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A/PROF Tim Dempster


  • Aquaculture



Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Sydney 2003
  • Hons 1, University of New South Wales 1994
  • BSc, The University of Queensland 1993



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Research interests in our lababoratory have a common theme: basic ecological research to ensure anthropogenic practices in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments are developed and conducted sustainably. While this theme has an applied angle, it draws strongly on fundamental principles of ecological theory. 

    Current student projects include:


    The changing nature of fatty acid inputs into marine environments: patterns, processes and ecological consequences

    Developing mass marking techniques for the detection of aquaculture escapees using stable isotope otolith “fingerprint” tags

    Host-parasite-environment interactions in aquaculture production

    The impact of biofouling on cultured mussels

    Temperature, sex and performance: understanding sex determination in an endangered sea turtle


    Triple jeopardy in the tropics: assessing extinction risk in Australia's freshwater biodiversity hotspot

    The Kimberley bottleneck: does ecological specialisation and the Kimberley region’s rugged landscape increase the extinction risk of its rare, endemic freshwater fish?


    Can excluding invasive cane toads from artificial waters produce biodiversity benefits for arid Australia?

    Sex and survival: predicting  the impacts of climate change  on Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchlings