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Simon Wotherspoon

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Simon Wotherspoon

Senior Lecturer - QMS

Room 341, IMAS Hobart, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 6684 (phone)

simon.wotherspoon@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Fisheries Sciences (070499)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Biological Oceanography (040501)
  • Physical Oceanography (040503)
  • Galactic Astronomy (020104)
  • Zoology (060899)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Applied Statistics (010401)
  • Freshwater Ecology (060204)
  • Invertebrate Biology (060808)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Glaciology (040602)
  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics (excl. Physical Combinatorics) (010104)
  • Mathematical Physics (010599)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment (070402)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Invasive Species Ecology (050103)
  • Ecological Applications (050199)
  • Physiology (060699)
  • Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy (020103)
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis (111299)
  • Evolutionary Biology (060399)
  • Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)
  • Marine Engineering (091101)
  • Biostatistics (010402)
  • Applied Mathematics (010299)
  • Vertebrate Biology (060809)
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Automation (090602)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Animal Physiology - Systems (060603)
  • Algebra and Number Theory (010101)
  • Technology (109999)
  • Genome Structure and Regulation (060407)
  • Biological Sciences (069999)
  • Fluid Physics (020303)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Simulation and Modelling (080110)
  • Isotope Geochemistry (040203)
  • Global Change Biology (069902)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Analysis of Algorithms and Complexity (080201)
  • Biological Mathematics (010202)
  • Optimisation (010303)
  • Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques (029904)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts) (960306)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (960502)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences (970101)
  • Fisheries - Recreational (830201)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences (970102)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Climate Change Models (960303)
  • Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) (920115)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments (960509)
  • Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related) (969902)
  • Cancer and Related Disorders (920102)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management (960901)
  • Substance Abuse (920414)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (960506)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830204)
  • Wild Caught Prawns (830205)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Technology (970110)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species (960499)
  • Wild Caught Edible Molluscs (830203)
  • Weather (960203)
  • Sustainability Indicators (960609)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments (960511)
  • Wild Caught Tuna (830207)
  • Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management (960909)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960810)
  • Hydro-Electric Energy (850503)
  • Scientific Instruments (861503)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)

Publications

Total publications

87

Highlighted publications

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Lake SE

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 42

Co-authors: Whitehead JM

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

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

Co-authors: Palmer D; Row D

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

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

Co-authors: Donaldson JD

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Journal Article

(72 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Arce F, Bestley S, Hindell MA, McMahon CR, Wotherspoon S, 'A quantitative, hierarchical approach for detecting drift dives and tracking buoyancy changes in southern elephant seals', Scientific Reports, 9, (1) Article 8936. ISSN 2045-2322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-44970-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Arce F; Bestley S; Hindell MA; McMahon CR

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2019Bird T, Lyon J, Wotherspoon S, Todd C, Tonkin Z, et al., 'Combining capture-recapture data and known ages allows estimation of age-dependent survival rates', Ecology and Evolution, 9, (1) pp. 90-99. ISSN 2045-7758 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4633 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2019Cleeland JB, Alderman R, Bindoff A, Lea M-A, McMahon CR, et al., 'Factors influencing the habitat use of sympatric albatrosses from Macquarie Island, Australia', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 609 pp. 221-237. ISSN 0171-8630 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps12811 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cleeland JB; Bindoff A; Lea M-A; McMahon CR; Raymond B; Hindell MA

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2019Evans R, Hindell M, Kato A, Phillips LR, Ropert-Coudert Y, et al., 'Habitat utilization of a mesopelagic predator linked to lower sea-surface temperatures and prey abundance in a region of rapid warming', Deep-Sea Research. Part 2 pp. 1-14. ISSN 0967-0645 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104634 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Evans R; Hindell M; Phillips LR; Lea M-A

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2019Peel SL, Hill NA, Foster SD, Wotherspoon SJ, Ghiglione C, et al., 'Reliable species distributions are obtainable with sparse, patchy and biased data by leveraging over species and data types', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10, (7) pp. 1002-1014. ISSN 2041-210X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13196 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hill NA

