Welcome to the web page of Professor Alistair Poore at the University of New South Wales.
Recent news from the lab:
16.1.2020. Callghan et al. accepted for publication in Biodiversity and Conservation – effectiveness of citizen science data in predicting continental scale patterns in species richness.
29.12.2019. Stelling-Wood et al. accepted for publication in Functional Ecology – using morphological traits in macroalgae to predict associated fauna.
20.12.2019. Lanham et al. accepted for publication in Ecosphere – facilitation cascades supporting biodiversity
29.11.2019. Callaghan et al. accepted for publication in Ecography – responses of birds to urbanisation.
20.11.2019. Chris receives a grant from the Seaworld Research and Rescue Foundation for his work on using recreational dive photos for monitoring reef condition.
10.9.2019. Mussri et al. accepted for publication in Marine Biology – variation in consumer pressure across 2500 km of the Chilean coast
6.9.2019. Callaghan et al. accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Optimizing future biodiversity sampling by citizen scientists
29.8.2019. Giulia is awarded the John Holliday Student Conservation Prize from the NSW Department of Primary Industries for 2019.
23.8.19. Giulia’s article on Posidonia australis restoration published in Australasian Plant Conservation
26.7.19. Brendan is now Dr Lanham – PhD approved.
11.7.19. Janine wins the Ron Kenny prize for best student presentation at AMSA 2019 in Fremantle. Janine, Talia and Chris all present their research at that meeting.
20.6.19. Callaghan et al. accepted for publication in PLOS Biology – a framework for optimising citizen science data
21.2.19. Macolino et al. accepted for publication in Frontiers of Marine Science – impacts of boat moorings on soft sediment infauna
5.2.19. Brandenburger et al. accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society B – rapid evolution in an introduced plant
14.11.18. Alistair promoted to Professor at UNSW.
8.11.18. Poore et al. accepted for publication in Marine Biology – mesograzer impacts on giant kelp
29.10.18. Alistair is now Head of School for the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
20.10.18. Launch of Operation Posidonia – using volunteers to assist in restoration of a threatened seagrass
5.10.18. Clark et al. accepted for publication in Journal of Plant Physiology – algal morphology and performance across thermal gradients
17.8.18. Glasier et al. accepted for publication in Insectes Sociaux – host range of insects associated with ants
6.8.18. Clarissa Fraser joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Associate
2.7.18. Alistair starts as Acting Head of School for the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
22.5.18. Alistair presents his research at the 9th International Crustacean Congress, Washington DC.
23.4.18. Congratulations to Hannah, who has her PhD thesis approved – now Dr. Sheppard-Brennand.
27.3.18. Talia and Janine present their research at the 47th Benthic Ecology Meeting, Texas
7.3.18. Graba-Landry et al. accepted for publication in Marine Ecology Progress Series – warming and acidification effects on subtropical macroalgae
15.2.18. Alistair visits northern Chile for some work in the kelp forests next to the Atacama desert.
5.2.18. Lanham et al. accepted for publication in Marine Pollution Bulletin – effects of boat moorings on fish communities.
184.108.40.206. Vergés et al. accepted for publication in Global Ecology and Biogeography – latitudinal patterns in seagrass herbivory.
23.1.18. Ledet et al. accepted for publication in Oecologia – temperature effects on a marine herbivore depend strongly on diet
22.11.17. Gribben et al. accepted for publication in Ecosphere – importance of considering trophic interactions in facilitation cascades.
2.11.17. Congratulations to Hannah for submitting her PhD thesis.
20.9.17. The lab welcomes Carlos Navarro-Blanco, visiting from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid for 5 months.
31.8.17. Hannah’s review of predator effects on urchins is Editor’s choice in this month’s issue of Ecography
2.8.17. Evans et al. accepted for publication in Restoration Ecology – role of genetic diversity in promoting restoration success of a threatened seagrass.
31.7.17. Evans et al. accepted for publication in Frontiers in Plant Science: a special topic on the Conservation Ecology of Aquatic Plants
8.7.17. Poore et al. accepted for publication in PNAS – evolution of herbivory in the Crustacea.
3.7.17. Brendan, Janine, Talia and Ruby present their research at the Australian Marine Sciences Association annual conference in Darwin. Janine and Talia win prizes for their presentations.
7.6.17. Janine wins prize for best ecosystem science presentation in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences’ postgraduate forum.
9.3.17. Congratulations to Keryn who has just submitted her PhD thesis – understanding the factors that affect diet choice in herbivores in the field.
18.2.17. Alistair visits Martin Thiel in Coquimbo for some field work in the kelp forests of northern Chile
13.2.17. Alistair gives an invited presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on Plant-herbivore interactions, Ventura, California
8.12.16. Hannah’s urchin defence paper accepted for publication in The American Naturalist
8-11.12.16. The lab visits Smiths Lake for the Smithsonian’s Ocean Bitemap – a global project to measure the strength of predation in coastal ecosystems
1-4.11.16. Alistair visits Randall Hughes and David Kimbro at the Marine Science Centre, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
14-31.10.16. Alistair visits Erik Sotka at the Grice Marine Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
10.8.16. Sheppard Brennand et al. accepted for publication in Ecography – global patterns in the effects of predators on sea urchins.
20.7.16. Foo et al. accepted for publication in Marine Ecology Progress Series – urchin responses to ocean acidification and warming.
18.7.16. Congratulations to Talia who has had her MPhil thesis approved.
7.4.16. Sotka et al. accepted for publication in Zoologica Scripta – evolutionary relationships among herbivorous amphipods.
6.4.16. Congratulations to Suzy who has had her PhD thesis approved.
24.3.16. Hughes & Poore accepted for publication in Marine Biodiversity Records.
23.3.16. Poore et al. accepted for publication in Marine Biology – temperature and pH effects on algal growth and palatability.
24.2.16. Stelling-Wood et al. accepted for publication in Marine Environmental Research – human impacts on ghost crabs on urban sandy beaches.
23.2.16. Bain & Poore accepted for publication in Marine Biology – use of near infrared spectroscopy to quantify animal diets.
7.1.16. Evans et al. accepted for publication in PeerJ – links between seagrass genotype and ecological funtioning.