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Scott Hardie

Adjunct Lecturer

Sandy Bay Campus

0458 458 489 (phone)

scott.hardie@utas.edu.a

Biography

I am a freshwater ecologist who works for the Tasmanian State Government in the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, and I also conduct independent applied research on consultancy projects. Since 2013, I have held an adjunct lecturer position with the School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania. I have extensive experience in studying freshwater ecosystems in Tasmania (particularly lakes and rivers), and providing high-level science and advice to water resource managers in the state. I am particularly interested in managing water for the environment and the balance between the maintaining aquatic biodiversity and water resource use, and the ecology and conservation of freshwater fish.

Career summary

Qualifications

PhD

Conservation Biology of the Golden Galaxias (Galaxias auratus Johnston) (Pisces: Galaxiidae)

University of Tasmania

Australia

2007

BSc (Aquatic Science) (Hons)

Investigation into the re-introduction of native fish in Lake Surprise south-western Victoria

Deakin University

Australia

1998

BSc (Aquatic Science)

 

Deakin University

Australia

1997

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Society for Limnology
  • Australian Society for Fish Biology

Teaching

Freshwater ecology, freshwater fish ecology, shallow lakes, environmental flows, flow-ecology relationships, water resource management, river management, lake management

Teaching expertise

Scott provides guest lectures in shallow lake ecology, freshwater fish ecology and lake management annually at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania to support a Freshwater Ecology unit.

Research Invitations

2008-2017: Hydro Tasmania – Examining the life histories of galaxiid fishes in lakes in central Tasmania and influence of water level fluctuations on their populations

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Expertise

Much of my work focuses on determining how much water freshwater ecosystems need to function (e.g. environmental flows, lake water level regimes) and relationships between hydrological regimes and aquatic biota (i.e. macroinvertebrates and fish). I also have a keen interest in freshwater fish ecology and conservation which stems from my research into the life cycle and habitat requirements of several endemic and threatened Tasmanian fish species.

As I work alongside water managers and policy makers, my research is directly applicable to current and emerging issues in water resource management.

Areas of interest include:

  • Freshwater ecosystems (e.g. rivers, lakes)
  • Aquatic ecosystem health
  • Aquatic biodiversity
  • Environmental flows
  • Freshwater fish
  • Water management

Awards

2011: Contributed to Hydro Tasmania receiving the Tasmanian Water Environment Merit Award from the Australia Water Association

Fields of Research

  • Freshwater ecology (310304)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Biogeography and phylogeography (310402)
  • Landscape ecology (410206)
  • Environmental management (410404)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology (410202)

Research Objectives

  • Fresh, ground and surface water biodiversity (180303)
  • Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems (180501)
  • Terrestrial biodiversity (180606)
  • Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use (180603)
  • Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) (190504)
  • Fisheries - wild caught (100399)
  • Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems (180403)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of fresh, ground and surface water environments (180307)

Publications

Total publications

40

Journal Article

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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: Barmuta LA

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2018Garcia-Diaz P, Kerezsy A, Unmack PJ, Lintermans M, Beatty SJ, et al., 'Transport pathways shape the biogeography of alien freshwater fishes in Australia', Diversity and Distributions, 24, (10) pp. 1405-1415. ISSN 1366-9516 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12777 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9

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2018Hardie SA, Bobbi CJ, 'Compounding effects of agricultural land use and water use in free-flowing rivers: confounding issues for environmental flows', Environmental Management, 61, (3) pp. 421-431. ISSN 0364-152X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00267-017-0836-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2017Hardie SA, Chilcott MA, 'Water levels in a highland lake control the quantity and quality of spawning habitat for a littoral-spawning galaxiid fish', Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 27, (1) pp. 24-38. ISSN 1099-0755 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2630 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2016Ebner BC, Morgan DL, Kerezsy A, Hardie S, Beatty SJ, et al., 'Enhancing conservation of Australian freshwater ecosystems: Identification of freshwater flagship fishes and relevant target audiences', Fish and Fisheries, 17, (4) pp. 1134-1151. ISSN 1467-2960 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/faf.12161 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2014Bobbi CJ, Warfe DM, Hardie SA, 'Implementing environmental flows in semi-regulated and unregulated rivers using a flexible framework: case studies from Tasmania, Australia', Rivers Research and Applications, 30, (5) pp. 578-592. ISSN 1535-1459 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/rra.2661 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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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 - 19Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Warfe DM; Barmuta LA

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2013Hardie SA, 'Hydrological manipulation to assist spawning of a threatened galaxiid fish in a highland lake system', Marine and Freshwater Research, 64, (9) pp. 887-899. ISSN 1323-1650 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF12197 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11

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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: White RWG; Barmuta LA

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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: Barmuta LA; 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 - 21Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: White RWG; Barmuta LA

