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Leon Barmuta

Associate Professor, Ecology
School of Natural Sciences

Room 215a, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2785 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2645 (fax)

Leon.Barmuta@utas.edu.au

Associate Professor Leon Barmuta teaches and researches the ecology of fresh and non-marine saline waters (i.e. limnology) in the School of Natural Sciences. He has a strong interest in developing rigorous, quantitiative ecology and collaborates with a range of statisticians and modellers. Leon has also actively articulated this research into policy and practice, collaborating with government (e.g. Forest Practices Authority) and industry (e.g. Hydro Tasmania). Awards include: Australian Society for Limnology Medal (2013), Australian Award for University Teaching (2013), University of Tasmania Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (2012), and Australian Water Resources Advisory Council Water Research Achievement Award (1987).

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Leon was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara (1988-89: effects of acid deposition on freshwater systems) and at Monash University (1990-91: biological responses to near-bed hydraulics), and held research and policy roles in Victorian Government conservation departments and the Museum of Victoria. Prior to these positions, Leon taught and conducted research at the University of Canberra and Murdoch University and was a Scientific Officer for the Department of Water Resources Victoria. While at the University of Tasmania, Leon has played prominent roles in developing biological assessment protocols for the federally-funded National River Health Program, the First National Assessment of River Health, and the ANZECC/ARMCANZ National Water Quality Management Strategy (Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality). He has also provided advice in various formal capacities to Inland Fisheries Tasmania, Department of Primary Industries Parks Water and Environment Tasmania, and AUSRIVAS Technical Reference Panel.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhD The Community Structure of Macroinvertebrate Benthos in an Australian Upland Stream Monash University Australia 1987
BSc (1st Class Hons) The Decomposition of Eucalyptus obliqua Leaf Packs in Small Stream Ecosystems University of Adelaide Australia 1978
BSc   University of Adelaide Australia 1977

Memberships

Professional practice

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

Administrative expertise

  • Co-ordinating NCCARF Tasmanian Freshwater node
  • Managing large, multi-disciplinary projects

Teaching

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

Teaching expertise

In addition to supervision of graduate students in his research areas, Assoc Prof Barmuta teaches population and community ecology, freshwater ecology, quantitative methods as applied to the full range of ecological topics, evolutionary ecology as applied to life cycles of animals and he is involved with field teaching in several units. He co-ordinated Honours Zoology for over 20 years, continues to supervise students and teaches coursework components in Honours and MAppSci programs in Biological Sciences. He has designed and co-ordinated units in Field Zoology, Freshwater Ecology, and critical thinking in evolutionary science and ecology.

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

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

Research Invitations

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

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Expertise

Leon's five active areas of research in freshwater systems are:

  • How habitat complexity influences inter- and intra-specific interactions; the aim here is to understand better how phenomena operating at different scales affect structure of assemblages of mobile organisms
  • The use of benthos in biological monitoring and impact assessment, including the design and analysis of ecological field studies
  • The impacts of introduced freshwater and riparian (bankside) organisms
  • The physical limnology, ecology and management of shallow lakes
  • Conservation of biodiversity in inland waters

Research Themes

Leon's research aligns chiefly with the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His research area (formally called 'limnology') spans all non-marine, inland waters ranging from fresh to naturally saline. Freshwater biodiversity is usually rated as the most threatened globally. Moreover the processes in freshwater ecosystems are essential both to the species living in them and the services that humans expect from them. Tasmania is Australia's freshwater 'paradise' hosting unique species of freshwater fish, invertebrates and plants, and offers an unparalleled variety of aquatic habitats in a compact area. Leon's research ranges from assessing the impacts and improving the practices of catchment activities (e.g. forestry) and water management (e.g. regulation of water levels and river flows) through to innovative, basic research on the drivers of change in populations and communities in fresh waters. Most recently he has been part of a large international collaboration comparing temperate and tropical processes in decomposition and the likely impacts of climate change on the processing of carbon in freshwaters. The most recent research projects are investigating the constraints on ecosystem resilience in lakes (in collaboration with The University of Western Australia, Hydro Tasmania and CSIRO) and rivers (in collaboration with Massey University).

