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Andrew Martin Fischer

Senior Lecturer

Room S256 , Science Building

+61 3 6324 3802 (phone)

andy.fischer@utas.edu.au

Dr Andrew Fischer's research focuses on understanding the interaction between physics and biology in the coastal ocean and estuaries. This work integrates observation from satellites, airborne sensors and in situ measurements from ships, autonomous underwater vehicles and moorings.  By applying spatial and statistical approaches, this research focuses on understanding dynamic phenomena in rapidly changing coastal waters, in particular, the development of algal blooms and the transport and fate of land-based materials into the coastal ocean. In addition, his research also focuses on conservation decision making and policy for these coastal environments.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Andrew was a research technician at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. He has taught across the science and policy disciplines at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (USA) and has worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA) as a fisheries observer and as an oil spill response planner.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2009):  An Estuarine Plume and Coastal Ocean Variability: Discerning a Land-Sea Linkage in Monterey Bay, California. Cornell University, USA
  • MMA (1994): Jurisdictional Constraints and System-Wide Perspectives: Simplification and Integration in Restoration Planning. University of Washington, USA
  • BSc (1990): Emory University, USA

Languages (other than English)

German

Memberships

Professional practice

  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • American Geophysical Union

Teaching

Geographic Information Systems, Conservation Biology, Ecosystem Assessment, International Ocean Governance, Environmental Science and Policy, Coral Reef Ecology and Management, Protected Area Management

Teaching expertise

Courses Taught

Chief Instructor

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 2009-2015
  • Conservation Biology 2009-2015
  • Ecosystem Assessment for Policy Design 2010-2015
  • International Ocean Governance 2009-2010
  • Environmental Science and Policy 2006
  • Coral Reef Ecology and Management (Field) 2002-2004, 2000 and 1999
  • Environmental Planning 1997
  • Geographic Information Systems Workshop 1996-1998

Guest Lecturer

  • Protected Area Management 2011-2015
  • Introduction to Marine Conservation 2010-2013
  • Subsea Engineering 2010-2011

Teaching Assistant (Cornell University)

  • Introduction to Oceanography 2002-2003
  • Introduction to Geological Sciences 2001
  • Tropical Marine Science Summer (Field) 2000

Teaching responsibility

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems JFA240 and JFA545
  • Conservation Biology JFA205 and JFA511
  • Ecosystem Assessment for Policy Design JFA307 and JFA526

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Expertise

  • Remote Sensing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Algal Blooms
  • Land-Sea Interactions
  • Marine Conservation
  • Geographic Information Systems

Research Themes

Andrew's research aligns to the University's research themes of Marine, Antarctic and Maritime; Environment, Resources and Sustainability; and Data, Knowledge and Decisions.  Today's information technology provides many new mechanisms for accessing, manipulating, and visualizing large marine science data sets.  However, rapid growth of big marine data has led to a crisis in which many of these data are underutilized and lie dormant because they are too technically difficult to deal with. Accessing this data requires specialized knowledge, training, software and, most importantly, a community of individuals who understand both the processing and the products of raw information.  Andrew's expertise drives, not only the exploration of dynamic coastal ocean phenomena, but also supports approaches of accessing, visualizing and integrating large science datasets.

Collaboration

Andrew is currently involved in a project with Sense-T to develop an in-situ sensor network for real-time algal biomass and community composition at key locations in the Tasmanian irrigation/wastewater network.

Current projects

Sense-T Stage 2: BloomAlert: Real-time algal community monitoring for water quality and safety, Tasmanian Irrigation; University of Tasmania

Fields of Research

  • Biological oceanography (370801)
  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing (401304)
  • Environmental management (410404)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)
  • Physical oceanography (370803)
  • Environment and resource economics (380105)
  • Wildlife and habitat management (410407)
  • Economic development policy (440703)
  • Aquaculture (300501)
  • Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) (310305)
  • Geomorphology and earth surface processes (370901)
  • Environmental law (480203)
  • Marine geoscience (370504)
  • Animal systematics and taxonomy (310401)
  • Image processing (460306)
  • Environment policy (440704)
  • Fisheries management (300505)
  • Special vehicles (401505)
  • Hydrology (370799)
  • Oceanography (370899)
  • Climate change processes (370201)
  • Wastewater treatment processes (400410)
  • Ocean engineering (401503)
  • Economic geography (440603)
  • Physical geography and environmental geoscience (370999)
  • Environmental management (410499)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental knowledges (450304)
  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)
  • Biogeography and phylogeography (310402)
  • Human geography (440699)
  • Phycology (incl. marine grasses) (310801)
  • Autonomous vehicle systems (400703)
  • Other earth sciences (379999)
  • Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics) (401504)
  • Maritime engineering (401599)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Agricultural hydrology (300201)
  • Environmental biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors) (410304)
  • Turbulent flows (401213)
  • Land use and environmental planning (330404)
  • Agricultural biotechnology (300199)
  • Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes (370104)
  • Community planning (330401)
  • Glaciology (370902)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Classical and physical optics (510302)

