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Book Chapters

Johnston EL; Dafforn KA; Clark GF; Rius M; Floerl O, 2017, 'How anthropogenic activities affect the establishment and spread of non-indigenous species post-arrival', in Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, pp. 389 - 419,

Birrer SC; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Microbial community responses to contaminants and the use of molecular techniques', in Microbial Ecotoxicology, pp. 165 - 183,

Journal articles

Macolino AC; Dafforn KA; Hedge LH; Poore AG B; Johnston EL, 2019, 'Fine-scale effects of boat moorings on soft sediment communities masked in large-scale comparisons', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6,

Gonzalez SV; Johnston E; Gribben PE; Dafforn K, 2019, 'The application of bioturbators for aquatic bioremediation: Review and meta-analysis', Environmental Pollution, pp. 426 - 436,

O'Brien AL; Dafforn KA; Chariton AA; Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M, 2019, 'After decades of stressor research in urban estuarine ecosystems the focus is still on single stressors: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 684, pp. 753 - 764,

Schaefer N; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M, 2019, 'Size, depth and position affect the diversity and structure of rock pool communities in an urban estuary', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 70, pp. 1034 - 1044,

Birrer SC; Dafforn KA; Sun MY; Williams RB H; Potts J; Scanes P; Kelaher BP; Simpson SL; Kjelleberg S; Swarup S; Steinberg P; Johnston EL, 2019, 'Using meta-omics of contaminated sediments to monitor changes in pathways relevant to climate regulation', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 21, pp. 389 - 401,

Lachnit T; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Steinberg P, 2019, 'Contrasting distributions of bacteriophages and eukaryotic viruses from contaminated coastal sediments', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 21, pp. 1929 - 1941,

Bugnot AB; Hose GC; Walsh CJ; Floerl O; French K; Dafforn KA; Hanford J; Lowe EC; Hahs AK, 2019, 'Urban impacts across realms: Making the case for inter-realm monitoring and management', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 648, pp. 711 - 719,

Heery EC; Dafforn KA; Smith JA; Ushiama S; Mayer-Pinto M, 2018, 'Not all artificial structures are created equal: Pilings linked to greater ecological and environmental change in sediment communities than seawalls', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 142, pp. 286 - 294,

Waltham NJ; Dafforn KA, 2018, 'Ecological engineering in the coastal seascape', Ecological Engineering, vol. 120, pp. 554 - 559,

Lee AL; Dafforn KA; Hutchings PA; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Reproductive strategy and gamete development of an invasive fanworm, sabella spallanzanii (polychaeta: Sabellidae), a field study in gulf st vincent, South Australia', PLoS ONE, vol. 13,

Birrer SC; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Kelaher BP; Potts J; Scanes P; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Interactive effects of multiple stressors revealed by sequencing total (DNA) and active (RNA) components of experimental sediment microbial communities', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 637-638, pp. 1383 - 1394,

Mayer-Pinto M; Dafforn KA; Bugnot AB; Glasby TM; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Artificial structures alter kelp functioning across an urbanised estuary', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 139, pp. 136 - 143,

Bugnot AB; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Schaefer N; Dafforn KA, 2018, 'Learning from nature to enhance Blue engineering of marine infrastructure', Ecological Engineering, vol. 120, pp. 611 - 621,

Marzinelli EM; Qiu Z; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Steinberg PD; Mayer-Pinto M, 2018, 'Coastal urbanisation affects microbial communities on a dominant marine holobiont', npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, vol. 4,

Mayer-Pinto M; Cole VJ; Johnston EL; Bugnot A; Hurst H; Airoldi L; Glasby TM; Dafforn KA, 2018, 'Functional and structural responses to marine urbanisation', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 13,

Tian C; Doblin MA; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Pei H; Hu W, 2018, 'Dinoflagellate cyst abundance is positively correlated to sediment organic carbon in Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay, NSW, Australia', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 25, pp. 5808 - 5821,

Strain EM A; Olabarria C; Mayer-Pinto M; Cumbo V; Morris RL; Bugnot AB; Dafforn KA; Heery E; Firth LB; Brooks PR; Bishop MJ, 2018, 'Eco-engineering urban infrastructure for marine and coastal biodiversity: Which interventions have the greatest ecological benefit?', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 55, pp. 426 - 441,

Morris RL; Golding S; Dafforn KA; Coleman RA, 2018, 'Can coir increase native biodiversity and reduce colonisation of non-indigenous species in eco-engineered rock pools?', Ecological Engineering, vol. 120, pp. 622 - 630,

Dafforn K, 2017, 'Ecotoxicology: Pollutants plumb the depths', Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol. 1,

Lavender JT; Dafforn KA; Bishop MJ; Johnston EL, 2017, 'An empirical examination of consumer effects across twenty degrees of latitude', Ecology, vol. 98, pp. 2391 - 2400,

Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Eco-engineering and management strategies for marine infrastructure to reduce establishment and dispersal of non-indigenous species', Management of Biological Invasions, vol. 8, pp. 153 - 161,

Hedge LH; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Uncovering hidden heterogeneity: Geo-statistical models illuminate the fine scale effects of boating infrastructure on sediment characteristics and contaminants', Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 119, pp. 143 - 150,

Lawes JC; Dafforn KA; Clark GF; Brown MV; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Multiple stressors in sediments impact adjacent hard substrate habitats and across biological domains', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 592, pp. 295 - 305,

