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John Keane

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Dr John Keane is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. His key research fields are in wild fisheries, particularly small pelagic fish and commercial dive fisheries.

Biography

John completed his undergraduate studies at the Australian Maritime College, winning the Captain Thomas Swanson and Raptis prizes for best performance in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Fisheries) degree program. After receiving first class honours he moved to Hobart where he completed his PhD at the University of Tasmania on larval fish assemblages and their links with the East Australian Current. Since graduating he has been working at the University of Tasmania on numerous ARC and FRDC environmental and fisheries research projects.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDMesoscale Characterisation of the Pelagic Shelf Ecosystem of South-Eastern Australia: Integrated Approach Using Larval Fish Assemblages and OceanographyUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2009
BAppSci Fisheries (1st Class Hons)Population Structure, reproductive Biology and temperature Tolerance of the mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki in Northern TasmaniaAustralian Maritime CollegeAustralia2002

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Society for Fish Biology

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Expertise

  • Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery
  • Periwinkles
  • Sea Urchins
  • Small Pelagic Fishery
  • Stock Assessment

Research Themes

John's research aligns to the University's research themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime and Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His research interests evolve around the science that supports sustainable harvest in wild fisheries. Much of John's work focuses on the small pelagic fishery where his research has underpins stock assessments on Blue Mackerel, Jack Mackerel and Redbait. John has also completed extensive research on the Tasmanian Commercial Dive Fishery. A growth and reproductive biological study on the Periwinkle lead to key management changes to ensure the long term sustainable harvest. Ongoing research into Long-Spined Sea Urchins is aiming to determine the effectiveness of the commercial fishery as a control mechanism of this range-extending species which is threatening the productivity of southeast Australian reef systems.

Collaboration

John is currently in collaboration with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) on two national projects, which are primarily aimed at determining the spawning biomass of small pelagic fishes to enable sustainable management of the commonwealth fishery.

Awards

  • 2015 - Tasmanian Seafood Industry Awards – Research Development and Extension Award (Winner)
  • 2011 - UTAS Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

Current projects

Dr Keane is currently working on two FRDC Projects:

  • FRDC 2013/026 - Can commercial harvest of long-spined sea urchins reduce the impact of urchin grazing on abalone and lobster fisheries?
  • FRDC 2014/033 - Egg distribution, reproductive parameters and spawning biomass of blue mackerel, Australian sardine and tailor off the east coast during late winter and early spring.

Fields of Research

  • Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment (300502)
  • Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) (310305)
  • Fisheries management (300505)
  • Fisheries sciences (300599)
  • Biological oceanography (370801)
  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)
  • Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying) (401306)
  • Horticultural crop growth and development (300802)
  • Fish physiology and genetics (300504)
  • Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology) (310302)
  • Maritime engineering (401599)
  • Behavioural ecology (310301)
  • Ecosystem function (410203)
  • Post-harvest fisheries technologies (incl. transportation) (300506)
  • Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (420899)
  • Crop and pasture nutrition (300407)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Phycology (incl. marine grasses) (310801)
  • Environmental management (410404)

Research Objectives

  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Fisheries - wild caught (100399)
  • Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna) (100305)
  • Wild caught edible molluscs (100304)
  • Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments (180503)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Wild caught rock lobster (100307)
  • Understanding climate change (190599)
  • Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) (190504)
  • Coastal or estuarine biodiversity (180203)
  • Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition (180505)
  • Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems (180403)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Wild caught crustaceans (excl. rock lobster and prawns) (100303)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems (180501)
  • Nutraceuticals and functional foods (241308)
  • Ecosystem adaptation to climate change (190102)
  • Stone fruit (excl. avocado) (260513)
  • Field grown vegetable crops (260505)
  • Macadamias (260507)
  • Horticultural crops (260599)
  • Soils (180605)
  • Wine grapes (260608)
  • Industrial crops (260699)
  • Aquaculture molluscs (excl. oysters) (100203)

Publications

Total publications

45

Highlighted publications

(8 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2016Journal ArticleWard TM, Burnell OW, Ivey A, Sexton SC, Carroll J, et al., 'Spawning biomass of jack mackerel (Trachurus declivis) off eastern Australia: critical knowledge for managing a controversial fishery', Fisheries Research, 179 pp. 10-22. ISSN 0165-7836 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.02.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Lyle JM

