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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, University of Technology Sydney

Research

Research keywords

  • Estuarine and Marine Ecotoxicology

Research expertise

My principal research interests fall broadly into two main areas

  • Estuarine and Marine Ecotoxicology
  • Behavioural Ecology & Animal Behaviour

Research support through Australian Research Council Discovery and Linkage Grants 2004, 2004, 2006, 2009

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060899Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified55
060799Plant Biology Not Elsewhere Classified30
050299Environmental Science And Management Not Elsewhere Classified15

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Deputy Chair, Animal Care and Ethics Committee, University of Newcastle

Teaching

Teaching expertise

  • Vice Chancellors Early Career Academic Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
  • Australian College of Educators and NSW Department of Education and Trainings Quality Teaching Award (2005)
  • NUPSA postgraduate supervisor of the year at the University of Newcastle(2006)
  • CARRICK institute of teaching and learning citation for outstanding contribution to student learning(2007)
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2003Macfarlane GR, Pulkownik A, Burchett MD, 'Accumulation and distribution of heavy metals in the grey mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.A) Fierh: biological indication potential', Environmental Pollution, 139-151 (2003) [C1]
2003Reid DJ, Macfarlane GR, 'Potential biomarkers of crude oil exposure in the gastropod mollusc, Austrocochlea porcata: laboratory and manipulative field studies', Environmental Pollution, 147-155 (2003) [C1]
2006Macfarlane GR, Markich SJ, Linz K-B, Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Russell RA, 'The Akoya pearl oyster shell as an archival monitor of lead exposure', Environmental Pollution, 143 166-173 (2006) [C1]
2002Macfarlane GR, Burchett M, 'Toxicity, growth and accumulation relationships of copper, lead and zinc in the grey mangrove, Avicennia marine (Forsk.) Vierh', Marine Environmental Research, 54 65-84 (2002) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (37 outputs)