Research Objectives

  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Coastal and estuarine systems and management (180299)
  • Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean) (180506)
  • Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems (180501)
  • Terrestrial systems and management (180699)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences (280107)
  • Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems (180403)
  • Fisheries - aquaculture (100299)
  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Coastal or estuarine biodiversity (180203)
  • Wave energy (170807)
  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
  • Ecosystem adaptation to climate change (190102)
  • Climate change models (190501)
  • Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) (190504)
  • Atmospheric composition (incl. greenhouse gas inventory) (180102)
  • Other economic framework (159999)
  • Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources) (259999)
  • Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires) (190401)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments (180206)
  • Employment patterns and change (230501)
  • Regional planning (120404)
  • International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas) (270405)
  • Industry costs and structure (150504)
  • Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality (180205)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes (180402)
  • Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180499)
  • Maritime (140108)
  • Aquaculture oysters (100204)
  • Environmentally sustainable information and communication services (220299)
  • Law enforcement (230404)
  • Employment services (230106)
  • Economic growth (150203)
  • Tidal energy (170806)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments (180507)
  • Network systems and services (220105)
  • Marine systems and management (180599)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)

Publications

Total publications

47

Journal Article

(37 outputs)
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2021Bramich JM, Bolch CJS, Fischer AM, 'Improved red-edge chlorophyll-a detection for Sentinel 2', Ecological Indicators, 120 Article 106876. ISSN 1470-160X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106876 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Bramich JM; Bolch CJS

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2021Le PTD, Fischer AM, 'Trends and patterns of SST and associated frontal frequency in the Vietnamese upwelling center', Journal of Marine Systems, 222 Article 103600. ISSN 0924-7963 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2021.103600 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Xie H, Fischer AM, Strutton PG, 'Generalized linear models to assess environmental drivers of paralytic shellfish toxin blooms (Southeast Tasmania, Australia)', Continental Shelf Research, 223 Article 104439. ISSN 0278-4343 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2021.104439 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Strutton PG

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2020Crisp JRA, Ellison JC, Fischer A, 'Current trends and future directions in quantitative geodiversity assessment', Progress in Physical Geography, 45, (4) pp. 514-540. ISSN 0309-1333 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0309133320967219 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Crisp JRA; Ellison JC

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2020Rohmana QA, Fischer AM, Cumming J, Blackwell BD, Gemmill J, 'Increased transparency and resource prioritization for the management of pollutants from wastewater treatment plants: a national perspective from Australia', Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, (SEPT) Article 564598. ISSN 2296-7745 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.564598 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Rohmana QA; Blackwell BD

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2019Fischer A, Bhakta D, Macmillan-Lawler M, Harris P, 'Existing global marine protected area network is not representative or comprehensive measured against seafloor geomorphic features and benthic habitats', Ocean and Coastal Management, 167 pp. 176-187. ISSN 0964-5691 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.10.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2019Palmer K, Watson C, Fischer A, 'Non-linear interactions between sea-level rise, tides, and geomorphic change in the Tamar Estuary, Australia', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 225 Article 106247. ISSN 0272-7714 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106247 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Palmer K; Watson C

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2018Blackwell BD, Dollery BE, Fischer AM, Mcfarlane JA, 'Geospatial analyses of local economic structures in the rangeland areas of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia', Rangeland Journal, 40, (3) pp. 251-262. ISSN 1036-9872 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/RJ17065 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

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2018Bramich JM, Bolch CJS, Fischer AM, 'Evaluation of atmospheric correction and high-resolution processing on SeaDAS-derived chlorophyll-a: an example from mid-latitude mesotrophic waters', International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39, (8) pp. 2119-2138. ISSN 0143-1161 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2017.1420930 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Bramich JM; Bolch CJS