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2015Journal ArticleNeira FJ, Perry RA, Burridge CP, Lyle JM, Keane JP, 'Molecular discrimination of shelf-spawned eggs of two co-occurring Trachurus spp. (Carangidae) in southeastern Australia: a key step to future egg-based biomass estimates', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72, (2) pp. 614-624. ISSN 1054-3139 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu151 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Neira FJ; Perry RA; Burridge CP; Lyle JM

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2014Journal ArticleAbell GCJ, Ross DJ, Keane J, Holmes BH, Robert SS, et al., 'Niche differentiation of ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in response to paper and pulp mill effluent', Microbial Ecology, 67, (4) pp. 758-768. ISSN 0095-3628 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-014-0376-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Ross DJ

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2013Journal ArticleAbell GCJ, Ross DJ, Keane JP, Oakes JM, Eyre BD, et al., 'Nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities and their relationship to nutrient fluxes and sediment geochemistry in the Derwent Estuary, Tasmania', Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 70, (1) pp. 63-75. ISSN 0948-3055 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/ame01642 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Ross DJ

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2009Journal ArticleNeira FJ, Lyle JM, Keane JP, 'Shelf spawning habitat of Emmelichthys nitidus in south-eastern Australia - Implications and suitability for egg-based biomass estimation', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 81, (4) pp. 521-532. ISSN 0272-7714 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2008.12.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Neira FJ; Lyle JM

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2008Journal ArticleKeane JP, Neira FJ, 'Larval fish assemblages along the south-eastern Australian shelf: linking mesoscale non-depth-discriminate structure and water masses', Fisheries Oceanography, 17, (4) pp. 263-280. ISSN 1054-6006 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-249.2008.00478.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 37

Co-authors: Neira FJ

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2008Journal ArticleNeira FJ, Keane JP, 'Ichthyoplankton-based spawning dynamics of blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) in south-eastern Australia: links to the East Australian Current', Fisheries Oceanography, 17, (4) pp. 281-298. ISSN 1054-6006 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2419.2008.00479.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Neira FJ

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2004Journal ArticleKeane JP, Neira FJ, 'First record of mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, in Tasmania, Australia: stock structure and reproductive biology', New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 2004, 38, (5) pp. 857-867. ISSN 0028-8330 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2004.9517285 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Neira FJ

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Journal Article

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Pecl GT, Ogier E, Jennings S, van Putten I, Crawford C, et al., 'Autonomous adaptation to climate-driven change in marine biodiversity in a global marine hotspot', Ambio, 48, (12) pp. 1498-1515. ISSN 0044-7447 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13280-019-01186-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Pecl GT; Ogier E; Jennings S; van Putten I; Crawford C; Fogarty H; Frusher S; Hobday AJ; Lee E; MacLeod C; Mundy C; Stuart-Smith J; Tracey S

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2019Pecl GT, Stuart-Smith J, Walsh P, Bray DJ, Kusetic M, et al., 'Redmap Australia: challenges and successes with a large-scale citizen science-based approach to ecological monitoring and community engagement on climate change', Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, (JUNE) Article 349. ISSN 2296-7745 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00349 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Pecl GT; Stuart-Smith J; Walsh P; Frusher SD; Pender A

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2018Smith JA, Miskiewicz AG, Beckley LE, Everett JD, Garcia V, et al., 'A database of marine larval fish assemblages in Australian temperate and subtropical waters', Scientific Data, 5 Article 180207. ISSN 2052-4463 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2018.207 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Lara-Lopez A; Leis JM; Swadling KM

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2016Ward TM, Burnell OW, Ivey A, Sexton SC, Carroll J, et al., 'Spawning biomass of jack mackerel (Trachurus declivis) off eastern Australia: critical knowledge for managing a controversial fishery', Fisheries Research, 179 pp. 10-22. ISSN 0165-7836 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.02.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Lyle JM

Tweet

2015Neira FJ, Perry RA, Burridge CP, Lyle JM, Keane JP, 'Molecular discrimination of shelf-spawned eggs of two co-occurring Trachurus spp. (Carangidae) in southeastern Australia: a key step to future egg-based biomass estimates', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72, (2) pp. 614-624. ISSN 1054-3139 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu151 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Neira FJ; Perry RA; Burridge CP; Lyle JM