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2012Andrew-Priestley MN, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, Van Zwieten L, Tyler T, Kumar A, Macfarlane GR, 'Estrogen mediated effects in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, following field exposures to sewage effluent containing estrogenic compounds and activity', Aquatic Toxicology, 120-121 99-108 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2011Jelbart JE, Schreider MJ, Macfarlane GR, 'An investigation of benthic sediments and macrofauna within pearl farms of Western Australia', Aquaculture, 319 466-478 (2011) [C1]
2010Priestley MN, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, Macfarlane GR, 'Exposure to 17 a-ethynylestradiol causes dose and temporally dependent changes in intersex, females and vitellogenin production in the Sydney rock oyster', Ecotoxicology, 19 1440-1451 (2010) [C1]
2010Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Spencer J, Macfarlane GR, Saintilan N, 'Response of estuarine wetlands to reinstatement of tidal flows', Marine and Freshwater Research, 61 702-713 (2010) [C1]
2010Macfarlane GR, Blomberg SP, Vasey PL, 'Homosexual behaviour in birds: Frequency of expression is related to parental care disparity between the sexes', Animal Behaviour, 80 375-390 (2010) [C1]
2010Winning GB, Macfarlane GR, 'Establishment of Sarcocornia Quinqueflora and Sporobolus Virginicus in a created saltmarsh: Species-specific responses to topsoil addition and assisted planting', Wetlands (Australia), 26 1-14 (2010) [C1]
2010Griffin AS, Boyce HM, Macfarlane GR, 'Social learning about places: Observers may need to detect both social alarm and its cause to learn', Animal Behaviour, 79 459-465 (2010) [C1]
2009Greenwood ME, Macfarlane GR, 'Effects of salinity on competitive interactions between two Juncus species', Aquatic Botany, 90 23-29 (2009) [C1]
2009McLean CM, Koller CE, Rodger JC, Macfarlane GR, 'Mammalian hair as an accumulative bioindicator of metal bioavailability in Australian terrestrial environments', Science of the Total Environment, 407 3588-3596 (2009) [C1]
2008Caregnato FF, Koller CE, Macfarlane GR, Moreira JCF, 'The glutathione antioxidant system as a biomarker suite for the assessment of heavy metal exposure and effect in the grey mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56 1119-1127 (2008) [C1]
2008Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor WA, Van Zwieten L, Nixon B, Macfarlane GR, 'Effects of 4-nonylphenol and 17 alpha-ethynylestradiol exposure in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata: Vitellogenin induction and gonadal development', Aquatic Toxicology, 88 39-47 (2008) [C1]
2008Koller CE, Patrick JW, Rose RJ, Offler CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Arsenic and heavy metal accumulation by Pteris vittata L. and P-umbrosa R. Br', Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 80 128-133 (2008) [C1]
2007Macfarlane GR, Koller CE, Blomberg SP, 'Accumulation and partitioning of heavy metals in mangroves: A synthesis of field-based studies', Chemosphere, 69 1454-1464 (2007) [C1]
2007Koller CE, Patrick JW, Rose RJ, Offler CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Pteris umbrosa R.Br. as an arsenic hyperaccumulator: accumulation, partitioning and comparison with the established As hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata', Chemosphere, 66 1256-1263 (2007) [C1]
2007Macfarlane GR, Blomberg SP, Kaplan G, Rogers LJ, 'Same-sex sexual behavior in birds: expression is related to social mating system and state of development at hatching', Behavioral Ecology, 18 21-33 (2007) [C1]
2007Macfarlane GR, 'Birds of a feather', Australasian Science, 16-17 (2007) [C2]
2006Macfarlane GR, Schreider MJ, McLennan BS, 'Biomarkers of Heavy Metal Contamination in the Red Fingered Marsh Crab, Parasesarma erythodactyla', Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 51 584-593 (2006) [C1]
2006Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, 'Effect of the pollutants lead, zinc, hexadecane and octocosane on total growth and shell growth in the Akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada imbricata', Journal of Shellfish Research, 25 159-165 (2006) [C1]
2006Greenwood ME, Macfarlane GR, 'Effects of salinity and temperature on the germination of Phragmites australis, Juncus kraussii, and Juncus acutus: Implications for estuarine restoration initiatives', Wetlands, 26 854-861 (2006) [C1]
2006Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Koller CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Aquatic zooremediation: deploying animals to remediate contaminated aquatic environments', Trends in Biotechnology, 25 60-65 (2006) [C1]
2006Macfarlane GR, Markich SJ, Linz K-B, Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Russell RA, 'The Akoya pearl oyster shell as an archival monitor of lead exposure', Environmental Pollution, 143 166-173 (2006) [C1]
2006Macfarlane GR, Markwell KW, Date-Huxtable EM, 'Modelling the research process as a deep learning strategy', Journal of Biological Education, 41 13-20 (2006) [C1]
2005Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'Quantification of in situ nutrient and heavy metal remediation by a small pearl oyster (Pinctada imbricata) farm at Port Stephens, Australia', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 50 417-422 (2005) [C1]
2004Macfarlane GR, Reid DJ, Eckersley CE, 'Sublethal Behavioural Effects of the Water Accommodated Fractions of Crude Oil to Gastropod Molluscs', Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 72 1025-1031 (2004) [C1]
2004Macfarlane GR, 'Oyster Plan for Toxic Waste', Australasian Science, 25 18-19 (2004) [C3]
2004Macfarlane GR, Markwell KW, 'Homosexuals, naturally', Nature Australia, 27 52-60 (2004) [C3]
2003Macfarlane GR, Burchett MD, 'Assessing effects of petroleum oil on intertidal invertebrate communities in Sydney Harbour: preparedness pays off', Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology, 9 29-38 (2003) [C1]
2003Reid DJ, Macfarlane GR, 'Potential biomarkers of crude oil exposure in the gastropod mollusc, Austrocochlea porcata: laboratory and manipulative field studies', Environmental Pollution, 147-155 (2003) [C1]
2003Macfarlane GR, 'Chlorophyll a Fluorescence as a Potential Biomarker of Zinc Stress in the Grey Mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh', Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 90-96 (2003) [C1]
2003Macfarlane GR, Pulkownik A, Burchett MD, 'Accumulation and distribution of heavy metals in the grey mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.A) Fierh: biological indication potential', Environmental Pollution, 139-151 (2003) [C1]
2002Macfarlane GR, Burchett M, 'Toxicity, growth and accumulation relationships of copper, lead and zinc in the grey mangrove, Avicennia marine (Forsk.) Vierh', Marine Environmental Research, 54 65-84 (2002) [C1]
2002Macfarlane GR, 'Non-destructive sampling techniques for the rapid assessment of population parameters in estuarine shore crabs', Wetlands (Australia), 20 49-54 (2002) [C1]
2002Macfarlane GR, 'Leaf biochemical parameters as potential biomarkers of heavy metal stress in the grey mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.)', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 44 244-256 (2002) [C1]
2002Macfarlane GR, King S, 'Observer presence influences the behaviour of the Semaphore crab, Heloecious cordiformis', Animal Behaviour, 63 1191-1194 (2002) [C1]
2002Macfarlane GR, 'Potential biological indicators of heavy metal stress in mangrove ecosystems.', Wetlands, 20 29-42 (2002) [C1]
2001MacFarlane GR, Burchett MD, 'Photosynthetic pigments and peroxidase activity as indicators of heavy metal stress in the grey mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh', Marine Pollution Bulletin, 42 233-240 (2001) [C1]
2001MacFarlane GR, Booth DJ, 'Estuarine macrobenthic community structure in the Hawkesbury River, Australia: Relationships with sediment physicochemical and anthropogenic parameters', Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 72 51-78 (2001) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Markwell KW, Macfarlane GR, 'Mangrove', The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments (2008) [D2]