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2018Setyawan E, Sianipar AB, Erdmann MV, Fischer AM, Haddy JA, et al., 'Site fidelity and movement patterns of reef manta rays (Mobula alfredi: Mobulidae) using passive acoustic telemetry in northern Raja Ampat, Indonesia', Nature Conservation Research, 3, (4) pp. 1-15. ISSN 2500-008X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.24189/ncr.2018.043 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Haddy JA

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2017Blackwell BD, McFarlane J, Fischer A, 'Enduring community value from mining: measuring the employment impacts of mine closure for remote communities and considering issues for transformation', International Journal of Rural Law and Policy, 2 pp. 1-12. ISSN 1839-745X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5130/ijrlp.i2.2017.4943 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Blackwell BD, McFarlane JA, Fischer AM, Dollery BE, 'Diversifying cores but stagnant peripheries: mining and other industry employment contributions to development in local government areas of the Northern Territory', Economic Society of Australia. Economic Papers, 36, (3) pp. 317-334. ISSN 0812-0439 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1759-3441.12182 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Fischer AM, Pang D, Kidd IM, Moreno-Madrinan MJ, 'Spatio-temporal variability in a turbid and dynamic tidal estuarine environment (Tasmania, Australia): an assessment of MODIS band 1 reflectance', ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 6, (11) Article 320. ISSN 2220-9964 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijgi6110320 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Kidd IM

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2017Fischer AM, Ryan JP, Rienecker EV, 'Fine scale mapping of the structure and composition of the Elkhorn Slough (California, USA) tidal plume', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 184 pp. 10-20. ISSN 0272-7714 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.10.035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2017Kidd IM, Davis J, Fischer A, 'A First-Order, Morphological Response Model (FORM) for predicting hydrologically induced bathymetric change in coastal-plain estuaries', Journal of Coastal Research, 33, (2) pp. 468-480. ISSN 0749-0208 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-16-00011.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kidd IM

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2017Kidd IM, Davis J, Seward M, Fischer A, 'Bathymetric rejuvenation strategies for morphologically degraded estuaries', Ocean & Coastal Management, 142 pp. 98-110. ISSN 0964-5691 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.03.025 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Kidd IM

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2017Kidd IM, Davis JA, Fischer A, 'Total exclusion barrages as sea-level rise mitigators: the geomorphological trade-offs for new installations', Ocean & Coastal Management, 143 pp. 122-135. ISSN 0964-5691 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.08.012 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kidd IM

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2017Rudduck O-A, Lavers JL, Fischer AM, Stuckenbrock S, Sharp PB, et al., 'Inter-annual variation in the density of anthropogenic debris in the Tasman Sea', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 124, (1) pp. 51-55. ISSN 0025-326X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.07.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Lavers JL

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2017Tran LX, Fischer A, 'Spatiotemporal changes and fragmentation of mangroves and its effects on fish diversity in Ca Mau Province (Vietnam)', Journal of Coastal Conservation, 21, (3) pp. 355-368. ISSN 1400-0350 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11852-017-0513-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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2017Zeng C, Zeng T, Fischer AM, Xu H, 'Fluorescence-based approach to estimate the chlorophyll-a concentration of a phytoplankton bloom in Ardley Cove (Antarctica)', Remote Sensing, 9, (3) Article 210. ISSN 2072-4292 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs9030210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4

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2016Pendred S, Fischer A, Fischer S, 'Improved management effectiveness of a Marine Protected Area through prioritizing performance indicators', Coastal Management, 44, (2) pp. 93-115. ISSN 0892-0753 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2016.1135272 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Pendred S; Fischer S

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2016Zeng C, Xu H, Fischer AM, 'Chlorophyll-a estimation around the Antarctica Peninsula using satellite algorithms: hints from field water leaving reflectance', Sensors, 16, (12) Article 2075. ISSN 1424-8220 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/s16122075 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2015Blackwell B, Fischer A, McFarlane J, Dollery B, 'Mining and other industry contributions to employment leakage in Australia's Northern Territory', Journal of Developing Areas, 49, (6) pp. 263-278. ISSN 0022-037X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1353/jda.2015.0105 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Kidd IM, Fischer AM, Chai S, Davis JA, 'A scenario-based approach to evaluating potential environmental impacts following a tidal barrage installation', Ocean & Coastal Management, 116 pp. 9-19. ISSN 0964-5691 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.06.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Kidd IM; Chai S