Tweet

2014Abell GCJ, Ross DJ, Keane J, Holmes BH, Robert SS, et al., 'Niche differentiation of ammonia-oxidising archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in response to paper and pulp mill effluent', Microbial Ecology, 67, (4) pp. 758-768. ISSN 0095-3628 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00248-014-0376-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Ross DJ

Tweet

2013Abell GCJ, Ross DJ, Keane JP, Oakes JM, Eyre BD, et al., 'Nitrifying and denitrifying microbial communities and their relationship to nutrient fluxes and sediment geochemistry in the Derwent Estuary, Tasmania', Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 70, (1) pp. 63-75. ISSN 0948-3055 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/ame01642 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Ross DJ

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2013Banks JL, Ross DJ, Keough MJ, MacLeod C, Keane JP, et al., 'Influence of a burrowing, metal-tolerant polychaete on benthic metabolism, denitrification and nitrogen regeneration in contaminated estuarine sediments', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 68, (1-2) pp. 30-37. ISSN 0025-326X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.01.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Ross DJ; MacLeod C

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2011Abell GCJ, Banks J, Ross DJ, Keane JP, Robert SS, et al., 'Effects of estuarine sediment hypoxia on nitrogen fluxes and ammonia oxidizer gene transcription', FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 75, (1) pp. 111-122. ISSN 1574-6941 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00988.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Ross DJ

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2009Neira FJ, Lyle JM, Keane JP, 'Shelf spawning habitat of Emmelichthys nitidus in south-eastern Australia - Implications and suitability for egg-based biomass estimation', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 81, (4) pp. 521-532. ISSN 0272-7714 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2008.12.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Neira FJ; Lyle JM

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2008Keane JP, Neira FJ, 'Larval fish assemblages along the south-eastern Australian shelf: linking mesoscale non-depth-discriminate structure and water masses', Fisheries Oceanography, 17, (4) pp. 263-280. ISSN 1054-6006 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-249.2008.00478.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 37

Co-authors: Neira FJ

Tweet

2008Neira FJ, Keane JP, 'Ichthyoplankton-based spawning dynamics of blue mackerel (Scomber australasicus) in south-eastern Australia: links to the East Australian Current', Fisheries Oceanography, 17, (4) pp. 281-298. ISSN 1054-6006 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2419.2008.00479.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Neira FJ

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2008Neira FJ, Keane JP, Lyle JM, Tracey S, 'Development of eggs and larvae of Emmelichthys nitidus (Percoidei: Emmelichthyidae) in south-eastern Australia, including a temperature-dependent egg incubation model', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 79, (1) pp. 35 - 44. ISSN 0272-7714 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2008.03.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Neira FJ; Lyle JM; Tracey S

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2004Keane JP, Neira FJ, 'First record of mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, in Tasmania, Australia: stock structure and reproductive biology', New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 2004, 38, (5) pp. 857-867. ISSN 0028-8330 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2004.9517285 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Neira FJ

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Conference Publication

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Johnson OJ, Keane JP, Mundy CN, 'Identifying Reefs at Risk: Modelling Local Ecological Knowledge of a range-extending sea urchin', SE Australia MCIA symposium abstracts, 20-21 February, CSIRO, Hobart (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Johnson OJ; Mundy CN

2018Keane JP, Johnson OJ, 'Establishment of a fishery for a range extending species', SE Australia MCIA symposium abstracts, 20-21 February, CSIRO, Hobart (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Johnson OJ

2018Keane JP, Ling SD, 'Range extension of the long spined sea urchin - Centrostephanus rodgersii', SE Australia MCIA symposium abstracts, 20-21 February, CSIRO, Hobart (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ling SD

2017Keane JP, Mundy CN, Johnson OJ, Ling SD, 'Can commercial harvest of the long-spined sea urchin, Centrostephanus rodgersii, reduce the impact of destructive urchin grazing on macroalgae communities and associated fisheries?', Australian Society of FIsheries Biology Program, 22-24 July 2017, Albany, WA, pp. 60. (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mundy CN; Johnson OJ; Ling SD