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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: Barmuta LA; 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 - 23Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Jackson JE; Barmuta LA; White RWG

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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 - 5

Co-authors: Barmuta LA; White RWG

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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: Barmuta LA; White RWG

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Cleary C, Hardie S, Morrison B, Aldridge A, Pryor S, 'Collaborative water management in the Ringarooma River catchment Tasmania, Australia', Proceedings of the 9th Australian Stream Management Conference, 12-15 August 2018, Hobart, Australia, pp. 213-222. ISBN 9780734054555 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2018Hardie SA, Bobbi CJ, Uytendaal AR, 'Evaluation and redirection of a long-term, broad-scale river health monitoring program in Tasmania, Australia', Proceedings of the 9th Australian Stream Management Conference, 12-15 August 2018, Hobart, Australia, pp. 317-325. ISBN 9780734054555 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Hardie SA, Bobbi CJ, 'Compounding effects of agricultural land use and water use in free-flowing rivers: confounding issues for water management', Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, 7-12 February 2016, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-8. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Hardie SA, Macfarlane KR, 'Spawning of Paragalaxias species in yingina / Great Lake, central Tasmania during 2018/19 and the influence of water levels', Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Consultants Report]

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2018Hardie SA, Macfarlane KR, 'Spawning of Paragalaxias species in yingina/Great Lake, central Tasmania during 2017/18 and the influence of water levels', Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, June 2018 (2018) [Consultants Report]

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2017Hardie SA, MacFarlane KR, 'Spawning of Paragalaxias species in Great Lake, central Tasmania during 2016/17 and the influence of water levels', Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2017) [Consultants Report]

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2016Hardie SA, MacFarlane KR, 'Spawning of Paragalaxias species in Great Lake, central Tasmania during 2015/16 and the influence of water levels', Hydro Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2016) [Consultants Report]

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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: Barmuta LA

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: Barmuta LA

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: Barmuta LA

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Hardie SA, 'Conservation Biology of the Golden Galaxias (Galaxias auratus) (Pisces: Galaxiidae)' (2007) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Freeman R, Hardie SA, 'Galaxias auratus, Golden Galaxias', The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Switzerland, pp. 1-11. (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122902289A123382106.en [eCite] [Details]

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2015Hardie SA, 'A survey of the freshwater fish fauna of the Tarkine region, north-west Tasmania', Bush Blitz, Australia, pp. 1-29. (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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2014Hardie S, 'Australian endangered species: Tasmanian galaxiids', The Conversation, Australia, 23 January 2014 (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2012Hardie S, 'Water levels - the golden key', RipRap, Australian River Restoration Centre, Australia, 34, pp. 56-57 ISSN 1324-6491. (2012) [Magazine Article]

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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: Barmuta LA

2009Graham B, Hardie S, Gooderham J, Gurung J, Hardie D, et al., 'Ecological impacts of water availability for Tasmania: A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Tasmania Sustainable Yields Project', CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, Australia (2009) [Report Other]

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2006Hardie SA, 'Inland and Wet', Tasmania 40 Degrees South, Forty South Publishing, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, 40, p. 50. (2006) [Magazine Article]

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2005Hardie S, 'The golden galaxias: an endemic freshwater fish under threat', Tasmania 40 Degrees South, Forty South Publishing, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, 36, pp. 72-73. (2005) [Magazine Article]

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2005Hardie SA, 'Mt Kinabalu adventure: a Tasmanian perspective from the roof of Borneo', Tasmania 40 Degrees South, Forty South Publishing, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, 38, pp. 43-45. (2005) [Magazine Article]

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2003Hardie SA, 'Current Status and Ecology of the Golden Galaxias (Galaxias auratus)', Rehabilitation of Lakes Sorell and Crescent Report Series, Inland Fisheries Service, Hobart, Tasmania, 7/1, pp. 1-140. (2003) [Report Other]

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2003Hardie SA, 'Current Status of the Macroinvertebrate Communities in Lakes Crescent and Sorell', Rehabilitation of Lakes Sorell and Crescent Report Series, Inland Fisheries Service, Hobart, Tasmania, 7/2 (2003) [Report Other]

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2003Hardie SA, 'Threatened fish profile: Golden galaxias (Galaxias auratus Johnston 1883)', Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter, Australian Society for Fish Biology, Australia, 33 (2), pp. 57-60 ISSN 1325-1503. (2003) [Internal Newsletter]

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2003Uytendaal A, Heffer D, Hardie SA, 'Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Project: Ecosystem Dynamics and Ecological Modelling', Rehabilitation of Lakes Sorell and Crescent Report Series, Inland Fisheries Service, pp. 1-69. (2003) [Report Other]

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2000Hardie SA, 'Examination of Fish and Invertebrate Fauna in Seven Lakes in the Swan Hill - Kerang Region, Northern Victoria', pp. 1-50. (2000) [Government or Industry Research]

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