN 0022-1112 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01648.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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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 - 14Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; Stuart-Smith JF; White RWG

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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 - 20Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; Stuart-Smith JF; White RWG

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2006Baker SC, Barmuta LA, 'Evaluating spatial autocorrelation and depletion in pitfall-trap studies of environmental gradients', Journal of Insect Conservation, 10, (3) pp. 269-276. ISSN 1366-638X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10841-006-0016-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Baker SC

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2006Baker SC, Richardson AMM, Barmuta LA, Thomson RJ, 'Why conservation reserves should not always be concentrated in riparian areas: A study of ground-dwelling beetles in wet eucalypt forest', Biological Conservation, 133, (2) pp. 156-168. ISSN 0006-3207 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2006.05.029 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Baker SC; Richardson AMM; Thomson RJ

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2006Hardie SA, Barmuta LA, White RWG, 'Comparison of day and night fyke netting, electrofishing and snorkelling for monitoring a population of the threatened golden galaxias (Galaxias auratus)', Hydrobiologia, 560, (1) pp. 145-158. ISSN 0018-8158 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-005-9509-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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2006Hardie SA, Jackson JE, Barmuta LA, White RWG, 'Status of galaxiid fishes in Tasmania, Australia: conservation listings, threats and management issues', Aquatic Conservation: marine and freshwater ecosystems, 16, (3) pp. 235-250. ISSN 1052-7613 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/aqc.722 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Hardie SA; Jackson JE; White RWG

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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 - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; White RWG

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2006Turnbull DKR, Barmuta LA, 'Different light conditions influence the activity of Eusthenia costalis Banks (Plecoptera: Eustheniidae)', Aquatic Insects, 28, (3) pp. 211-217. ISSN 0165-0424 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01650420600877592 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Turnbull DKR

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2006Warfe DM, Barmuta LA, 'Habitat structural complexity mediates food web dynamics in a freshwater macrophyte community', Oecologia, 150, (1) pp. 141-154. ISSN 0029-8549 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-006-0505-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 128Web of Science - 127

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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2005Dearden CR, Dermoudy J, Evans C, Barmuta LA, Jones SM, et al., 'Aligning Information Literacy with the Faculty Teaching and Learning Agenda', Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 36, (4) pp. 138-152. ISSN 0004-8623 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00048623.2005.10755306 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Dearden CR; Dermoudy J; Evans C; Jones SM; Magierowski RH; Osborn JE; Sargison JE; Waters DA

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2005Hardie SA, Barmuta LA, White RWG, 'Spawning related seasonal variation in fyke net catches of golden galaxias (Galaxias auratus): implications for monitoring lacustrine galaxiid populations', Fisheries Management and Ecology, 12, (6) pp. 407-409. ISSN 0969-997X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2400.2005.00454.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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2005Lauck V, Swain R, Barmuta LA, 'Breeding site characteristics regulating life history traits of the brown tree frog, Litoria ewingii', Hydrobiologia, 537, (1-3) pp. 135-146. ISSN 0018-8158 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10750-004-2790-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Lauck V; Swain R

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2005Robson BJ, Barmuta LA, Fairweather PG, 'Methodological and conceptual issues in the search for a relationship between animal body-size distributions and benthic habitat architecture', Marine and Freshwater Research, 56, (1) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1323-1650 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF04210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 32

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2004Baker SC, Richardson AMM, Seeman OD, Barmuta LA, 'Does clearfell, burn and sow silviculture mimic the effect of wildfire? A field study and review using litter beetles', Forest Ecology and Management, 199, (2-3) pp. 433-448. ISSN 0378-1127 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2004.05.047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Baker SC; Richardson AMM; Seeman OD

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2004Hardie SA, Barmuta LA, White RWG, 'Threatened fishes of the world: Galaxias auratus Johnston, 1883 (Galaxiidae)', Environmental Biology of Fishes, 71, (2) pp. 126. ISSN 0378-1909 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10641-004-1031-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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2004Warfe DM, Barmuta LA, 'Habitat structural complexity mediates the foraging success of multiple predator species', Oecologia, 141, (1) pp. 171-178. ISSN 0029-8549 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00442-004-1644-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 266Web of Science - 258

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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2003Barmuta LA, 'Imperilled rivers of Australia: Challenges for assessment and conservation', Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 6, (1) pp. 55-68. ISSN 1463-4988 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14634980301476 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