Conference (52 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Van Zweiten R, Yu MKR, Macfarlane GR, 'Molluscan bio-monitor for quantification and impcat assessment of estrogenically active compounds in Australian marine ecosystems', 20th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Seville, Spain: Science and Technology Environmental Protection: Programme Book, Seville, Spain (2010) [E3]
2008McLean CM, Koller CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Examining the utility of mammalian and marsupial hair as an accumulative bioindicator tissue of metal bioavailability in Australian terrestrial ecosystems', 5th SETAC World Congress. Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Peak RA, Macfarlane GR, Clulow J, Mahony MJ, 'Investigations into the synchronous calling behaviour of the hip-pocket frog Assa darlingtoni (ANURA: Myobatrachidae)', 6th World Congress of Herpetology CD-ROM, Manaus, Brazil (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: John Clulow

2008Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'Assessing the dose-response relationship between 17 [alpha symbol]-ethynylestradiol, vitellogenin and effects on gonad development in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata', 5th SETAC World Congress. Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2008Caregnato FF, Koller CE, Moreira JCF, Macfarlane GR, 'Oxidative stress biomarkers for heavy metal exposure and effect in the Grey Mangrove', 5th SETAC World Congress. Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2007Dixon K, Jelbart J, Prince J, Schreider M, Gifford S, Macfarlane GR, 'Assessing the impact of pearl farms on polycheate assemblages', Australian Marine Science Association conference, Melbourne, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Jelbart J, Prince J, Schreider M, Dixon K, Macfarlane GR, 'Monitoring for potential impacts of pearl oyster aquaculture on marine benthos', Melbourne, Australia (2007) [E3]
2007Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Spencer J, Macfarlane GR, Saintilan N, 'Effect of hydraulic manipulation on migratory shorebird habitat at an Australian coastal wetland', 6th International Ecohydraulics Symposium. Proceedings, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2007Macfarlane GR, Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Van Zwieten L, 'Vitellogenin as a predictive biomarker of exposure to the estrogenically active compounds nonylphenol and ethynylestradiol, in the Sydney Rock Oyster', 5th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology. Programme and Abstracts, Hong Kong (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2007Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Macfarlane GR, 'Optimising shorebird roost habitat by hydraulic manipulation', Australasian Shorebird Conference. Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2007Priestley MN, Dunstan RH, O'Connor WA, Van Zwieten L, Macfarlane GR, 'The Sydney Rock Oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, as a potential biomonitoring species for estrogenically active contaminants: Vitellogenin induction and gonadal development', 2nd Australasian Symposium on Ecological Risk Assessment and Management of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs), Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in the Australasian Environment, Canberra, ACT (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2007Caregnato F, Koller CE, Moreira JCF, Macfarlane GR, 'Oxidative stress biochemistry: Potential biomarkers of heavy metal contamination in the Grey Mangrove, Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh', Free Radicals in Montevideo. V Meeting of SFRBM - South American Group. V International Conference on Peroxynitrite and Reactive Nitrogen Species. Book of Abstracts, Montevideo, Uruguay (2007) [E3]
2007Macfarlane GR, Koller CE, Caregnato F, 'Predictive biomarkers of heavy metal stress in the grey mangrove, Avicennia Marina', 5th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology. Programme and Abstracts, Hong Kong (2007) [E3]
2007Dixon K, Jelbart JE, Gifford SP, Schreider MJ, Greenwood ME, Prince J, Macfarlane GR, 'The impact of pearl aquaculture on polychaete assemblages in Western Australia', Marine Science in a Changing World, Melbourne, VIC (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Maria Schreider

