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Dr Maria Schreider

Lecturer

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Environmental Science and Management)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

I am a marine ecologist with broad interests in the ecology of estuarine habitats. I studied effects of anthropogenic impacts in estuaries, in particular, on epifaunal assemblages in seagrasses. My more recent research interests focussed on ecological effects of invasive species in estuaries and on the dynamics of algal blooms in small coastal lagoons.

I am also studying population ecology of ghost shrimps with the view of their potential use for aquaculture.



Teaching Expertise

I am experienced in teaching a range of courses starting from general biology and zoology for first year, general ecology and marine biology, ecology of marine flora, marine ecology for second year and a range of more specific courses for senior years focussing on experimental design and statistical analysis for ecology, estuarine ecology, independent projects.

I have supervised Ph.D., M.Sc. and honours students.



Administrative Expertise

I have co-ordinated a range of first, second and third year courses (Biology, Ecology, Marine and Coastal Floral Ecology, Ecological Methodology, Marine Project, Science and Technology in Class).

I hold a ministerial appointment to the Marine Advisory Committee on Recreationa Charter Fishing. I have participated in technical panels (Natural Heritage Trust), various committees (Rumbalara


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Master of Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Keywords

  • Algae
  • Bioindicators
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Estuarine
  • Experimental Design
  • Invasive Species
  • Invertebrates
  • Marine
  • Population Structure
  • Research Methods
  • Seagrass
  • Zoology

Languages

  • Russian (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
050199Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified40
069999Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified40
090799Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Editor - Inverbebrate ZoologyInverbebrate Zoology
Australia
1/05/1998 - 1/12/1998LecturerThe University of Sydney
School of Biological Sciences
Australia
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Publications