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2002Robson BJ, Chester EJ, Barmuta LA, 'Using fractal geometry to make rapid field measurements of riverbed topography at ecologically useful spatial scales', Marine and Freshwater Research, 53, (6) pp. 999-1003. ISSN 1323-1650 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF01222 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2002Turnbull DKR, Barmuta LA, 'Substrate complexity influences the preference of a predatory stonefly, Eusthenia costalis BANKS (Plecoptera: Eustheniidae), for its prey', Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 155, (3) pp. 481-492. ISSN 0003-9136 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1127/archiv-hydrobiol/155/2002/481 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Turnbull DKR

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2001Barmuta LA, Maher WA, Batley GE, 'Guidelines for water quality monitoring and reporting', Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology, 7, (2) pp. 199-208. ISSN 1323-3475 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2001Barmuta LA, McKenny CA, Swain R, 'The responses of a lotic mayfly Nousia sp (Ephemeroptera : Leptophlebiidae) to moving water and light of different wavelengths', Freshwater Biology, 46, (5) pp. 567-573. ISSN 0046-5070 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2427.2001.00692.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: McKenny CA; Swain R

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2001Humphrey CL, Barmuta LA, Davies PE, Davis JA, Mapstone BD, et al., 'Incorporating biological assessment into new generation water quality guidelines in Australia and New Zealand', Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology, 7, (1) pp. 65-80. ISSN 1323-3475 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Davies PE; Mapstone BD

2001Whinam J, Barmuta LA, Chilcott N, 'Floristic description and environmental relationships of Tasmanian Sphagnum communities and their conservation management', Australian Journal of Botany, 49, (6) pp. 673-685. ISSN 0067-1924 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT00095 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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2000Jones ME, Barmuta LA, 'Niche differentiation among sympatric Australian dasyurid carnivores', Journal of Mammalogy, 81, (2) pp. 434-447. ISSN 0022-2372 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1644/1545-1542(2000)081<0434:NDASAD>2.0.CO;2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 58

Co-authors: Jones ME

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1999Read MG, Barmuta LA, 'Comparisons of benthic communities adjacent to riparian native eucalypt and introduced willow vegetation', Freshwater Biology, 42, (2) pp. 359-374. ISSN 0046-5070 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2427.1999.444474.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 45

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1999Yeates LV, Barmuta LA, 'The effects of willow and eucalypt leaves on feeding preference and growth of some Australian aquatic macroinvertebrates', Australian Journal of Ecology, 24, (6) pp. 593-598. ISSN 0307-692X (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9993.1999.01008.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 32

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1998Jones ME, Barmuta LA, 'Diet overlap and relative abundance of sympatric dasyurid carnivores: a hypothesis of competition', Journal of Animal Ecology, 67, (3) pp. 410-421. ISSN 0021-8790 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2656.1998.00203.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 100Web of Science - 88

Co-authors: Jones ME

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1998Robson BJ, Barmuta LA, 'The effect of two scales of habitat architecture on benthic grazing in a river', Freshwater Biology, 39, (2) pp. 207-220. ISSN 0046-5070 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2427.1998.00271.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 33

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1997Cooper SD, Barmuta LA, Sarnelle O, Kratz K, Diehl S, 'Quantifying spatial heterogeneity in streams', Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 16, (1) pp. 174-188. ISSN 0887-3593 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/1468250 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 138Web of Science - 131

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1995Marchant R, Barmuta LA, Chessman BC, 'Influence of sample quantification and taxonomic resolution on the ordination of macroinvertebrate communities from running waters in Victoria, Australia', Marine and Freshwater Research, 46, (2) pp. 501-506. ISSN 1323-1650 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF9950501 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 70Web of Science - 65

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Barmuta L, Davies P, Watson A, Lacey M, Graham B, et al., 'Joining the dots: Integrating climate and hydrological projections with freshwater ecosystem values to develop adaptation options for conserving freshwater biodiversity', National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 219. ISBN 978-1-925039-10-8 (2013) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Davies P; Watson A; Lacey M; Warfe DM

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2002Downes BJ, Barmuta LA, Fairweather PG, Faith DP, Keogh MJ, et al., 'Monitoring Ecological Impacts - Concepts and practice in flowing waters', Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 434. ISBN 0521771579 (2002) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Mapstone BD

Conference Publication

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Ketelaar-Jones S, Busch B, Hipsey M, Proemse B, Maxwell C, et al., 'Using flexible mesh modelling to simulate turbidity in a shallow, oligotrophic lake', Abstracts for the Australian Society for Limnology Conference 2017, 24-28 September, Sydney, pp. #115. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ketelaar-Jones S; Proemse B

2017Proemse B, Gadd P, Zawadzki A, Maxwell C, Barmuta L, 'Tracing water quality changes in water level manipulated lakes in central Tasmania using high resolution core scanning and isotopic dating techniques', Abstracts for the Australian Society for Limnology Conference 2017, 24-28 September, Sydney, pp. #52. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Proemse B

2017Watson A, Barmuta LA, Proemse B, Visby I, Hogan CM, et al., 'Is turbidity in a shallow Tasmanian lake controlled by wind or by the extent of macrophyte coverage?', Abstracts for the Australian Society for Limnology Conference 2017, 24-28 September, Sydney, pp. #51. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Watson A; Proemse B; Hogan CM

2016Hogan CM, Proemse B, Barmuta LA, 'Tracing atmospheric nitrogen and sulphur deposition in Tasmania using isotopic fingerprinting in lichens', Goldschmidt Abstracts, 26 June - 1 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 1. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hogan CM; Proemse B

2016Proemse B, Hogan CM, Whitehead J, Coughanowr C, Barmuta LA, 'Biogeochemical controls on nutrient loadings in the Derwent River Catchment, Tasmania', 26th Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts, 26 June - 1 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 1. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Proemse B; Hogan CM

2013Rowbottom RM, Allen GR, Carver SS, Weinstein P, Barmuta LA, 'Vector mosquitoes increase generation time in the presence of competitors owing to resource limitation', Proceedings of the 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, 4-9 August 2013, Minneapolis, MN USA, pp. 104. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rowbottom RM; Allen GR; Carver SS

2012Rowbottom RM, Allen GR, Carver SS, Weinstein P, Barmuta LA, 'Ecological interactions and the Ross river virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Diptera: Culicidae), in Tasmania', 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012, 25-28 November 2012, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rowbottom RM; Allen GR; Carver SS

2011Rowbottom RM, Allen GR, Carver SS, Weinstein P, Barmuta LA, 'Salt marshes of south-eastern Tasmania: biotic and abiotic factors and their relationship with the Ross River virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae)', Poster presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference, November 2011, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rowbottom RM; Allen GR; Carver SS

2011Rowbottom RM, Allen GR, Carver SS, Weinstein P, Barmuta LA, 'Mosquito ecology and management of Ross River virus vector, Aedes camptorhynchus (Thomson) (Diptera: Culicidae)', Poster presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference, November 2011, Hobart, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rowbottom RM; Allen GR; Carver SS

2007Newman L, Gibson JAE, Swadling KM, Hodgson DA, Wagner B, et al., 'The palaeobiogeography of the Antarctic freshwater fauna', Abstracts / Quaternary International, July 2007, Cairns, Australia, pp. 167-168, 84. ISSN 1040-6182 (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Newman L; Gibson JAE; Swadling KM

2005Jones SM, Barmuta LA, Dermoudy J, Magierowski RH, Osborn JE, et al., 'What do we teach them and what are they learning? Evaluation and assessment of the information literacy skills of science students', Proceedings of the Blended Learning in Science, Teaching and Learning Symposium, 30 September 2005, Sydney, pp. 63-68. ISBN 1864877448 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jones SM; Dermoudy J; Magierowski RH; Osborn JE; Sargison JE; Dearden CR; Evans C; Waters DH

2003Jones SM, Barmuta LA, 'Challenging students to think critically: a science unit focussing on generic skills', Proceedings from HERDSA Conference 2003, July, New Zealand, pp. 6pp. (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Jones SM

2002Barmuta LA, Emmerson L, Otahal P, 'Tolerance of a rapid biological assessment method to measurement errors', Verhandlungen der Internationale Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie, July 2002, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 798-801. (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Emmerson L; Otahal P

1997Elvey WF, Richardson AMM, Barmuta LA, 'Interactions between the introduced yabby, Cherax destructor, and the endemic crayfish, Astacopsis franklinii, in Tasmanian streams', Freshwater Crayfish 11, Thunder Bay, Ontario, pp. 349-363. (1997) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Elvey WF; Richardson AMM

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(11 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Barmuta LA, Watson A, 'Occurrence of macroinvertebrates in Great Lake in autumn 2016', Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, 15 September (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Watson A

2015Hardie SA, MacFarlane KR, Barmuta LA, 'Further examination of the life histories of galaxiid fishes in Great Lake and other lentic waters in central Tasmania, and the influence of lake hydrology on the viability of their populations', Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Hardie SA

2014Hardie SA, MacFarlane KR, Barmuta LA, 'Further examination of the life history attributes of galaxiid fishes in Arthurs Lake and Great Lake, central Tasmania, and the influence of lake hydrology on the viability of their populations', Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Hardie SA

2011Hardie SA, MacFarlane KR, Barmuta LA, 'Life histories of galaxiid fishes in Arthurs Lake and Great Lake, Tasmania, and effects of water level fluctuations on their populations', Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Hardie SA

