Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj

Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj

Conjoint Professor

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

Career Summary

Biography

Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj commenced an academic appointment with the School of Environmental & Life Sciences based at the Ourimbah campus in 2011.  She is part of the Environmental Science and Management discipline, focussing on supporting and developing the marine science teaching and research which is only supported on the Ourimbah campus.  

Assoc Prof Natalie Moltschaniwskyj has more than 15 years research experience in the field of marine ecology, with research expertise that includes community and population dynamics of invertebrate and vertebrate species.  Her research in the area of marine science focuses on reproductive biology and ecology of molluscs (eg squid, mussels, oysters and abalone), working closely with both wild fishers and aquaculture.  She approaches questions in marine ecology using a hierarchical approach from the physiology/biology of the animals through to the effect of the physical environment on population ecology and biology. With a strong background in the analysis and interpretation of biological datasets, a high level of competence in the use of univariate and multivariate analyses, Assoc Prof Moltschaniwskyj has extensive experience in the communication of outcomes in both written and verbal forums.  

Assoc Prof Moltschaniwskyj  supports an approach and teaching philosophy that is a balance between pure and applied science, ensuring that there is a strong connection to the real world through photos, videos, and real practical exercises.  In the development of laboratory and lecture material for teaching she recognises that tertiary education is both about academic and practical training.  It is important to her that students have the opportunity during practical sessions to explore the ideas and concepts taught in lectures.  

Research Expertise
My area of research is marine invertebrate population and community ecology, my specific area of interest is in molluscs, with explicit expertise in squid biology and ecology. However, my skills and expertise are broader than this and I have worked with a number of marine species, including fish and corals. I am particularly interested in the relationships between different biological/ecological organisation levels, such that I seek to determine the connections between the ecology of a species, its whole organismal biology and its physiology. I have been instrumental in developing population and individual-based approaches to research questions that identify and quantify energy allocation and energetic trade-offs responsible for life history traits (growth and reproduction) in squid. The outcomes of my research have had implications in both pure research associated with understanding growth dynamics, which resulted in a review paper, and in fisheries management of squid species. My expertise in the area of allocation of energy to growth and reproduction in invertebrates has resulted in the development of productive collaborations with shellfish aquaculture industries in Tasmania, in particular the oyster and mussel industry. In particular, quantifying the allocation of energy to somatic and reproductive growth of selectively bred oysters in aquaculture. More recent interactions with the mussel industry have explored the reproductive biology and spat biology of blue mussels to allow controlled year-round production of juveniles. Collaborations at University of Tasmania are ongoing and currently include an industry funded project on the stress response in live abalone during the harvest and transport of animals to the processors.

Teaching Expertise
I have been involved in tertiary teaching for more than 15 years, during which time I have developed an approach that provides students with more than book learning. I recognise and understand that students need skills in using and applying the theory presented in lecture and books, including hands-on and problem solving skills. In all my classes there is a clear and explicit integration of lecture and laboratory material allowing students to use practical sessions as an opportunity to explore the ideas and concepts taught in lectures. I teach third year courses in Marine Fisheries Biology & Management and Estuarine Ecology both which have face-to-face delivery with field trips and laboratory components. I also provide guest lectures for Animal Behaviour and Environmental Science Concepts. I have experience in teaching in the the online environment with an elective course "The Marine Environment". This requires very different approaches in motivating and stimulating students and also in the management of the course. I use a range of tools improve the quality of the interaction that students have with me and to ensure that I engage with students in a way that positively increasing their learning capacity and interest. I strongly support a philosophy to undergraduate teaching that includes a balance between pure and applied science and hands-on element. In all my teaching I provide a strong connection to the real world through photos, videos, and real practical exercises, so that students to look at the world beyond growth rates, test-tubes and standard error bars.

Administrative Expertise
2008 - 2009 Member of University of Tasmania Academic Senate 2006 - 2009 Member of University of Tasmania Board of Graduate Studies 2001 - 2009 Member of University of Tasmania Diving and Boating Safety Committee 2008 Acting Head of Department 2008 - 2009 Chair, Australian Maritime College Board of Studies 2004 - 2007 Member of Faculty Science, Engineering & Technology Executive Committee

Collaborations
Assoc Prof Natalie Moltschaniwskyj has strong track record of applied research with collaborative research with aquaculture and wild harvest sectors, with a demonstrated impact on management and policy. Evidence of an impact of research is provided by more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and 15 industry focused publications supported by more than a $2 million in competitive research funding, including Fisheries Research Development Council and Australian Research Council (Industry Linked) funding.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Science), James Cook University

Keywords

  • Aquaculture
  • Biostatistics
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries biology
  • Growth physiology of cepahlopods
  • Marine ecology
  • Molluscan biology & ecology
  • Population ecology
  • Quantitative ecology
  • Reproductive ecology & biology of molluscs

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) 60
060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified 20
070499 Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2008 - 2/12/2010 Associate Professor University of Tasmania
National Centre for Marine Conservation & Resource Sustainability
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/12/2007 Associate Professor University of Tasmania
School of Aquaculture
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2006 Senior Lecturer University of Tasmania
School of Aquaculture
Australia
1/07/1998 - 1/12/2001 Lecturer University of Tasmania
School of Aquaculture
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/07/1998 Lecturer James Cook University
Department of Marine Biology
Australia
1/01/1993 - 1/12/1994 Associate Lecturer James Cook University
Department of Marine Biology
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2010 Board of Graduate Research Award for Significant Contribution to Graduate Research Supervision and E
University of Tasmania
2006 Teaching Merit Award
University of Tasmania
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2006 Lyle JM, Brown IW, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Mayer D, Sawynok W, National strategy for the survival of released line caught fish: maximising post release survival in line caught flathead taken in sheltered coastal waters, University of Tasmania Press, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 80 (2006) [A1]

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Cappo M, 'Non-otolith ageing techniques: the use of other techniques to derive estimates of age and growth', Tropical Fish Otoliths: Information For Assessment, Management And Ecology, Springer, Berlin, Germany 133-173 (2009) [B1]
2007 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Moltschaniwskyj G, 'Chapter 5: Setting the scene: Initiating the supervision relationship', Supervising Doctorates Downunder: Keys to Effective Supervision in Australia and New Zealand, Australian Council for Education Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 28-35 (2007) [B1]
2005 Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Edible shellfish: biology and science', Handbook of food science, technology, and engineering, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America 1-13 (2005) [B1]

Journal article (90 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Harasti D, McLuckie C, Gallen C, Malcolm H, Moltschaniwskyj N, 'Assessment of rock pool fish assemblages along a latitudinal gradient', Marine Biodiversity, 1-12 (2016)

© 2016 Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin HeidelbergIncreased understanding of latitudinal gradients and patterns of biodiversity at a region... [more]

© 2016 Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin HeidelbergIncreased understanding of latitudinal gradients and patterns of biodiversity at a regional scale is important for many reasons (e.g. biodiversity conservation, species management, climate change). This study assessed rock pool fish assemblages and their relationship to latitude at 39 locations along 860 km of the New South Wales (NSW) coast, eastern Australia, from Sandon to Merimbula (29.67816°S to 36.90046°S). Thirty-minute deployments of miniature baited remote underwater video (mini-BRUV) were used to survey five or more replicates (rock pools) at each location for species richness and maximum number (MaxN) of individual fishes. A total of 371 rock pools were sampled, with 7070 fish recorded from 46 families and 115 species. Fish species richness was greatest in northern NSW, with a significant decline in species richness with increasing latitude, at a rate of 1.7 species per degree of latitude south. Tropical species were dominant in northern NSW (Coffs Harbour ~30°S), whilst temperate species diversity was greatest towards central NSW (Port Stephens 32.7°S). Differences amongst rock pool assemblages were primarily driven by eight species from eight different families. This study documents latitudinal fish assemblage patterns along the east Australian coast and provides a baseline for elucidating future changes.

