How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
Citations since 2017
11 Research Items
I am pursuing my PhD in marine ecology investigating drivers of migration and habitat use patterns for multiple marine predator species in order to predict future changes in these patterns
Background Tropical coral reefs have been recognized for their significant ecological and economical value. However, increasing anthropogenic disturbances have led to progressively declining coral reef ecosystems on a global scale. More recently, several studies implicated UV filters used in sunscreen products to negatively affect corals and possib...
The pollution of the marine environment with microplastics is pervasive. However, microplastic concentrations in the seawater are lower than the number of particles entering the oceans, suggesting that plastic particles accumulate in environmental sinks. Yet, the exact long-term sinks related to the "missing plastic" phenomenon are barely explored....
Coral reefs have been declining globally at a historically unprecedented rate. Ultraviolet (UV) filters used in sunscreens may contribute to this decline at local scales, which has already led to bans on various organic UV filters in some regions. However, the underlying studies for these bans demonstrated significant flaws in the experimental desi...
Abstract Shark bites are of high public concern globally. Information on shark occurrence and behaviour, and of the effects of human behaviours, can help understand the drivers of shark‐human interactions. In Australia, a number of shark bite clusters occurred over the last decade. One of these took place in Cid Harbour the Whitsundays, Queensland,...
Coral reefs are highly endangered ecosystems. The identification and quantification of potential stress factors are essential to protect them. UV filters from sunscreens that are introduced to coral reef areas are considered as one of these stressors and their impact on corals needs to be further investigated. Even though UV filters are functionall...
Coral reefs are currently declining at a historically unprecedented pace: besides the main destructive factor of climate change an array of other anthropogenic disturbances such as nutrients and pollutants may affect coral reefs as well. Standardized and internationally recognized toxicity tests on various freshwater and marine organisms has been e...
UV filters used in sunscreens are amongst the anthropogenic substances that may enter the marine environment by both indirect (via wastewater) and direct pathways (leisure activities). Due to the recent global decline in coral population, the impact of those UV filters on the coral health is currently under increased investigation. First results fr...
Tropical coral reefs are among the most vital ecosystems on the planet and provide important ecosystem services to human societies. Despite their ecologically and economically importance, coral reefs have been declining at an unprecedent pace on local and global scales due to anthropogenic disturbances. It is crucial to decrease local pressures whi...
Coral reefs are currently declining at a historically unprecedented pace, mainly due to climate change (Hughes et al 2017). Other anthropogenic disturbances that likely contribute to the decline include nutrients and pollutants (Douglas, 2003, Jones et al. 2003, Hughes et al 2017). However, adequate toxicity assays with corals that allow to assess...
Coral reefs belong to the most spectacular and diverse ecosystems in the world providing important habitats for marine organisms and thus important ecosystem services for humans. However, coral reefs are under pressure and are declining globally due to stresses such as pollution and anthropogenic accelerated climate change. Microplastics could ther...
I want to use a hydrodynamic model to simulate the dispersal of plastic along a coastline. This can be done using the 2md generation SLIM model (https://git.immc.ucl.ac.be/slim/slim). However, it is Python based and I was hoping anyone might know of an R based alternative? Or will I have to bite the bullet and learn Python?
Any recommendation for open-source and free alternatives would be much appreciated.
The overarching aim of this thesis is to investigate the movement ecology of highly mobile marine vertebrates (i.e., elasmobranchs, teleosts) in relation to anthropogenic disturbances and environmental change
Toxicity of UV filters from sunscreens to different coral species of different age classes. Development of suitable analytical methods to measure actual exposure concentrations. Working towards an internationally recognised and standardized toxicity test system for reef corals.