2009Barmuta LA, Watson Anne, Clarke A, Clapcott J, 'The importance of headwater streams', National Water Commission, 25 (2009) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Watson Anne; Clapcott J

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2003Barmuta LA, Emmerson L, Otahal P, 'The sensitivity of AusRivAS to variations of input values, low natural diversity and temporal variation', AusRivAS, Final (2003) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Emmerson L; Otahal P

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: Wotherspoon SJ

2003Murphy RJ, Crawford C, Barmuta LA, 'Estuarine health in Tasmania, status and indicators: water quality', Natural Heritage Trust, 16 (2003) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Murphy RJ; Crawford C

1998Barmuta LA, Chessman BC, Hart BT, 'Interpreting the outputs from AUSRIVAS', Land & Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, 2/98 (1998) [Contract Report]

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1996Barmuta LA, Chessman BC, Hart BT, 'Interpreting the Output of the National River Bioassessment Protocol to Support Management Decisions', LWRRDC (1996) [Contract Report]

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1995Barmuta LA, Jones M, Robson BJ, 'Zoological survey near proposed road modifications between Limekiln Point and Murphys Flat', Department of Transport, Tasmania, 1 (1995) [Consultants Report]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Hardie SA, Bobbi C, Barmuta LA, 'Macroinvertebrate and water quality responses to low flows in Tasmanian rivers', Low Flows Report Series, National Water Commission, Canberra (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Hardie SA

Grants & Funding

Associate Professor Leon Barmuta has received funding from the Discovery and Linkage programs of the Australian Research Council, the Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, Land and Water Australia, the CRC for Forestry and the National Climate Change Adaptation Facility. All of his applied research has involved contributions from industry partners such as Hydro Tasmania, Forest Practices Authority and several timber companies as well as government agencies (Australian Government, DPIPWE Tasmania, Inland Fisheries Service Tasmania) and NRM organisations (NRM South, NRM North, NRM Cradle Coast). He has also worked with several private sector consultancies.

He currently leads an ARC Discovery team with collaborators at Murdoch University and Massey University (New Zealand) investigating the linkages between biodiversity and ecosystem function in disturbed river catchments, and has collaborated with Dr Clare Horner (TSBE) to secure fuding from Meat & Livestock Australia to support transdisciplinary postgraduate research reconciling farming and ecological needs in agricultural landscapes.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