DOI 10.1007/s12526-016-0560-8
2016 Mendo T, Semmens JM, Lyle JM, Tracey SR, Moltschaniwskyj N, 'Reproductive strategies and energy sources fuelling reproductive growth in a protracted spawner', MARINE BIOLOGY, 163 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00227-015-2785-7
2016 Martin CL, Momtaz S, Gaston T, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'A systematic quantitative review of coastal and marine cultural ecosystem services: Current status and future research', Marine Policy, 74 25-32 (2016)

© 2016Cultural ecosystem services (CES) are the non-material benefits obtained from ecosystems that contribute to human well-being. They are often under-represented in ecosystem ... [more]

© 2016Cultural ecosystem services (CES) are the non-material benefits obtained from ecosystems that contribute to human well-being. They are often under-represented in ecosystem services assessments due to difficulties identifying and valuing intangible attributes. This risks a lack of understanding and consideration of CES by decision-makers. A systematic review was done on coastal and marine CES to identify: geographic distribution of research; effective methods for assessing CES; specific habitats/ecosystems that supply CES; subcategories most frequently addressed; and knowledge gaps. Results revealed limited information exists about coastal and marine CES. There is a disparity in the global distribution of studies with little knowledge about CES in developing countries, as well as a disparity within developed countries; with most research undertaken in Europe and North America. There is a dearth of information on CES derived from specific coastal and marine habitats/ecosystems, reflecting a poor understanding of socio-ecological relationships and the different values people assign to these areas. There is a need to develop indicators with the capacity to measure and track changes in CES over time. Participatory approaches using qualitative methods were most effective in identifying CES; however, these lacked a deliberative element that would provide a comprehensive assessment of shared values in public areas. Overall, publications typically theorised about the usefulness of data on CES to inform and support decision makers, and more research is required on how qualitative data on CES can be represented for practical use by coastal and marine resource managers, and the value of these in the real world.

DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.09.004
Co-authors Troy Gaston, Salim Momtaz
2016 Martin CL, Momtaz S, Jordan A, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Exploring recreational fishers' perceptions, attitudes, and support towards a multiple-use marine protected area six years after implementation', Marine Policy, 73 138-145 (2016)

© 2016 Elsevier LtdThis study assessed the acceptance and awareness of an Australian MPA (Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park) post implementation by recreational fishers using... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier LtdThis study assessed the acceptance and awareness of an Australian MPA (Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park) post implementation by recreational fishers using the MPA, and identified factors that influenced the perception of this group towards the MPA. Recreational fishers were interviewed in a multiple-use MPA to investigate their perceptions, attitudes, and support towards the MPA six years after implementation. Almost two thirds of recreational fishers supported the MPA and had positive attitudes towards the concept of MPAs. This is a key result since a similar pre-implementation survey of recreational fishers found only 12% would support the creation of PSGLMP due to fears the MPA would negatively impact their fishing activities and ability to catch fish. However, there was a sub-group of fishers who opposed the MPA and were more inclined to have negative attitudes towards the rationale behind MPAs, despite the common perception that no-take zones were for fisheries management purposes and could increase fish stocks in the MPA. More experienced fishers were inclined to oppose the MPA, as well as fishers who believed management zones did not provide clear rules for activities, penalties for non-compliance were too harsh, or that no-take zones did not increase fish stocks. An important perceived threat to the MPA was from commercial fishing due to perceptions of over-exploitation and issues of non-compliance. In contrast, the majority of recreational fishers did not believe the collective actions of recreational fishers negatively impacted the marine environment and fish stocks, or the number of fish available for capture in the future. An improved understanding of these social aspects is important to target ongoing management in order to increase acceptance, success and long-term existence of MPAs.

DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.08.002
Co-authors Salim Momtaz
2015 Martin CL, Momtaz S, Jordan A, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'An assessment of the effectiveness of in-situ signage in multiple-use marine protected areas in providing information to different recreational users', Marine Policy, 56 78-85 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.In-situ signage is a cost effective environmental education tool used in marine protected area (MPA) management, and the design and location of signage is cru... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.In-situ signage is a cost effective environmental education tool used in marine protected area (MPA) management, and the design and location of signage is crucial to attract the attention of targeted audiences. The implementation of multiple-use MPAs increases the challenges of communicating awareness of MPA boundaries and permitted activities. Currently, little is known about how effective signage in multiple-use MPAs is in communicating information to stakeholders that will promote supportive attitudes and behaviours towards MPAs. This study evaluated the usefulness of in-situ signage in an existing multiple-use MPA, to determine if signs pertaining to the MPA captured the attention of recreational users, and provided adequate information. Structured interviews with recreational fishers, divers, and other users, were used to determine users' awareness of being in an MPA, their awareness of management objectives and associated zoning scheme, together with levels of agreement or disagreement on whether or not current in-situ signage adequately communicates information about the MPA. It was evident that the types and accessibility of in-situ signs in the MPA may not be effective at capturing the attention of intended audiences and providing relevant information, with the exception of signs located at the dive site, due to their design, size, and placement. Awareness differed among the three user groups, together with their views on the effectiveness of signage. Many recreational fishers believed existing signage was inadequate and unclear, and expressed frustrations with the complexity of zoning rules and location of their boundaries. Based on this study, recommendations about the presentation, content, and placement of signage relative to access points, and information required by MPA users, is provided.

DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2015.03.002
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Salim Momtaz
2015 Robinson LM, Gledhill DC, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Hobday AJ, Frusher S, Barrett N, et al., 'Rapid assessment of an ocean warming hotspot reveals "high" confidence in potential species' range extensions', Global Environmental Change, 31 28-37 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 The Authors.Shifts in species' ranges are one of the most frequently reported and globally ubiquitous impacts of climate change, with rates of movement being particularly ... [more]

© 2014 The Authors.Shifts in species' ranges are one of the most frequently reported and globally ubiquitous impacts of climate change, with rates of movement being particularly high in the sea. The arrival of multiple range extending species can cause serious issues for natural resource managers; some species threaten ecosystem function while others present social and/or economic opportunities. An early indication of which species are potentially extending their ranges can provide useful guidance for managers regarding future investments in impact assessment, monitoring or potential management intervention. Given that scientific monitoring data on potential range shifting species are often sparse in the marine environment a rapid assessment that utilises and assimilates disparate data sources that vary in quality, quantity and collection methods is needed. Off the east coast of Tasmania surface waters have been warming at almost four times the global average and dozens of species range shifts have already been documented. Building on existing methods used in the early detection of invasive species, we developed a cost-effective and rapid screening assessment tool that uses monitoring data from a variety of sources, particularly from the citizen science program Redmap, to classify levels of confidence in potential range extensions over a three year time period (2009-2012) for a variety of marine species. From our assessment of 47 species, eight were classified with "high" confidence as potentially extending their ranges. The "high" confidence classification of these species suggests they should be a priority when investigating potential ecosystem and socio-economic impacts.

DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.12.003
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
2015 Arkhipkin AI, Rodhouse PGK, Pierce GJ, Sauer W, Sakai M, Allcock L, et al., 'World squid fisheries', Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, 23 92-252 (2015) [C1]

Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.Some 290 species of squids comprise the order Teuthida that belongs to the molluscan Class Cephalopoda. Of these, about 30-40 squid specie... [more]

Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.Some 290 species of squids comprise the order Teuthida that belongs to the molluscan Class Cephalopoda. Of these, about 30-40 squid species have substantial commercial importance around the world. Squid fisheries make a rather small contribution to world landings from capture fisheries relative to that of fish, but the proportion has increased steadily over the last decade, with some signs of recent leveling off. The present overview describes all substantial squid fisheries around the globe. The main ecological and biological features of exploited stocks, and key aspects of fisheries management are presented for each commercial species of squid worldwide. The history and fishing methods used in squid fisheries are also described. Special attention has been paid to interactions between squid fisheries and marine ecosystems including the effects of fishing gear, the role of squid in ecosystem change induced by overfishing on groundfish, and ecosystem-based fishery management.

DOI 10.1080/23308249.2015.1026226
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2015 O'Connor S, Moltschaniwskyj N, Bolch CJS, O'Connor W, 'Assessment of temperature or salinity effects on larval development by catecholamine-induced metamorphosis of hatchery-reared flat oyster, Ostrea angasi (Sowerby 1871) larvae', Aquaculture Research, 46 2501-2511 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.A need to improve larval rearing techniques led to the development of protocols for catecholamine-induced settlement of flat oyster, Ostrea angasi, l... [more]

© 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.A need to improve larval rearing techniques led to the development of protocols for catecholamine-induced settlement of flat oyster, Ostrea angasi, larvae. To further refine these techniques and optimize settlement percentages, the influence of salinity or temperature on development of O. angasi larvae was assessed using epinephrine-induced metamorphosis. Larvae were reared between salinities of 15-35 and temperatures between 14.5 and 31°C. The greatest percentage survival, growth, development occurred when larvae were reared between 26 and 29°C and between salinities of 30 and 35. Larvae reared outside this salinity and temperature range exhibited reduced growth, survival and/or delayed development. Short-term (1¿h) reduction in larval rearing temperature from 26°C to 23.5°C significantly increased larval metamorphosis without affecting larval survival. Short-term (1¿h) increase in larval rearing temperature from 26°C to 29 and 31°C decreased larval survival and metamorphosis. To ensure repeatability in outcomes, tests showed that larvae sourced from different estuaries did not vary significantly in their metamorphic response to short-term temperature manipulation and epinephrine-induced metamorphosis.

DOI 10.1111/are.12408
Citations Web of Science - 1
2015 Ramos JE, Pecl GT, Semmens JM, Strugnell JM, León RI, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Reproductive capacity of a marine species (Octopus tetricus) within a recent range extension area', Marine and Freshwater Research, 66 999-1008 (2015) [C1]

© CSIRO 2015.To persist in the face of environmental change, species must adjust to the new conditions or change their geographical distribution, e.g. by range extension. Success... [more]

© CSIRO 2015.To persist in the face of environmental change, species must adjust to the new conditions or change their geographical distribution, e.g. by range extension. Success for individuals within a zone of range extension requires the new environment to support their capacity to produce viable gametes and survival of the offspring. Reproductive characteristics of the polewards range-shifting Octopus tetricus were examined within the new range off north-eastern Tasmania, Australia, to assess whether it is likely to successfully establish in this extended area of its range. Approximately 44% of captured males and 14% of captured females were mature. Mature females with developing eggs were found throughout the year. Greater numbers of mature females were observed during the austral summer and spring, whereas mature males were observed all year round. Fecundity was high and developing embryos appeared to be viable. Our results suggest that O. tetricus is successfully reproducing beyond its historical range, the reproductive cycle is timed to favourable environmental conditions, and the population has the potential to be self-sustainable. The reproductive biology of O. tetricus may thus facilitate the establishment and prevalence of the population into new environments beyond the known historical distribution.

DOI 10.1071/MF14126
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2015 Mendo T, Lyle JM, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Semmens JM, 'Early post-settlement mortality of the scallop Pecten fumatus and the role of algal mats as a refuge from predation', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72 2322-2331 (2015) [C1]

© International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 2015. All rights reserved.Early post-settlement mortality is one of the main processes determining distribution and abundan... [more]

© International Council for the Exploration of the Sea 2015. All rights reserved.Early post-settlement mortality is one of the main processes determining distribution and abundance patterns of marine benthic invertebrates. Most scallops have an attached phase as spat before they release the byssus and move onto the soft sediments. Thus, spat differ from other stages of life in their use of microhabitat, lack of mobility, and therefore in their vulnerability to mortality processes such as predation. However, the contribution of predation to explain levels of mortality experienced by spat and early juvenile scallops is unknown. Complex habitats such as seagrasses and algae provide a substrate upon which spat can attach and might confer an advantage as a refuge from predation. This study investigates the contribution of early post-settlement predation on abundance of Pecten fumatus and determines the role of the algae Hincksia sordida as a refuge from predation. Data were collected using field observations, a predator exclusion experiment, and tethering techniques. Mortality of up to 85% during the first weeks after settlement appeared to have prevented the establishment of an adult population at our study site. Mats of the macroalgae H. sordida provided a settlement substrate for P. fumatus spat. However, increased algal biomass did not provide greater protection from predation to juvenile scallops than lower algal biomass. Our study suggests that prey survival in submersed vegetation is likely to be dynamic among years, and affected by prey behaviour and density as well as the characteristics of the submerged vegetation.

DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsv095
2015 Green CP, Robertson SG, Hamer PA, Virtue P, Jackson GD, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Combining statolith element composition and fourier shape data allows discrimination of spatial and temporal stock structure of arrow squid (Nototodarus gouldi)', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 72 1609-1618 (2015) [C1]

© 2015, National Research Council of Canada. All rights reserved.While arrow squid (Nototodarus gouldi) in Australia are currently managed as a single population, biological diff... [more]

© 2015, National Research Council of Canada. All rights reserved.While arrow squid (Nototodarus gouldi) in Australia are currently managed as a single population, biological differences in individuals between locations of capture suggests these are separate stocks requiring stock-specific harvest strategies. We used two techniques to derive information about stock structure from different parts of the life cycle, providing a novel holistic approach to exploring stock structure. This study combined two techniques, statolith shape and statolith elemental composition, to determine dispersal patterns of N. gouldi between regions and evidence of separate stocks. While adult statolith shape provided evidence that adults caught in the two locations belonged to different stocks, statolith elemental composition suggested that N. gouldi caught at each location had hatched throughout their distribution, with egg mass and juvenile drift potentially facilitated by seasonal longitudinal ocean currents. However, there was evidence of asymmetry in ontogenetic movement of N. gouldi, with adults in Victoria contributing more to the Great Australian Bight stock than vice versa and with the implication that the Victorian stock may need to be managed as the source stock.

DOI 10.1139/cjfas-2014-0559
2014 Mendo T, Lyle JM, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Tracey SR, Semmens JM, 'Habitat characteristics predicting distribution and abundance patterns of scallops in D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania', PLoS ONE, 9 (2014) [C1]

Habitat characteristics greatly influence the patterns of distribution and abundance in scallops, providing structure for the settlement of spat and influencing predation risk and... [more]

Habitat characteristics greatly influence the patterns of distribution and abundance in scallops, providing structure for the settlement of spat and influencing predation risk and rates of survival. Establishing scallop-habitat relationships is relevant to understanding the ecological processes that regulate scallop populations and to managing critical habitats. This information is particularly relevant for the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, south-eastern Tasmania (147.335 W, 43.220 S), a region that has supported significant but highly variable scallop production over many years, including protracted periods of stock collapse. Three species of scallops are present in the region; the commercial scallop Pecten fumatus, the queen scallop Equichlamys bifrons, and the doughboy scallop Mimachlamys asperrima . We used dive surveys and Generalized Additive Modelling to examine the relationship between the distribution and abundance patterns of each species and associated habitat characteristics. The aggregated distribution of each species could be predicted as a function of sediment type and species-specific habitat structural components. While P. fumatus was strongly associated with finer sediments and E. bifrons with coarse grain sediments, M. asperrima had a less selective association, possibly related to its ability to attach on a wide range of substrates. Other habitat characteristics explaining P. fumatus abundance were depth, Asterias amurensis abundance, shell and macroalgae cover. Equichlamys bifrons was strongly associated with macroalgae and seagrass cover, whereas M. asperrima abundance was greatly explained by sponge cover. The models define a set of relationships from which plausible hypotheses can be developed. We propose that these relationships are mediated by predation pressure as well as the specific behavioural characteristics of each species. The findings also highlight the specific habitat characteristics that are relevant for spatial management and habitat restoration plans. © 2014 Mendo et al.

DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0085895
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2014 Ramos JE, Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Strugnell JM, León RI, Semmens JM, 'Body size, growth and life span: implications for the polewards range shift of Octopus tetricus in south-eastern Australia.', PLoS One, 9 e103480 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0103480
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
2014 Nishiguchi MK, Nabhitabhata J, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Boletzkv SV, 'A REVIEW OF THE PYGMY SQUID IDIOSEPIUS: PERSPECTIVES EMERGING FROM AN "INCONSPICUOUS" CEPHALOPOD', VIE ET MILIEU-LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT, 64 23-34 (2014) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2014 Robin JP, Roberts M, Zeidberg L, Bloor I, Rodriguez A, Briceño F, et al., 'Transitions during cephalopod life history: The role of habitat, environment, functional morphology and behaviour', Advances in Marine Biology, 67 361-437 (2014) [C1]

Cephalopod life cycles generally share a set of stages that take place in different habitats and are adapted to specific, though variable, environmental conditions. Throughout the... [more]

Cephalopod life cycles generally share a set of stages that take place in different habitats and are adapted to specific, though variable, environmental conditions. Throughout the lifespan, individuals undertake a series of brief transitions from one stage to the next. Four transitions were identified: fertilisation of eggs to their release from the female (1), from eggs to paralarvae (2), from paralarvae to subadults (3) and from subadults to adults (4). An analysis of each transition identified that the changes can be radical (i.e. involving a range of morphological, physiological and behavioural phenomena and shifts in habitats) and critical (i.e. depending on environmental conditions essential for cohort survival). This analysis underlines that transitions from eggs to paralarvae (2) and from paralarvae to subadults (3) present major risk of mortality, while changes in the other transitions can have evolutionary significance. This synthesis suggests that more accurate evaluation of the sensitivity of cephalopod populations to environmental variation could be achieved by taking into account the ontogeny of the organisms. The comparison of most described species advocates for studies linking development and ecology in this particular group. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-800287-2.00004-4
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2014 Knowles G, Handlinger J, Jones B, Moltschaniwskyj N, 'Hemolymph chemistry and histopathological changes in Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in response to low salinity stress', Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 121 78-84 (2014) [C1]

This study described seasonal differences in the histopathological and hemolymph chemistry changes in different family lines of Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas, in response to ... [more]

This study described seasonal differences in the histopathological and hemolymph chemistry changes in different family lines of Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas, in response to the stress of an abrupt change to low salinity, and mechanical grading. The most significant changes in pallial cavity salinity, hemolymph chemistry and histopathological findings occurred in summer at low salinity. In summer (water temperature 18. °C) at low salinity, 9 (25.7% of full salinity), the mean pallial cavity salinity in oysters at day 3 was 19.8. ±. 1.6 (SE) and day 10 was 22.8. ±. 1.6 (SE) lower than oysters at salinity 35. Associated with this fall in pallial cavity salinity, mean hemolymph sodium for oysters at salinity 9 on day 3 and 10 were 297.2. mmol/L. ±. 20(SE) and 350.4. mmol/L. ±. 21.3(SE) lower than oysters at salinity 35. Similarly mean hemolymph potassium in oysters held at salinity 9 at day 3 and 10 were 5.6. mmol/L. ±. 0.6(SE) and 7.9. mmol/L. ±. 0.6 (SE) lower than oysters at salinity 35. These oysters at low salinity had expanded intercellular spaces and significant intracytoplasmic vacuolation distending the cytoplasm of epithelial cells in the alimentary tract and kidney and hemocyte infiltrate (diapedesis) within the alimentary tract wall. In contrast, in winter (water temperature 8. °C) oyster mean pallial cavity salinity only fell at day 10 and this was by 6.0. ±. 0.6 (SE) compared to that of oysters at salinity 35. There were limited histopathological changes (expanded intercellular spaces and moderate intracytoplasmic vacuolation of renal epithelial cells) in these oysters at day 10 in low salinity. Mechanical grading and family line did not influence the oyster response to sudden low salinity. These findings provide additional information for interpretation of non-lethal, histopathological changes associated with temperature and salinity variation. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