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


Journal article (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Borovikova EA, Alekseeva YI, Schreider MJ, Artamonova VS, Makhrov AA, 'Morphology And Genetics Of The Ciscoes (Actinopterygii: Salmoniformes: Salmonidae: Coregoninae: Coregonus) From The Solovetsky Archipelago (White Sea) As A Key To Determination Of The Taxonomic Position Of Ciscoes In Northeastern Europe', Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 43 183-194 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.3750/AIP2013.43.3.02Author URL
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]
DOI10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.07.011
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2008Ambo Rappe R, Lajus DL, Schreider MJ, 'Increased heavy metal and nutrient contamination does not increase fluctuating asymmetry in the seagrass Halophila ovalis', Ecological Indicators, 8 100-103 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ecolind.2006.12.004
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 11
2008Ambo Rappe R, Lajus DL, Schreider MJ, 'Higher fluctuating asymmetry: Indication of stress on Anadara trapezia associated with contaminated seagrass', Environmental Bioindicators, 3 3-10 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1080/15555270701779460
CitationsScopus - 1
2007Ambo Rappe R, Lajus DL, Schreider MJ, 'Translational fluctuating asymmetry and leaf dimension in seagrass, Zostera capricorni aschers in a gradient of heavy metals', Environmental Bioindicators, 2 99-116 (2007) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 5
2007O'Neill KM, Schreider MJ, Glasby TM, Redden AM, 'Lack of epifaunal response to the application of salt for managing the noxious green alga Caulerpa taxifolia in a coastal lake', Hydrobiologia, 580 135-142 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10750-006-0458-8
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
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]
DOI10.1007/s00244-005-5067-4
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2006Safarik M, Redden AM, Schreider MJ, 'Density-dependent growth of the polychaete Diopatra aciculata', Scientia Marina, 70 337-341 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2005Courtenay GC, Gladstone W, Schreider MJ, 'Assessing the response of estuarine intertidal assemblages to urbanised catchment discharge', Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 107 375-398 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10661-005-3545-9
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2003Schreider MJ, Glasby TM, Underwood AJ, 'Effects of height on the shore and complexity of habitat on abundances of amphipods on rocky shores in New South Wales, Australia', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 293 57-71 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0022-0981(03)00185-0
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 13
2003Paterson KJ, Schreider MJ, Zimmerman KD, 'Anthropogenic effects on seston quality and quantity and the growth and survival of Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata) in two estuaries in NSW, Australia', Aquaculture, 221 407-426 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00027-9
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsKenneth Zimmerman
2003Paterson KJ, Schreider MJ, Zimmerman KD, 'Effect of catchment disturbance on seston quality and quantity in Brisbane Water, NSW', Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 56 355-368 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0272-7714(02)00188-9
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsKenneth Zimmerman
2003Gladstone W, Schreider MJ, 'Effects of pruning a temperate mangrove forest on the associated assemblages of macroinvertebrates', Marine and Freshwater Research, 54 683-690 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1071/MF02083
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 4
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Conference (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013O'Neill K, Schreider M, McArthur L, Schrieder S, 'Detecting the infrastructural, demographic and climatic changes on macroalgal blooms using cellular automata simulation', MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E1]
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-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2007Ambo Rappe R, Lajus DL, Schreider MJ, 'Growth and fluctuating asymmetry of seagrass, halophila ovalis, exposed to lead and copper', 5th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology. Poster Presentations, 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-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
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-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2005Macfarlane GR, Schreider MJ, McLennan BS, 'Biomarkers of heavy metals stress in saltmarshes', Book of Abstracts, North Sydney, NSW, Australia (2005) [E3]
Co-authorsGeoff Macfarlane
2004O'Neill KM, Schreider MJ, Glasby TM, Redden AM, 'Applying Granulated Salt to Control the Spread of the Alga Caulerpa Taxifolia in Seagrass Beds: How are Epifaunal Assemblages Affected?', ECSA 37-ERF 2004, Ballina, NSW (2004) [E3]
2004Safarik M, Redden AM, Schreider MJ, 'Growth of the Tube Building Polycheate Diopatra Aciculata: Effect of Intraspecific Density', VIII International Polychaete Conference - Program & Abstracts, Madrid (2004) [E3]
2003Schreider MJ, Redden AM, 'Effectiveness and Environmental Impact of Applying High Doses of salt to Manage and Control the Noxious Green Alga Caulerpa taxifolia', Airs, Waters, Places- Ecosystem Health Conference Abstracts, The University of Newcastle (2003) [E3]
2002Schreider MJ, Gladstone W, Barnes PB, 'The effects of disturbance in mangrove forest on associated faunal assemblage and the elements of structure', ., Reykjavik, Iceland (2002) [E3]
2002Schreider MJ, 'Patch size: an experimental investigation of its effects on faunal assemblages in seagrass beds', ., Reykjavik, Iceland (2002) [E3]
2000Schreider MJ, Zimmerman KD, Patterson K, 'Effect of Catchment Development on Seston Quality and Quantity in Brisbane Water', Australian Marine Sciences Association Inc: Annual Conference, UNSW Sydney (2000) [E3]
Co-authorsKenneth Zimmerman
2000Schreider MJ, 'The distribution of Cirripedia of the Indian Ocean and their dispersal with the ships', Proceedings of the 2nd All-Russian Scientific-Technological Conference, Moscow, RUSSIA (2000) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants21
Total funding$497,008

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20131 grants / $7,410

Epifaunal community composition and trophic structure in seagrass beds along a metal contamination gradient in Lake Macquarie$7,410

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding bodyLake Macquarie City Council
Project TeamProfessor Joseph Bidwell, Doctor Troy Gaston, Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeLake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200113
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY

20121 grants / $9,970

Mapping nutrient sources in coastal lagoons and estuaries through sentinel species.$9,970

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project TeamAssociate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeStrategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1401027
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20112 grants / $37,262

Investigation of macroalgal blooms for effective management and control (Avoca lagoon, Central Coast, NSW)$20,612

Funding body: Gosford City Council

Funding bodyGosford City Council
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeEcological Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100460
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY

Cryptic Invader: green alga Codium fragile ssp. tomentosides in NSW$16,650

Funding body: NSW Environmental Trust

Funding bodyNSW Environmental Trust
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeEnvironmental Research (Seeding Grant)
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100208
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20071 grants / $5,280

Do artificial reefs provide similar CPUE to anglers when compared to natural reefs in Lake Macquarie, NSW?$5,280

Funding body: NSW Fisheries

Funding bodyNSW Fisheries
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRecreational Fishing Trusts
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187954
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20063 grants / $32,661

