Publications & Presentations


18. Sievers M, Brown CL, Tulloch VJD, Pearson RM, Haig JA, Turschwell MP, and Connolly RM (2019). The role of vegetated coastal wetlands for marine megafauna conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

17. Sievers M, Oppedal F, Ditria E, and Wright DW (2019). The effectiveness of hyposaline treatments against host-attached salmon lice. Scientific Reports. DOI: s41598-019-43533-8.

16. Sievers M, Dempster T, Keough MJ, and Fitridge I (in press). Methods to prevent and treat biofouling in shellfish aquaculture. Aquaculture. DOI: j.aquaculture.2019.02.071.

15. Bui S, Oppedal F, Sievers M, and Dempster T (2019). Behaviour in the toolbox to outsmart parasites and improve fish welfare in aquaculture. Reviews in Aquaculture, 11, 168-186.

14. Hale R, Swearer SE, Sievers M, Coleman R (2019). Balancing biodiversity outcomes and pollution management in urban stormwater treatment wetlands. Journal of Environmental Management, 233, 302-307.

13. Sievers M, Hale R, Swearer SE, and Parris KM (2018). Frog occupancy of polluted wetlands in urban landscapes. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13210.

12. Sievers M, Hale R, Swearer SE, and Parris KM (2018). Contaminant mixtures interact to impair predator-avoidance behaviours and survival in a larval amphibian. Ecotoxicology and environmental Safety, 161, 482-488.

11. Sievers M, Parris KM, Swearer SE, and Hale R (2018). Stormwater wetlands can function as ecological traps for urban frogs. Ecological Applications, 28, 1106-1115.

10. Sievers M, Hale R, Parris KM, and Swearer SE (2018). Impacts of human-induced environmental change in wetlands on aquatic animals. Biological Reviews, 93, 529-554.

9. Sievers M, Korsøen Ø, Dempster T, Fjelldal PG, Kristiansen T, Folkedal O and Oppedal F (2018). Growth and welfare of submerged Atlantic salmon under continuous lighting. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 10: 501-510.

8. Soanes K, Sievers M, Chee YE, Williams SGN, Bhardwaj M, Marshall AJ, and Parris KM (2018). Correcting common misconceptions to inspire conservation action in urban environments. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13193.

7. Hale R, Coleman R, Sievers M, Brown, TR and Swearer SE (2018). Using conservation behaviour to manage ecological traps for a threatened freshwater fish. Ecosphere, e02381.

6. Sievers M, Fitridge I, Bui S and Dempster T (2017). To treat or not to treat: a quantitative review of the effect of biofouling and control methods in shellfish aquaculture to evaluate the necessity of removal. Biofouling, 33, 755-767.

5. Sievers M, Hale R, and Morrongiello JR (2017) Do trout respond to riparian change? A meta-analysis with implications for restoration and management. Freshwater Biology, 62, 445-457.

4. Sievers, M (2017) Sand quarry wetlands provide high-quality habitat for native amphibians. Web Ecology, 17, 19-27.

3. Remen M, Sievers M, Torgersen T, and Oppedal F (2016) The oxygen threshold for maximal feed intake of Atlantic salmon post-smolts is highly temperature-dependent. Aquaculture, 464, 582-592.

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

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

Reports & Guides:

Hale, R., Coleman, R., Sievers, M., Brown, T., Parris, K. M., Mathiaparanam, K., Pettigrove, V., Mulder, R., and Swearer, S. E. (2018). Understanding and managing the benefits and risk of urban stormwater wetlands to aquatic ecosystems. Melbourne Water. March.

Fitridge, I., Sievers, M., Dempster, T. , and Keough, M. J. (2014) Tackling a critical industry bottleneck: developing methods to avoid, prevent & treat biofouling in mussel farms. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. August. 2010-202.

Fitridge, I., Sievers, M. (2014). Biofouling Management Guidelines for Mussel Culture. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation. August.

Conferences & Presentations:

Sievers M, Brown C, Tulloch VJD, Pearson R, Haig J, Turschwell M and Connolly R. Coastal wetlands in the conservation of marine megafauna. Associations for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, San Juan, Puerto Rico. February 2019.

Sievers M, Oppedal F, Ditria E and Wright DW. High survival by attached copepodids to hyposaline treatments suggest access to host ions and raises concerns about commercial application. International Sea Lice Conference, Punta Arenas, Chile. November 2018.

Sievers, M., Hale, R., Parris, K. M., and Swearer, S. E. Impacts of human-induced environmental change in wetlands on aquatic animals. Ecological Society of Australia, Hunter Valley, Australia. November 2017.

Sievers, M., Hale, R., Swearer, S., and Parris, K. Stormwater wetlands: Valuable habitats for urban conservation or ecological traps? International Congress for Conservation Biology, Cartagena, Columbia. July 2017.

Sievers, M., Hale, R., Swearer, S., and Parris, K. Opening the trapdoor: Artificial wetlands as ecological traps for frogs. Ecological Society of Australia, Fremantle. November 2016.

Sievers, M., Hale, R., Swearer, S., and Parris, K. Opening the trapdoor: Artificial wetlands as ecological traps for frogs. University of Melbourne Postgraduate Symposium, Parkville. December 2016.

Sievers, M. (2015). Opening the trapdoor: Artificial wetlands as ecological traps for frogs. Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM) Research Summit, Melbourne, Australia, 21 May 2015.

Fitridge, I. and Sievers, M. (2013). The impact and control of invasive species in Australian mussel culture. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, Vancouver, Canada, 20–22 August 2013.

Sievers, M. and Fitridge, I. (2012). Foul play: Are mussels being out-muscled? Proceedings of the joint Australian Marine Sciences Association Inc. and New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference “Marine Extremes – and Everything in Between”, Hobart, Australia, 1–5 July 2012.


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