DOI 10.1016/j.jip.2014.06.013
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
2014 Mendo T, Moltschaniwskyj N, Lyle JM, Tracey SR, Semmens JM, 'Role of density in aggregation patterns and synchronization of spawning in the hermaphroditic scallop Pecten fumatus', Marine Biology, 161 2857-2868 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2551-2
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2013 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Carter CG, 'The Adaptive Response of Protein Turnover to the Energetic Demands of Reproduction in a Cephalopod', PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY, 86 119-126 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1086/667799
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4
2012 Hughes TP, Baird AH, Dinsdale EA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Pratchett MS, Tanner JE, Willis BL, 'Assembly rules of reef corals are flexible along a steep climatic gradient', Current Biology, 22 736-741 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 42
2012 O'Connor S, Moltschaniwskyj N, Bolch CJS, O'Connor W, 'Dietary influence on growth and development of flat oyster, Ostrea angasi (Sowerby, 1871), larvae', AQUACULTURE RESEARCH, 43 1317-1327 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2011.02935.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2011 Öchsner A, Murch GE, 'Preface', Advanced Structured Materials, 2 (2011)
Co-authors Graeme Murch
2011 Crawford CM, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Willcox S, 'Size and characteristics of aggregations of moon jellyfish (aurelia sp.) in Tasmania, Australia', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 145 9-15 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2011 Fluckiger M, Brown MR, Ward LR, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Predicting glycogen concentration in the foot muscle of abalone using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS)', Food Chemistry, 126 1817-1820 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.foodchem.2010.12.078
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
2011 Pecl GT, Tracey SR, Danyushevsky L, Wotherspoon S, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Elemental fingerprints of southern calamary (Sepioteuthis australis) reveal local recruitment sources and allow assessment of the importance of closed areas', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, 68 1351-1360 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/F2011-059
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2010 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Carter CG, 'Protein synthesis, degradation, and retention: Mechanisms of indeterminate growth in cephalopods', Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 83 997-1008 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1086/656387
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 9
2010 Fearman J, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Warmer temperatures reduce rates of gametogenesis in temperate mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis', Aquaculture, 305 20-25 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2010.04.003
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19
2010 Sinn DL, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Wapstra E, Dall SR, 'Are behavioral syndromes invariant? Spatiotemporal variation in shy/bold behavior in squid', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64 693-702 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00265-009-0887-2
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 34
2010 Pecl GT, Doubleday ZA, Danyushevsky L, Gilbert S, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Transgenerational marking of cephalopods with an enriched barium isotope: A promising tool for empirically estimating post-hatching movement and population connectivity', ICES Journal of Marine Science: journal du conseil, 67 1372-1380 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsq025
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2009 Bozzano A, Pankhurst PM, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Villanueva R, 'Eye development in southern calamary, Sepioteuthis australis, embryos and hatchlings', Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 156 1359-1373 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00227-009-1177-2
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2009 Bani A, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Pankhurst N, 'Reproductive strategy and spawning activity of sand flathead, Platycephalus bassensis (Platycephalidae)', Cybium: revue internationale d ichtyologie, 33 151-162 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2009 Fearman JA, Bolch CJ, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Energy storage and reproduction in mussels, Mytilus Galloprovincialis: The influence of diet quality', The Journal of Shellfish Research, 28 305-312 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.2983/035.028.0212
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2009 Carter CG, Lynch KA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Protein synthesis in a solitary benthic cephalopod, the Southern dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica)', Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 153 185-190 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.02.015
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
2009 O'Connor S, Moltschaniwskyj NA, O'Connor W, 'Use of neuroactive catecholamines to chemically induce metamorphosis of hatchery-reared flat oyster, Ostrea angasi, larvae', Aquaculture Research, 40 1567-1577 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02203.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2008 Sinn DL, Gosling SD, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Development of shy/bold behaviour in squid: context-specific phenotypes associated with developmental plasticity', Animal Behaviour, 75 433-442 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.05.008
Citations Scopus - 90Web of Science - 80
2008 Willcox S, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford CM, 'Population dynamics of natural colonies of Aurelia sp. scyphistomae in Tasmania, Australia', Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 154 661-670 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00227-008-0959-2
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 25
2008 Kuipers MR, Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Batch or trickle: Understanding the multiple spawning strategy of southern calamary, Sepioteuthis australis (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)', Marine and Freshwater Research, 59 987-997 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/MF07200
2008 MacLeod CK, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford CM, 'Ecological and functional changes associated with long-term recovery from organic enrichment', Marine Ecology: Progress Series, 365 17-24 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.3354/meps07534
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9
2008 Bani A, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Spatio-temporal variability in reproductive ecology of sand flathead, Platycephalus bassensis, in three Tasmanian inshore habitats: Potential implications for management', Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 24 555-561 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2008.01076.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2007 Moltschaniwskyj N, Jackson G, Pecl G, Semmens J, 'Cephalopod life cycles: Biology, management and conservation - Preface', REVIEWS IN FISH BIOLOGY AND FISHERIES, 17 77-78 (2007)
DOI 10.1007/s11160-007-9049-7
2007 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Hall K, Marian JEAR, Nishiguchi M, Sakai M, Shulman DJ, et al., 'Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods as experimental animals', REVIEWS IN FISH BIOLOGY AND FISHERIES, 17 455-476 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s11160-007-9056-8
Citations Scopus - 74Web of Science - 62
2007 Lyle JM, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Morton AJ, Brown IW, Mayer D, 'Effects of hooking damage and hook type on post-release survival of sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis)', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, 58 445-453 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1071/MF06233
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2007 Willcox S, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford C, 'Asexual reproduction in scyphistomae of Aurelia sp.: Effects of temperature and salinity in an experimental study', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 353 107-114 (2007) [C1]

The growth and survival of colonies and individuals within sedentary polyp colonies of moon jellyfish (Aurelia sp.) was investigated at three temperatures and three salinities in ... [more]

The growth and survival of colonies and individuals within sedentary polyp colonies of moon jellyfish (Aurelia sp.) was investigated at three temperatures and three salinities in laboratory experiments. Growth rates of colonies (number of polyps and number of buds in the colony) and individuals (number of buds per active scyphistomae) significantly increased with temperature, but were not affected by salinity. Survival was high in all treatment combinations indicating a wide tolerance to environmental conditions. However, scyphistomae at the lowest temperature had a greater percentage of larger individuals and slower population growth rate than those at warmer temperatures. These results suggest that the reproductive strategy to maximise production of Aurelia sp. is to increase the size of scyphistomae colonies by asexual budding when conditions are good (warmer temperatures and abundant food generally during spring and summer). Budding activity slows, but the size of scyphistomae increases, during the colder winter period leading up to strobilation, resulting in the production of a greater number of ephyrae. The trigger for strobilation is possibly stressful conditions. However, if trigger conditions do not occur, the colony of scyphistomae can continue to grow and survive through a broad range of conditions spanning many seasons, thus ensuring survival of the population. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.jembe.2007.09.006
Citations Scopus - 39
2007 Hughes TP, Rodrigues MJ, Bellwood DR, Ceccarelli D, Hoegh-Guldberg O, McCook L, et al., 'Phase shifts, herbivory, and the resilience of coral reefs to climate change', CURRENT BIOLOGY, 17 360-365 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2006.12.049
Citations Scopus - 520Web of Science - 480
2007 Macleod CK, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford CM, Forbes SE, 'Biological recovery from organic enrichment: some systems cope better than others', MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 342 41-53 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.3354/meps342041
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 23
2006 Moltschaniwskyj N, Johnston D, 'Evidence that lipid can be digested by the dumpling squid Euprymna tasmanica, but is not stored in the digestive gland', MARINE BIOLOGY, 149 565-572 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00227-006-0246-z
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 29
2006 Macleod CK, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Crawford CM, 'Evaluation of short-term fallowing as a strategy for the management of recurring organic enrichment under salmon cages', MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 52 1458-1466 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2006.05.007
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17
2006 Sinn DL, Apiolaza LA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Heritability and fitness-related consequences of squid personality traits', JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 19 1437-1447 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2006.01136.x
Citations Scopus - 82Web of Science - 86
2006 Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Life history of a short-lived squid (Sepioteuthis australis): resource allocation as a function of size, growth, maturation, and hatching season', ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE, 63 995-1004 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.icesjms.2006.04.007
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
2005 Swift K, Johnston D, Moltschaniwskyj N, 'The digestive gland of the Southern Dumpling Squid (Euprymna tasmanica): Structure and function', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 315 177-186 (2005) [C1]

The cephalopod digestive gland plays an important role in the efficient assimilation of nutrients and therefore the fast growth of the animal. The histological and enzymatic struc... [more]

The cephalopod digestive gland plays an important role in the efficient assimilation of nutrients and therefore the fast growth of the animal. The histological and enzymatic structure of Euprymna tasmanica was studied and used in this experiment to determine the dynamics of the gland in response to feeding. The major roles of the digestive gland were secretion of digestive enzymes in spherical inclusions (boules) and excretion of metabolic wastes in brown body vacuoles. High levels of trypsin, chymotrypsin and a-amylase, low levels of a-glucosidase and negligible carboxypeptidase activity were produced by the gland. There was no evidence of secretion of digestive enzymes in other organs of the digestive tract. Within 60 min of a feeding event, the gland produced increasing numbers of boules to replace those lost from the stomach during the feeding event. Initially, small boules were seen in the digestive cells, they increased in size until they are released into the lumen of the gland where they are transported to the stomach. There was no evidence of an increase in activity of digestive enzymes following a feeding event, despite structural changes in the gland. However, there was large variation among individuals in the level of digestive enzyme activity. A negative correlation between boule and brown body vacuole density suggested that the large variation in enzyme activity may be due to the digestive gland alternating between enzyme production and excretion. © 2004 Published by Elsevier B.V.