Collaboration

Leon is currently involved in two international projects. The first is a continuing collaboration led by Dr Luz Boyero (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain) focussing on detrital processing in streams, and the second is CELLDEX led by Dr Scott Tiegs (Rochester University, MI, USA) which is characterising microbial decomposition across streams in a wide variety of biomes. Leon is also collaborating with Professor Erik Jeppesen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) to work up food web data collected by Project Galathea from Tasmanian lakes.

Awards

Leon was awarded a Vice-Chancellor's Citation for an Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2012, and an Australian Award for University Teaching from the Office for Learning and Teaching, Australian Government in 2013.

In December 2013 he was awarded the Australian Society for Limnology Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Limnology in Australia and presented the Hilary Jolly Memorial Address at the first joint congress of the Australian Society for Limnology and Australian Society for Fish Biology in Darwin, June-July 2014.

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Freshwater Ecology (060204)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Population Ecology (060207)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (050204)
  • Community Ecology (060202)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Isotope Geochemistry (040203)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Evolutionary Biology (060399)
  • Zoology (060899)
  • Education (139999)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)
  • Palaeoecology (060206)
  • Surfacewater Hydrology (040608)
  • Inorganic Geochemistry (040202)
  • Cell Metabolism (060104)
  • Microbial Ecology (060504)
  • Invasive Species Ecology (050103)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Host-Parasite Interactions (060307)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Biogeography and Phylogeography (060302)
  • Invertebrate Biology (060808)
  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)
  • Civil Engineering (090599)
  • Turbulent Flows (091508)
  • Palaeoclimatology (040605)
  • Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology (060703)
  • Earth Sciences (049999)
  • Environmental Technologies (090703)
  • Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.) (079901)
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
  • Bacteriology (060501)
  • Biological Mathematics (010202)
  • Mechanical Engineering (091399)
  • Animal Physiology - Systems (060603)
  • Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry) (039901)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960807)
  • Land and Water Management of environments (960999)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (960506)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use) (961103)
  • Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960806)
  • Forest and Woodlands Land Management (960906)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Mountain and High Country Land and Water Management (960909)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960503)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960402)
  • Mountain and High Country Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960810)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments (960509)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales (960405)
  • Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products (820102)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Land Management (960902)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation (960699)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Hydro-Electric Energy (850503)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960804)
  • Air Quality (960199)
  • Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960801)
  • Forest and Woodlands Water Management (960907)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management (960905)
  • Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (960412)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960802)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960403)
  • Coastal and Estuarine Water Management (960903)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Urban and Industrial Environments (961310)
  • Native Forests (820104)
  • Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960812)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas (961399)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Palliative Care (920211)
  • Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water for Urban and Industrial Use (961101)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Mountain and High Country Environments (960409)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments (960511)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (960502)
  • Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
  • Wind Energy (850509)
  • Environmental Lifecycle Assessment (960603)
  • Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Land and Water Management (960901)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments (961203)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Urban and Industrial Water Management (960912)
  • Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment (960702)
  • Aerospace Equipment (861301)
  • Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments (960404)
  • Urban Water Policy (960709)

Publications

Leon has published across a broad range to topics relevant to aquatic ecology in both the refereed and grey literature. He co-authored a major text, Monitoring Ecological Impacts: concepts and practice in flowing waters, the principles of which remain relevant and current. His basic research programs have fostered critical enquiry about how best to measure and quantify the impacts of habitat shape on biotic interactions, while his applied research on small headwater streams led to widely-cited reviews of this common but poorly researched habitat. He is currently a handling editor for Oecologia and regularly reviews for the leading limnological and freshwater journals.

Total publications

100

Highlighted publications

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Gooderham J; Davies PE

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 110Web of Science - 108

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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

DOI: 10.1071/MF04210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 30

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 240Web of Science - 229

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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

DOI: 10.1080/14634980301476 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

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

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Co-authors: Mapstone BD

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Jones ME

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

DOI: 10.2307/1468250 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 133Web of Science - 126

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Journal Article

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 20

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hogan CM; Proemse BC

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

DOI: 10.1086/688872 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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

DOI: 10.1071/WR15011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 46

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

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

DOI: 10.1071/MF15329 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Davies PE

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Ratnarajah L

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Hamede RK; Jones ME

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Warfe DM; Hardie SA

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Burrows RM; Magierowski RH

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Burrows RM; Magierowski RH

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 80Web of Science - 78

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Ratnarajah L

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Burrows RM; Magierowski RH

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 150Web of Science - 156

Co-authors: Ratnarajah L

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

DOI: 10.1071/MF09297 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 20

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

DOI: 10.1071/MF10298 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Watson Anne