2007Greenwood ME, Macfarlane GR, Toia RF, 'A field comparison of salinity stress indicators in phragmites Australis', 2007 SWIS International Conference. Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife - Resolving Conflicts and Restoring Habitat. Final Program and Abstracts, Sacramento, California (2007) [E3]
2007Jelbart JE, Dixon K, Greenwood ME, Schreider MJ, Prince J, Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, 'Monitoring for potential impacts of pearl oyster aquaculture on marine benthos', 42nd European Marine Biology Symposium. Abstracts, Kiel, Germany (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Maria Schreider

2006Greenwood ME, Macfarlane GR, 'Effects of Salinity on the Germination and Growth of Three Dominant Marsh Marcrophytes', Conference Proceedings and Handbook, Macquarie University, Syndey (2006) [E1]
2006Linz K-B, Macfarlane GR, Dunstan RH, 'Verification of a Rapid Assessment Tool and the Continuation of an Intertidal Monitoring Study in Port Jackson, Sydney', Conference Proceedings and Handbook, Macquarie University, Sydney NSW (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2006Macfarlane GR, Koller CE, 'Biological Indicators of Heavy Metal Stress in the Grey Mangrove, Avicennia Marina', Abstracts, Burswood Entertainment Complex Western Australia (2006) [E3]
2006Russell RA, Linz K-B, Markich S, Gifford SP, O'Connor W, Dunstan RH, Macfarlane GR, 'Microanalysis of Pearl and Shell of the Akoya Pearl Oyster', Abstracts, Burswood Entertainment Complex Western Australia (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2006Macfarlane GR, Koller CE, 'Biomarkers of heavy metal contaminations in the grey mangrove Avicennia marina', Book of Abstracts, Cairns Convention Centre, QLD (2006) [E3]
2006Greenwood ME, Macfarlane GR, 'Out of the fryingpan into the fire: probable effects of salinity on three dominant coastal macrophytes', Book of Abstracts, Cairns Convention Centre, QLD (2006) [E3]
2005Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Macfarlane GR, 'Vegetation-Sediment-Flow Interactions In Estuarine Wetlands', MODSIM05 : International Congress on Modelling and Simulation : advances and applications for management and decision making, Melbourne, 12-15 December, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2005Macfarlane GR, Markwell KW, Date-Huxtable EM, 'Encouraging students to 'think as biologists': independent field-based projects and peer assessment as a deep learning strategy', Proceedings of the Blended Learning in Science Teaching and Learning Symposium, University of Sydney (2005) [E1]
2005Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, 'Zooremediation:Using Animals to Remediate Aquatic Environments', Proceedings of 3rd European Bioremediation Conference, Chania, Crete, Greece (2005) [E2]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2005Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor WA, Dunstan RH, 'Evaluation of the Pearl Oyster Pinctada Imbricata as a Remediator of Dissolved Lead and Zinc in Coastal Ecosystems', Proceedings 3rd European Bioremediation Conference, Chania, Crete, Greece (2005) [E2]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2005Flanagan NA, Redden AM, Macfarlane GR, 'Does runnelling affects saltmarsh fauna? Indications for benthic macroinvertebrates, fishes and decapods in Port Stephens, NSW', Book of Abstracts, North Sydney, NSW, Australia (2005) [E3]
2005Linz K-B, Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'The Effects of Intermittent versus Constant Lead (Pb) Exposure on the Pearl Oyster Pinctada imbricata', Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology Annual Conference. Toxicological approaches to predict and assess ecosystem stress, Melbourne (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2005Flanagan NA, Redden AM, Macfarlane GR, Williams R, 'Efficacy of a modiefied Breder trap for sampling nekton in shallow estuarine habitats', Book of Abstracts, North Sydney, NSW, Australia (2005) [E3]
2005O'Connor W, Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, Dunstan RH, 'Mollusc culture development on the Australian east coast: issues, perceptions and management measures', World Aquaculture 2005: International peace and development through aquaculture, Bali, Indonesia (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2005Flanagan NA, Reddon A, Macfarlane GR, 'Effects of runnelling on non-target saltmarsh species', Australasian Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting: Australasian Saltmarshes, ACU (2005) [E3]
2005Greenwood ME, Macfarlane GR, 'Effects of salinity and temperature fluctuations on the germination of three macrophytes in a coastal marsh system designated for restoration', Book of Abstracts, North Sydney, NSW, Australia (2005) [E3]
2005Macfarlane GR, Markwell KW, 'Towards inclusive teaching practice in science education in relation to gender and sexuality', Uniserve Science 2005: Blended Learning in Science Teaching and Learning, Sydney (2005) [E3]
2005Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'Uptake of the veterinary antibiotic sulphamethazine by the pearl oyster, P. imbricata', Toxicological approaches to predict and assess ecosystem stress, Melbourne (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2005Macfarlane GR, Schreider MJ, McLennan BS, 'Biomarkers of heavy metals stress in saltmarshes', Book of Abstracts, North Sydney, NSW, Australia (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Maria Schreider