DOI 10.1016/j.jembe.2004.09.017
Citations Scopus - 14
2005 Sinn DL, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Personality traits in dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica): Context-specific traits and their correlation with biological characteristics', JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 119 99-110 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/0735-7036.119.1.99
Citations Scopus - 79Web of Science - 75
2005 Johnston D, Moltschaniwskyj N, Wells J, 'Development of the radula and digestive system of juvenile blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) Potential factors responsible for variable weaning success on artificial diets', AQUACULTURE, 250 341-355 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2005.03.012
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24
2004 Steer MA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Nichols DS, Miller M, 'The role of temperature and maternal ration in embryo survival: Using the dumpling squid Euprymna tasmanica as a model', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 307 73-89 (2004)

Using a 'model' sepiolid, Euprymna tasmanica, this study investigated the role of maternal nutritional and thermal history on egg quality and subsequent embryo survival. E. tasman... [more]

Using a 'model' sepiolid, Euprymna tasmanica, this study investigated the role of maternal nutritional and thermal history on egg quality and subsequent embryo survival. E. tasmanica is a multiple spawner, therefore it was possible to track egg quality and hatching success over successive spawning episodes. A two-factor orthogonal experimental design, involving two feeding levels (high and low rations) and two temperatures (summer and winter), was implemented with half of the replicates used to explore embryonic development and the remaining half examining egg-yolk quality via fatty acid analysis. Differences in reproductive output and embryo mortality were largely attributed to maternal ration and not temperature. Females maintained on low ration produced smaller clutches, consisting of smaller eggs and exhibiting higher embryo mortality rates than high ration females. Both batch fecundity and relative hatching success declined over successive clutches. Lipid content was also significantly lower in low ration females, however, the relative quality in terms of lipid and fatty acid constituents was maintained regardless of treatment and spawning frequency. It is suggested that elevated embryo mortality rate in eggs spawned by low-fed females was a function of insufficient maternally derived yolk resources to fuel embryogenesis. Results indicate that maternal nutritional and reproductive history are important determinates for offspring survival, potentially having significant effects on the magnitude of subsequent recruitment events in squid populations. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.jembe.2004.01.017
Citations Scopus - 29
2004 Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Tracey SR, Jordan AR, 'Erratum: Inter-annual plasticity of squid life history and population structure: Ecological and management implications (Oecologia (2004) 139 (515-524))', Oecologia, 140 380 (2004)
2004 Macleod CK, Crawford CM, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Assessment of long term change in sediment condition after organic enrichment: defining recovery', MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, 49 79-88 (2004)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2004.01.010
Citations Scopus - 48Web of Science - 49
2004 Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Tracey SR, Jordan AR, 'Inter-annual plasticity of squid life history and population structure: ecological and management implications', OECOLOGIA, 139 515-524 (2004)
DOI 10.1007/s00442-004-1537-z
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 40
2004 Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Tracey SR, Jordan AR, 'Inter-annual plasticity of squid life history and population structure: ecological and management implications (vol 139, pg 515, 2004)', OECOLOGIA, 140 380-380 (2004)
2004 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Steer MA, 'Spatial and seasonal variation in reproductive characteristics and spawning of southern calamary (Sepioteuthis australis): spreading the mortality risk', ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE, 61 921-927 (2004)
DOI 10.1016/j.icesjms.2004.06.007
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2003 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Pecl GT, 'Small-scale spatial and temporal patterns of egg production by the temperate loliginid squid Sepioteuthis australis', MARINE BIOLOGY, 142 509-516 (2003)
DOI 10.1007/s00227-002-0975-6
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22
2003 Steer MA, Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Are bigger calamary Sepioteuthis australis hatchlings more likely to survive? A study based on statolith dimensions', MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 261 175-182 (2003)
DOI 10.3354/meps261175
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 30
2003 Suplicy FM, Schmitt JF, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Ferreira JF, 'Modeling of filter-feeding behavior in the brown mussel, Perna perna (l.), exposed to natural variations of seston availability in Santa Catarina, Brazil', JOURNAL OF SHELLFISH RESEARCH, 22 125-134 (2003)
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2003 Steer MA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Jordan AR, 'Embryonic development of southern calamary (Sepioteuthis australis) within the constraints of an aggregated egg mass', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, 54 217-226 (2003)
DOI 10.1071/MF02107
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 26
2002 Hughes TP, Baird AH, Dinsdale EA, Harriott VJ, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Pratchett MS, et al., 'Detecting regional variation using meta-analysis and large-scale sampling: Latitudinal patterns in recruitment', ECOLOGY, 83 436-451 (2002)
DOI 10.2307/2680026
Citations Scopus - 75Web of Science - 73
2002 Jackson GD, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Spatial and temporal variation in growth rates and maturity in the Indo-Pacific squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Cephalopoda : Loliginidae)', MARINE BIOLOGY, 140 747-754 (2002)
DOI 10.1007/s00227-001-0746-9
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 42
2002 Gowland FC, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Steer MA, 'Description and quantification of developmental abnormalities in a natural Sepioteuthis australis spawning population (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 243 133-141 (2002)

Eggs of the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis were sampled from spawning sites off eastern Tasmania, Australia, during an austral spring/summer spawning season. At fortnigh... [more]

Eggs of the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis were sampled from spawning sites off eastern Tasmania, Australia, during an austral spring/summer spawning season. At fortnightly intervals, 3 unfouled and 3 biofouled egg strands were sampled from 6 to 23 distinct egg masses (Neggs = 2649). Highly significant variation was noted between sample dates in the frequency of unfertilised eggs, developmental abnormalities and egg mortalities. Unfertilised eggs were only found during late October and early November and represented a mean 2.12 ± 1.25% SE and 0.58 ± 0.58% SE eggs per strand respectively. Frequency of abnormality varied significantly between sample dates and ranged from 8.35 ± 1.86% SE eggs per strand in late November to 0.92 ± 0.41% SE in late December. Abnormalities were arbitrarily categorised as defects in external yolk sac morphology, reduced embryonic size, mantle deformities, eye deformities and arm deformities. Defects in external yolk sac morphology were found throughout the spawning season and accounted for 46.3% of all abnormalities. Incidence of mortality varied significantly between sample dates and ranged from 1.40 ± 0.68% SE per strand in late October to 11.61 ± 3.23% SE in early January. Highly significant correlation was noted between incidence of developmental abnormality and within-strand egg position. Biofouled egg strands were characterised by comparatively low incidences of unfertilised and dead eggs. The influences of environment, egg position and biofouling upon embryonic development in S. australis are discussed.

Citations Scopus - 9
2002 Steer MA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Gowland FC, 'Temporal variability in embryonic development and mortality in the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis: A field assessment', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 243 143-150 (2002)

This study describes the incidence of embryonic mortality and differential development in southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis eggs. Late-stage S. australis egg strands harbou... [more]

This study describes the incidence of embryonic mortality and differential development in southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis eggs. Late-stage S. australis egg strands harbouring multiple embryos close to hatching were sampled from shallow (<4 m) Tasmanian spawning grounds from early November 2000 to January 2001. Sepioteuthis australis embryos were found to develop asynchronously within individual egg strands with proximal embryos developing slower and suffering higher mortality than their distal siblings. The magnitude of asynchrony, however, differed throughout the season with greater within-strand differences observed when embryos were exposed to broader incubation temperatures. Unexpectedly, embryos developed more synchronously within biologically fouled strands and displayed a significantly lower incidence of mortality compared to those developing in unfouled strands. Embryonic mortality was initially low (4%) and significantly increased to 20% in late November, remaining above 10% until late December. This dramatic increase in mortality was not strongly associated with increasing water temperatures, but coincided with a period of heavy rainfall alluding to potential salinity effects.