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 38

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Clapcott JE

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Watson A

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Clapcott JE

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Baker S; Richardson A

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Baker SC; Richardson AMM

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Ratnarajah L

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

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

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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2008Stuart-Smith RD, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'A shift in the habitat use pattern of a lentic galaxiid fish: an acute behavioural response to an introduced predator', Environmental Biology of Fishes, 82, (1) pp. 93-100. ISSN 0378-1909 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10641-007-9256-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; White RWG

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 64Web of Science - 66

Co-authors: Warfe DM; Wotherspoon SJ

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Baker SC; Richardson AMM

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

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

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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2007Stuart-Smith RD, Stuart-Smith JF, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'The effects of turbidity and complex habitats on the feeding of a galaxiid fish are clear and simple', Marine and Freshwater Research, 58, (5) pp. 429-435. ISSN 1323-1650 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/MF06240 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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

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2007Stuart-Smith RD, Stuart-Smith JF, White RWG, Barmuta LA, 'The impact of an introduced predator on a threatened galaxiid fish is reduced by the availability of complex habitats', Freshwater Biology, 52, (8) pp. 1555-1563. ISSN 0046-5070 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2007.01787.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Gooderham J; Davies PE

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Baker SC

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 15

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

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2006Stuart-Smith RD, Barmuta LA, White RWG, 'Nocturnal and diurnal feeding by Galaxias auratus, a lentic galaxiid fish', Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 15, (4) pp. 521-531. ISSN 0906-6691 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0633.2006.00192.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Stuart-Smith RD; White RWG

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

DOI: 10.1080/01650420600877592 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Turnbull DKR

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 110Web of Science - 108

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 10

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

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

DOI: 10.1080/00048623.2005.10755306 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Lauck V; Swain R

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

DOI: 10.1071/MF04210 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 30

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 30

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 240Web of Science - 229

Co-authors: Warfe DM

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hardie SA; White RWG

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

DOI: 10.1080/14634980301476 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

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

DOI: 10.1071/MF01222 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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

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Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Turnbull DKR

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

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: McKenny CA; Swain R

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

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Co-authors: Davies PE; Mapstone BD

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

DOI: 10.1071/BT00095 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 59Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Jones ME

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 40

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

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

Citations: Web of Science - 31

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 89Web of Science - 77

Co-authors: Jones ME

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 30

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

DOI: 10.2307/1468250 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 133Web of Science - 126

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

DOI: 10.1071/MF9950501 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 67Web of Science - 63

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Book

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

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

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

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Co-authors: Mapstone BD

Conference Publication

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

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Co-authors: Ketelaar-Jones S; Proemse B

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

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

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

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Co-authors: Proemse B

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

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Co-authors: Hogan CM; Proemse B

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

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Co-authors: Proemse B; Hogan CM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Co-authors: Jones SM

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

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Co-authors: Emmerson L; Otahal P

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

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Co-authors: Elvey WF; Richardson AMM

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

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

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Co-authors: Watson A

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

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Co-authors: Hardie SA

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

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Co-authors: Hardie SA

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

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Co-authors: Hardie SA

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

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Co-authors: Watson Anne; Clapcott J

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

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Co-authors: Emmerson L; Otahal P

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

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Co-authors: Wotherspoon SJ

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

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Co-authors: Murphy RJ; Crawford C