54

Total funding

$51,281,584

Projects

Reconstructing atmospheric deposition, nutrient cycling and history of lakes in the Tasmanian Central Highlands (2021 - 2022)$21,450
Description
The water level regimes of several lakes in the Central Highlands, Tasmania, Australia, are manipulated by Hydro Tasmania for power generation and irrigation supply. This has led to concerns regarding the ecological stability and resilience of these lakes under varying water levels. I will use geochemical indicators (C, N, and P concentrations, grain size, 𝛿15N, 𝛿13C) as well as isotopic dating techniques to trace changes in lake habitats, nitrogen sources, and sediment and nutrient fluxes because they have probably been altered by damming and subsequent water level manipulations. I then propose to investigate metal concentrations to see if they meet interim sediment quality guidelines because atmospheric metal contamination may be an issue from current and legacy mining operations on the West Coast of Tasmania. This will also include isotope ratios of lead because they have the potential to indicate the sources of the lead (and l other metal contaminants); and levoglucosan concentrations because it acts as a proxy for biomass burning and the ratios between levoglucosan and its isomers (mannosan and galactosan) may indicate the type of biomass burnt.
Funding
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering ($21,450)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Stevens H
Period
2021 - 2022
National Environmental Research Program 2: Resilient Landscapes Solutions Hub (2021 - 2027)$47,082,640
Description
The Resilient Landscapes Solutions (RLS) consortium Hub will work collaboratively with the Department of Agriculture Water and Environment to co-design and deliver critical research solutions to maintain, strengthen and restore landscape resilience, including a special focus on the conservation of nationally threatened species, ecological communities and migratory species. The RLS Hubs vision is to provide a truly national approach that underpins the adaptive management of terrestrial and freshwater habitats that strengthens whole-of-landscape recovery from major change such as wildfire and invasive species. The RLS Hub will catalyse action through a participatory Solutions Science approach which empowers users with the knowledge and tools to implement solutions to environmental challenges.
Funding
Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment ($47,082,640)
Scheme
Grant-National Environmental Science Prgm (NESP)
Administered By
University of Western Australia
Research Team
Stoeckl NE; Douglas M; Adams VM; Jones ME; Barmuta LA
Period
2021 - 2027
Postgraduate Scholarship - Rowan Alden (2020 - 2022)$54,000
Description
The project will develop a method for measuring environmental sustainability at the farm-level.
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($54,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Horner CA; Barmuta LA; Jones ME
Period
2020 - 2022
How much species diversity can you lose? (2019 - 2021)$242,994
Description
There is a critical need to test the common assumption in environmental management that high biodiversity makes ecosystems resilient to disturbances. Studies that merely observe biodiversity change after disturbance cannot identify ecological processes connecting high diversity and ecosystem function, making experiments that manipulate identical disturbances in ecosystems with different biodiversity essential. This project will use field experiments that manipulate disturbances in streams replicated in low and high biodiversity regions and across gradients of chronic background stress to show how biodiversity sustains functional ecosystems, and how muchdiversity can be lost before ecosystems collapse.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($242,994)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Robson B; Death R
Period
2019 - 2021
Grant Reference
DP190102837
Sources of turbidity in Arthurs Lake, Tasmania (2018)$37,084
Description
This project investigates the sources of turbidity in Arthurs Lake, Central Plateau, Tasmania, using an array of sediment traps at two locations within the lake. Mineralogical and geochemical composition of the collected sediment retrieved from the traps will be compared with lake bed sediment and soil/ash samples from the shoreline. This study aims to identify whether post-bush fire conditions have a negative impact on water quality in the lake, and if ash from surface runoff contributes to increased turbidity in the lake.
Funding
Hydro Tasmania ($37,084)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Proemse B; Barmuta LA
Year
2018
Feedback responses in shallow lake ecosystems (2018 - 2020)$9,245
Description
The main aim of my PhD project is to produce and refine models of two shallow, nutrient poor lakes in the central highlands of Tasmania. These models will allow me to simulate the feedback responses between turbidity (water losing clarity due to particles in the water column), aquatic plants, sediment type and water level. By producing models of these lakes, I will be able to predict lake responses to environmental change. This allows proactive management strategies to be adopted to prevent undesirable outcomes such as increased turbidity, algal blooms, and death of aquatic plants.To produce accurate models, I need qualitative data on aquatic plant germination time and time to sexual maturity.I am seeking support to conduct a seed bank experiment. The specific questions to be addressed by the proposed experiment are: How long does it take for aquatic plants (charophytes and other macrophytes) to germinate?How much time after inundation is needed for the dominant macrophyte species reproduce sexually and replenish the seed bank?Does the community composition of rewetted sediment differ from that of current vegetation?Are all current functional groups currently known to be in the lakes represented in the seed bank?The results of the seed bank experiment will directly inform models. As well as using models to inform management strategies I am able to evaluate how appropriate the Alternative Stable States theory of lake response to environmental change is as a predictor of water clarity in these lakes. This paradigm suggests that shallow lakes can exist in self-reinforcing states: clear water and turbid water, until environmental factors force a change of state. The majority of the accepted examples of this scenario occur in response to nutrient enrichment. Using the models for simulation studies will allow me to evaluate if Alternative Stable States can exist in shallow, nutrient poor lakes.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($9,245)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Proemse B; Ketelaar-Jones S