Citations Scopus - 20
2001 Jackson GD, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'The influence of ration level on growth and statolith increment width of the tropical squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Cephalopoda : Loliginidae): an experimental approach', MARINE BIOLOGY, 138 819-825 (2001)
DOI 10.1007/s002270000496
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 22
2001 Jackson GD, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Temporal variation in growth rates and reproductive parameters in the small near-shore tropical squid Loliolus noctiluca; is cooler better?', MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 218 167-177 (2001)
DOI 10.3354/meps218167
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24
2000 Martinez P, Bettencourt V, Guerra A, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'How temperature influences muscle and cuttlebone growth in juvenile cuttlefish (Sepia elliptica) (Mollusca : Cephalopoda) under conditions of food stress', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE ZOOLOGIE, 78 1855-1861 (2000)
DOI 10.1139/cjz-78-10-1855
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
2000 Hughes TP, Baird AH, Dinsdale EA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Pratchett MS, Tanner JE, Willis BL, 'Supply-side ecology works both ways: The link between benthic adults, fecundity, and larval recruits', ECOLOGY, 81 2241-2249 (2000)
DOI 10.1890/0012-9658(2000)081[2241:SSEWBW]2.0.CO;2
Citations Scopus - 236Web of Science - 224
2000 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Jackson GD, 'Growth and tissue composition as a function of feeding history in juvenile cephalopods', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 253 229-241 (2000)
DOI 10.1016/S0022-0981(00)00257-4
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2000 Semmens JM, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'An examination of variable growth in the loliginid squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana: a whole animal and reductionist approach', MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 193 135-141 (2000)
DOI 10.3354/meps193135
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19
2000 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Semmens JM, 'Limited use of stored energy reserves for reproduction by the tropical loliginid squid Photololigo sp.', JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 251 307-313 (2000)
DOI 10.1017/S0952836900007044
Citations Web of Science - 43
2000 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Semmens JM, 'Limited use of stored energy reserves for reproduction by the tropical loliginid squid Photololigo sp.', Journal of Zoology, 251 307-313 (2000)

This study sought to determine if the tropical loliginid squid Photololigo sp. stores energy in the form of lipid, carbohydrate or protein for reproductive investment. Individuals... [more]

This study sought to determine if the tropical loliginid squid Photololigo sp. stores energy in the form of lipid, carbohydrate or protein for reproductive investment. Individuals were examined for changes in morphometry, mantle muscle structure and concentrations of water, lipid, carbohydrate and protein in muscle tissue and the digestive gland, associated with the stage of reproductive maturation. Muscle mass was affected by reproductive maturation in females. Mature individuals were lighter for their length compared with females in the early stages of maturation. Concentrations of lipid and carbohydrate in the muscle tissue were very low, and female Photololigo sp. showed equivocal evidence of declining lipid and carbohydrate levels with egg production. There was no evidence of dramatic changes in protein concentration in the mantle muscle with reproductive maturation. Male Photololigo sp. showed a change in the digestive gland with maturation, with water content increasing and protein concentrations decreasing. The digestive gland of both male and female Photololigo sp. increased in size and contained less water with growth. There was little evidence that the storage and transfer of energy for reproduction occurred in Photololigo sp. Instead, it is probable that energy for reproduction is predominantly sourced directly from consumed food.

DOI 10.1017/S0952836900007044
Citations Scopus - 45
1999 Martinez P, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Description of growth in the tropical cuttlefish Sepia elliptica using muscle tissue', JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, 79 317-321 (1999)
DOI 10.1017/S0025315498000344
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
1999 Martinez P, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Description of growth in the tropical cuttlefish Sepia elliptica using muscle tissue (vol 79, pg 317, 1999)', JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, 79 1156-1156 (1999)
1999 Hughes TP, Baird AH, Dinsdale EA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Pratchett MS, Tanner JE, Willis BL, 'Patterns of recruitment and abundance of corals along the Great Barrier Reef', NATURE, 397 59-63 (1999)
DOI 10.1038/16237
Citations Scopus - 226Web of Science - 218
1999 Thomas R, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Ontogenetic changes in sire and shape of statoliths: implications for age and growth of the short-lived tropical squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Cephalopoda : Loliginidae)', FISHERY BULLETIN, 97 636-645 (1999)
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
1999 Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Somatic growth processes: how are they altered in captivity?', PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 266 1133-1139 (1999)
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
1999 Jackson GD, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Analysis of precision in statolith derived age estimates of the tropical squid Photololigo (Cephalopoda : Loliginidae)', ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE, 56 221-227 (1999)
DOI 10.1006/jmsc.1998.0436
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
1998 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Martinez P, 'Effect of temperature and food levels on the growth and condition of juvenile Sepia elliptica (Hoyle 1885): an experimental approach', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 229 289-302 (1998)
DOI 10.1016/S0022-0981(98)00058-6
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 25
1997 Moltschaniwskyj N, 'Changes in mantle muscle structure associated with growth and reproduction in the tropical squid Photololigo sp. (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae)', JOURNAL OF MOLLUSCAN STUDIES, 63 290-293 (1997)
DOI 10.1093/mollus/63.2.290
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1997 Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Changes in muscle structure associated with somatic growth in Idiosepius pygmaeus, a small tropical cephalopod', JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 242 751-764 (1997)
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15
1995 MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, DOHERTY PJ, 'CROSS-SHELF DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS OF TROPICAL JUVENILE CEPHALOPODS SAMPLED WITH LIGHT-TRAPS', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, 46 707-714 (1995)
DOI 10.1071/MF9950707
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
1995 Semmens JM, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Alexander CG, 'Effect of Feeding on the Structure of the Digestive Gland of the Tropical Sepioid Idiosepius Pygmaeus', Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 75 885-885 (1995)
DOI 10.1017/S0025315400038224
1995 MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, 'CHANGES IN SHAPE ASSOCIATED WITH GROWTH IN THE LOLIGINID SQUID PHOTOLOLIGO SP - A MORPHOMETRIC APPROACH', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE ZOOLOGIE, 73 1335-1343 (1995)
DOI 10.1139/z95-157
Citations Web of Science - 22
1995 SEMMENS JM, MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, ALEXANDER CG, 'EFFECT OF FEEDING ON THE STRUCTURE OF THE DIGESTIVE GLAND OF THE TROPICAL SEPIOID IDIOSEPIUS-PYGMAEUS', JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, 75 885-897 (1995)
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 12
1995 MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, 'MULTIPLE SPAWNING IN THE TROPICAL SQUID PHOTOLOLIGO SP - WHAT IS THE CAST IN SOMATIC GROWTH', MARINE BIOLOGY, 124 127-135 (1995)
DOI 10.1007/BF00349154
Citations Scopus - 44Web of Science - 45
1994 MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, DOHERTY PJ, 'DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF 2 JUVENILE TROPICAL PHOTOLOLIGO SPECIES (CEPHALOPODA, LOLIGINIDAE) IN THE CENTRAL GREAT-BARRIER-REEF LAGOON', FISHERY BULLETIN, 92 302-312 (1994)
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9
1994 MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, 'MUSCLE-TISSUE GROWTH AND MUSCLE-FIBER DYNAMICS IN THE TROPICAL LOLIGINID SQUID PHOTOLOLIGO SP (CEPHALOPODA, LOLIGINIDAE)', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, 51 830-835 (1994)
DOI 10.1139/f94-081
Citations Web of Science - 33
1992 LOU DC, MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, 'DAILY OTOLITH INCREMENTS IN JUVENILE TROPICAL PARROTFISHES AND SURGEONFISHES', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, 43 973-981 (1992)
Citations Web of Science - 13
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Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Sadeqzadeh E, Vuong QV, Goldsmith CD, Nguyen VT, Bhuyan DJ, Trung TD, et al., 'A NATURAL PRODUCT DRUG DISCOVERY PIPELINE FOR NOVEL PANCREATIC CANCER THERAPIES: A NEW CANCER RESEARCH HUB FOR THE HUNTER REGION OF NSW', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Anita Chalmers, Michael Bowyer, Ian Vanaltena, C Scarlett, Rick Thorne, Judith Weidenhofer, Vanquan Vuong, Troy Gaston
2007 Villanueva R, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Bozzano A, 'Abiotic influences on embryo growth: statoliths as experimental tools in the squid early life history', REVIEWS IN FISH BIOLOGY AND FISHERIES (2007)
DOI 10.1007/s11160-006-9022-x
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
2007 Steer MA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'The effects of egg position, egg mass size, substrate and biofouling on embryo mortality in the squid Sepioteuthis australis', REVIEWS IN FISH BIOLOGY AND FISHERIES (2007)
DOI 10.1007/s11160-006-9023-9
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
2007 Moltschaniwskyj NA, Pecl GT, 'Spawning aggregations of squid (Sepioteuthis australis) populations: a continuum of 'microcohorts'', REVIEWS IN FISH BIOLOGY AND FISHERIES (2007)
DOI 10.1007/s11160-006-9025-7
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2004 Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Understanding the process of growth in cephalopods', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH (2004)
DOI 10.1071/MF03147
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 35
2004 Ho JD, Moltschaniwskyj NA, Carter CG, 'The effect of variability in growth on somatic condition and reproductive status in the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH (2004)
DOI 10.1071/MF03149
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20
2002 Moltschaniwskyj N, Pecl G, Lyle J, 'An assessment of the use of short-term closures to protect spawning southern calamary aggregations from fishing pressure in Tasmania, Australia', BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE (2002)
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 11
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 19
Total funding $530,420

