Dr Joe Valentine Senior Scientist
B.Sc. (Marine Biology) University of Tasmania 1995;
B. Sc. (First Class Hons.) Marine, Freshwater and Antarctic Biology, University of Tasmania 1996;
Ph.D. (Marine Ecology) University of Tasmania 2003
Joe is an experienced marine scientist with a broad range of expertise in relation to management of invasive marine species and marine environmental management. His Honours project involved testing a range of options for ballast water treatment to prevent the introduction and spread of toxic dinoflagellates. During this investigation, mild heat treatment was identified as a practical and cost-effective method of inactivating dinoflagellate cysts.
Joe’s PhD research examined the ecology of the introduced Asian kelp Undaria pinnatifida in Tasmanian waters. During the course of his research, Joe developed skills in the areas of benthic ecology, experimental design and analysis, marine taxonomy and field sampling operations.
Joe has worked on a diverse range of marine pest projects related to the National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions, including the ‘Draft National Control Plans for Agreed Pests of Concern’ and the ‘Review of the Marine Pest Monitoring Guidelines and Manual’ Joe has also conducted biofouling risk assessments and coordinated in-water and dry-dock vessel inspections.
Areas of Specialist Expertise
Introduced marine pest research & management
Dynamics of marine pest invasions
Design of monitoring programs
Planning & implementation of field surveys
Vessel inspections for IMS of concern
Ecology of macroalgal communities
Experimental design & analysis
Ecosystem effects of fishing
Marine biodiversity assessment
Research & management of Abalone fisheries
Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) (Current)
Current Workplace Level 2 First Aid certificate
Marine Radio Operators Certificate
Offshore facility abandonment and sea survival (PMAOHS215B/TDMMF1107B)
Chevron Incident and Injury Free (IIF) Training (February 2011)
Commercial Diver - ADAS Part II (Restricted)
Open Water Scuba Diving Certificate NASDS (> 2500 logged dives)
Advanced Open Water Diving Certificate NASDS
Nitrox Diving Certificate SSI
Certificate in Vessel Stability and HIAB operation
Coutts, A. D. M., Valentine, J. P., Edgar, G. J., Davey, A., Burgess-Wilson, B. (2010). Removing vessels from the water for biofouling treatment has the potential to introduce mobile non-indigenous marine species. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60: 1533-1540.
Valentine J.P., Edgar, G.J. (2010). Impacts of a population outbreak of the urchin Tripneustes gratilla amongst Lord Howe Island coral communities. Coral Reefs (in press).
Valentine J.P. Tarbath DB, Frusher SD, Mundy CN and Buxton CD (2010) Limited evidence for ecosystem level change on reefs exposed to Haliotis rubra (‘blacklip abalone’) exploitation. Austral Ecology 35, 806-817.
Valentine, J. P. Magierowski, H. and Johnson, C. R. 2007. Mechanisms of invasion – establishment, spread and persistence of introduced seaweed populations. Botanica marina 50, 351-360.
Valentine, J. P. and Johnson, C. R. (2005). Persistence of the exotic kelp Undaria pinnatifida does not depend on sea urchin grazing. Marine Ecology Progress Series 285, 43-55.
Valentine, J. P. and Johnson, C. R. (2005). Persistence of sea urchin barrens (Heliocidaris erythrogramma) on the east coast of Tasmania: inhibition of macroalgal recovery in the absence of high densities of sea urchins. Botanica marina 48, 106-115.
Valentine, J. P. and C. R. Johnson. (2004). Establishment of the introduced kelp Undaria pinnatifida following dieback of the native macroalga Phyllospora comosa in Tasmania, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 55, 223-230.
Valentine, J. P. and C. R. Johnson. (2003). Establishment of the introduced kelp Undaria pinnatifida in Tasmania depends on disturbance to native algal assemblages. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 295, 63-90.
Johnson, C. R., Valentine, J. P. and Pederson, H. G. (2004). A most unusual barrens: Complex interactions between lobsters, sea urchins and algae facilitates spread of an exotic kelp in eastern Tasmania. In: Heinzeller T., Nebelsick J.H. (eds) Proceedings of the International Echinoderm Conference, Munich, 6-10 October 2003, Rotterdam. Balkema, Leiden.
Marshall, J., Hallegraeff, G. M., Valentine, J. P. and Hardiman, S. (1998). Short cyst-dormancy of an Australian isolate of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella. Marine and Freshwater Research 49, 415-420.
Hallegraeff, G. M., Valentine, J. P., Marshall, J. and Bolch, C. J. (1997). Temperature tolerance of toxic dinoflagellate cysts: application to the treatment of ships’ ballast water. Aquatic Ecology. 1, 1-6.
Valentine, J. P. (2003). Ecology of the introduced Asian kelp Undaria pinnatifida in Tasmanian waters. PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.
Valentine, J. P. (1996). Assessing ballast water treatment options using the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella. Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.
Consultancy Reports (examples)
Aquenal (2011). DomGas Marine Environmental Baseline Survey. Non-coral benthic macroinvertebrates. Macroalgae. Seagrass. Three reports for DOF Subsea.
Aquenal (2010). Delimitation survey of Twofold Bay, New South Wales, for the suspected invasive marine species Didemnum vexillum: Summary Report. Report for Industry and Investment New South Wales. March 2010.
Aquenal, (2009). A yacht enclosure system to mitigate biosecurity risks associated with biofouling. Report for MAF Biosecurity New Zealand. Technical Paper No: 2009/41. August 2009.
Aquenal (2009). Potential for prolonged desiccation to mitigate the translocation of biofouling pest via the Kan Tan IV. Report for Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra. February 2009.
Aquenal, (2009). An inspection of the RV Solander for invasive marine species of concern. Report for Australian Institute of Marine Science, September 2009.
Aquenal (2009). Draft biofouling inspection specification for semi-submersible oil rigs. Report for the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, July 2009.
Aquenal (2009). Case study assessment of biofouling management measures implemented on the Kan Tan IV semi-submersible drill rig. Report for the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, July 2009.
Aquenal (2009). Review of the Marine Pest Monitoring Guidelines and Manual. Summary report for the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, February 2009.
Aquenal (2008). Draft National Control Plans for the Northern Pacific seastar (Asterias amurensis), the European shore crab (Carcinus maenas), the Asian date mussel (Musculista senhousia), the Mediterranean fan worm (Sabella spallanzanii) and the Japanese seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida). Prepared for the Australian Government Department of Environment and Water Resources, April 2008.
Aquenal (2008). Monitoring of biotic changes at Lord Howe Island Marine Park, New South Wales February 2008.
Aquenal (2011). DomGas Marine Environmental Baseline Survey. Hard and soft corals. Report for DOF Subsea.
Aquenal (2011). DomGas Marine Environmental Baseline Survey. Habitat Mapping. Report for DOF Subsea.
Hewitt, C. L., Campbell, M. Coutts, A. D. M., Valentine, J. P., Shields, D. J., Dahlstrom, A. (2009). Assessment of marine pest risk associated with biofouling. Report for Report for Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra. August 2009.