BFS Research Publications

Invasive Marine Species transport pathways


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.


Coutts, A. D. M., Piola, R. F., Taylor, M. D., Hewitt, C. L., Gardner, P. A.  (2010). The effect of vessel speed on the survivorship of biofouling organisms at different hull locations. Biofouling. 26: 539-553.


Lewis, J. A., Coutts, A. D. M. (2009). Biofouling Invasions. In: Dürr, S and Thomason, J. C. (Eds), Biofouling, Blackwell Publishing.


Coutts, A. D. M., Taylor, M. D., Hewitt, C. L. (2007). Novel method for assessing the en route survivorship of biofouling organisms on various vessels types at different hull locations. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 54, 97-116.


Coutts, A. D. M., Dodgshun, T. D. (2007). The nature and extent of fouling in vessel sea-chests: a protected mechanism for marine bioinvasions. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 54, 876-886.


Lewis, P.N., Bergestrom, D.M., Whinam, J. (2006). Barging in: a temperate community travels to the subantarctic. Biological Invasions, 8(4): 787-795.


Lewis, P.N., Riddle, M.J., Smith, S.D.A. (2005). Assisted passage or passive drift: a comparison of alternative transport mechanisms for non-indigenous species into the Southern Ocean. Antarctic Science, 17(2): 183-191.


Coutts, A. D. M., Taylor, M. D. (2004).  A preliminary investigation of biosecurity risks associated with biofouling on merchant vessels in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 38, 215-229.


Coutts, A. D. M., Taylor, M. D. (2004). Case study 1: Biofouling on merchant vessels in New Zealand. Proceedings of a workshop on current issues and potential management strategies: hull fouling as a mechanism for marine alien species introductions to Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 12-13, 2003.


Coutts, A. D. M., Taylor, M. D. (2004). Marine Biosecurity in New Zealand. Proceedings of a workshop on current issues and potential management strategies: hull fouling as a mechanism for marine alien species introductions to Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 12-13, 2003.


Lewis, P.N., Riddle, M.J., Hewitt, C.L. (2004). Management of exogenous threats to Antarctica and the subantarctic islands: balancing risks from TBT and non-indigenous marine organisms. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 49: 999-1005.


Coutts, A. D. M. (2003). Case study 2: Dumb barge teaches important lessons. Proceedings of a workshop on current issues and potential management strategies: hull fouling as a mechanism for marine alien species introductions to Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 12-13, 2003.


Coutts, A. D. M., Moore, K. M., Hewitt, C. L. (2003). Ships’ sea-chests: an overlooked transfer mechanism for non-indigenous marine species? Marine Pollution Bulletin 46, 1504-1515.


Lewis, P.N., Hewitt, M.J., Riddle, M., McMinn, A. (2003). Marine introductions in the Southern Ocean: an unrecognized hazard to biodiversity. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 46: 213-233. 

Biofouling and IMS Management Tools


Hopkins, G. A., Forrest, B. A., Coutts, A. D. M. (2010). The effectiveness of rotating brush devices for management of vessel hull fouling. Biofouling, 26: 555-566.


Coutts, A. D. M., Forrest, B. M. (2007). Development and application of tools for incursion response: lessons learned from the management of a potential marine pest. In: Whitlatch, R. B. and Bullard, S. G. (Eds), Proceedings of the First International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States, April 21-22, 2005. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 342, 154-162.





Lassuy, D., Lewis, P.N. (2013). Invasive Species. In: CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Fauna and Flora) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity, CAFF, Akureyi, Iceland, pp. 451-457.  


Morrisey, D., Inglis, G., Neil, K., Bradley, A., Fitridge, I. (2011). Characterisation of the marine aquarium trade and management of associated marine pests in Australia, a country with stringent import biosecurity regulation. Environmental Conservation, 38(2): 1-12.


Floerl, O., Coutts, A. D. M. (2009). Potential ramifications of the global economic crisis on human-mediated dispersal of marine non-indigenous species. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58: 1595-1598.


Aquaculture  Biofouling


Sievers, M., Dempster, T., Fitridge, I., Keough, M.J. (2014). Monitoring biofouling communities could reduce impacts to mussel aquaculture by allowing synchronisation of husbandry techniques with peaks in settlement. Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 30:2, 203 – 212.


Fitridge, I., Keough, M.J. (2013). Ruinous resident: the hydroid Ectopleura crocea negatively affects suspended culture of the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 29:2, 119-131.


Sievers, M., Fitridge, I., Dempster, T., Keough, M.J. (2013). Biofouling leads to reduced shell growth and flesh weight in the cultured mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 29:1, 97-107.


Fitridge, I., Dempster, T., Guenther, J., de Nys, R. (2012). The impact and control of biofouling in marine aquaculture: a review. Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 28:7, 649-669.


Guenther, J., Fitridge, I., Misimi, E. (2011). Potential antifouling strategies for marine finfish aquaculture: the effects of physical and chemical treatments on the settlement and survival of the hydroid Ectopleura larynx .Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 27:9, 1033-1042.



