Fish

Bony fish might not be as charismatic as their cartilage skeleton counterparts (sharks and rays) but they are a crucial element in aquatic ecosystems. Fish act as habitat shapers (parrot fish eating and re-distributing coral), they have mutually beneficial relationships with other marine life (anemone fish protecting its home) and they are part of an interconnected food web acting as herbivores, carnivores, and as prey. Fish experience similar threats to many marine animals: habitat destruction, overfishing and climate change. This makes them a perfect animal for a broad range of research.

Research projects

Projects
Year Funded
Organisation
Researchers
Seahorses and pipefish lose critical seagrass habitat to killer algae
2015
UQ
BURFEIND, Dana & TIBBETS, Ian
The use of satellite tagging of ocean sunfish (Mola ramsayi) to understand habitat preference and seasonal movements off Nusa Penida, Indonesia
2015
MURDOCH
LONERAGAN, N & NYEGAARD, M
A 'sea change' for the fish and sharks of Australia’s beaches: urbanisation effects in the surf zone
2015
USC
OLDS, A, CONNOLLY, R , HUIJBERS, C & SCHLACHER, T
Population structure of black marlin (Istiompax indica) within Australian waters
2014
UQ
BENNET, Mike
Development of an effective conservation tool for fishes on ‘featureless’ soft sediments: movement patterns and minimum reserve size for the blue-spotted flathead
2014
UW
DAVIS, Andy

What's on the menu at fish cleaning stations?

2014
UQ
MORGAN, Jess

A multi-disciplinary evaluation of the hybrid white-bonnet anemonefish: behaviour shaping evolutionary outcomes of hybridization

2014
JCU
VAN HERWERDEN, Lynne, GAINSFORD , JONES &; HOBBS

Surgeonfish on the move and the tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems

2014
UNSW
VERGES, Adriana

Finding Nemo’s personalities: fitness consequences of personality trait variation in the endemic anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus

2014
UW
WONG, Marian & Anna Scott

Saving the undersea giants – managing grouper spawning aggregations in Papua New Guinea

2013
JCU
ALMANY, Glen

Getting there and staying there: how important is larval dispersal versus local selection in determining the genetic composition of a coral reef fish population?

2012
UQ
RIGINOS, Cynthis & LIGGINS, Libby

Efficiency of current marine park zonation in conserving exploited shark-like batoids on the Great Barrier Reef

2011
JCU
HEUPEL, Michelle, WHITE, Jimmy & SIMPFENDORFER, Colin

Assessing the efficacy of small marine protected areas for the conservation of eastern blue gropers and wobbegong sharks

2011
MACQ
HARCOURT, Rob & LEE, Kathryn

Efficiency of current marine park zonation in conserving exploited shark-like batoids on the Great Barrier Reef

2011
JCU
HEUPEL, Michelle, WHITE, Jimmy & SIMPFENDORFER, Colin

The interacting effects of ocean acidification and global warming on a common coral reef fish, Amphiprion melanopus

2011
JCU
MUNDAY, Philip & MILLER, Gabrielle

Population genomics to predict conservation effects of marine reserves: an example from South East Queensland

2011
UQ
TIBBETTS, Ian & KRUECK, Nils

Social recognition and chemical communication in juvenile marine fishes

2009
UNSW
WARD, Ashley

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