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2019Randall J, Wotherspoon S, Ross J, Hermand J-P, Johnson CR, 'An in situ study of production from diel oxygen modelling, oxygen exchange, and electron transport rate in the kelp Ecklonia radiata', Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 615 pp. 51-65. ISSN 0171-8630 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3354/meps12919 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Randall J; Ross J; Johnson CR

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2019Wahiduzzaman M, Oliver ECJ, Klotzbach PJ, Wotherspoon SJ, Holbrook NJ, 'A statistical seasonal forecast model of North Indian Ocean tropical cyclones using the quasi-biennial oscillation', International Journal of Climatology, 39, (2) pp. 934-952. ISSN 0899-8418 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/joc.5853 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Oliver ECJ; Holbrook NJ

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2019Yates P, Ziegler P, Welsford D, Wotherspoon S, Burch P, et al., 'Distribution of Antarctic toothfish Dissostichus mawsoni along East Antarctica: environmental drivers and management implications', Fisheries Research, 219 Article 105338. ISSN 0165-7836 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2019.105338 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Black JG, Stark JS, Johnstone GJ, McMinn A, Boyd P, et al., 'In-situ behavioural and physiological responses of Antarctic microphytobenthos to ocean acidification', Scientific Reports, 9 Article 1890. ISSN 2045-2322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-36233-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Black JG; McMinn A; Boyd P

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2018Bindoff AD, Wotherspoon SJ, Guinet C, Hindell MA, 'Twilight-free geolocation from noisy light data', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9, (5) pp. 1190-1198. ISSN 2041-210X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12953 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: Bindoff AD; Hindell MA

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2018Hodgson JC, Mott R, Baylis SM, Pham TT, Wotherspoon S, et al., 'Drones count wildlife more accurately and precisely than humans', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 9, (5) pp. 1160-1167. ISSN 2041-210X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12974 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 30

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2018Marzloff MP, Oliver ECJ, Barrett NS, Holbrook NJ, James L, et al., 'Differential vulnerability to climate change yields novel deep-reef communities', Nature Climate Change, 8, (10) pp. 873-878. ISSN 1758-678X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0278-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Marzloff MP; Oliver ECJ; Barrett NS; Holbrook NJ; James L; Johnson CR

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2018Miller BS, Wotherspoon S, Rankin S, Calderan S, Leaper R, et al., 'Estimating drift of directional sonobuoys from acoustic bearings', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143, (1) pp. EL25-EL30. ISSN 0001-4966 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1121/1.5020621 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2018Reisinger RR, Raymond B, Hindell MA, Bester MN, Crawford RJM, et al., 'Habitat modelling of tracking data from multiple marine predators identifies important areas in the Southern Indian Ocean', Diversity and Distributions, 24, (4) pp. 535-550. ISSN 1366-9516 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12702 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Raymond B; Hindell MA; Sumner MD

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2018Ward DFL, Wotherspoon S, Melbourne-Thomas J, Haapkyla J, Johnson CR, 'Detecting ecological regime shifts from transect data', Ecological Monographs, 88, (4) pp. 694-715. ISSN 0012-9615 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1312 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Ward DFL; Melbourne-Thomas J; Johnson CR

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2018Bestley S, Raymond B, Gales NJ, Harcourt RG, Hindell MA, et al., 'Predicting krill swarm characteristics important for marine predators foraging off East Antarctica', Ecography, 41, (6) pp. 996-1012. ISSN 0906-7590 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03080 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Bestley S; Raymond B; Hindell MA; Nicol S; Sumner MD; Cox MJ

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2018Della Penna A, Trull TW, Wotherspoon S, De Monte S, Johnson CR, et al., 'Mesoscale variability of conditions favoring an iron-induced diatom bloom downstream of the Kerguelen Plateau', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, (5) pp. 3355-3367. ISSN 2169-9275 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1029/2018JC013884 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Trull TW; Johnson CR

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Buscot M-J; Magnussen CG

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2017Hindell MA, Sumner M, Bestley S, Wotherspoon S, Harcourt RG, et al., 'Decadal changes in habitat characteristics influence population trajectories of southern elephant seals', Global Change Biology, 23, (12) pp. 5136-5150. ISSN 1354-1013 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

