Dr Damon Bolton
Role: 
Associate Lecturer
Field of Research: 
Marine Ecology, Aquaculture
Contact details:
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 3447
Office: 
Level 5 East
Biological Sciences South (E26)

UNSW, Kensington 2052

 

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Member of Centre for Ecosystem Science  

See also:

linkedin.com/in/damon-bolton-b6121234

https://twitter.com/damon_bolton

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Damon_Bolton

 

Research & Current Projects

My background research is in marine ecology, specifically, altered predation pressure in urban marine environments. My PhD focussed on how biotic and abiotic factors can influence fish predation on sessile hard substrate assemblages. I have since joined A/Prof Jes Sammut and his aquaculture team, exploring the role aquaculture can play in sustainable livelihoods and food security. Other research with this team involves developing better feed formulations to increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of aquaculture.  


 

In the Media

https://theconversation.com/bright-city-lights-are-keeping-ocean-predators-awake-and-hungry-68965

 

Research Students

Hatim Albasri (PhD candidate) – Integrated Site Suitability and Carrying Capacity Assessment for small-Scale Finfish Net Cage Mariculture for MPA Affected Small Island Communities in Indonesia.

 

Teaching

GEOS3911 Environmental Impact Assessment (Course Convenor)

GEOS3921 Coastal Resource Management (Course Convenor)

MSCI2001 Introductory Marine Science (Guest Lecturer/Demonstrator)

BIOS6692 Advanced Underwater Field Ecology (Demonstrator)

 

Publications

Coastal urban lighting has ecological consequences for multiple trophic levels under the sea. Science of The Total Environment 576:1-9, January 2017.