2005Koller C, Patrick JW, Rose RJ, Offler CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Pteris umbrosa as an arsenic hyperaccumulator?', Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology Annual Conference. Toxicological approaches to predict and assess ecosystem stress, Melbourne (2005) [E3]
2005Macfarlane GR, Rogers LJ, Kaplan G, Blomberg S, 'Same-sex sexual behaviour in birds: expression is related to social mating system', 3rd International behavioural development symposium, North Dakota (2005) [E3]
2005McHenry CR, Macfarlane GR, 'Odysseys in Pastryland - a bird's eye view of microevolution', Uniserve Science 2005 Symposium. Blended Learning: Design and implementation, Sydney (2005) [E3]
2005Greenwood ME, Macfarlane GR, Toia RF, 'Controlled study and field assessment data: do the results match up?', Society of Wetland Scientists 26th Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina (2005) [E3]
2005Macfarlane GR, Schreider MJ, McLennan BS, 'Biomarkers of Heavy metal stress in an estuarine crab species', Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology Annual Conference. Toxicological approaches to predict and assess ecosystem stress, Melbourne (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Maria Schreider

2004Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, 'Are environmental monitoring programs necessary for bivalve aquaculture? The Port Stephens, Australia, experience', Abstract Book, Australasian Aquaculture 2004, Sydney (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2004Macfarlane GR, 'Group projects in ecology foster a deep learning approach', Proceedings of Scholarly Inquiry into Science Teaching and Learning, University of Sydney (2004) [E3]
2004Greenwood M, Macfarlane GR, 'Lost translation: pitfalls associated with using Northern Hemisphere data to answer Australasian questions', Conference Abstracts, Utrecht 2004 Wetlands Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands (2004) [E3]
2004Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor W, Macfarlane GR, Toia RF, 'Pearl aquaculture: the first candidate for 'Zooremediation'?', Abstract Book, Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2004Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, O'Connor WA, Macfarlane GR, Gosavi K, Toia RF, 'Monitoring for potential negative environmental impacts associated with pearl aquaculture', Abstract Book, Aquaculture 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2004Gifford SP, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor W, Dunstan RH, 'Effects of the pollutants lead, zinc, hexadecane and octocasane on total and shell growth in the akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada imbricata', Molluscan Megadiversity: Sea, Land and Freshwater, Perth (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2004Greenwood ME, Macfarlane GR, Toia RF, 'Germination characteristics of two Juncus species, with regard to salinity and temperature', Charting the Future: A Quarter Century of Lessons Learned, Seattle, USA (2004) [E3]
2003Macfarlane GR, Albrecht GA, Shea M, Dapas F, 'Freshwater Mussels as indicators of ecosystem health in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales', Proceedings of the Airs Waters Places Transdisciplinary Conference on Ecosystem Health in Australia, Newcastle, Australia (2003) [E1]
2003Gifford SP, Dunstan RH, Macfarlane GR, O'Connor WA, Toia RF, 'Pearl Aquaculture: Profitable nutrient remediation of coastal ecosystems', Solutions to Pollution: Programme Abstract Book, Christchurch, New Zealand (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: Hugh Dunstan

