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January 5, 2019

Two men vied to name stable forms of elements with differing masses (e.g. 206Pb, 207Pb, 208Pb). Today we know these are not different elements as originally thought, but rather different isotopes of in this case lead. Frederick Soddy, who received the Nobel Prize for C...

June 16, 2018

Oxygen concentrations in our waters are declining. Since biological and geochemical processes depend on oxygen this decline is concerning. Much of the research has focused on the low oxygen zones (oxygen minimum zones) in our oceans, which are increasing in areal exten...

June 10, 2018

The term shifting baseline was first used by the fisheries researcher Daniel Pauly in 1995 (Pauly 1995) to describe the way in which changes to an ecological system are measured against past baselines which in themselves may already represent significant change within...

June 3, 2018

Did you know that fish have ear bones that provide scientists with a wealth of information. They are also used for jewellery (see left image).These tiny structures are located in the head of the fish and play a role in hearing and balance, but that’s not why we are int...

January 5, 2018

The Gillanders Aquatic Ecology lab published almost 20 papers with 70 authors in 2017. Around half of our research publications featured in blog posts (some of the links are included below). Our papers span freshwater, estuarine and marine systems focusing predominantl...

July 2, 2017

Congratulations to Nina Wootton who was awarded a Nature Foundation SA Scholarship grant for her Honours research quantifying fish assemblages in South Australian Marine Protected Areas. Nina attended the awards ceremony held in early June. Nina is heading to Coffin Ba...

June 2, 2017

Bronwyn attended a day session with Hugh Kearns on Building Future Research leaders. Key was there are only 168 hours in a week and that in academia there are so many opportunities that it really comes down to choosing those that will benefit you! He really focused on...

May 27, 2017

Our new paper "Eight habitats, 38 threats and 55 experts: Assessing ecological risk in a multi-use marine region" is just out in PLoS ONE and is available for free download (see below). The research focused on Spencer Gulf in South Australia, a key region for developme...

May 9, 2017

Our latest research into anthropogenic threats affecting marine-associated fauna in Spencer Gulf (South Australia) has just been published! For the next 50 days you can download and read all about impacts to whales, dolphins, sea lions, fur seals, seabirds, shorebirds,...

May 6, 2017

Oceans are changing and they are changing fast. As human activities continue to alter our marine environment it begs us to question what our future oceans will look like and how might the fishery resources we are reliant upon change. Many organisms in the sea have resp...

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