2014Thompson F, Wilson S, Waterhouse A, Armstrong C, Keane J, et al., 'Empowering undergraduate education through support of student societies', Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 8-10 December 2014, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 1-8. ISBN 978-0-473-30428-7 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson F; Wilson S; Waterhouse A; Armstrong C; Forrest AL; Symes M

2007Keane JP, Neira FJ, Lyle JM, 'Water mass selectivity by larvae of small pelagic fishes in south-eastern Australian shelf waters: a proxy for key spawning habitats', ASFB abstracts and official program, 11- 15 Sept 2007, Canberra, ACT, pp. 45. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Neira FJ; Lyle JM

2006Keane JP, Neira FJ, Lyle JM, 'Linking larval fish assemblages with water masses for non-depth discriminate data in shelf waters off south-eastern Australia', ASFB abstracts and official program, 28 Aug - 1 Sept 2006, Hobart, TAS, pp. 79. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Neira FJ; Lyle JM

2006Keane JP, Neira FJ, Lyle JM, 'Linking larval fish assemblages with water masses from non-depth-discriminate data in shelf waters off south-eastern Australia', Abstracts. Catchments to Coast. Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA 44th Annual Conference and The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 27th International Conference, 9-14 July 2006, Cairns, pp. 61. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Neira FJ; Lyle JM

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Ward TM, Burnell O, Ivey A, Carroll J, Keane J, et al., 'Summer spawning patterns and preliminary daily egg production method survey of jack mackerel and Australian sardine off the East Coast', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and SARDI, ACT, 2013/053 (2015) [Contract Report]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lyle J

2015Ward TM, Grammer G, Ivey A, Carroll J, Keane J, et al., 'Egg distribution, reproductive parameters and spawning biomass of blue mackerel, Australian sardine and tailor off the east coast during late winter and early spring', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation; South Australian Research and Development Institute, South Australia, 2014/033 (2015) [Contract Report]

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2014Keane JP, Lyle JM, Mundy C, Hartmann K, 'Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Hobart, 2011/024 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Mundy C; Hartmann K

2011Ward TM, Lyle JM, Keane JP, Begg G, Hobsbawn P, et al., 'Commonwealth Small Pelagic Fishery: Status Report 2010', Australian Fisheries Management Authority, F2010/000270-2 (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Sakabe R

2008Neira FJ, Lyle JM, Ewing G, Keane JP, Tracey S, 'Evaluation of egg production as a method of estimating spawning biomass of redbait off the east coast of Tasmania', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Project 2004/039 (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Neira FJ; Lyle JM; Ewing G; Tracey S

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Keane JP, 'Mesoscale Characterisation of the Pelagic Shelf Ecosystem of South-Eastern Australia: Integrated Approach Using Larval Fish Assemblages and Oceanography' (2009) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Semmens JM, Ewing G, Keane JP, 'Tasmanian Scallop Fishery Assessment 2019', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, October (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Semmens JM; Ewing G

2019Cresswell KA, Keane JP, Ogier EM, Yamazaki S, 'Centrostephanus Subsidy Program: Initial Evaluation', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Cresswell KA; Ogier EM; Yamazaki S

2019Semmens JM, Ewing G, Keane J, 'Tasmanian Scallop Fishery Assessment 2018', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, January (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Semmens JM; Ewing G

2019Semmens JM, Mendo T, Jones N, Keane JP, Leon R, et al., 'Determining when and where to fish: Linking scallop spawning, settlement, size and condition to collaborative spatial harvest and industry in-season management strategies', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Australia, 978-1-925646-59-7, March 2019, pp. 1-84. (2019) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Semmens JM; Mendo T; Jones N; Leon R; Ewing G; Hartmann K

2018Ewing G, Keane JP, Semmens JM, 'Industry-independent video survey of commercial scallop (Pecten fumatus) densities in Great Oyster Bay - May 2017 survey', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, June (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Ewing G; Semmens JM

2018Ling SD, Keane JP, 'Resurvey of the longspined sea urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) and associated barren reef in Tasmania', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, December (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Ling SD

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2018Semmens JM, Ewing G, Keane JP, 'Tasmanian scallop fishery assessment 2017', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, March (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Semmens JM; Ewing G

