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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

Code Description Percentage
050199 Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified 40
069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified 40
090799 Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Editor - Inverbebrate Zoology Inverbebrate Zoology
Australia
1/05/1998 - 1/12/1998 Lecturer The 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Borovikova 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]
DOI 10.3750/AIP2013.43.3.02
2011 Jelbart JE, Schreider MJ, Macfarlane GR, 'An investigation of benthic sediments and macrofauna within pearl farms of Western Australia', Aquaculture, 319 466-478 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.07.011
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2008 Ambo 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolind.2006.12.004
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2008 Ambo 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]
DOI 10.1080/15555270701779460
Citations Scopus - 1
2007 Ambo 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]
Citations Scopus - 6
2007 O'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]
DOI 10.1007/s10750-006-0458-8
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2006 Macfarlane 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00244-005-5067-4
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Geoff Macfarlane
2006 Safarik M, Redden AM, Schreider MJ, 'Density-dependent growth of the polychaete Diopatra aciculata', Scientia Marina, 70 337-341 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2005 Courtenay 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]
DOI 10.1007/s10661-005-3545-9
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2003 Schreider 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]
DOI 10.1016/S0022-0981(03)00185-0
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13
2003 Paterson 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]
DOI 10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00027-9
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Kenneth Zimmerman
2003 Paterson 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]
DOI 10.1016/S0272-7714(02)00188-9
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Kenneth Zimmerman
2003 Gladstone 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]
DOI 10.1071/MF02083
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
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Conference (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 O'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]
2007 Jelbart 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
2007 Ambo 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]
2007 Dixon 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
2005 Macfarlane 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
2005 Macfarlane 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
2004 O'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]
2004 Safarik 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]
2003 Schreider 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]
2002 Schreider 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]
2002 Schreider MJ, 'Patch size: an experimental investigation of its effects on faunal assemblages in seagrass beds', ., Reykjavik, Iceland (2002) [E3]
2000 Schreider 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
2000 Schreider 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 grants 21
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 body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Professor Joseph Bidwell, Doctor Troy Gaston, Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200113
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401027
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Gosford City Council
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Ecological Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100460
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

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

Funding body: NSW Environmental Trust

Funding body NSW Environmental Trust
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Environmental Research (Seeding Grant)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100208
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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 body NSW Fisheries
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Recreational Fishing Trusts
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187954
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20063 grants / $32,661

Equity Research Fellowship Semester 1, 2006$14,761

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185968
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Gosford City Council
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme University Grant Partner funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186846
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186126
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Fisheries Research & Development Corporation
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184993
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186123
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0186021
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185701
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: NSW Fisheries

Funding body NSW Fisheries
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185450
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20041 grants / $2,400

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184429
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Wyong Shire Council
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182727
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183347
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183666
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2,400

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181821
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181657
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180839
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20001 grants / $7,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179323
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2011 Life History Characteristics of Glassfish, Ambassis Jacksoniensis, Within Brisbane Water Estuary
Marine Science, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011 Investigation 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
2007 Ecology of ghost shrimps
Marine Science, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Morphological 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
2009 Environmental 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
2008 Environmental Impacts of Habitat Fragmentation and Heavy Metal Contamination on Estuarine Seagrass Communities
Marine Science, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Sole Supervisor
2006 The 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
2004 Measuring 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
2003 Factors 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
2003 The 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
2001 Preliminary 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

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

Office

Room SO1.41
Building Science Offices
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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