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

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

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

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Other Public Output

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

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Co-authors: Hardie SA

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

50

Total funding

$4,063,430

Projects

How much species diversity can you lose? (2019 - 2021)$242,994
Description
There is a critical need to test the common assumption in environmental management that high biodiversitymakes ecosystems resilient to disturbances. Studies that merely observe biodiversity change after disturbancecannot identify ecological processes connecting high diversity and ecosystem function, making experiments thatmanipulate identical disturbances in ecosystems with different biodiversity essential. This project will use fieldexperiments that manipulate disturbances in streams replicated in low and high biodiversity regions and acrossgradients of chronic background stress to show how biodiversity sustains functional ecosystems, and how muchdiversity can be lost before ecosystems collapse.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($242,994)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Robson B; Death R
Period
2019 - 2021
Grant Reference
DP190102837
Feedback responses in shallow lake ecosystems (2018)$6,265
Description
The main aim of my PhD project is to produce and refine models of two shallow, nutrient poor lakes in the central highlands of Tasmania. These models will allow me to simulate the feedback responses between turbidity (water losing clarity due to particles in the water column), aquatic plants, sediment type and water level. By producing models of these lakes, I will be able to predict lake responses to environmental change. This allows proactive management strategies to be adopted to prevent undesirable outcomes such as increased turbidity, algal blooms, and death of aquatic plants.To produce accurate models, I need qualitative data on aquatic plant germination time and time to sexual maturity.I am seeking support to conduct a seed bank experiment. The specific questions to be addressed by the proposed experiment are: How long does it take for aquatic plants (charophytes and other macrophytes) to germinate?How much time after inundation is needed for the dominant macrophyte species reproduce sexually and replenish the seed bank?Does the community composition of rewetted sediment differ from that of current vegetation?Are all current functional groups currently known to be in the lakes represented in the seed bank?The results of the seed bank experiment will directly inform models. As well as using models to inform management strategies I am able to evaluate how appropriate the Alternative Stable States theory of lake response to environmental change is as a predictor of water clarity in these lakes. This paradigm suggests that shallow lakes can exist in self-reinforcing states: clear water and turbid water, until environmental factors force a change of state. The majority of the accepted examples of this scenario occur in response to nutrient enrichment. Using the models for simulation studies will allow me to evaluate if Alternative Stable States can exist in shallow, nutrient poor lakes.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($6,265)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Proemse B; Ketelaar-Jones S
Year
2018
Invertebrates of Great Lake (2016)$17,400
Description
This project will identify selected macroinvertebrates from 100 separate samples collected by Hydro Tasmania from Great Lake in late summer and early autumn in 2016 using a rapid, presence-absence protocol.
Funding
Hydro Tasmania ($17,400)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Watson A
Year
2016
Assessment of Freshwater Values in Hydrowood Operations (2016)$11,032
Description
Assess whether proposed timber harvesting operations in hydro-electric water storages comply with environmental audit requirements for freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem processes
Funding
Global-Mark Pty Ltd ($11,032)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2016
Projects Integration for the Revision of the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality (2016)$22,875
Funding
Hydrobiology Qld Pty Ltd ($22,875)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2016
Algal blooms and declining water quality: identifying key nutrient sources using isotopic fingerprinting (2016)$14,985
Description
This project will use isotopic fingerprinting to identify the key sources of nutrients that drive algalpollution of drinking water in Tasmanias densest populated river basin: the River Derwent Catchment.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($14,985)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Proemse B; Barmuta LA
Year
2016
Tracing water quality changes in water-level manipulated lakes in central Tasmania using high resolution core scanning and isotopic dating techniques (2015)$8,005
Description
This project uses existing analytical tools to develop novel approaches for reconstructing the sediment resuspension history in shallow lakes. The sediment cores retrieved for this study are from two water-manipulated lakes (Hydro Tasmania), and results will generate new understanding of water turbidity and nutrient availability from sediment resuspension events depending on the lakes water levels. This knowledge will create new management strategies according to the Hydro Tasmania Sustainability Code.
Funding
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering ($8,005)
Scheme
Award-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Proemse B; Barmuta LA; Maxwell Carolyn; Visby I
Year
2015
Approaches to evaluating the biological structure of stream ecosystems (2014 - 2016)$16,500
Description