2017Keane JP, Gardner C, '2017 Small bivalve fishery assessment: Venerupis largillierti - Northern Zone, Georges Bay Katelysia scalarina - Ansons Bay', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, June (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Gardner C

2017Keane JP, Ling SD, 'Roe v weed: urchinomics turns pest to gourmet gold', The Australian, 16 January (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Ling SD

2015Keane J, Lyle J, 'Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry', Fishing Today, DPIPWE, Hobart, TAS, 28, 1 (2015) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Lyle J

2015Keane J, Lyle J, 'Periwinkle fishery of Tasmania: supporting management and a profitable industry', Fishing Today - Tasmanian Seafood Industry News, Artemis Publishing Consultants, 28, 1, pp. 24-25. (2015) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Lyle J

2015Lyle J, Keane J, Buxton C, Fulton B, Smith T, '5th Tasmanian seafood industry award winners', Fishing Today - Tasmanian Seafood Industry News, Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) and DPIPWE, Hobart, Tasmania, 28, 4 (2015) [Award]

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Co-authors: Lyle J; Buxton C

2014Keane J, 'Periwinkle potential', FISH Magazine, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, 22, 3, pp. 4-5. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2013Pecl GT, Barry Y, Brown R, Robinson LME, Gartner EA, et al., 'Finalist for Science Innovation Award', Tasmanian Science Excellence Awards, Tasmanian Government, Tasmania (2013) [Award]

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Co-authors: Pecl GT; Barry Y; Brown R; Robinson LME; Gartner EA; Beaumont KL; Pender AJ; Frusher SD; Walsh PH; Hulls J; Stuart-Smith JF

2011Lyle JM, Keane JP, 'A shellfish attitude change', Mercury, Mercury Newspaper, Hobart, Tasmania, 02/12/2011 (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Lyle JM

2011Pecl GT, Frusher SD, Brodribb FM, Walsh PH, Keane JP, 'Team award for creative partnerships', Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Community Engagement, University of Tasmania (2011) [Award]

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Co-authors: Pecl GT; Frusher SD; Brodribb FM; Walsh PH

2008Neira FJ, Lyle JM, Ewing G, Keane JP, Tracey S, 'Evaluation of egg production as a method of estimating spawning biomass of redbait off the east coast of Tasmania', Fishing Today, Artemis Publishing Consultants, Hobart, 21, 5 (2008) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Neira FJ; Lyle JM; Ewing G; Tracey S

