Staff Profile

Edit

Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of New South Wales, 13/05/2003
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New South Wales, 19/04/1996
  • Graduate Certificate in University Teach & Learn, University of Tasmania, 15/12/2007

Research

Research keywords

  • Bycatch Reduction in Fisheries
  • Ecosystem Health
  • Ecosystem Processes
  • Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Ecology
  • Human Disturbance
  • Trophic Interactions

Research expertise

Development of environmental monitoring programs addressing water quality, ecosystem health and ecosystem processes. nderstanding trophic interactions, tracking nutrient sources, elucidating food webs and stable isotope analysis in benthic, planktonic and pelagic estuarine, coastal and systems. Quantifying anthropogenic disturbances on estuarine and coastal ecosystems. Novel bycatch reduction methods in prawn trawl fisheries.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
050204Environmental Impact Assessment35
050206Environmental Monitoring35
050102Ecosystem Function30

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Estuarine Ecology
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Marine Ecology
  • Oceanography
Edit

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Click on a category title below to expand the list of citations for that specific category.

Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Maynard D, Gaston T, Beneath the Tamar. More than Silt, NRM North, Launceston, Tasmania, 123 (2010) [A2]

Journal article (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Perraton SC, Blackwell BD, Fischer A, Gaston TF, Meyers GD, 'Systemic barriers to wastewater reuse in Australia: some jurisdictional examples', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, (2014)
2014Hunt DE, Maynard DL, Gaston TF, 'Tailoring codend mesh size to improve the size selectivity of undifferentiated trawl species', Fisheries Management and Ecology, 21 503-508 (2014)
2009Connolly RM, Schlacher TA, Gaston TF, 'Stable isotope evidence for trophic subsidy of coastal benthic fisheries by river discharge plumes off small estuaries', MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH, 5 164-171 (2009)
2009Schlacher TA, Connolly RM, Skillington AJ, Gaston TF, 'Can export of organic matter from estuaries support zooplankton in nearshore, marine plumes?', AQUATIC ECOLOGY, 43 383-393 (2009)
2008Schlacher TA, Skillington AJ, Connolly RM, Robinson W, Gaston TF, 'Coupling between Marine Plankton and Freshwater Flow in the Plumes off a Small Estuary', INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF HYDROBIOLOGY, 93 641-658 (2008)
2006Gaston TF, Schlacher TA, Connolly RM, 'Flood discharges of a small river into open coastal waters: Plume traits and material fate', ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, 69 4-9 (2006)
2005Schlacher TA, Liddell B, Gaston TF, Schlacher-Hoenlinger M, 'Fish track wastewater pollution to estuaries', OECOLOGIA, 144 570-584 (2005)
2004Gaston TF, Suthers IM, 'Spatial variation in delta C-13 and delta N-15 of liver, muscle and bone in a rocky reef planktivorous fish: the relative contribution of sewage', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 304 17-33 (2004)
2004Gaston TF, Kostoglidis A, Suthers IM, 'The C-13, N-15 and S-34 signatures of a rocky reef planktivorous fish indicate different coastal discharges of sewage', MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, 55 689-699 (2004)
Show 6 more
Edit

Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants14
Total funding$175,774

- Indicates that the researcher may be seeking students for this project.

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

2015 (1 grants)

Beach macrofauna as an indicator of anthropogenic derived nutrients in the Hunter Catchment$10,000
Funding Body: Water Research Australia

Project Team
Doctor Troy Gaston, Fanning, Angus
SchemeRole
Postgraduate ScholarshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020152015
GNo:G1401315

2014 (8 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
ScholarshipInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,07520142017
GNo:G1301447

Identification and evaluation of anti-pancreatic cancer activity of cytotoxic compounds extracted from Australian sea sponges: a pilot study$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Christopher Scarlett, Doctor Quan Vuong, Doctor Jude Weidenhofer, Doctor Rick Thorne, Associate Professor Michael Bowyer, Doctor Troy Gaston
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020142014
GNo:G1401452

Postgraduate Scholarship$20,000
Funding Body: Water Research Australia

Project Team
Doctor Troy Gaston, Mr Daniel Kousbroek, Mr Richard Connor
SchemeRole
Postgraduate ScholarshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020142014
GNo:G1400022

Intertidal shores as an indicator of anthropogenic derived nutrients using stable isotope analysis$17,780
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Louise McKenzie
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,78020142014
GNo:G1401274

Trophic subsidy of coastal waters by river discharge: stable isotope evidence from the Hunter River.$8,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Doctor Troy Gaston
SchemeRole
Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,50020142014
GNo:G1401039

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 GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,51020142015
GNo:G1400100

Using artificial seagrass to restore ecosystem function and enhance recovery of an endangered population$6,500
Funding Body: Equity Trustees Limited

Project Team
Ms Amanda Clarke, Doctor Troy Gaston
SchemeRole
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment grantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,50020142014
GNo:G1400987

Stable isotope sampling in Lake Macquarie$6,068
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Louise McKenzie
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,06820142014
GNo:G1401353

2013 (4 grants)

Nutrient Sources of Tilligerry Creek Estuary, NSW, using Stable Isotope Analysis$14,890
Funding Body: Hunter Water Corporation

Project Team
Doctor Troy Gaston
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,89020132013
GNo:G1301341

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 GrantInvestigator
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

Energy flows in estuarine systems: ecosystem function and trophic subsidies$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Troy Gaston
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020132013
GNo:G1300802

2012 (1 grants)

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

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

Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.95

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)Co-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 (Marine Science)Principal SupervisorCatchment to Coast: The Link Between Estuary Health and Trophic Subsidy
Edit

Dr Troy Gaston

Work Phone(02) 4349 4569
Cell / Mobile Phone0414251775
Fax(02) 4348 4145
Email
PositionLecturer
Marine Science
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnvironmental Science and Management
Office
E1.39,
Science Offices,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/troy-gaston