This project will take advantage of an existing database describing land use characteristics, water quality and other environmental variables spanning streams from Natural Resource Management areas across South Australia. The dataset is under the banner of the Australian River Assessment System (AUSRIVAS) comprising over 900 stream sites periodically sampled since 1997, with the South Australian Environmental Protection Authority as the lead agency for the program and the Australian Water Quality Centre (South Australian Corporation) as a third party partner. Models of a-diversity will be explored using taxonomic and trait-based approaches in response to land-use and other environmental variables. To achieve this, regression models will be used to evaluate the hypothesized drivers (e.g. salinity, stream flow, nutrient condition, land-use type) of community structure. Information theoretic approaches will then be used to compare multiple models or hypothesis. The project will then compare and contrast how the best models of taxonomic indices compare to best models of trait-based indices. Structural equation models will be used to model direct and indirect determinants of macroinvertebrates. Coefficients associated with these direct and indirect pathways and their significance will be obtained and how much of the variation in the macroinvertebrate communities will be explained by the direct and indirect environmental determinants.
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($16,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Carver SS; Magierowski RH; Botwe PK; Barmuta LA
Period
2014 - 2016
Analysing trends in native fish data from Great Lake (2013)$9,783
Funding
Hydro Tasmania ($9,783)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2013
Resilience of lake ecosystems to water-level manipulation (2013 - 2016)$550,000
Description
This project will identify the role of water-level manipulation in structuring key ecosystem processes across a range of shallow lakes to determine which conditions foster resilience. We will provide an explicit and generalisable framework to enable authorities for the first time to predict how a shallow lake will respond to changes in water level. This will be an important advance in ongoing challenges Australia faces in minimising threats to biodiversity, developing lake-specific operating rules to preserve environmental values, and providing a basis for adapting lake management to climate change. This will provide a scientific basis or moving from reactive to proactive management, by targeting leading rather than lagging environmental variables.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($400,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Hipsey M; Maxwell Carolyn
Period
2013 - 2016
Grant Reference
LP130100756
Joining the dots: integrating climate and hydrological models to manage risks and develop options for conserving freshwater biodiversity (2011 - 2012)$349,545
Funding
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ($349,545)
Scheme
Grant-NCCARF Freshwater Biodiversity
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Davies PE; Read MG
Period
2011 - 2012
Research conducted by PhD Candidate Ryan Burrows (2010)$2,000
Funding
Forest Practices Authority ($2,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Burrows RM
Year
2010
Dunns Creek Environmental Flows Survey (2010)$6,834
Funding
Woodlots and Wetlands Pty Ltd ($6,834)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2010
Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Processes of Headwater Streams in Natural and Managed Catchments (2010)$2,500
Funding
Institute of Foresters of Australia ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-Maxwell Ralph Jacobs Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Burrows RM
Year
2010
Review of Monitoring Strategies for Managed Tasmanian Lakes (2009)$5,126
Funding
Hydro Consulting ($5,126)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2009
Threatened Galaxiid Fish of Arthurs and Great Lakes (2009 - 2011)$10,530
Funding
Forest Contracting Services Tasmania Pty Ltd ($10,530)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
2009 - 2011
Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Processes of Headwater Streams in Natural and Managed Catchments (2009 - 2011)$15,000
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Burrows RM
Period
2009 - 2011
Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Processes of Headwater Streams in Natural and Managed Catchments: Surveys of Large Woody Debris (2009 - 2011)$2,500
Funding
Forestry Tasmania ($2,500)
Scheme
Grant-WARRA Small Project Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Burrows RM
Period
2009 - 2011
Biodiversity Review Expert Panel: Freshwater (2008)$9,498
Funding
Forest Practices Authority ($9,498)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2008
Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network (2008 - 2012)$25,000
Funding
Department of Climate Change ($25,000)
Scheme
Grant-Nat.ClimateChangeAdaptationResearch Facility
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Davies PE
Period
2008 - 2012
Gunns Pulpmill Outfall: refining marine benthic monitoring (2007)$17,099
Funding
Aquenal Pty Ltd ($17,099)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2007
Inglis River Water Management Plan (2007)$8,417
Funding
Cradle Coast NRM ($8,417)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2007
Gunns Pulpmill Outfall: refining marine benthic monitoring Phase 2 (2007)$13,150
Funding
Aquenal Pty Ltd ($13,150)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2007
Flow Regimes and the Distribution and Use of Detritus in a River (2007 - 2009)$36,000
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($36,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Watson A
Period
2007 - 2009
Algae species composition and nutrient dynamics of a regulated river (2007 - 2008)$9,550
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($9,550)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Watson A
Period
2007 - 2008
Developing a Holistic Flow Framework for Tasmania's Catchments (2006 - 2008)$658,500
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($658,500)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Southern Region