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

20

Total funding

$2,952,614

Projects

Understanding Centrostephanus Age, Growth and Size of Maturity (2021)$37,581
Description
This project aims to refine and determine key biological parameters of age, growth and size at maturity of Centrostephanus along the Tasmanian east coast.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($37,581)
Scheme
Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP
Year
2021
Stable isotopes: a rapid method to determine lobster diet and trace lobster origin? (2021)$22,227
Description
Looking into lobster feeding preference and the use of stable isotope in determining catch location
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($22,227)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP; Smith J; Gardner C; Mundy C
Year
2021
FRDC Sea Urchin Fertiliser Project (2021 - 2024)$199,996
Description
This project will investigate the commercial upscaling of processing sea urchin waste for use as an agricultural fertiliser. This project was primarily aimed at benefitting the seafood processing industry by purchasing and establishing a waste processing facility, analysing waste products for their biochemical composition and very preliminary research trials in an agricultural context. The processing facility can produce two main products from the processing waste: a powder of dried and crushed shell waste and a liquid from gut waste.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($199,996)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Swarts ND; Keane JP
Period
2021 - 2024
Resetting urchin barrens: Liming as a rapid widespread urchin removal tool (2020)$65,309
Description
Cost-effective methods for remediation of urchin barrens remains a challenge for many reef systems. Natural processes (predation by lobsters) will occur over decades and human intervention by direct culling is expensive and challenging in depths where barrens are most abundant (15m to 30m). Liming has been used in North America and Norway as method to remove urchins from barrens and promote algal community recovery but has also been effective in removing seastars on oyster beds, and fouling communities from mussel farms. Application of liming methods to remove urchins from barrens in Tasmania needs to occur at deeper depths than trialled in Norway and Canada, and will require some innovative approaches to ensure delivery of lime at depth can be achieved prior to neutralisation of the lime to be effective. QuickLime is readily available (1000kg bags), but may also be cost-prohibitive. A cascading series of projects is proposed commencing from simple trials in beakers to identify optimum size-fraction of lime particles, to more elaborate aquarium trials. This preliminary project will determine application rates required to kill Centrostephanus, impact on other invertebrates. It will inform whether localised field trials are warranted, and provide an indication of cost effectiveness of the method.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($65,309)
Scheme
Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP
Year
2020
Effects of urchin fishing on urchin populations and recovery (2020 - 2021)$132,303
Description
This project will determine the effects of high fishing pressure on urchin populations and the quantify kelp recovery in heavily fished areas in NE Tas. Field data collection will combine a combination of dive surveys, video surveys, urchin processing.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($132,303)
Scheme
Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP; Johnson OJ; Ling SD
Period
2020 - 2021
Commercial upscaling of urchin fertiliser (2020 - 2022)$538,580
Description
This project is to conduct trials of urchin fertiliser on commercial crops
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($538,580)
Scheme
Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP; Swarts ND
Period
2020 - 2022
Lose home or eat more: comparative prey choice and consumption of different rock lobster species on barren forming sea urchins (2020 - 2021)$13,425
Description
Using field and lab work to determine spatial and size variability in lobster diet around Tasmania. Stage 1: Methods comparison; Stage 2: Spatial and size variability; Stage 3: Prey preference trials in lab; Stage 4: Optimal foraging investigation; Stage 5: Potential impact of future warming.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($13,425)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP; Oellermann M; Fitzgibbon Q; Gardner C; Smith J
Period
2020 - 2021
Babel Island 'take-all' research support (2020)$10,132
Description
This project will provide scientific support to the AIRF take-all Babel Island harvest as per Tasman Peninsula take-all.The project will deliver mapping and analysis of diver activity, as well as sampling and assessment of the harvest on its return to RTS PauaCo. It will enable the AIRF to accurately assess the merit of the Babel Is. take-all harvest.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($10,132)
Scheme
Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP; Mundy CN
Year
2020
Lobster predation re-survey (2020)$30,000
Description
The proposed project will re-survey baseline sites established during a previous Fisheries Research Development Corporation project (FRDC#2007/045) which investigated the effectiveness of rebuilding large lobsters to mitigate risk of urchin overgrazing.Changes observed from 2008-2014 show decline in urchin abundance inside the dedicated no-take Fisheries Research Areas ofElephant Rock Research Reserve (ERRR) and North Bay Research Reserve (NBRR). From this prior research, the rebuilding of largepredatory-capable lobster stocks within intact kelp beds (but containing incipient barrens) was, after 6 years, much moreeffective at reducing risk of barrens formation than was rebuilding of lobster stocks in an attempt to recover widespread barrens.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($30,000)
Scheme
Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ling SD; Keane JP
Year
2020