Period
2018 - 2020
Invertebrates of Great Lake (2016)$17,400
Description
This project will identify selected macroinvertebrates from 100 separate samples collected by Hydro Tasmania from Great Lake in late summer and early autumn in 2016 using a rapid, presence-absence protocol.
Funding
Hydro Tasmania ($17,400)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Watson A
Year
2016
Assessment of Freshwater Values in Hydrowood Operations (2016)$11,032
Description
Assess whether proposed timber harvesting operations in hydro-electric water storages comply with environmental audit requirements for freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem processes
Funding
Global-Mark Pty Ltd ($11,032)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2016
Projects Integration for the Revision of the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality (2016)$22,875
Funding
Hydrobiology Qld Pty Ltd ($22,875)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2016
Algal blooms and declining water quality: identifying key nutrient sources using isotopic fingerprinting (2016)$14,985
Description
This project will use isotopic fingerprinting to identify the key sources of nutrients that drive algalpollution of drinking water in Tasmanias densest populated river basin: the River Derwent Catchment.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,985)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Proemse B; Barmuta LA
Year
2016
Tracing water quality changes in water-level manipulated lakes in central Tasmania using high resolution core scanning and isotopic dating techniques (2015)$8,005
Description
This project uses existing analytical tools to develop novel approaches for reconstructing the sediment resuspension history in shallow lakes. The sediment cores retrieved for this study are from two water-manipulated lakes (Hydro Tasmania), and results will generate new understanding of water turbidity and nutrient availability from sediment resuspension events depending on the lakes water levels. This knowledge will create new management strategies according to the Hydro Tasmania Sustainability Code.
Funding
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering ($8,005)
Scheme
Award-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Proemse B; Barmuta LA; Maxwell Carolyn; Visby I
Year
2015
Approaches to evaluating the biological structure of stream ecosystems (2014 - 2016)$16,500
Description
This project will take advantage of an existing database describing land use characteristics, water quality and other environmental variables spanning streams from Natural Resource Management areas across South Australia. The dataset is under the banner of the Australian River Assessment System (AUSRIVAS) comprising over 900 stream sites periodically sampled since 1997, with the South Australian Environmental Protection Authority as the lead agency for the program and the Australian Water Quality Centre (South Australian Corporation) as a third party partner. Models of a-diversity will be explored using taxonomic and trait-based approaches in response to land-use and other environmental variables. To achieve this, regression models will be used to evaluate the hypothesized drivers (e.g. salinity, stream flow, nutrient condition, land-use type) of community structure. Information theoretic approaches will then be used to compare multiple models or hypothesis. The project will then compare and contrast how the best models of taxonomic indices compare to best models of trait-based indices. Structural equation models will be used to model direct and indirect determinants of macroinvertebrates. Coefficients associated with these direct and indirect pathways and their significance will be obtained and how much of the variation in the macroinvertebrate communities will be explained by the direct and indirect environmental determinants.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($16,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Magierowski RH; Botwe PK; Barmuta LA
Period
2014 - 2016
Analysing trends in native fish data from Great Lake (2013)$9,783
Funding
Hydro Tasmania ($9,783)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2013
Resilience of lake ecosystems to water-level manipulation (2013 - 2016)$570,000
Description
This project will identify the role of water-level manipulation in structuring key ecosystem processes across a range of shallow lakes to determine which conditions foster resilience. We will provide an explicit and generalisable framework to enable authorities for the first time to predict how a shallow lake will respond to changes in water level. This will be an important advance in ongoing challenges Australia faces in minimising threats to biodiversity, developing lake-specific operating rules to preserve environmental values, and providing a basis for adapting lake management to climate change. This will provide a scientific basis or moving from reactive to proactive management, by targeting leading rather than lagging environmental variables.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($400,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Hipsey M; Maxwell Carolyn
Period
2013 - 2016
Grant Reference
LP130100756
Joining the dots: integrating climate and hydrological models to manage risks and develop options for conserving freshwater biodiversity (2011 - 2012)$349,545
Funding
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ($349,545)
Scheme
Grant-NCCARF Freshwater Biodiversity
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Davies PE; Read MG
Period
2011 - 2012
Research conducted by PhD Candidate Ryan Burrows (2010)$2,000
Funding
Forest Practices Authority ($2,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Burrows RM
Year
2010
Dunns Creek Environmental Flows Survey (2010)$6,834
Funding
Woodlots and Wetlands Pty Ltd ($6,834)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2010
Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Processes of Headwater Streams in Natural and Managed Catchments (2010)$2,500
Funding
Institute of Foresters of Australia ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Maxwell Ralph Jacobs Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Burrows RM
Year
2010
Review of Monitoring Strategies for Managed Tasmanian Lakes (2009)$5,126
Funding
Hydro Consulting ($5,126)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2009
Threatened Galaxiid Fish of Arthurs and Great Lakes (2009 - 2011)$10,530
Funding
Forest Contracting Services Tasmania Pty Ltd ($10,530)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
2009 - 2011
Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Processes of Headwater Streams in Natural and Managed Catchments (2009 - 2011)$15,000
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Burrows RM
Period