Equity Research Fellowship Semester 1, 2006$14,761

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185968
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Modelling macroalgal blooms: Identifying relationships between algal cover and biomass with water quality in Avoca Lagoon (Central Coast, NSW)$10,000

Funding body: Gosford City Council

Funding bodyGosford City Council
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeUniversity Grant Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186846
Type Of FundingNot Known
CategoryUNKN
UONY

Modelling macroalgal blooms: Identifying relationships between algal cover and biomass with water quality in Avoca Lagoon (Central Coast, NSW)$7,900

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeCollaborative Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186126
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20055 grants / $375,824

Development of the scientific requirements of an Environmental Management Plan for the Pearling Industry$358,593

Funding body: Fisheries Research & Development Corporation

Funding bodyFisheries Research & Development Corporation
Project TeamDoctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184993
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Biology of ghost shrimps and their effect on the sediments with the view of their future use for bait aquaculture$10,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)

Funding bodyNSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0186123
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Modelling growth and spread of the noxious green alga Caulerpa taxifolia in Lake Macquarie, NSW$2,956

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding bodyLake Macquarie City Council
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeLake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0186021
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY

40th European Marine Biology Symposium, 21-25 August 2005$2,275

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185701
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Growth and distribution of Caulerpa taxifolia in Lake Macquarie$2,000

Funding body: NSW Fisheries

Funding bodyNSW Fisheries
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185450
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

20041 grants / $2,400

39th European Marine Biology Symposium, 21-24 July 2004, Italy$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184429
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20033 grants / $6,965

Factors influencing the pattern growth of seagrass Zostera capricorni in the estuaries of Central Coast, NSW.$2,500

Funding body: Wyong Shire Council

Funding bodyWyong Shire Council
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182727
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Local
Category2OPL
UONY

38th European Marine Biology Symposium Portugal 8-12 September 2003$2,265

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183347
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Visit of Dr Dimitry Lajus 7 November 2003 to 20 January 2004$2,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183666
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $2,400

37th European Marine Biology Symposium Iceland, 5 - 9 August 2002$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181821
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20012 grants / $9,836

Patch size and drift algae: experimental investigation of their effects on faunal assemblages in seagrass beds$8,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181657
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

International Symposium on Mangroves, Japan 10-12 July 2001$1,336

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180839
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $7,000

Effect of environmental disturbances on fauna of seagrass beds.$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Maria Schreider
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179323
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011Life History Characteristics of Glassfish, Ambassis Jacksoniensis, Within Brisbane Water Estuary
Marine Science, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011Investigation of Macroalgal Blooms in a Coastal Lagoon for Effective Management and Control (Avoca ICOLL, Central Coast, NSW)
Marine Science, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2007Ecology of ghost shrimps
Marine Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013Morphological and Genetic Analysis of the Green Alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh (Bryopsidales) in New South Wales, Australia
Marine Science, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2009Environmental Impacts on Fauna of Seagrass Beds Associated with the Introduction of Caulerpa Taxifolia into the Estuaries of New South Wales, Australia
Marine Science, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2008Environmental Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation and Heavy Metal Contamination on Estuarine Seagrass Communities
Marine Science, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Sole Supervisor
2006The ecology of two intertidal ghost shrimp (Trypaea australiensis and Biffarius arenosus) (Decapoda: Thalassinidea) on the sandflats of Port Stephens, NSW
Marine Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2004Measuring Intertidal Rock Assemblages and Intertidal Settlement to Artificial Substrate to Indicate Impact of Urbanised Catchment Discharge
Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2003. Intraspecific density effects on the growth and tube size of the polychaete Diopatra aciculata (Onuphidae).
Marine Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003Factors influencing the pattern of growth of the seagrass Zostera capricorni in three estuaries on the Central Coast, New South Wales
Marine Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003The effect of catchment development on the growth and survival of the Sydney Rock Oyster (Saccostrea Glomerata)
Marine Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2002..
Marine Science, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2002.
Enviro Studies Not Elswr Class, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2001Preliminary studies towards the development of new antifouling formulations including the use of bioassays with Balanus amphitrite Darwin
Marine Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Dr Maria Schreider

Position

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Environmental Science and Management

Contact Details

Emailmaria.schreider@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4348 4228
Fax(02) 4348 4145

Office

RoomSO1.41
BuildingScience Offices
LocationOurimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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