Mapping warming reefs for management strategy evaluation (2020 - 2021)$45,532
Description
The work will conduct a high-resolution survey of rocky reefs in the 0- 40 m depth range on the rapidly warming east coast of Tasmania between Eddystone Point and Tasman Island. It will produce data to create a high-resolution bathymetric map from which seafloor habitats can be defined. The acoustic survey will include water column data that allows for 3D estimates of vegetation cover to be quantified. Video surveys will be used as a source of validation for acoustic discrimination and species identification.The data will be applied in models explain the distribution and dynamics of reef associated species that are impacted by climate change (marine heatwaves) and invasive marine pests (Long spined sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii). These results will provide Tasmanian managers with vital data to underpin decision support tools for fine-scale ecosystem-based management, including ecosystem-based fishery management. The new survey data will provide a step change in the resolution of seafloor data for decision-support tools and be an exemplar nationally as a way forward for knowledge-based management of complex marine ecological systems.
Funding
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($45,532)
Scheme
Climate Research Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lucieer VL; Ling SD; Keane JP
Period
2020 - 2021
Mapping abalone habitat impacted by Centrostephanus on the east coast of Tasmania (2020 - 2021)$111,738
Description
The work will conduct a high-resolution survey of rocky reefs in the 0- 40 m depth range on the rapidly warming east coast of Tasmania. It will produce data to create a high-resolution bathymetric map from which seafloor habitats can be defined. The acoustic survey will include water column data that allows for 3D estimates of vegetation cover to be quantified. Remotely operated vehicle video surveys will be used as a source of validation for acoustic discrimination and species identification. The data will be applied in models explaining the distribution and dynamics of reef associated species that are impacted by climate change (marine heatwaves) and invasive marine pests (Long spined sea urchin Centrostephanus rodgersii).
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($111,738)
Scheme
Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lucieer VL; Keane JP; Shelamoff V
Period
2020 - 2021
Evaluation of the subsidy for the Centrostephanus fishery (2019)$40,000
Description
The commercial fishery for Centrostephanus rodgersii sea urchins in Tasmania has been subsidised through the Tasmanian Abalone Council for around 2.5 seasons at a cost of $0.75/kg in an effort to control increasing population numbers. Recent significant increases in total commercial catch have necessitated an evaluation of expenditure on the urchin harvest subsidy. This project will evaluate the existing spatial and economic effectiveness of the subsidy and investigate various possible future structures for the subsidy, including spatial and seasonal price structuring and the effect of possible removal or gradual reductions in the subsidy. Areas where knowledge is lacking and targeted data collection will be identified to provide guidance for future subsidy decisions.Our aims are the following: - Evaluate the existing subsidy structure and its effectiveness at achieving its original goals - Gather information from divers and processors (through survey) to identify key challenges in harvesting process, and what incentives or changes could lead to improved harvesting efficiency - Test possible alternative structures for subsidy, including reduction or cessation - Identify key areas of data collection (including method) needed to best assess the subsidy program over the next 1-3 years and to allow the formulation of an optimal urchin harvest strategy
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($40,000)
Scheme
Abalone Industry Reinvestment Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cresswell KA; Keane JP; Ogier EM; Yamazaki S
Year
2019
Spawning biomass of Jack Mackerel (Trachurus declivis) in the East sub-area of the Small Pelagic Fishery (2019)$300,000
Description
In summary, surveys to estimate DEPM parameters will be conducted in shelf waters between south-easternTasmania and central New South Wales). Fish trawls for adult Jack Mackerel will be undertaken atapproximately 20 locations between St Helens, Tasmania and Eden, NSW, which includes the main spawningarea. Plankton samples will be taken from approximately 210 sites on 30 transects between South East CapeTasmania and Wollongong, NSW.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($300,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Research Team
Ward T; Keane JP
Year
2019
Shellfish Survey 2017-2019 (2017 - 2019)$52,838
Description
This project is to provide biomass estimates and the derived TAC recommendations to DPIPWE for the Shellfish fishery. In 2017, there are two stocks to be assessed: one survey will be undertaken for Venerupis clams in the Georges Bay North Zone and one survey one survey will be undertaken for Katelysia clams at Ansons Bay.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($52,838)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP
Period
2017 - 2019
Status of key Australian fish stocks (SAFS) reports 2018, and further development of the SAFS production and dissemination system (2017 - 2018)$84,400
Description
To bring together available biological, catch and effort information to determine the status of Tasmanias key wild catch fish stocks against a nationally agreed reporting framework and provide a resource to inform the general public, policy makers and industry on the sustainability of these stocks.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($84,400)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hartmann K; Moore BR; Gardner C; Mundy CJ; Semmens JM; Lyle JM; Keane JP
Period
2017 - 2018
Waste to profit in urchin fisheries: developing business opportunities to ensure fishery sustainability and safeguard reef dependant fisheries from destructive urchin grazing (2017 - 2018)$52,102