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2015Kirillin GB, Forrest AL, Graves KE, Fischer AM, Engelhardt C, et al., 'Axisymmetric circulation driven by marginal heating in ice-covered lakes', Geophysical Research Letters, 42, (8) pp. 2893-2900. ISSN 0094-8276 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/2014GL062180 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Forrest AL

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2015Mueller R, Fischer AM, Bolch CJS, Wright JT, 'Environmental correlates of phenotypic variation: do variable tidal regimes influence morphology in intertidal seaweeds?', Journal of Phycology, 51, (5) pp. 859-871. ISSN 0022-3646 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12329 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Mueller R; Bolch CJS; Wright JT

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2015Perraton SC, Blackwell BD, Fischer A, Gaston TF, Meyers GD, 'Systemic barriers to wastewater reuse in Australia: some jurisdictional examples', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 22, (3) pp. 355-372. ISSN 1448-6563 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14486563.2014.955889 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Perraton SC; Meyers GD

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2015Shields K, Fischer A, Burke CM, 'Toward an improved ecosystem based management approach: incorporating catchment characteristics into better management and planning of the Great Barrier Reef marine ecosystem', Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58, (7) pp. 1270-1290. ISSN 0964-0568 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2014.921143 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Burke CM

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2014Fischer AM, Ryan JP, Levesque C, Welschmeyer N, 'Characterizing estuarine plume discharge into the coastal ocean using fatty acid biomarkers and pigment analysis', Marine Environmental Research, 99 pp. 106-116. ISSN 0141-1136 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2014.04.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18

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2014Kidd IM, Chai S, Fischer A, 'Tidal heights in hyper-synchronous estuaries', Natural Resources, 5, (11) pp. 607-615. ISSN 2158-706X (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4236/nr.2014.511053 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kidd IM; Chai S

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2013Mabin CJT, Gribben PE, Fischer AM, Wright JT, 'Variation in the morphology, reproduction and development of the habitat-forming kelp Ecklonia radiata with changing temperature and nutrients', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 483 pp. 117-131. ISSN 1616-1599 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps10261 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 42

Co-authors: Mabin CJT; Wright JT

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2013Moreno-Madrinan MJ, Fischer AM, 'Performance of the MODIS FLH algorithm in estuarine waters: a multi-year (2003-2010) analysis from Tampa Bay, Florida (USA)', International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34, (19) pp. 6467-6483. ISSN 0143-1161 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2013.804227 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12

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2010Ryan JP, Fischer AM, Kudela RM, McManus MA, Myers JS, et al., 'Recurrent frontal slicks of a coastal ocean upwelling shadow', Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 115, (C12070) pp. 1-15. ISSN 0148-0227 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2010JC006398 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35

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2008Ryan JP, Fischer AM, Kudela RM, Gower JFR, King SA, et al., 'Influences of upwelling and downwelling winds on red tide bloom dynamics in Monterey Bay, California', Continental Shelf Research, 29, (5-6) pp. 785-795. ISSN 0278-4343 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2008.11.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 98Web of Science - 88

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2008Ryan JP, Gower JFR, King SA, Bissett WP, Fischer AM, et al., 'A coastal ocean extreme bloom incubator ', Geophysical Research Letters, 35, (12) pp. L12602. ISSN 0094-8276 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2008GL034081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 68

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2006Leichter JJ, Helmuth BST, Fischer AM, 'Variation beneath the surface: Quantifying complex thermal environments on coral reefs in the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida', Journal of Marine Research, 64, (4) pp. 563-588. ISSN 0022-2402 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1357/002224006778715711 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 79Web of Science - 81

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2005Ryan JP, Dierrsen HM, Kudela RM, Scholin CA, Johnson KS, et al., 'Coastal ocean physics and red tides', Oceanography, Volume 18, (2) pp. 247-255. ISSN 1042-8275 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Le P, Fischer A, Penesis I, Rahimi R, 'Aggregating GIS and MCDM to optimize wave energy converters location in Tasmania, Australia', Soft Computing Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Information Science Reference, MS Garcia-Cascales, JM Sanchez-Lozano, AD Masegosa, C Cruz-Corona (ed), USA, pp. 141-164. ISBN 978-1-4666-6631-3 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6631-3.ch006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