2002Macfarlane G, King SA, 'Observer presence influences the behaviour of the Semaphore crab', Melbourne, Australia (2002) [E3]
2001Macfarlane GR, Burchett MD, 'Assessing effects of petroleum oil on intertidal invertebrate communities in Sydney Harbour: preparedness pays off', Canberra, Australia (2001) [E3]
2001Macfarlane GR, 'Potential biological indicators of heavy metal stress in mangrove ecosystems', Sydney, Australia (2001) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants42
Total funding$2,171,945

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2012 (2 grants)

Analysis of endocrine disrupting compounds (Alkylphenols) in inland sewage treatment plants (STP's) in the Lower Hunter Valley$10,000
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Associate Professor Phillip Geary, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122014
GNo:G1200147

2011 Awards for Supervision Excellence - Shared Account$4,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Mike Calford, Associate Professor Jim Jose, Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward, Doctor Keri Glastonbury, Emeritus Professor Mirka Miller, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Award for Supervision ExcellenceInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020122012
GNo:G1200057

2011 (1 grants)

Assessment of the bio-accumulation of lead in chicken eggs from residential backyards in the vicinity of a disused lead/zinc smelter$7,950
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Emily Grace, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,95020112012
GNo:G1100799

2009 (2 grants)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$650,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$70,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

2008 (3 grants)

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$135,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$135,00020082011
GNo:G0188418

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$30,000
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020082010
GNo:G0189236

Molluscan biomonitor for quantification and impact assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals in marine ecosystems$15,000
Funding Body: Port Stephens Council

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Dr Wayne O'Connor, Dr Lukas Van Zwieten
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020082010
GNo:G0189237

2007 (5 grants)

Molluscan biomonitor of estrogenic contaminants$18,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00020072009
GNo:G0188009

A primary assessment of mammalian taxa as bioindicators of heavy metal contaminant availability in areas adjacent to a disused lead and zinc smelter, Lake Macquarie$9,178
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor John Rodger, Mr Christopher McLean
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,17820072007
GNo:G0187328

Proof of concept for metal specific early-warning biomarkers in an estuarine plant model$7,629
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,62920072007
GNo:G0187840

Monitoring of heavy metal loads and ecological resource condition in lower Throsby Creek$4,500
Funding Body: Newcastle City Council

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,50020072007
GNo:G0188008

5th International conference on Marine Pollution and Excotoxicology, Universtiy of Hong Kong, 3/6/2007 - 6/6/2007$1,870
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,87020072007
GNo:G0187743

2006 (4 grants)

Biomarkers of Heavy Metal Stress in Mangrove Ecosystems$210,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$210,00020062008
GNo:G0185228

The Akoya pearl oyster shell as an archival indicator of metal exposure: field-based validation studies$12,696
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,69620062006
GNo:G0185911

Distribution of metals in the hair of native insectivore; Antechinus stuartii (Marsupialia, Dasyuridae)$6,658
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,65820062006
GNo:G0186943

Catchments to Coast: International SWS & AMSA, 2006, 9-14 July 2006$2,058
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,05820062006
GNo:G0186463

2005 (3 grants)

Development of the scientific requirements of an Environmental Management Plan for the Pearling Industry$358,593
Funding Body: Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$358,59320052009
GNo:G0184993

Metallic signatures and pearl quality$10,864
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,86420052005
GNo:G0184793

The 3rd International Behavioral Development Symposium, 3-6 August 2005$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020052005
GNo:G0185584

2004 (7 grants)

Upgrade and expansion of Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$329,504
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Mr Michael Cole, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$329,50420042004
GNo:G0183029

Assessing effects of petroleum oil pollution on estuarine rock platform invertebrate communities$70,668
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Robert Toia, Professor Hugh Dunstan, Miss Michael Cove
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$70,66820042006
GNo:G0183625

Estuarine wetland rehabilitation and ecohydraulics: the link between hydraulics, sediment, benthic invertebrates, vegetation and migratory wading bird habitat.$69,099
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Brian Timms
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$69,09920042006
GNo:G0183865