2009 - 2011
Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Processes of Headwater Streams in Natural and Managed Catchments: Surveys of Large Woody Debris (2009 - 2011)$2,500
Funding
Forestry Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-WARRA Small Project Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Burrows RM
Period
2009 - 2011
Biodiversity Review Expert Panel: Freshwater (2008)$9,498
Funding
Forest Practices Authority ($9,498)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2008
Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network (2008 - 2012)$25,000
Funding
Department of Climate Change ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Nat.ClimateChangeAdaptationResearch Facility
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Davies PE
Period
2008 - 2012
Gunns Pulpmill Outfall: refining marine benthic monitoring (2007)$17,099
Funding
Aquenal Pty Ltd ($17,099)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2007
Inglis River Water Management Plan (2007)$8,417
Funding
Cradle Coast NRM ($8,417)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2007
Gunns Pulpmill Outfall: refining marine benthic monitoring Phase 2 (2007)$13,150
Funding
Aquenal Pty Ltd ($13,150)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2007
Flow Regimes and the Distribution and Use of Detritus in a River (2007 - 2009)$36,000
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($36,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Watson A
Period
2007 - 2009
Algae species composition and nutrient dynamics of a regulated river (2007 - 2008)$9,550
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($9,550)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Watson A
Period
2007 - 2008
Developing a Holistic Flow Framework for Tasmania's Catchments (2006 - 2008)$658,500
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($658,500)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Southern Region
Administered By
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment
Research Team
Warfe D; Davies PE; Koehnken L; Cohen T; Ross DJ; Wintle B; Watson A; Barmuta LA
Period
2006 - 2008
Program 4.1-Water Quality and Quantity (2005 - 2011)$321,321
Funding
CRC Forestry Ltd ($321,321)
Scheme
Program 4
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
2005 - 2011
Reanalysis of Geomorphic Domains for the conservation of Freshwater Ecosystem Values Project (2004)$3,208
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($3,208)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2004
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
Antarctic Freshwater Lake Fauna: Palaeobiogeography, Palaeoecology and Applications to Climate change Studies (2003 - 2004)$5,142
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($5,142)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Gibson JAE; McMinn A; Swadling KM
Period
2003 - 2004
Do Introduced Brown Trout have Stronger Effects on Stream Biota than Native Fish? (2003)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2003
Antarctic Freshwater Lake Fauna: Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology and Application to Climate Change Studies (2003)$0
Funding
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2003
Improvement of Water Conveying Efficiency in Hydroelectric Power Generation Systems by Optimising Pipe Friction Losses (2003 - 2005)$482,900
Funding
Australian Research Council ($350,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Sargison JE; Walker GJ; Line MA; Osborn JE; Barmuta LA; Brandner PA
Period
2003 - 2005
Grant Reference
LP0347167
Expert review of Basslink in-stream biota studies: Proposed mitigation project (2002)$6,050
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($6,050)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2002
How does Forestry Impact Headwater Streams? (2002 - 2004)$331,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($181,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Boulton AJ; Davies PE; Munks SA; McIntosh P
Period
2002 - 2004
Grant Reference
LP0210383
Recovery of headwater streams after logging (2001)$50,000
Funding
Forest Practices Authority ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Davies PE
Year
2001
AUSRIVAS error analysis Phase One and Two (2000 - 2002)$221,820
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($221,820)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
2000 - 2002
Anzecc Water Quality Guidelines (2000)$13,350
Funding
Environmental Research Institute of Supervising Scientist ($13,350)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2000
Rough Rivers: Living Below Turbulent Water (2000)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2000
Supplementary Funding (1998)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Davis JA
Year
1998
What determines the transition between clear and turbid water in central Tasmanian lakes (1996 - 1998)$75,510
Funding
Australian Research Council ($60,510)
Scheme
Grant-Scholarship: APA (Industry)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1996 - 1998
Grant Reference
AP96258
Refuges and Predatory Interactions in Freshwater Benthos. (1996)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Swain R
Year
1996
Recovery of riverine benthos from a major natural flood (1995)$20,783
Funding
Australian Research Council ($20,783)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
1995
Influence of Willows on Stream Ecosystems. (1995 - 1996)$4,500
Funding
Centre for Catchment and Instream Research, Griffith University ($4,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1995 - 1996
Interpreting the output of the national bioassessment protocol to support management decisions (1994 - 1995)$127,614
Funding
Land and Water Australia ($127,614)
Scheme
Grant-Joint CEPA:Monitoring River Health
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1994 - 1995
The impact of willow management practices on instream biota (1994 - 1996)$75,000
Funding
Land and Water Australia ($75,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1994 - 1996
Direct and indirect effects of habitat patchiness: experimental tests using stream benthos (1992 - 1994)$109,939
Funding
Australian Research Council ($109,939)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1992 - 1994
Grant Reference
A19132133
Can stable isotope analyses elucidate food chains in rivers? (1992)$5,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
1992
Effects of near-bed flow regimes on benthic colonization and distribution (1991 - 1992)$68,177
Funding
Land and Water Australia ($68,177)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1991 - 1992
Colonization of river beds: physical constraints (1991)$9,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-New Staff Research Priming
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
1991