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

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

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

Co-authors: Burch P

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2017Proctor AH, King CK, Holan JR, Wotherspoon SJ, 'Integrated modeling of survival data from multiple stressor ecotoxicology experiments', Environmental Science and Technology, 51, (12) pp. 7271-7277. ISSN 0013-936X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02255 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Proctor AH

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Oliver ECJ; Holbrook NJ

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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

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

DOI: 10.1071/PC16025 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hingston AB

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Proud R

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2015Raymond B, Lea MA, Patterson T, Andrews-Goff V, Sharples R, et al., 'Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking', Ecography, 38, (2) pp. 121-129. ISSN 0906-7590 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 62

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

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2015Cummings CR, Lea MA, Morrice MG, Wotherspoon S, Hindell MA, 'New insights into the cardiorespiratory physiology of weaned southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina)', Conservation Physiology, 3, (1) Article cov049. ISSN 2051-1434 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cov049 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cummings CR; Lea MA; Hindell MA

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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

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2014Bird TJ, Bates AE, Lefcheck JS, Hill NA, Thomson RJ, et al., 'Statistical solutions for error and bias in global citizen science datasets', Biological Conservation, 173 pp. 144-154. ISSN 0006-3207 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 138Web of Science - 135

Co-authors: Bird TJ; Bates AE; Hill NA; Thomson RJ; Edgar GJ; Stuart-Smith RD; Stuart-Smith JF; Pecl GT; Barrett N; Frusher S

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 32

Co-authors: Oliver ECJ; Holbrook NJ

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Oliver ECJ; Holbrook NJ

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Bell P

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

DOI: 10.3390/w6061840 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 23

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 118Web of Science - 119

Co-authors: Bestley S

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

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

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

DOI: 10.1086/671800 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Polymeropoulos ET; Frappell PB

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 83Web of Science - 77

Co-authors: Sumner MD; Hindell MA

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

DOI: 10.1080/00288330909510004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Burch P; Frusher SD

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Jackson GD; Jackson CH

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

DOI: 10.1071/MF07105 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Jordan L; McMinn A

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 66

Co-authors: Warfe DM; Barmuta LA

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Olivier F

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 28

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Habeeb R; Johnson CR

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Jackson GD; Jackson CH

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Van Polanen Petel T; Hindell MA

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Lake SE

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Olivier F

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Olivier F

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

DOI: 10.1080/00288330.2005.9517338 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 30Web of Science - 29

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Jackson GD

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Lake SE

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Olivier F

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 42

Co-authors: Whitehead JM

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 41

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 51

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Forbes LK

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

DOI: 10.3354/meps264057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Jackson GD; McGrath Steer BL

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

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

Co-authors: Palmer D; Row D

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

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

Co-authors: Donaldson JD

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

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Co-authors: Fearnley-Sander DP

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

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Conference Publication

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Co-authors: Burch P; Frusher SD

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

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

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

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Co-authors: Woods GM; Lowenthal RM

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

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

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Griffiths S, Lynch T, Lyle J, Wotherspoon S, Wong Lincoln, et al., 'Trial and validation of Respondent-Driven Sampling as a cost-effective method for obtaining representative catch, effort, social and economic data from recreational fisheries', Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, CSIRO, Hobart, Tasmania, 2012/021 (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Lyle J

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

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

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

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Co-authors: Lyle JM; Stark KE