Estuarine wetland rehabilitation and ecohydraulics: the link between hydraulics, sediment, benthic invertebrates, vegetation and migratory wading bird habitat.$30,000
Funding Body: Hunter Catchment Management Trust

Project Team
Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Brian Timms
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020042006
GNo:G0183866

Assessing effects of petroleum oil pollution on estuarine rock platform invertebrate communities.$17,500
Funding Body: Shell Co Pty Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Robert Toia, Professor Hugh Dunstan
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,50020042007
GNo:G0183825

4th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, 1-5 June 2004$1,566
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,56620042004
GNo:G0184055

Pearl Aquaculture: potentail for heavy metal remediation for coastal ecosystems.$280
Funding Body: AINSE (Australian Institute of Nuclear Science & Engineering)

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Use of Facilities OnlyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28020042004
GNo:G0183593

2003 (10 grants)

Plants as bioremediators: Employing aquatic macrophytes to address heavy metal contamination$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020032003
GNo:G0182968

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020032003
GNo:G0183148

Responses of plant assemblages to saline reintroduction at both Hexham and tomago wetlands within the Hunter Estuary.$6,000
Funding Body: Hunter Catchment Management Trust

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020032003
GNo:G0183364

Impact of mangrove removal on estuarine fauna at Stocton Sandspit$5,000
Funding Body: Hunter Catchment Management Trust

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Kooragang Wetlands Rehabilitation ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0183126

Plants as bioremediators: Employing aquatic macrophytes to address heavy metal contamination$5,000
Funding Body: Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Associate Professor Robin Offler, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0183115

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$5,000
Funding Body: Australian Radiata - Pearl Oyster Production Division

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0183291

The use of pearl-oyster aquaculture for commercially viable bioremedation of contaminated marine environments$5,000
Funding Body: NSW Fisheries

Project Team
Professor Hugh Dunstan, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0183290

Status of the Black Swan, Cygnaus atratus, and other waterfoul in Lake Macquarie$4,521
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,52120032003
GNo:G0182974

Status of the Black Swan, Cygnus atratus, and other waterfowl in Lake Macquarie.$4,521
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Doctor Liz Date-Huxtable
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,52120032003
GNo:G0182677

Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 7 to 10 December 2003$675
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$67520032003
GNo:G0183682

2002 (3 grants)

Lethal and Sub lethal effects of Petroleum Oil Products on Estuarine Rock Platform Invertebrates$7,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,40020022002
GNo:G0182018

Responsible Scuba Diving and Snorkelling in the Lake Macquarie marine environment.$2,455
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Associate Professor Kevin Markwell, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Doctor Paul Stolk
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Education Small GrantsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,45520022002
GNo:G0181902

Annual Conference Society Study of Animal Behaviour Melbourne, 3-7 April 2002$527
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$52720022002
GNo:G0181705

2001 (2 grants)

Assessing Effects of Petroleum Oil Pollution on Estuarine Rock Platform Invertebrate Communities$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020012001
GNo:G0181039

Biomarkers of Heavy Metal Stress in Estuarine Biota in Lake Macquarie.$8,733
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,73320012001
GNo:G0181626
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122016PhD (Environmental Sc)Co-SupervisorInvestigation of the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chemical-induced Endocrine Disruption in Sydney Rock Oysters (Saccostrea glomerata)
20112015PhD (Psychology - Science)Co-SupervisorSocial Behaviour & Cognition of Birds
20092013PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorDiscovering the Mechanisms of Estrogen Mediated Vitellogenesis in the Sydney Rock Oyster, Saccostrea Glomerata

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2011PhD (Environmental Sc)Principal SupervisorMolluscan Biomonitor for Quantification and Impact Assessment of Estrogenic and Metallic Contaminants in Australian Marine Ecosystems
2008PhD (Environmental Sc)Sole SupervisorPredicting the Effects of Salinity on Three Dominant Macrophytes: An Anticipatory Approach to the Restoration of Degraded Coastal Wetlands in NSW, Australia
2006PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorEnvironmental Considerations Associated with the Development of an Akoya Pearl Aquaculture Industry in NSW, Australia
2005PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorEffects of Runnelling on Saltmarsh in Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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Dr Geoffrey MacFarlane

Work Phone(02) 4921 7858
Fax(02) 4921 8977
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnvironmental Science and Management
Office
LS2-47,
Life Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/geoff-macfarlane