Research Supervision

Leon has been a lead supervisor for 17 PhD, 2 MSc and 18 Honours students, and looks forward to supervising more. He is particularly proud of the diversity of careers that his postgraduates have pursued ranging from environmental advocacy, through consulting and senior environmental government positions to senior positions at universities and research institutes in Australia and New Zealand. He is lead supervisor for three current PhD students, and co-supervisor of two others.

His list of current research projects can all accommodate further postgraduate and Honours students. He welcomes those with a strong record of academic achievement, a zest for field work and a thirst for scientific and quantitative rigour.

Current

8

Completed

26

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDSocial Behaviour, Aggression and the Indirect Effects of Competition and Predation in the Fish Species Galaxias maculatus and Gambusia holbrooki2013
PhDThe Role of Macrophytes in Mediating Sediment and Nutrient Fluxes in Shallow Lakes2015
PhDLinking Environment with Production in Agricultural Landscapes2019
PhDReconstructing Atmospheric Deposition, Nutrient Cycling, and History of Tasmanian Highland Lakes2020
PhDHow Much Species Diversity Can You Lose? Species Redundancy in Response to Multiple Disturbances2020
PhDConservation Genomics of Galaxiid Fishes2020
PhDDisentangling the drivers of beta-diversity: a mensurative experiment on metacommunities2021
PhDEffects of climate change on carbon cycling in Australian, high-latitude, carbon-rich ecosystems2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDEcological Factors Influencing the Distribution and Abundance of the Saltmarsh Mosquito Vector (Aedes camptorhynchus)
Candidate: Raylea Maree Rowbottom
2020
PhDTaxa vs Traits: Analysing stream communities in South Australian dry environments
Candidate: Paul Kingsley Botwe
2017
PhDBiology and Conservation Ecology of Selected Saproxylic Beetle Species in Tasmania's Southern Forests
Candidate: Belinda Kate Yaxley
2013
PhDStructure and Function of Small, Headwater Streams Flowing through Wet Eucalypt Forest in Southern Tasmania and the Impact of Clearfell Forestry
Candidate: Ryan Mitchell Burrows
2013
PhDThe Impact of 170 Years of Flow Regulation on Processes and Patterns in an Eastern Tasmanian River System
Candidate: Anne Watson
2011
PhDAn Evaluation of Indonesia's Indian Ocean Tuna Longline Fisheries, Based on Historical and Newly Established Sources of Catch and Effort Information
Candidate: Lilis Sadiyah
2010
PhDAn Ecological, Morphological and Molecular Investigation of Beddomeia Species (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) in Tasmania
Candidate: Karen Richards
2010
PhDAssessing the Impact of Intraspecific and Interspecific Interactions on Tasmanian Rock Lobster (Jasus edwardsii) Caught in Traps: Analysing and Modelling
Candidate: Cass Mary Hunter
2010
MastersMethods for Monitoring the Abundance of the Northern Australian Mud Crab Scylla serrata
Candidate: Tracy Ann Hay
2009
PhDThe Palaeobiogeography of the East Antarctic Freshwater Fauna
Candidate: Louise Newman
2008
PhDThe Metabolic Signature of Small Headwater Streams: Natural Variability and the Response to Forestry
Candidate: Joanne Elizabeth Clapcott
2007
PhDThe Importance of Complex Habitats for the Predator-Prey Interaction Between the Threatened Galaxiid Fish and an Introduced Salmonid
Candidate: Richard Duncan Stuart-Smith
2007
PhDBiological Feasibility of Spiny Lobster Jasus edwardsii Stock Enhancement
Candidate: Megan Dianne Oliver
2007
PhDConservation Biology of the Golden Galaxias (Galaxias auratus) (Pisces: Galaxiidae)
Candidate: Scott Anthony Hardie
2007
PhDEcology and Conservation of Ground-dwelling Beetles in Managed Wet Eucalypt Forest: Edge and Riparian Effects
Candidate: Susan Claire Baker
2006
PhDWater Clarity in Two Shallow Lake Systems of the Central Plateau, Tasmania, Australia
Candidate: Adam Roman Uytendaal
2006
PhDEstimating Natural Scales of Ecological Systems
Candidate: Rebecca Lynn Habeeb
2005
PhDSustainable Harvest of Lobster Pueruli: A Way Forward for Rock Lobster Aquaculture
Candidate: David Jonathan Mills
2005
PhDMechanisms underlying the preference of Eusthenia costalis Banks (Plecoptera: Eustheniidae) for prey and the influence of habitat complexity
Candidate: Derek Kevin Richard Turnbull
2004
PhDThe role of habitat structure in a freshwater food web
Candidate: Danielle Margriet Warfe
2003
PhDThe impacts of Brown Trous (Salmo trutta) in streams; the implications of prey identity and habitat
Candidate: William Elvey
2002
PhDEffects of model structure on performance
Candidate: Elizabeth Ann Fulton
2002
PhDEffect of river management practices on instream biota incorporating the role of large woody debris in rivers and streams
Candidate: Martin George Read
2000
PhDThe comparative foraging ecology of Royal Eudyptes schlegeli and Rockhopper E chrysocome Penguins
Candidate: Cindy Lee Hull
1998
PhDLotic ecology
Candidate: Belinda Jane Robson
1996
PhDEcology of juvenile Jasus edwardsii
Candidate: Matthew John Edmunds
1996