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

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Co-authors: Barmuta LA

Thesis

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

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

15

Total funding

$1,854,657

Projects

National Survey of the Recreational Catch of Southern Bluefin - Analysis (2019 - 2020)$108,000
Description
This project will deliver the analysis for a national estimate of the recreational catch of Southern Bluefin Tuna using a multi-faceted survey approach.
Funding
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ($108,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tracey S; Lyle JM; Stark KE; Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2019 - 2020
Evaluating the likelihood of regime shifts in Southern Ocean ecosystems (2016)$5,000
Description
Effective ecosystem-based management requires that we manage for potential as well as current ecosystem dynamics. This is made more challenging if the potential dynamics of a system include a regime shift a sudden shift from one stable ecosystem state to another. Such a transition can occur in ecosystems where higher order positive feedback loops stabilise the system until a critical threshold is reached, after which the system is propelled into an alternate state (Marzloff et al. 2011). In the Southern Ocean changes have occurred at multiple levels of the ecosystem, but there is not yet evidence that these changes are indicative of a regime shift (Weimerskirch et al. 2003, Atkinson et al. 2004). My thesis will address two components of this problem: 1) the detection and 2) the possibility of regime shifts in Southern Ocean ecosystems. In the first year of my PhD I developed an analytical method for detecting regime shifts from transect data. In the second part of my PhD, I will focus on evaluating the susceptibility of Southern Ocean ecosystem to regime shifts by investigating the importance of a key positive feedback: the ability of phytoplankton to promote their own blooms by releasing the chemical compounds dimethylsulfide (DMS) and dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP, parent molecule of DMS). Some higher predators can smell DMS or DMSP and use it to navigate to productive patches in the ocean (Nevitt et al. 1995, DeBose et al. 2010). These predators then consume the zooplankton which eat phytoplankton, thereby releasing phytoplankton from a major source of mortality. This may facilitate larger phytoplankton blooms, resulting in more energy entering the food chain (Lewis et al. 2012, Savoca and Nevitt 2014). Despite the potential importance of this feedback in structuring the system, the relationship between DMS/DMSP concentrations in the Southern Ocean and spatial distributions of phytoplankton, zooplankton and predator species assemblages have never been investigated. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the potential strength and importance of this feedback within the system. This question will be addressed using two complementary approaches: qualitative network modelling, and a data-driven analysis of DMS and DMSP concentrations in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean in relation to environmental variables and species assemblages.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Johnson CR; Wotherspoon SJ; Ward D
Year
2016
Assessing status and trends of marine ecosystems in the Indian Sector of the Southern Ocean (2015 - 2017)$0
Description
With a focus on the Indian Sector, the overall objective of this project is to develop a quantitative framework for assessing change in Southern Ocean ecosystems (habitats, species and foodwebs), to undertake the first assessment using that framework and, arising from the experience of that assessment, design a cost-effective sustained observing program that will be able to detect long-term trends in these ecosystems in the future. Specifically, the project will1. With the IMBER program Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics of the Southern Ocean (ICED), develop the framework for assessing change in Southern Ocean ecosystems to deliver products to stakeholders and the public at large;2. Review and refine methodologies for quantitative assessments of the status (including spatial and temporal variability) and trends of marine food webs;3. Using these methods and available data, including satellites, underway data from ships-of-opportunity, repeat transects and local at-sea and land-based studies, undertake a synthesis and assessment of the current status (including spatial and temporal variability) and trends of (i) sea ice and ocean habitats,(ii) key pelagic species, including large diatoms, Antarctic krill, commercial finfish, myctophid fish, marine mammals and birds, and (iii) the relative importance of different trophic pathways (e.g. through krill versus copepods) in the subantarctic and Antarctic food webs in the Indian Sector;4. Develop methods for presenting results that allow these assessments to be easily understood by key stakeholders and the public at large; and5. Based on the requirements identified in the framework and first assessment, design a cost-effective observing system for the region, as part of the Southern Ocean Observing System, to provide robust assessments of change in habitats, key species and food webs, based on a set of sustained observations of cost-effective essential variables, known as ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Constable A; Bestley S; Boyd PW; Corney SP; Cox MJ; de la Mare WK; Meiners K; Melbourne-Thomas J; Raymond Ben; Sumner MD; Wotherspoon SJ; Ziegler PE
Period
2015 - 2017
Using size-based models to understand the role of mesopelagic fish and squid in the Southern Ocean ecosystem (2015 - 2016)$161,325
Description