Description
Increasing the viability of urchin fisheries is particularly important for the range-extending Centrostephanus rodgersii which is threatening the productivity and profitability of the lucrative abalone and rock lobster fishing grounds as far south as the Tasman Peninsula (south-eastern Tasmania).Waste products from urchin fisheries account for over 85% of the harvested biomass, with up to 180 tonnes of sea urchin waste produced annually. Developing saleable by-products from waste will increase the viability and profitability of urchin fisheries by 1) creating new business opportunities 2) reducing waste disposal and transport costs and 3) enabling increased harvest levels temporally (longer seasons), spatially (further from port) and at an increased density. Cost effective control of Centrostephanus is a key priority of the Tasmanian Government as well as the Tasmanian Abalone and Rock Lobster Council. A profitable Centrostephanus fishery is seen as the best way to achieve this. However, profitability in the fishery is currently low given the species lower roe quality. Methods to reduce costs and increase profitability are vital for a prosperous fishery and control of destructive urchin grazing.Initial studies have indicated that urchin gut contain high levels of bioactive molecules with anti-thrombotic activity. Similar activities recently conducted in abalone processing waste have developed separation strategies for anti-thrombotic and anti-coagulant molecules. These methods are being patented by CSIRO and FRDC for future commercial engagement. Preliminary trials indicate that the separation strategies developed for abalone can be extended to urchin processing waste isolating molecules with nutraceutical grade bioactivity. Initial biochemical analyses have also shown that urchin testes contain essential micronutrients deficient in Australian soils providing a basis for the development of agricultural products. Developing business opportunities from the vast quantities of urchin waste is seen as an effective way to increase the viability of urchin fisheries while simultaneously reducing costs associated with urchin waste management and decreasing urchin numbers in valuable abalone and rock lobster fishing grounds.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($52,102)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP; Chick R; Swarts ND; Browne K
Period
2017 - 2018
Fisheries biology of short-spined sea urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) in Tasmania: supporting a profitable harvest and appropriate management (2017 - 2019)$262,870
Description
Urchins have been fished in Tasmania since the 1980s, yet no significant research has been conducted to support the management of the fishery. Spatial and habitat variability in growth rates, maximum sizes and size at maturity in urchins are not known from key harvesting regions. Furthermore, little is known about the specific factors that influence the general variability in roe quality and yield. The lack of information on the biology, population structure and roe characteristics of the urchin continues to hinder prospects to optimise the wild fishery in Tasmania. Trials of Norwegian technologies to enhance roe quality of urchins harvested from barrens are also set to commence in 2017.This project aims to provide sound scientific knowledge of short-spined urchin growth and reproduction to allow for sustainable management of the fishery. Additional research on roe quality will optimise harvesting strategies and profitability the fishery, while scientific support of farming trials will assist in the management and development of a new industry. Biological sampling will include tagging to estimate growth, while size at maturity and gonad condition will be based on macroscopic staging validated with histology. Roe quality will be determined by a suite of morphologically (colour, texture, granularity, recovery) and biochemical (moisture, protein, lipids, amino acids, glucose and glycogen) indicators and analysed against habitat and environmental parameters.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($262,870)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keane JP; Ling SD; James P; White CA; Robinson N; Ryan Greg; Langdale R; Barrenger M
Period
2017 - 2019
Spawning biomass of Jack Mackerel (Trachurus declivis) between western Tasmania and Kangaroo Island, South Australia: Plankton surveys and egg identification (2016 - 2018)$430,000
Description
Conduct plankton surveys and egg identification in collaboration with SARDI. This is a subcontract of an AFMA grant bySARDI
Funding
Australian Fisheries Management Authority ($430,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Research Team
Ward T; Grammer G; Keane JP
Period
2016 - 2018
Egg distribution, reproductive parameters and spawning biomass of blue mackerel, Australian sardine and tailor off the east coast during late winter and early spring (2014)$222,000
Description
Conduct egg surveys to provide biomass estimates of key small pelagic fish species off eastern Australia; confirm egg identification by genetic methods.
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($222,000)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Research Team
Keane JP; Lyle JM; Ward T; Andreacchio L; Ivey A; Stewart J
Year
2014
Can Commercial Harvest of Long-Spined Sea Urchins Reduce the Impact of Urchin Grazing on Abalone and Lobster Fisheries (2013 - 2016)$301,581
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($301,581)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Mundy CN; Allen Da; Hartmann K; Buxton CD; Gardner C; Keane JP; Ryan Greg
Period
2013 - 2016

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DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDOptimising the Fishery of the Under-exploited Edible Sea Urchin, Centrostephanus rodgersii2016
PhDLose Home or Eat More: comparative prey choice and consumption of different rock lobsters species on barren forming sea urchins2019