People

 

 

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders

 

Lab supervisor

 

Bronwyn is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide. She is also Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Science and Deputy Director of the Environment Institute.

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Dr Alice Jones

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

Alice initially worked on developing knowledge and tools to inform integrated management of Spencer Gulf. She is currently leading our coastal carbon project funded through the Goyder Institute for Water Research.

Dr Patrick Reis-Santos

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 

Patrick is a postdoctoral researcher funded via the Portugese government. He is currently back in Portugal after spending a year in Australia. His research focuses around connectivity of fish between estuarine and marine environments.

Koster Sarakinas

 

Research Assistant

 

Koster completed Hons in the lab in 2018 and is now working as a research assistant on several projects.

Molly Altschwager

 

Hons Candidate

 

Molly completed her BSc at Flinders University. For her Honours research she is using baited remote underwater cameras to investigate the fish assemblage around an artificial reef.

Chris Bice

 

PhD Candidate

 

Chris works at SARDI Aquatic Sciences and is undertaking his PhD part time. Chris is investigating fish movement and passage in a regulated estuary, the Coorong at the end of the River Murray.

Briony Chamberlayne

 

PhD candidate

 

Briony is undertaking a PhD enrolled through the School of Physical Sciences, and is co-supervised by Bronwyn Gillanders. She is investigating use of molluscs as bioarchives.

Anthony Coggan

 

Honours Candidate

 

Anthony has completed his BSc (Marine Biology) at the University of Adelaide and for his Honours research is investigating the use of shark vertebrae to assess movements and population structure.

Anthony (Rex) Conallin

 

PhD Candidate

 

Rex investigated fish assemblages and their movements to/from wetlands in the lower River Murray, including options for flow management and control of alien common carp for his PhD. He is currently a Senior Land Services Officer for Murray Local Land Services in Albury, NSW. 

Zac Connell

 

Volunteer Asssistant

 

Zac has assisted the group since he was very young. He is an avid snorkler and keen on dissecting otoliths from fish (see our field and lab images page). 

Sophie Dolling

 

Hons Candidate

 

Sophie has completed a BSc (Marine Biology) and a major in chemistry at the University of Adelaide. She is working on a method for identifying contaminants from micro plastics in fish tissues. 

Nicole Foster

 

PhD Candidate

 

Nicole forms part of our coastal carbon project and her co-supervisers include Bronwyn Gillanders and Alice Jones. She is using a range of approaches including environmental DNA to investigate how plants in coastal ecosystems have changed through time.

Kayla Gilmore

 

PhD Candidate

 

Kayla is investigating hypoxia in the Murray River region. She is examining the sub-lethal physiological impacts of hypoxia exposure on native freshwater fish and recontructing past hypoxic events, through  otolith chemistry. Her research is partially supported by a Goyder Postgraduate Scholarship. 

William (Bill) Goh

 

Hons Candidate

 

Bill has completed a BSc (Marine Biology) at the University of Adelaide and is using otolith chemistry to investigate a fisheries issue for his Honours.

Qiaz Hua

 

PhD Candidate

 

Qiaz has received an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship for international students for her PhD studies. She will commence in June 2019.

Tegan Lee

 

Hons Candidate

 

Tegan has completed a BSc (Marine Biology) at the University of Adelaide. For her Honours she is investigating population structure in wobbegong sharks using vertebrae chemistry.

Sandra Leigh

 

PhD Candidate

 

Sandra completed her BSc (Hons) at the University of Adelaide and has worked in research for a number of years. She returns to University to undertake a PhD working on the spatial ecology of Murray cod in the lower Murray River.

Kelsey Kingsbury

 

MSc Candidate

 

Kelsey is investigating the trophic niche, nutritional value and growth of native vs range-extending fish in temperate Australian ecosystems. This research forms part of an ARC Discovery grant. She is co-supervised by Bronwyn Gillanders.

Jasmin Martino

 

PhD Candidate

 

Jasmin is reconstructing the growth and physiological histories of an iconic Australian fish species, snapper (Sparidae).

Solomon Ogunola

 

PhD Candidate

 

Solomon has received an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship for international students for his PhD studies. He will commence shortly.

Troy Rogers

 

PhD Candidate

 

Troy completed his Honours degree at Flinders University. He is undertaking a PhD investigating connectivity of King George whiting from spawning to settlement. Troy has a Playford Trust PhD topup scholarship.

Angela Russell

 

PhD Candidate

 

Angela completed her Honours degree at University of Newcastle. She is undertaking a PhD investigating connectivity of mulloway between estuaries and trawling grounds. This is part of an FRDC funded project with NSW Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries. 

Mandy Shao

 

PhD Candidate

 

Mandy is undertaking a PhD enrolled through the School of Physical Sciences, and is co-supervised by Bronwyn Gillanders.

Vinuri Silva

 

Hons Candidate

 

Vinuri has completed a BSc (Marine Biology) at the University of Adelaide. Her Honours research is investigating micro plastics in commonly consumed fish from Sri Lanka. 

Jackson Stockbridge

 

PhD Candidate

 

Jackson has completed a BSc Hons degree and is now undertaking his PhD investigating cumulative impacts in marine ecosystems

Joe Widdrington

Hons Candidate

 

Joe has completed a BSc (Marine Biology) at the University of Adelaide and is working on micro plastics in pelagic fish for his Honours research.

Nina Wootton

 

PhD Candidate

 

Nina completed her BSc Hons degree at the University of Adelaide and is now investigating micro plastics in fisheries species.

Brenton Zampatti

 

PhD Candidate

 

Brenton works at SARDI Aquatic Sciences and is undertaking his PhD part time. His PhD research is focused on the impact of river regulation of fish assemblage structure, movement and recruitment in the lower River Murray.

Affiliate Staff

Professor Steve Donnellan

South Australian Museum

 

Dr Tony Fowler

SARDI Aquatic Sciences

 

Our past research staff and PhD students are listed separately.

Our past Honours students are also listed on a separate page.

 

Professor Simon Goldsworthy

SARDI Aquatic Sciences

 

Dr Tim Ward

SARDI Aquatic Sciences

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