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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.  

Qualifications

  • PhD (Science), James Cook University, 07/04/1995

Research

Research keywords

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

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.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060205Marine And Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology)60
070499Fisheries Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified20
060899Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified20

Awards

Recognition.

2010Board of Graduate Research Award for Significant Contribution to Graduate Research Supervision and E
University of Tasmania (Australia)
Significant Contribution to Graduate Research Supervision and Education
2006Teaching Merit Award
University of Tasmania (Australia)
Recognition of quality undergraduate teaching

Collaboration

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.

Administrative

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

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Aquaculture
  • Biostatistics
  • Fisheries
  • Population ecology

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.

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Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

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2006Lyle 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)

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2009Moltschaniwskyj 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]
2007Moltschaniwskyj 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]
2005Moltschaniwskyj 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 (69 outputs)

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2014Ramos 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]
2014Mendo 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)
2014Robin J-P, 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)
2013Moltschaniwskyj 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]
2012O'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]
2012Hughes 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]
2011Fluckiger 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]
2011Crawford 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]
2011Pecl 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]
2010Sinn 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]
2010Pecl 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]
2010Fearman J, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Warmer temperatures reduce rates of gametogenesis in temperate mussels, Mytilus galloprovincialis', Aquaculture, 305 20-25 (2010) [C1]
2010Moltschaniwskyj NA, Carter CG, 'Protein synthesis, degradation, and retention: Mechanisms of indeterminate growth in cephalopods', Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 83 997-1008 (2010) [C1]
2009Bani 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]
2009Bozzano 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]
2009Fearman 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]
2009Carter 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]
2009O'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]
2008Willcox 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]
2008Sinn 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]
2008Bani 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]
2008Kuipers 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]
2008MacLeod 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]
2007Moltschaniwskyj 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]
2007Willcox 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]
2007Lyle 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]
2007Macleod 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]
2007Hughes 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]
2007Moltschaniwskyj 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)
2006Sinn DL, Apiolaza LA, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Heritability and fitness-related consequences of squid personality traits', JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 19 1437-1447 (2006) [C1]
2006Moltschaniwskyj 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]
2006Pecl 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]
2006Macleod 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]
2005Sinn 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]
2005Swift K, Johnston D, Moltschaniwskyj NA, '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]
2005Johnston 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]
2004Pecl 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)
2004Pecl 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)
2004Moltschaniwskyj 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)
2004Macleod 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)
2003Moltschaniwskyj 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)
2003Suplicy 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)
2003Steer 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)
2003Steer 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)
2002Jackson 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)
2002Hughes 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)
2001Jackson 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)
2001Jackson 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)
2000Moltschaniwskyj 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)
2000Hughes 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)
2000Martinez 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)
2000Moltschaniwskyj 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)
2000Semmens 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)
1999Pecl GT, Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Somatic growth processes: how are they altered in captivity?', PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 266 1133-1139 (1999)
1999Martinez 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)
1999Jackson 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)
1999Hughes 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)
1999Martinez 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)
1999Thomas 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)
1998Moltschaniwskyj 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)
1997Moltschaniwskyj 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)
1997Pecl 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)
1995MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, DOHERTY PJ, 'CROSS-SHELF DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS OF TROPICAL JUVENILE CEPHALOPODS SAMPLED WITH LIGHT-TRAPS', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, 46 707-714 (1995)
1995MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ 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)
1995MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, 'MULTIPLE SPAWNING IN THE TROPICAL SQUID PHOTOLOLIGO SP - WHAT IS THE CAST IN SOMATIC GROWTH', MARINE BIOLOGY, 124 127-135 (1995)
1995SEMMENS 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)
1994MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ 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)
1994MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ 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)
1992LOU DC, MOLTSCHANIWSKYJ NA, 'DAILY OTOLITH INCREMENTS IN JUVENILE TROPICAL PARROTFISHES AND SURGEONFISHES', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, 43 973-981 (1992)
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Conference (6 outputs)

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2007Moltschaniwskyj NA, Pecl GT, 'Spawning aggregations of squid (Sepioteuthis australis) populations: a continuum of 'microcohorts'', REVIEWS IN FISH BIOLOGY AND FISHERIES, Hobart, AUSTRALIA (2007)
2007Villanueva 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, Hobart, AUSTRALIA (2007)
2007Steer 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, Hobart, AUSTRALIA (2007)
2004Moltschaniwskyj NA, 'Understanding the process of growth in cephalopods', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, Phuket, THAILAND (2004)
2004Ho 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, Phuket, THAILAND (2004)
2002Moltschaniwskyj 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, UNIV ABERDEEN, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND (2002)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$423,910

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2014 (3 grants)

