Dr Tim Smith

Dr Tim Smith

Prostdoctoral Researcher

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

I am a marine ecologist that has an interest in connectivity and resilience in marine ecosystems and the impacts of climate change. My work has predominately focused on seagrass habitat but has recently expanded to include estuarine and mangrove systems. My current projects include the impacts of herbivory and climate change on seagrass habitats, the role of nutrients in estuarine systems, trophic interactions in fisheries species and improving aquacuture farming methods.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne

Keywords

  • Coastal Processes
  • Connectivity
  • Ecology
  • Estuaries
  • Fisheries
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Marine Science
  • Seagrass

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) 60
070401 Aquaculture 10
060701 Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses) 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2016 - 12/09/2016 Endeavour Fellow Centre d'Estudis Avancats De Blanes
Spain
1/10/2011 - 31/12/2015 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Deakin University
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 York PH, Smith TM, Coles RG, McKenna SA, Connolly RM, Irving AD, et al., 'Identifying knowledge gaps in seagrass research and management: An Australian perspective', Marine Environmental Research, 127 163-172 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.06.006
2017 Manassa RP, Smith TM, Beardall J, Keough MJ, Cook PLM, 'Capacity of a temperate intertidal seagrass species to tolerate changing environmental conditions: Significance of light and tidal exposure', Ecological Indicators, 81 578-586 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.04.056
2017 Cumming E, Jarvis JC, Sherman CDH, York PH, Smith TM, 'Seed germination in a southern Australian temperate seagrass', PeerJ, 5 e3114-e3114 (2017)
DOI 10.7717/peerj.3114
2016 Thomson ACG, York PH, Smith TM, Sherman CDH, Booth DJ, Keough MJ, et al., 'Response to ¿Comment on ¿Seagrass Viviparous Propagules as a Potential Long-Distance Dispersal Mechanism¿ by A. C. G. Thomson et al¿', Estuaries and Coasts, 39 875-876 (2016)
DOI 10.1007/s12237-015-0040-6
2016 Sherman CDH, York PH, Smith TM, Macreadie PI, 'Fine-scale patterns of genetic variation in a widespread clonal seagrass species', Marine Biology, 163 (2016)
DOI 10.1007/s00227-016-2861-7
2016 Smith TM, York PH, Macreadie PI, Keough MJ, Ross DJ, Sherman CDH, 'Spatial variation in reproductive effort of a southern Australian seagrass', Marine Environmental Research, 120 214-224 (2016)
DOI 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.08.010
2016 Smith TM, York PH, Macreadie PI, Keough MJ, Ross DJ, Sherman CDH, 'Recovery pathways from small-scale disturbance in a temperate Australian seagrass', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 542 97-108 (2016)
DOI 10.3354/meps11531
2015 Smith TM, Green CP, Sherman CDH, 'Patterns of connectivity and population structure of the southern calamary Sepioteuthis australis in southern Australia', Marine and Freshwater Research, 66 942-942 (2015)
DOI 10.1071/MF14328
2015 Thomson ACG, York PH, Smith TM, Sherman CDH, Booth DJ, Keough MJ, et al., 'Seagrass Viviparous Propagules as a Potential Long-Distance Dispersal Mechanism', Estuaries and Coasts, 38 927-940 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s12237-014-9850-1
2014 Macreadie PI, York PH, Sherman CDH, Keough MJ, Ross DJ, Ricart AM, Smith TM, 'No detectable impact of small-scale disturbances on ¿blue carbon¿ within seagrass beds', Marine Biology, 161 2939-2944 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2558-8
2014 Hutchinson N, Jenkins GP, Brown A, Smith TM, 'Variation with Depth in Temperate Seagrass-Associated Fish Assemblages in Southern Victoria, Australia', Estuaries and Coasts, 37 801-814 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s12237-013-9742-9
2013 Smith TM, York PH, Stanley AM, Macreadie PI, Keough MJ, Ross DJ, Sherman CDH, 'Microsatellite primer development for the seagrass Zostera nigricaulis (Zosteraceae)', Conservation Genetics Resources, 5 607-610 (2013)
DOI 10.1007/s12686-013-9862-3
2012 Smith TM, Jenkins GP, Hutchinson N, 'Seagrass edge effects on fish assemblages in deep and shallow habitats', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 115 291-299 (2012)
DOI 10.1016/j.ecss.2012.09.013
2011 Smith TM, Hindell JS, Jenkins GP, Connolly RM, Keough MJ, 'Edge effects in patchy seagrass landscapes: The role of predation in determining fish distribution', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 399 8-16 (2011)
DOI 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.01.010
2011 Smith TM, Hindell JS, Jenkins GP, Connolly RM, Keough MJ, 'Fine-scale spatial and temporal variations in diets of the pipefish Stigmatopora nigra within seagrass patches', Journal of Fish Biology, 78 1824-1832 (2011)
DOI 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02977.x
2010 Smith TM, Hindell JS, Jenkins GP, Connolly RM, 'Seagrass patch size affects fish responses to edges', Journal of Animal Ecology, 79 275-281 (2010)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01605.x
2008 Smith TM, Hindell JS, Jenkins GP, Connolly RM, 'Edge effects on fish associated with seagrass and sand patches', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 359 203-213 (2008)
DOI 10.3354/meps07348
2007 Morris L, Jenkins G, Hatton D, Smith T, 'Effects of nutrient additions on intertidal seagrass ( Zostera muelleri ) habitat in Western Port, Victoria, Australia', Marine and Freshwater Research, 58 666-666 (2007)
DOI 10.1071/MF06095
2005 Smith TM, Hindell JS, 'Assessing effects of diel period, gear selectivity and predation on patterns of microhabitat use by fish in a mangrove dominated system in SE Australia', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 294 257-270 (2005)
DOI 10.3354/meps294257
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $70,035

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20173 grants / $26,035

Is there enhancement, depletion or trophic subsidy of local rocky reefs by seacage aquaculture? $9,840

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Margaret Platell, Doctor Vincent Raoult, Doctor Tim Smith
Scheme Ourimbah Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701266
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Distribution of the rare and endemic soft coral Dendronephthya australis in the Brisbane Water estuary$9,620

Funding body: Central Coast Council

Funding body Central Coast Council
Project Team Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Vincent Raoult, Doctor Tim Smith
Scheme Protection of the Environment Trust Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700829
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Nutrient source tracking of groundwater using stable isotopes at Tanilba Bay$6,575

Funding body: Hunter Water Corporation

Funding body Hunter Water Corporation
Project Team Doctor Troy Gaston, Doctor Vincent Raoult, Doctor Tim Smith
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701422
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20161 grants / $17,000

Endeavour Fellowship$17,000

Funding body: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Funding body Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Scheme Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20131 grants / $20,000

Research and Monitoring of Seagrass Communities Review$20,000

Funding body: Gladstone Ports Corperation

Funding body Gladstone Ports Corperation
Project Team

Tim Smith, Paul York, Craig Sherman

Scheme Seagrass Survey Review
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

20121 grants / $7,000

Paddy Pallin/RSNSW Fellowship$7,000

Population structure of Southern Calamari, Sepioteuthis australis in Victoria

Funding body: Royal Society of New South Wales

Funding body Royal Society of New South Wales
Scheme Paddy Pallin Ecology Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N
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Dr Tim Smith

Position

Prostdoctoral Researcher
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email tim.m.smith@newcastle.edu.au
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