Mesopelagic fish are the most abundant vertebrate in the biosphere, accounting for more biomass than any other group of fish. In the Southern Ocean, mesopelagic fish and squid play a key role transferring energy from zooplankton to higher predators, and several species of fish are or commercial importance. However, the sensitivity of mesopelagic fish and squid to the combined impacts of fishing and climate change is poorly understood. Model representations of these groups which would inform our understanding of their current status and potential future trends are currently lacking. This project will develop size-based (or size spectrum) models to fill this gap. Size based model provide a powerful means to understand how marine communities are organised and how they respond to fishing and climate change. This project will advance our understanding of the role of mesopelagic species in Southern Ocean ecosystems and inform the development of indicators for ecological change.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($161,325)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Constable A; Johnson CR; Melbourne-Thomas J; Welsford D; Wotherspoon SJ; Trebilco R
Period
2015 - 2016
Solar and satellite animal tracking: analytical methods and applications (2015 - 2016)$1,800
Description
Knowledge of an animals large scale movements through the landscape is essential to understanding its ecology. Many far-ranging Antarctic species can only be tracked with electronic tags. These small data loggers either directly record the animals location through satellite tracking, or record ambient light levels and the animals path is determined from the recorded pattern of day and night when the tag is recovered. Early generations of tags were bulky and expensive, and could only be deployed on larger animals. Technological advances have seen tags decrease in both size and cost, and these tags are playing an increasingly important role in Antarctic Science. This project will develop an integrated suite of tools for estimating animal tracks from tag data, in particular, developing improved methods capable of fully leveraging the data collected by the latest generations of tracking tags.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($1,800)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wotherspoon SJ; Sumner MD
Period
2015 - 2016
Multi-species animal tracking: analytical methods and application (2014 - 2016)$0
Description
For marine predators in remote Antarctic areas, telemetry studies (i.e. location tracking) provide the most feasible means for obtaining information on behaviour, movement, habitat utilization, and foraging locations. An ecosystem-level focus can be brought to predator studies by including multiple species within a single modelling framework (multi-species modelling). "Hotspot" areas of high predator use and diversity can indicate elevated prey abundance and predictability, habitat types or structural complexity, or niche space. Comparisons between predator species can elucidate processes such as competition between populations, territoriality, and successional habitat use that are difficult to infer from single-species studies. This project will develop improved methods for multi-species modelling of existing telemetry data. These methods will be applied at a range of spatial scales including a whole-of-Antarctic synthesis aligned with current international efforts.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Raymond B; Bestley S; Hindell MA; Huckstadt L; Jonsen I; Kato A; Ropert-Coudert Y; Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2014 - 2016
Trial and validation of Respondent-Driven sampling as a cost-effective method for obtaining representative catch, effort, social and economic data from recreational fisheries (2012 - 2015)$370,001
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($370,001)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Griffiths Shane; Lyle JM; Pollock K; Sawynok B; Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2012 - 2015
Development of environmental risk assessment and remediation guidelines for Antarctic and subantarctic marine and terrestrial environments (2012)$0
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King Catherine; George S; Townsend AT; Batley G; Chapman J; Warne M; Van Dam R; Adams MM; Virtue P; Fox D; Cooper A; Raymond Ben; Wasley J; Wotherspoon SJ; Candy S
Year
2012
Quantitative Antarctic Science (2012 - 2016)$393,750
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($393,750)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2012 - 2016
TRACK. A New Tool for Integration, Interpolation and Visualisation of Animal Tracking Data (2010)$49,454
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($49,454)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Marine Mammal Centre
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hindell MA; Gales Nick; Wotherspoon SJ; Frydman S
Year
2010
2007/064 Tactical Research Fund: Developing an Analytical Module for Large-scale Recreational Fishery Data Based on Phone/Diary Survey Methodology (2008 - 2009)$73,670
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($73,670)
Scheme
Grant-Tactical Research Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lyle JM; Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2008 - 2009
Arrow Squid-Stock Variability, Fishing Techniques, Trophic Linkages - Facing The Challenges (2006 - 2011)$261,120
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($261,120)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Virtue P; Wotherspoon SJ
Period
2006 - 2011
Great Lake Algal Bed Study 2002-2003 (2003)$12,028
Funding
Hydro Electric Corporation ($12,028)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Wotherspoon SJ
Year
2003
2003-051 Developing tagging models and validating key assumptions for estimating crucial fishery assessment parameters in the Tasmanian rock lobster fisheries (2003 - 2009)$409,509
Funding
Fisheries Research & Development Corporation ($409,509)
Scheme
Grant-Annual Open Call Round
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Frusher SD; Wotherspoon SJ; Hoenig J
Period
2003 - 2009
Reliable Geolocaton Estimates from Archival Tag Data (2000)$9,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wotherspoon SJ
Year
2000