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20161 grants / $42,272

Understanding the factors contributing to the lack of prawns in Camden Haven River and associated lakes$42,272

Funding body: NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)

Funding body NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)
Project Team Professor Hugh Dunstan, Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Dr Matt Taylor
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600114
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20154 grants / $65,518

Williams River Catchment Improvement Program$49,128

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Doctor Troy Gaston, Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Anita Chalmers, Debashish Mazumder
Scheme Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501235
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Efficacy of sanctuary zones in NSW estuaries$9,500

Funding body: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Funding body NSW Department of Primary Industries
Project Team Doctor Troy Gaston, Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Mr David Harasti
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1500547
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Mapping immaterial social values associated with Lake Macquarie estuary$3,890

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Ms Carol Martin, Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Associate Professor Salim Momtaz, Doctor Troy Gaston
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500097
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

The functional role of the soft coral, Dendronephthya australis, in the benthic food web of temperate estuaries$3,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Funding body NSW Department of Primary Industries
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Mr David Harasti, Debashish Mazumder
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500110
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20143 grants / $62,810

The impact of habitat loss and rehabilitation on recruitment to the NSW eastern king prawn fishery$33,075

Funding body: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Funding body NSW Department of Primary Industries
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Dr Matt Taylor
Scheme Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1301447
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Behaviour and social dynamics of crop raiding in Asian elephants: does social learning influence behaviour around beehive fence protected farms?$22,225

Funding body: Mr Des Carty

Funding body Mr Des Carty
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Andrea Griffin, Dr Lucy King
Scheme Memorial Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1400301
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Spatial and temporal variability of seagrass stable isotope ratios. $7,510

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Doctor Troy Gaston, Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Dr Matt Taylor
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400100
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

20135 grants / $53,847

Enhance community knowledge about changes in the marine environment$22,120

Funding body: NSW Environmental Trust

Funding body NSW Environmental Trust
Project Team

Assoc Prof Natalie Moltschaniwskyj

Scheme Environmental Education Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Developing a report card for the Gosford coastal lagoons and Brisbane Water$9,071

Funding body: Gosford City Council

Funding body Gosford City Council
Project Team

Dr T Gaston

Scheme Ecological Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON N

Multi-bioindiocator indices in fish: a novel indicator of water quality in estuaries$8,246

Funding body: Gosford City Council

Funding body Gosford City Council
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Professor Joseph Bidwell
Scheme Ecological Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300412
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

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, Conjoint 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

The biology, fishery and factors influencing the distribution of a potentially vulnerable sphyrnid species (Sphyrna zygaena) off NSW, Australia.$7,000

Funding body: Royal Zoological Society of NSW

Funding body Royal Zoological Society of NSW
Project Team Mr Alexander Wray-Barnes, Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor David Powter, Assistant Professor Vic Peddermors
Scheme Paddy Pallin Science Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301316
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20125 grants / $37,015

Implications of life in the fast lane: Chemical contaminant effects on rapid-growing Sydney rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata)$10,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Professor Joseph Bidwell, Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
Scheme Strategic Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401095
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Maria Schreider
Scheme Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1401027
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

REDMAP (Range Extension Database and Mapping Project)$6,500

Funding body: University of Tasmania

Funding body University of Tasmania
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
Scheme REDMAP (Range Extension Database and Mapping Project)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200643
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The ecology of Tiger Pipefish (Filicampus tigris) in Port Stephens$6,000

Funding body: NSW Trade & Investment

Funding body NSW Trade & Investment
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
Scheme Marine Parks Authority
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1201008
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

The ecological effects of oyster cultivating structures on seagrass$4,545

Funding body: NSW Trade & Investment

Funding body NSW Trade & Investment
Project Team Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
Scheme Aquaculture Research Advisory Council
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201049
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20111 grants / $268,958

Maximising value by reducing stress-related mortality in wild harvested abalone$268,958

Funding body: CRC for Seafood

Funding body CRC for Seafood
Project Team

DR CN Mundy

Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed6
Current7

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD1.7

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Immaterial benefits and values derived from estuaries in New South Wales, Australia
PhD (Sustainable Res Mngt), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Using artificial seagrass as a monitoring and restoration tool: spatial and temporal differences in seagrass meadows of Lake Macquarie
PhD (Marine Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Predator Avoidance and Learning in pygmy Squid
PhD (Psychology - Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Behaviour and social dynamics of crop-raiding in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus): can beehive fencing mitigate human-elephant conflict in a highly crop-raided region of Sri Lanka?
PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 Masters Age, Growth and Patterns of Occurrence in Smooth Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna zygaena) Off the Coast of New South Wales, Australia
M Philosophy (Marine Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Development of hatchery methods for the native flat oyster
Marine Science, University of Tasmania
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Life History and Population Dynamics of Invasive Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 at its Range Extremes in Tasmanian Waters
Marine Science, University of Tasmania
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters Reproductive Biology and Age Determination of the Blind Shark, Brachaelurus Waddi, in New South Wales
M Philosophy (Marine Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Understanding Settlement and Post-Settlement Dynamics of Scallops in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel
Marine Science, University of Tasmania
Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters Morphological and Genetic Analysis of the Green Alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh (Bryopsidales) in New South Wales, Australia
M Philosophy (Marine Science), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD A Critical Evaluation of the Environmental Impact Assessment System in Bangladesh using a Holistic Approach
PhD (Sustainable Res Mngt), Faculty of Science and Information Technology, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2009 PhD Understanding Reproduction and Energy Storage, for Broodstock Conditioning, in Mytilus galloprovincialis
Marine Science, University of Tasmania
Co-Supervisor
2004 PhD Temporal and Spatial Variability of the Life History Characteristics of Sand Flathead, Platycephalus bassensis
Marine Science, University of Tasmania
Sole Supervisor
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Conjoint Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj

Position

Conjoint Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Environmental Science and Management

Contact Details

Email natalie.moltschaniwskyj@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 434 84123
Fax (02) 434 84145

Office

Room E1.52
Building Science Offices
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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