Co-authors: Penesis I; Rahimi R

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Fischer AM, 'Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans', Ecosystem-Based management for the Oceans, 1, (1) pp. 392. (2009) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Fischer AM, Lucieer V, Burke C, 'A series of MATLAB learning modules to enhance numerical competency in applied marine sciences', American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting abstracts, 12-16 December 2016, San Francicso, USA, pp. ED51J-02. (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lucieer V; Burke C

2016Setyawan E, Sianipar AB, Mambrasar R, Lewis S, Beale C, et al., 'Large-scale movement and habitat range of reef manta (Manta alfredi) in northern Raja Ampat waters, West Papua, Indonesia', Abstracts of the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 19-24 June, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Haddy J

2013Perraton SC, Blackwell BD, Fischer AM, Gaston TF, Meyers GD, 'A Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks of wastewater reuse feasibility assessment across two jurisdictions', Australia New Zealand Society of Ecological Economics 2012 Conference, 12-15 November 2012, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 1 - 20. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Perraton SC; Gaston TF; Meyers GD

2013Perraton SC, Blackwell BD, Gaston TF, Fischer AM, Meyers GD, 'Wastewater reuse in the absence of water scarcity and a market: A case study from Beaconsfield Tasmania (Australia)', Asia Pacific Water Recycling Conference Proceedings, 1 - 4 July 2013, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Qld (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Perraton SC; Blackwell BD; Gaston TF; Meyers GD

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2011Fischer AM, Ryan JP, 'Monitoring Annual and Seasonal Variability of Dinoflagellate Blooms in Monterey Bay, California (USA) with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer', International Symposium for Remote Sensing of Environment, Sydney book, April 10 - 15, 2011, Sydney (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Graham A, Marouchos A, Martini A, Fischer A, Seet B-C, et al., 'Autonomous Marine Systems at Offshore Aquaculture and Energy Sites, 1.20.002 - Final Project Report', Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre, Launceston (2020) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Guihen D; Williams G; Ross J; Lea M-A; King P; Cahoon S; Edwards S

Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Fischer AM, 'The Distribution of Contaminants in Sediments and Water from the Upper Tamar River, Tasmania (Australia)', The Distribution of Contaminents in Sediments and Water from the Upper Tamar River, Tasmania (Australia), Launceston City Council, Launceston Tasmania Australia (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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2013Fischer AM, 'Eddies of the East Australia Current: Long Term Biological Impacts', International Association of Maritime Universities, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