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Dr Matt Taylor
SchemeRole
ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,07520142017
GNo:G1301447

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

Project Team
Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Andrea Griffin, Dr Lucy King
SchemeRole
Memorial ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$22,22520142017
GNo:G1400301

Spatial and temporal variability of seagrass stable isotope ratios. $7,510
Funding Body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Project Team
Doctor Troy Gaston, Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Dr Matt Taylor
SchemeRole
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,51020142015
GNo:G1400100

2013 (5 grants)

Enhance community knowledge about changes in the marine environment$22,120
Funding Body: NSW Environmental Trust

SchemeRole
Environmental Education ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$22,12020132014
GNo:184713019

Developing a report card for the Gosford coastal lagoons and Brisbane Water$9,071
Funding Body: Gosford City Council

SchemeRole
Ecological Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,07120132014
GNo:184713035

Multi-bioindiocator indices in fish: a novel indicator of water quality in estuaries$9,071
Funding Body: Gosford City Council

Project Team
Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor Troy Gaston, Professor Joseph Bidwell
SchemeRole
Ecological Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,07120132013
GNo:G1300412

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

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

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

Project Team
Mr Alexander Wray-Barnes, Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj, Doctor David Powter, Assistant Professor Vic Peddermors
SchemeRole
Paddy Pallin Science GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020132014
GNo:G1301316

2012 (5 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Joseph Bidwell, Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
SchemeRole
Strategic Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:G1401095

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

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

REDMAP (Range Extension Database and Mapping Project)$6,500
Funding Body: University of Tasmania

Project Team
Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
SchemeRole
REDMAP (Range Extension Database and Mapping Project)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,50020122014
GNo:G1200643

The ecology of Tiger Pipefish (Filicampus tigris) in Port Stephens$6,000
Funding Body: NSW Trade & Investment

Project Team
Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
SchemeRole
Marine Parks AuthorityChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020122014
GNo:G1201008

The ecological effects of oyster cultivating structures on seagrass$5,000
Funding Body: NSW Trade & Investment

Project Team
Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj
SchemeRole
Aquaculture Research Advisory CouncilChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020122012
GNo:G1201049

2011 (1 grants)

Maximising value by reducing stress-related mortality in wild harvested abalone$268,958
Funding Body: CRC for Seafood

SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$268,95820112014
GNo:184713011
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.45

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

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Sustainable Res Mngt)Principal SupervisorUnderstanding Recreational and Commercial Use and Stakeholders of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and How Stakeholder Experience-Based Knowledge can be Integrated into the Management and Monitoring of MPAs
20142018PhD (Environmental Sc)Principal SupervisorBehaviour and Social Dynamics of Crop Raiding in African and Asian Elephants: Does Social Learning Influence Behaviour Around Beehive Fence Protected Farms?
20142018PhD (Psychology - Science)Co-SupervisorGeographical Repartition of Personality in Indian Mynahs: A Key to Understanding Invasion Spread
20142018PhD (Marine Science)Co-SupervisorCatchment to Coast: The Link Between Estuary Health and Trophic Subsidy
20122015M Philosophy (Marine Science)Co-SupervisorThe Age, Growth and Distribution of the Smooth Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna zygaena) Off New South Wales, Australia
20122016PHD Marine Science
University of Tasmania
Co-SupervisorDevelopment of hatchery methods for the native flat oyster
20102014PHD Marine Science
University of Tasmania
Co-SupervisorLife History and Population Dynamics of Invasive Octopus tetricus Gould, 1852 at its Range Extremes in Tasmanian Waters
20102014PHD Marine Science
University of Tasmania
Co-SupervisorUnderstanding Settlement and Post-Settlement Dynamics of Scallops in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Philosophy (Marine Science)Co-SupervisorReproductive Biology and Age Determination of the Blind Shark, Brachaelurus Waddi, in New South Wales
2013M Philosophy (Marine Science)Co-SupervisorMorphological and Genetic Analysis of the Green Alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh (Bryopsidales) in New South Wales, Australia
2012PhD (Sustainable Res Mngt)Co-SupervisorA Critical Evaluation of the Environmental Impact Assessment System in Bangladesh using a Holistic Approach
2010PHD Marine Science
University of Tasmania
Co-SupervisorUnderstanding Reproduction and Energy Storage, for Broodstock Conditioning, in Mytilus galloprovincialis
2005PHD Marine Science
University of Tasmania
Sole SupervisorTemporal and Spatial Variability of the Life History Characteristics of Sand Flathead, Platycephalus bassensis
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Associate Professor Natalie Moltschaniwskyj

Work Phone(02) 434 84123
Fax(02) 434 84145
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnvironmental Science and Management
Office
E1.52,
Science Offices,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/natalie-moltschaniwskyj