Administered By
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment
Research Team
Warfe D; Davies PE; Koehnken L; Cohen T; Ross DJ; Wintle B; Watson A; Barmuta LA
Period
2006 - 2008
Program 4.1-Water Quality and Quantity (2005 - 2011)$321,321
Funding
CRC Forestry Ltd ($321,321)
Scheme
Program 4
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
2005 - 2011
Reanalysis of Geomorphic Domains for the conservation of Freshwater Ecosystem Values Project (2004)$3,208
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($3,208)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2004
Great Lake Algal Bed Study 2002-2003 (2003)$12,028
Funding
Hydro Electric Corporation ($12,028)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Wotherspoon SJ
Year
2003
Antarctic Freshwater Lake Fauna: Palaeobiogeography, Palaeoecology and Applications to Climate change Studies (2003 - 2004)$5,142
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($5,142)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Gibson JAE; McMinn A; Swadling KM
Period
2003 - 2004
Do Introduced Brown Trout have Stronger Effects on Stream Biota than Native Fish? (2003)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2003
Antarctic Freshwater Lake Fauna: Palaeogeography, Palaeoecology and Application to Climate Change Studies (2003)$0
Funding
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2003
Improvement of Water Conveying Efficiency in Hydroelectric Power Generation Systems by Optimising Pipe Friction Losses (2003 - 2005)$482,900
Funding
Australian Research Council ($350,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Sargison JE; Walker GJ; Line MA; Osborn JE; Barmuta LA; Brandner PA
Period
2003 - 2005
Grant Reference
LP0347167
Expert review of Basslink in-stream biota studies: Proposed mitigation project (2002)$6,050
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($6,050)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2002
How does Forestry Impact Headwater Streams? (2002 - 2004)$331,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($181,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Boulton AJ; Davies PE; Munks SA; McIntosh P
Period
2002 - 2004
Grant Reference
LP0210383
Recovery of headwater streams after logging (2001)$50,000
Funding
Forest Practices Authority ($50,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Davies PE
Year
2001
AUSRIVAS error analysis Phase One and Two (2000 - 2002)$221,820
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($221,820)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
2000 - 2002
Anzecc Water Quality Guidelines (2000)$13,350
Funding
Environmental Research Institute of Supervising Scientist ($13,350)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2000
Rough Rivers: Living Below Turbulent Water (2000)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
2000
Supplementary Funding (1998)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Davis JA
Year
1998
What determines the transition between clear and turbid water in central Tasmanian lakes (1996 - 1998)$75,510
Funding
Australian Research Council ($60,510)
Scheme
Grant-Scholarship: APA (Industry)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1996 - 1998
Grant Reference
AP96258
Refuges and Predatory Interactions in Freshwater Benthos. (1996)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA; Swain R
Year
1996
Recovery of riverine benthos from a major natural flood (1995)$20,783
Funding
Australian Research Council ($20,783)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
1995
Influence of Willows on Stream Ecosystems. (1995 - 1996)$4,500
Funding
Centre for Catchment and Instream Research, Griffith University ($4,500)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1995 - 1996
Interpreting the output of the national bioassessment protocol to support management decisions (1994 - 1995)$127,614
Funding
Land and Water Australia ($127,614)
Scheme
Grant-Joint CEPA:Monitoring River Health
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1994 - 1995
The impact of willow management practices on instream biota (1994 - 1996)$75,000
Funding
Land and Water Australia ($75,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1994 - 1996
Direct and indirect effects of habitat patchiness: experimental tests using stream benthos (1992 - 1994)$109,939
Funding
Australian Research Council ($109,939)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1992 - 1994
Grant Reference
A19132133
Can stable isotope analyses elucidate food chains in rivers? (1992)$5,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
1992
Effects of near-bed flow regimes on benthic colonization and distribution (1991 - 1992)$68,177
Funding
Land and Water Australia ($68,177)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Period
1991 - 1992
Colonization of river beds: physical constraints (1991)$9,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,000)
Scheme
Grant-New Staff Research Priming
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Barmuta LA
Year
1991

Research Supervision

Leon has supervised 18 PhD projects – 13 in freshwater ecology as lead supervisor, and five as co-supervisor in terrestrial and fisheries ecology. He is currently co-supervising three PhDs (saltmarsh mosquito vectors of Ross River Virus, use of traits for biological assessments of rivers, behavioural interactions between exotic and native fish) and is lead supervisor for one further PhD (lake resilience and plant-sediment interactions).

Current

4

Completed

25

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDSalinity, Biotic Interactions and the Ecology and Epidemiology of Ross River Virus Vectors in South-eastern Tasmania2011
PhDExamining the Effect of Fear, Risk Effects and Secondary Effects of Predation on Social Behaviour in Fish in the Context of aAquaculture and Conservation2013
PhDThe Role of Macrophytes in Mediating Sediment and Nutrient Fluxes in Shallow Lakes2015
PhDLinking Environment with Production in Agricultural Landscapes2019

Completed

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