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Qualifications

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

Research

Research keywords

  • Algae
  • Bioindicators
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Estuarine
  • Invasive Species
  • Invertebrates
  • Marine
  • Population Structure
  • Seagrass

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.

Languages

  • Russian

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
069999Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified40
050199Ecological Applications Not Elsewhere Classified40
090799Environmental Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified20

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Inverbebrate Zoology

Administrative

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

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Ecology
  • Estuarine
  • Experimental Design
  • Marine
  • Research Methods
  • Zoology

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.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]
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]
2006Safarik M, Redden AM, Schreider MJ, 'Density-dependent growth of the polychaete Diopatra aciculata', Scientia Marina, 70 337-341 (2006) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (13 outputs)

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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2006Safarik M, Redden AM, Schreider MJ, 'Density-dependent growth of the polychaete Diopatra aciculata', Scientia Marina, 70 337-341 (2006) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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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-authors: Geoff 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-authors: Geoff Macfarlane

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

Co-authors: Geoff 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-authors: Geoff 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, '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]
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-authors: Kenneth Zimmerman

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants21
Total funding$497,008

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2013 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Joseph Bidwell, Doctor Troy Gaston, Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,41020132013
GNo:G1200113

2012 (1 grants)

Mapping nutrient sources in coastal lagoons and estuaries through sentinel species.$9,970
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,97020122012
GNo:G1401027

2011 (2 grants)

Investigation of macroalgal blooms for effective management and control (Avoca lagoon, Central Coast, NSW)$20,612
Funding Body: Gosford City Council

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Ecological Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,61220112013
GNo:G1100460

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

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Environmental Research (Seeding Grant)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,65020112011
GNo:G1100208

2007 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Recreational Fishing TrustsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,28020072007
GNo:G0187954

2006 (3 grants)

Equity Research Fellowship Semester 1, 2006$14,761
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,76120062006
GNo:G0185968

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

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020062006
GNo:G0186846

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

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,90020062006
GNo:G0186126

2005 (5 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 GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$358,59320052009
GNo:G0184993

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)

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052006
GNo:G0186123

Modelling growth and spread of the noxious green alga Caulerpa taxifolia in Lake Macquarie, NSW$2,956
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,95620052006
GNo:G0186021

40th European Marine Biology Symposium, 21-25 August 2005$2,275
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,27520052005
GNo:G0185701

Growth and distribution of Caulerpa taxifolia in Lake Macquarie$2,000
Funding Body: NSW Fisheries

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020052005
GNo:G0185450

2004 (1 grants)

39th European Marine Biology Symposium, 21-24 July 2004, Italy$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184429

2003 (3 grants)

Factors influencing the pattern growth of seagrass Zostera capricorni in the estuaries of Central Coast, NSW.$2,500
Funding Body: Wyong Shire Council

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020032003
GNo:G0182727

38th European Marine Biology Symposium Portugal 8-12 September 2003$2,265
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,26520032003
GNo:G0183347

Visit of Dr Dimitry Lajus 7 November 2003 to 20 January 2004$2,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,20020032003
GNo:G0183666

2002 (1 grants)

37th European Marine Biology Symposium Iceland, 5 - 9 August 2002$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020022002
GNo:G0181821

2001 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,50020012001
GNo:G0181657

International Symposium on Mangroves, Japan 10-12 July 2001$1,336
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,33620012001
GNo:G0180839

2000 (1 grants)

Effect of environmental disturbances on fauna of seagrass beds.$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Maria Schreider
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020002000
GNo:G0179323
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.85

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
20112019PhD (Marine Science)Principal SupervisorInvestigation of Macroalgal Blooms in a Coastal Lagoon for Effective Management and Control (Avoca ICOLL, Central Coast, NSW)
20112015PhD (Marine Science)Principal SupervisorLife History Characteristics of Glassfish, Ambassis Jacksoniensis, Within Brisbane Water Estuary
20072011Masters Marine Science
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorEcology of ghost shrimps

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013M Philosophy (Marine Science)Principal SupervisorMorphological and Genetic Analysis of the Green Alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh (Bryopsidales) in New South Wales, Australia
2009M Sc (Marine Science) [R]Principal SupervisorEnvironmental Impacts on Fauna of Seagrass Beds Associated with the Introduction of Caulerpa Taxifolia into the Estuaries of New South Wales, Australia
2008PhD (Marine Science)Sole SupervisorEnvironmental Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation and Heavy Metal Contamination on Estuarine Seagrass Communities
2006Honours Marine Science
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorThe ecology of two intertidal ghost shrimp (Trypaea australiensis and Biffarius arenosus) (Decapoda: Thalassinidea) on the sandflats of Port Stephens, NSW
2004M Sc (Sustain Res Mngt) [R]Co-SupervisorMeasuring Intertidal Rock Assemblages and Intertidal Settlement to Artificial Substrate to Indicate Impact of Urbanised Catchment Discharge
2003Honours Marine Science
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorFactors influencing the pattern of growth of the seagrass Zostera capricorni in three estuaries on the Central Coast, New South Wales
2003Masters Marine Science
University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor. Intraspecific density effects on the growth and tube size of the polychaete Diopatra aciculata (Onuphidae).
2003PHD Marine Science
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorThe effect of catchment development on the growth and survival of the Sydney Rock Oyster (Saccostrea Glomerata)
2002Honours Marine Science
University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor..
2001Honours Marine Science
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorPreliminary studies towards the development of new antifouling formulations including the use of bioassays with Balanus amphitrite Darwin
1950Honours Enviro Studies Not Elswr Class
University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor.
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Dr Maria Schreider

Work Phone(02) 4348 4228
Fax(02) 4348 4145
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnvironmental Science and Management
Office
SO1.41,
Science Offices,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/maria-schreider