Research Supervision

Current

8

Completed

25

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAnalytical Tools for Estimating Predator Diets in Marine Ecosystems2008
PhDPrediction, Characterisation, and Detection of Regime Shifts in Ecological Systems2014
PhDStatistical Issues for Mapping Biodiversity in the Southern Ocean2015
PhDInference of Foraging Success in a Top Southern Ocean Predator2015
PhDIdentifying Fish Stocks Prone to Interdecadal Productivity Shifts Across Different Worldwide Marine Ecosystems2017
PhDModel Selection Methods for Investigation of Gene X Environment Interactions in Observational Data2018
PhDExpanding the use of ensemble streamflow forecasts in Australia2019
PhDAdelie Penguins as Ecosystem Indicators: foraging behaviour and habitat2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDImprovements in Ecotoxicological Analysis Methods for the Derivation of Environmental Quality Guidelines: A case study using Antarctic toxicity data
Candidate: Abigael Hillery Proctor
2019
PhDUsing Electronic Tagging Data to Investigate theIindividual-, Population- and Community-Level Consequences of Movement in Free-Roaming Marine Fish
Candidate: Christopher Alan Griffiths
2019
PhDAdaptive Simulation Model Configuration
Candidate: Randall Carey Gray
2019
PhDModelling Oceanic Transport of Planktonic Species in the Southern Ocean
Candidate: Mao Mori
2018
PhDA Statistical Model of North Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone Genesis, Tracks and Landfall
Candidate: Md Wahiduzzaman
2017
PhDBeneath the Sea Ice: Exploring elephant seal foraging strategy in Earths extreme Antarctic polar environment
Candidate: Sara Amandine Labrousse
2017
PhDCauses and Consequences of Variability in the Depths of Acoustic Deep Scattering Layers in the World Ocean
Candidate: Roland Hudson Proud
2016
PhDMilky Way Halo Objects, IC 4499 and the Large Magellanic Cloud
Candidate: Warren John Hankey
2014
MastersImpacts of Future Climate on Tasmanian Rivers
Candidate: James Clement Bennett
2013
PhDBiology and Conservation Ecology of Selected Saproxylic Beetle Species in Tasmania's Southern Forests
Candidate: Belinda Kate Yaxley
2013
PhDA Daily Tag Return Model for Lobster Fisheries
Candidate: Paul Burch
2012
PhDAnalytical Techniques for the Interpretation of Satellite Derived Marine Animal Locations
Candidate: Sascha Frydman
2011
PhDThe Tag Location Problem
Candidate: Michael Damien Sumner
2011
PhDInterfacial Waves in Shear Flows
Candidate: Michael James Chen
2010
PhDNonlinear Applications of Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Candidate: Gregois Lee
2010
PhDFlame Properties and Fire Spread on Cylindrical Fuel Beds
Candidate: Danijela Ivkovic
2010
MastersDynamical Systems Analysis of a Two-Level Trophic Food Web in the Southern Oceans
Candidate: Scott Alistair Hadley
2009
PhDStatistical Inference for Movement Behaviour Using Animal Tracking Data
Candidate: Robin Barbara Thomson
2008
PhDModelling Water and Solute Transport in Chara: A Numerical Study of the Effects of Unstirred Layers on Membrane Parameter Estimation
Candidate: Sharon May Yen Koh
2008
PhDAn Inverse Method for Designing High-frequency RF Coils in MRI
Candidate: Peter Thomas While
2007
PhDFisheries CPUE-Abundance Relationships: Examination using a Resource-Fisher Integrated Model
Candidate: Miriana Sporcic
2007
PhDNesting Habitat Selection of Snow Petrels (Pagodroma nivea) and Wilson's Storm Petrels (Oceanites oceanicus) in East Antarctica: A Modelling Approach to Predict Species Distribution
Candidate: Frederique Olivier
2006
MastersPlasticity in the Reproductive Strategies of the Southern Ocean Ommastrephid Squid Todarodes filippovae - a Morphometric, Lipid and Fatty Acid Approach
Candidate: Christine Jackson
2005
PhDEstimating Natural Scales of Ecological Systems
Candidate: Rebecca Lynn Habeeb
2005
MastersEstimation of Two Observer Line Transett Surveys (Applied tot he SBT Aerial Survey Data)
Candidate: Benjamas Tulyanitikul
2001