Invasive Marine Species ecology


Sorrell, B.K., Brix, H., Fitridge, I., Konnerup, D., Lambertini, C. (2012). Gas exchange and growth responses to nutrient enrichment in invasive Glyceria maxima and native New Zealand Carex species. Aquatic Botany, 103, 37– 47.


Gust, N., and Inglis, G. (2006). Adaptive multi-scale sampling to determine an invasive crab’s habitat usage and range in New Zealand. Biological Invasions, 8(2): 339-353.


Smith PJ, Webber, W.R., McVeagh, S.M., Inglis, G.J., Gust, N. (2003). DNA and morphological identification of an invasive swimming crab, Charybdis japonica, in New Zealand waters. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research, 37(4) 753-762.



Invasive aquatic disease


Geraghty, D. P., J. Griffiths, N. Stewart, IK Robertson and N. Gust (2011). "Hematologic, plasma biochemical, and other indicators of the health of Tasmanian platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus): predictors of mucormycosis." Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 47(3): 483-493.


Gust, N. and J. Griffiths (2011). Body size, condition and population structure of Tasmanian platypuses: exploring potential mucormycosis impacts. Wildlife Research, 38(4): 271-289.


Gust, N, and Griffiths, J. (2009). Platypus mucormycosis and its conservation implications. Australasian Mycologist, 28, 1-8.


Gust, N., Griffiths, M., Driessen, M., Phillips, A., Stewart, N., and Geraghty, N. (2009). Distribution, prevalence and persistence of mucormycosis in Tasmanian platypuses (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). Australian Journal of Zoology, 57: 245-254.



Marine and freshwater ecology


Furlan, E.M, Griffiths, J, Gust, N, Handasyde, K.A., Grant, T.R,Gruber, B, Weeks, A.R. (2013). Dispersal patterns and population structuring among platypuses, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, throughout south-eastern. Australia Conservation Genetics, 14: 837-853.


Furlan, E.M, Griffiths J, Gust N, Armistead A.R, Mitrovski B.P, Handasyde,K.A Serena,M, Hoffmann A.A A and Weeks A. R. (2012). Is body size variation in the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) associated with environmental variables? Australian Journal of Zoology, 59(4) 201-215. 


Gongora, J, Swan, A.B, Chong, A.Y, Ho, S.Y, Damayanti, CS, Kolomyjec, S, Grant, T, Miller, E, Blair,D , Furlan, E and Gust, N, (2012). Genetic structure and phylogeography of platypuses revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Journal of Zoology, Volume 286 (2) 110–119.


Furlan, E., J. Stoklosa, Griffiths, J, Gust, N. Ellis, R. Huggins, R.M., Weeks, A.R. (2012). "Small population size and extremely low levels of genetic diversity in island populations of the platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus ". Ecology and Evolution, 2(4):844-57.


Furlan, E, Umina, P, Mitrovski, P, Gust, N, Griffiths, J, Weeks A. (2010). High levels of genetic divergence between Tasmanian and Victorian populations of platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, as revealed by microsatellite loci. Conservation Genetics, 11(1): 319-323.


Cole, R.; Davey, N.; Gust, N.; Notman, P.; Stewart, R.; Radford, C.; Carbines, G.; Carr, M.; Jeffs, A. (2007). Does breathing apparatus affect fish counts and observations? A comparison of three New Zealand fished and protected areas. Marine Biology, 150: 1379-1395.


Hodges, A.L, Munday, P.L, Choat. J.H and Gust, N. (2004). Sex specific growth effects in protogynous hermaphrodites. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 61:323-327.


Gust, N. (2004). Variation in the population biology of protogynous coral reef fishes over tens of kilometres Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 61(2): 205-218.


Inglis, G and Gust, N. (2003). Potential Indirect Effects of Shellfish Culture on the Reproductive Success of Benthic Predators. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40: 1077-1089.


Gust, N. (2002). Distribution and biomass of scarids: the influence of exposure, depth and habitat variables. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 64 (4): 353-366.


Gust, N, Choat, H, Ackerman, J. (2002). Demographic plasticity in tropical reef fishes. Marine Biology,140: 1039-1051.


Gust, N, Choat, H, McCormick, M. (2001). Spatial variability in reef fish distribution, abundance, size and biomass: a multi-scale analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 214: 237-241.


Pratchett, M, Gust, N, Goby, G., Klanten, S. (2001). Consumption of coral propagules represents a significant trophic link between corals and reef fish. Coral Reefs. 20: 13-17.


Dudgeon, C, Gust, N, Blair, D. (2000). Demographic and life-history differences in reef fishes across the continental shelf of the G.B.R apparently lack a genetic basis. Marine Biology, 137 (5/6) 1059-66.


Gust, N.,Handasyde, K. (1995). Seasonal variation in the ranging behaviour of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), on the Goulburn River, Victoria. Australian Journal of Zoology, 43: 193- 208.

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