Lavender JT; Dafforn KA; Bishop MJ; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Small-scale habitat complexity of artificial turf influences the development of associated invertebrate assemblages', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 492, pp. 105 - 112,

Bishop MJ; Mayer-Pinto M; Airoldi L; Firth LB; Morris RL; Loke LH L; Hawkins SJ; Naylor LA; Coleman RA; Chee SY; Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Effects of ocean sprawl on ecological connectivity: impacts and solutions', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 492, pp. 7 - 30,

Heery EC; Bishop MJ; Critchley LP; Bugnot AB; Airoldi L; Mayer-Pinto M; Sheehan EV; Coleman RA; Loke LH L; Johnston EL; Komyakova V; Morris RL; Strain EM A; Naylor LA; Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Identifying the consequences of ocean sprawl for sedimentary habitats', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 492, pp. 31 - 48,

Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Bugnot AB; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Mitchell A; Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Building ‘blue’: An eco-engineering framework for foreshore developments', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 189, pp. 109 - 114,

Bolton D; Mayer-Pinto M; Clark GF; Dafforn KA; Brassil WA; Becker A; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Coastal urban lighting has ecological consequences for multiple trophic levels under the sea', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 576, pp. 1 - 9,

Sutherland MD; Dafforn KA; Scanes P; Potts J; Simpson SL; Sim VX Y; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Links between contaminant hotspots in low flow estuarine systems and altered sediment biogeochemical processes', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 198, pp. 497 - 507,

Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Ferguson A; Humphrey CL; Monk W; Nichols SJ; Simpson SL; Tulbure MG; Baird DJ, 2016, 'Big data opportunities and challenges for assessing multiple stressors across scales in aquatic ecosystems', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 67, pp. 393 - 413,

Baird DJ; Van Den Brink PJ; Chariton AA; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL, 2016, 'New diagnostics for multiply stressed marine and freshwater ecosystems: Integrating models, ecoinformatics and big data', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 67, pp. 391 - 392,

Edge KJ; Johnston EL; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Kutti T; Bannister RJ, 2016, 'Sub-lethal effects of water-based drilling muds on the deep-water sponge Geodia barretti', Environmental Pollution, vol. 212, pp. 525 - 534,

Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Mayer Pinto M; Johnston EL, 2015, 'Clarification on the applicability of systematic reviews. Reply.', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 13, pp. 129 - 130,

Tan EL Y; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Dafforn KA, 2015, 'Differences in intertidal microbial assemblages on urban structures and natural rocky reef', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 6,

Sim VX Y; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Kelaher BP; Johnston EL, 2015, 'Sediment contaminants and infauna associated with recreational boating structures in a multi-use marine park', PLoS ONE, vol. 10,

Clark GF; Kelaher BP; Dafforn KA; Coleman MA; Knott NA; Marzinelli EM; Johnston EL, 2015, 'What does impacted look like? High diversity and abundance of epibiota in modified estuaries', Environmental Pollution, vol. 196, pp. 12 - 20,

Dafforn KA; Mayer-Pinto M; Morris RL; Waltham NJ, 2015, 'Application of management tools to integrate ecological principles with the design of marine infrastructure', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 158, pp. 61 - 73,

Edge KJ; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Ringwood AH; Johnston EL, 2015, 'Resuspended contaminated sediments cause sublethal stress to oysters: A biomarker differentiates total suspended solids and contaminant effects', Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol. 34, pp. 1345 - 1353,

Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL, 2015, 'Marine urbanization: An ecological framework for designing multifunctional artificial structures', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 13, pp. 82 - 90,

Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Pinto MM; Johnston EL, 2015, 'The authors' reply', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 13, pp. 129 - 130,

Dafforn KA; Baird DJ; Chariton AA; Sun MY; Brown MV; Simpson SL; Kelaher BP; Johnston EL, 2014, 'Faster, Higher and Stronger? The Pros and Cons of Molecular Faunal Data for Assessing Ecosystem Condition', Advances in Ecological Research, vol. 51, pp. 1 - 40,

Lavender JT; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL, 2014, 'Meso-predators: A confounding variable in consumer exclusion studies', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 456, pp. 26 - 33,

Edge KJ; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Roach AC; Johnston EL, 2014, 'A biomarker of contaminant exposure is effective in large scale assessment of ten estuaries', Chemosphere, vol. 100, pp. 16 - 26,

Dafforn KA; Kelaher BP; Simpson SL; Coleman MA; Hutchings PA; Clark GF; Knott NA; Doblin MA; Johnston EL, 2013, 'Polychaete Richness and Abundance Enhanced in Anthropogenically Modified Estuaries Despite High Concentrations of Toxic Contaminants', PLoS ONE, vol. 8,

Sun MY; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Brown MV, 2013, 'Core sediment bacteria drive community response to anthropogenic contamination over multiple environmental gradients', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 15, pp. 2517 - 2531,

Gall ML; Holmes SP; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL, 2013, 'Differential tolerance to copper, but no evidence of population-level genetic differences in a widely-dispersing native barnacle', Ecotoxicology, vol. 22, pp. 929 - 937,

Rivero NK; Dafforn KA; Coleman MA; Johnston EL, 2013, 'Environmental and ecological changes associated with a marina', Biofouling, vol. 29, pp. 803 - 815,

Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Johnston EL, 2012, 'Comparing the invasibility of experimental "reefs" with field observations of natural reefs and artificial structures', PLoS ONE, vol. 7,

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