20

Total funding

$923,549

Projects

Autonomous marine systems at offshore aquaculture and energy sites (2020)$48,304
Description
Moving fish farms offshore exposes them to more wind and waves and increases travel and fatigue for staff. Fish farm operations require the ability to make inspections and repairs, detect and manage threats to the fish population and continuously assess the quality of the water. Some of these tasks are already managed remotely with the use, for instance, of underwater cameras that can stream live video feeds to managers. Still, fish farms rely on near-daily visits by humans. This project investigates the readiness of existing and emerging technologies that will allow fish farms to automate their most dangerous tasks.
Funding
Blue Economy CRC Co ($48,304)
Scheme
Scoping Study Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Guihen D; Williams GD; King PD; Arachillage SJ; Fischer AM; Ross DJ; Lea MA; Cahoon SC; Grinham A; Marouchos A; Martini A; Seet BC; Symonds J; Soutar J; Huang L; Leary M; Sikka P; Cossu R; Adams S; Albert S; Bird S; Connolly R; Edwards SJ
Year
2020
Phase 1 Research study into the optimisation of AUV sensors and systems (2019)$49,000
Description
The aim of the project is to improve the operational performance and capabilities of AUVs and/or AUV systems. Research topics may include but not be limited to the optimisation of AUV sensors or systems to maximise performance, navigation, sensor coverage, search/classification rates and other factors. The exact description of the study will be confirmed once the most suitable UTAS (AMC) research candidate has been selected. Seed funding has been provided by Northrop Grumman Australia to cover the purchase of equipment required during Phase 1 of the project.
Funding
Northrop Grumman Australia ($49,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seed
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Williams GD; Frost RT; Fischer AM; Fan S
Year
2019
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands (2018 - 2021)$19,520
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, asses the risk posed by these pollutants to waterbirds and wetlands, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($19,520)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Bond AL; Woehler E; Lavers JL; Hansen A
Period
2018 - 2021
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands (2018)$2,440
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, asses the risk posed by these pollutants to waterbirds and wetlands, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands
Funding
Birdlife Australia ($2,440)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Bond AL; Woehler E; Hansen A; Lavers JL
Year
2018
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands (2018)$1,500
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, asses the risk posed by these pollutants to waterbirds and wetlands, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands.
Funding
Australian Wildlife Society ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-University Students Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Hansen A; Lavers JL
Year
2018
DFAT Vietnam exchange algal bloom project (2017)$9,091
Description
The exchange visits will focus on primarily on project planning, grant writing and the calibration and validation of satellite imagery to assess the inception, development and spread of algal blooms in Tasmania and Vietnam, considering impacts to aquaculture resources.
Funding
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade ($9,091)
Scheme
Grant-Australia-Vietnam Researcher Exchange Progra
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Phuoc VLH
Year
2017
Plastic in Tasmanian waterfowl and wetlands (2017)$455
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of organic contaminants and heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands.
Funding
Birdlife Australia ($455)
Scheme
Grant-Conservation
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Woehler E; Bond A; Clarke B; Hansen A; Lavers JL; Klaassen M; Lewis T
Year
2017
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterfowl (2017)$5,000
Description
Wetland habitats around the world are a vital resource, and are rapidly becoming degraded and disappearing due to human impacts and climate change. This project will engage citizen scientists and local councils to help collect samples from native and feral waterbird species in Tasmania to help assess the health of our local wetland habitats. Using state of the art technologies we will measure concentrations of organic contaminants and heavy metals in waterfowl tissues, identify type of quantity of plastic ingestion, and develop new and effective standardized approaches for the long-term monitoring of Tasmanian wetlands.
Funding
Museum of Old and New Art ($5,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Heavy Metal
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Lewis T; Woehler E; Clarke B; Lavers JL; Klaassen M
Year
2017
National Outfall Database (2016 - 2021)$176,051
Description
This project will develop a National Outfall Database that, 1) integrates information about pollutants arising from sewerage treatment and their distribution from sewerage outfalls around Australia, 2) A ranking of the outfalls (and sewerage treatment systems) according to health and impact criteria with peer review of the ranking system and resulting ranking outcomes. This is grant for a honours research project linked to the NESP NOD administered through the Clean Ocean Foundation
Funding
Clean Ocean Foundation Incorporated ($33,350); Donation via University of Tasmania Foundation ($142,701)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; A'Yunin Rohman Q
Period
2016 - 2021
Enduring Community Value from Mining (2016 - 2017)$5,000
Description
Understanding economic impacts of mine withdrawal or development is important for creating Enduring Community Value (ECV), particularly in remote communities. Having geographical visualisation of these impacts provides a focused product for decision making. This project will prepare a series of maps on employment structure of regional economies in order to geographically visualise the economic impacts of mine withdrawal projects.
Funding
NintiOne ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM
Period
2016 - 2017
Sense-T Stage 2: BloomAlert: Real-time algal community monitoring for water quality and safety (2015 - 2016)$393,075
Description
IMAS, Irrigation Tasmania, TasWater and Hydro Tasmania will work together to install a sensor network at six locations in the Tasmanian water supply system to provide real-time data on algal biomass and allow early detection of algal blooms in drinking water and agricultural water resources.
Funding
Tasmanian Irrigation ($21,567); University of Tasmania ($371,508)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bolch CJS; Fischer AM
Period
2015 - 2016
Tracer Analysis of Sediment Redistribution of Tamar Estuary (2014)$155,080
Description
The objective of this proposed study is to understand patterns of sediment redistribution in the hydrodynamically complex Tamar Estuary resulting from sediment management activities known as raking and to provide modelling validation data on the net (up estuary or down estuary) migration of silt in the upper estuary. 100% of the funding was towards the research component. What is the research question that is being asked in this activity? Assess the redistribution of sediments resulting from sediment raking in the upper Tamar River estuary. Provide a statement on the research contribution to innovation and new knowledge in the area: Acquisition and analysis of sediment and water samples to provide a baseline from which decisions can be made on how to proceed with the sediment raking program and removal of sil from the upper Tamar River estuary.
Funding
Launceston Flood Authority ($155,080)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Chai S
Year
2014
Enduring Community Value from Mining (2014 - 2015)$5,000
Description
Understanding the economic impacts of mine withdrawal or development is important to create Enduring Community Value (ECV), particularly in remote communities. Having geographical visualisations of these impacts provides a focused product for decision making. This project will prepare a series of maps on employment structure of regional economies in the NT, SA and WA in order to geographically visualise the economic impacts of mine withdrawal or development. This project will apply geospatial visualisation and spatial analysis techniques to understand how mining withdrawal or development influences regional economies.
Funding
NintiOne ($5,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM
Period
2014 - 2015
Eddies of the East Australian Current: Long-term biological impacts (2013)$25,709
Funding
International Association of Maritime Universities ($25,709)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; Doblin M
Year
2013
Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program (2013)$0
Description
This project aims to develop and implement a robust and integrated harmful algal bloom forecast system to provide early warning of these extreme natural events and aid in mitigating the deleterious effects of their presence on human and ecosystem health.
Funding
The Group of Eight Ltd ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Aust China Young Researchers Exchange Prog
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM
Year
2013
Upper Tamar River Estuary Sediment Study (2012 - 2013)$10,680
Description
The AMC are working collaboratively with the Launceston Flood Authority (LF A), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Parks & Wildlife Service (P&W) on a silt raking trial for the upper Tamar River estuary. The EPA identified some specific analyses that must be undertaken prior to this trial, including the collection and analysis of sediment samples. AMC, in collaboration with the LF A and EPA, were tasked with the collection of suitable elutriate samples from strategic locations and depths of the estuary floor. Each sample was prepared within AMC's laboratories and provided to Analytical Services Tasmania (AST) to undertake elutriate extractions and analysis. AMC documented the location, type and number of samples collected and provided interpretation of AST's analysis results. The project addressed the research question: What nutrients and metals are contained within the silt in specific locations of the upper Tamar River estuary? Its innovation lay in the acquisition and analysis of sediment and water samples to provide a baseline from which decisions can be made on how to proceed with the removal of silt from the upper Tamar River estuary.
Funding
Launceston Flood Authority ($10,680)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM; MacFarlane GJ
Period
2012 - 2013
2012: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, USA (3 to 8 Dec 2012) (2012)$1,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM
Year
2012
Monitoring Coastal Ocean Change: Improving Accuracy of Global Satellite Phytoplankton Estimates in Coastal Waters (2010)$10,671
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,671)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM
Year
2010
International Conference on Harmful Algae, Crete, Greece (2010)$1,973
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,973)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM
Year
2010
Multi-Scale Satellite Mapping and Monitoring of Sea Surface Temperature Variability in the Tasman Sea and off the East Coast of Tasmania. (2009)$3,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,500)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fischer AM
Year
2009

