Alistair Poore Ecology & Evolution Research Centre
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of New South Wales

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Recent news from the lab:

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.

16.11.15. Eldridge et al. accepted for publication in Ecological Applications - grazing impacts across Australian landscapes.

12.10.15. Brendan and Ruby present their research at the Australian Society of Fish Biology annual conference.

29.9.15. Foo et al. 2014. Evolutionary Applications wins the 2015 Tony Roach prize for Marine Environmental Science, Sydney Institute of Marine Science.

8-10.9.15. Martin Thiel (Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile) visits the lab.

30.8.15. Cooke et al. accepted for publication in Botanica Marina - the science behind last year's influx of green algal balls to Sydney's beaches.

5.8.15. Congratulations to Janine on being offerred an Australian Postgraudate Award to start a PhD in the lab in August.

20.7.15. Alistair and Talia present their research at the summer meeting of the Crustacean Society, Sydney. Suzy and Talia present their research at the Australian Marine Sciences Association conference, Geelong.

18.5.15. Suzy's research has contributed to the Posidonia australis seagrass meadows of the Manning-Hawkesbury ecoregion being recognised as a threatened ecological community under the Australian Government's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

24.2.15. Lanham et al. accepted for publication in Marine Environmental Research - impacts of a algal range expansion

16.2.15. Ruby returns to the lab
with an Australian Postgraduate Award to begin a PhD on seagrass herbivory.

12.12.14. Congratulations to Suzy for submitting her PhD thesis "Using genetic diversity to predict the resilience and rehabilitation success of threatened seagrass meadows"

5.11.14. Success with an ARC Discovery Grant (with Maria Byrne and Symon Dworjanyn)

24.10.14.  My commentary on the green algal balls washing up on the northern beaches posted on ScienceAlert

10.9.14. Foo et al. accepted for publication in Evolutionary Applications.

29.7.14. Brendan returns to the lab with an Australian Postgraduate Award to begin a PhD on the role of predation in rocky reefs. Janine Ledet joins us from Northeastern University (Boston) for an internship.

10.7.14. Verges et al. featured on National Geographic,
ABC Science, Sydney Morning Herald, New York Times

7.7.14. Keryn presents her research at the Australian Marine Sciences Association conference, Canberra.

27.6.14. Success with an ARC Linkage Grant (with Emma Johnston and Adriana Verges)

10.6.14. Garthwin et al. now published in a special volume in Marine Pollution Bulletin on Seagrass meadows in a globally changing environment.

4.6.14. Verges et al. accepted for publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society, B - tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems

24.3.13. Welcome to Talia, who joins the lab to start a project on the ecology of urban beaches.

28.2.14. Poore et al. 2014 featured on the cover of Oecologia.

29.1.14. Congratulation to Suzy for receiving the Australian Marine Sciences Association NSW/Sealife Conservation Fund award.

15.1.14. Evans et al. accepted for publication in Conservation Genetics - population genetic structure of a threatened seagrass

5.12.13. Congratulations to Brendan and Gary for First Class Honours projects.

27-29.11.13. Alistair, Brendan, Jennifer, Keryn and Suzy present their research at the annual conference of the Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany.

6.11.13. Congratulations to Suzy (E&ERC Outstanding Presentation) and Keryn (Best Ecology presentation) in our annual postgraduate forum.

16.10.13. I have been honoured to have a new species named after me - Paragrubia apoorei - an amphipod from the seagrass beds of Western Australia. Thanks to Hughes & Peart (2013) Zootaxa

24.9.13. Poore et al. accepted for publication in Oecologia - grazer impacts on giant kelps

19.8.13. Alistair wins a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the federal government's Office of Learning and Teaching

6.8.13. Garthwin et al. accepted for publication in Marine Pollution Bulletin.

29.7.13. Clark et al. featured on the cover of the Jounal of Phycology and in it's Algae highlight

24.6.13. Climate effects on marine herbivory study featured on ABC Science

1.6.13. Bain et al. accepted for publication in Aquatic Botany

21.5.13.
Congratulations to Ceiwen for submitting her PhD thesis.

11.4.13.  Poore et al. accepted for publication in Oecologia

28.3.13. Congratulations to Sarah for submitting her Masters thesis.

26.2.13. Clark et al. accepted for publication in Journal of Phycology.

25.2.13. Brendan joins the lab to start an honours project on invasive seaweeds.

10.12.12.  Alistair wins a Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.

30.11.12. Congratulations to Keryn for obtaining an Australian Postgraduate Award to start a PhD in the lab next year.

28.11.12. Moles et al. accepted for publication in New Phytologist

24.11-15.12.12. Alistair is visiting Martin Thiel in Coquimbo, Chile to work on kelp-herbivore interactions.

25.11.12. Suzy presents her research at the 
10th International Seagrass Workshop, Brazil

21-23.11.12. Mini-conference on "Shifting species interactions and the tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems" at the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences.

7.11.12. Congratulations to Ruby on achieving a first class Honours project

24.10.12.  Moles et al. (2011) is the 10th most highly cited paper from Functional Ecology in 2011 (see list here)

12.9.12. I am leading a short course on Strategies for successful publication in ecology and evolution for the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre

9.8.12. Emmett Duffy presents our global analysis of marine herbivore impacts at the Ecological Society of America meeting in Portland.

21.07.12. Poore and Gallagher just published in Hydrobiologia.

10.7.12. Foo et al. just published in PLoS ONE.

2.7.12. Sarah and Suzy present their research at the Australian Marine Science Association conference, Hobart, and Ceiwen wins the Highly Commended Student Prize at SETAC, Brisbane.

12.6.12. Congratulations to Keryn on achieving a first class Honours project.

27.4.12.  Poore et al. Global patterns in the impact of marine herbivores on benthic primary producers - published in Ecology Letters.

14.1.12.  Gall, Poore and Johnston just published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring

9.12.11.  Emmett Duffy and Pamela Reynolds launch ZEN, the website for the Zostera experimental network. This large scale project uses the technique of Poore et al. 2009 to exclude mesograzers in the field.


5.12.11.  Cook, Vanderklift and Poore just published in Marine Ecology Progress Series

17.11.11.  Poore et al. 2009 in the Journal of Ecology has been recommended by the Faculty of 1000. See Professor Sean Connell’s review here.

14.11.11.  Alistair received a UNSW Goldstar Award for 2012.

31.7.11.  Hellyer, Harasti and Poore just published in Aquatic Conservation

4.7.11. Hay, Poore and Lovelock just published in the Journal of Ecology