Research Supervision

Current

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Completed

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Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDEnhancing Decision Making in a Multi-Use Management Environment by Capitalising on Available Information: Linking data sources through GIS to provide meaningful decision support outputs2017
PhDEnvironmental pollutants in Tasmanian and Victorian Waterfowl2017
PhDAn Analysis of the Effectiveness of River Restoration in the Mount Roland Catchment of North-Western Tasmania2017
PhDIdentifying Patterns in the Distribution of Plastic Debris in Australia2017
PhDThe Inception, Development and Spread of Harmful Algal Blooms and Links to Oceanographic Phenomena2018
PhDOmnidiversity - a new approach to effective assessment and management of vulnerable environments: a case study of Tasmanian geoconservation sites2019
PhDAre Declines in Coastal Biodiversity Driven by Trends in Frontal Activity?2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDEvaluating the Potential of Improved Spatial Resolution for Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll-a in Coastal and Inland Waters
Candidate: James Matthew Bramich
2019
PhDStrategies for Sustainable Morphological Remediation of Degraded Estuaries
Candidate: Ian Marsey Kidd
2017
PhDCross Jurisdictional Barriers to Effective Wastewater Reuse: Management of Wastewater Disposal, Water Quality Impacts, and Reform Opportunities for Australia
Candidate: Simon Clifford Perraton
2015
PhDEnvironmental Governance of Australia's Coasts
Candidate: Janette Robin Shaw
2014