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Book Chapters


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

Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M, 2015, 'Pollution: Effects of chemical contaminants and debris', in Marine Ecosystems: Human Impacts on Biodiversity, Functioning and Services, pp. 244 - 273,

Johnston EL, 2011, 'Tolerance to contaminants: Evidence from chronically exposed populations of aquatic organisms', in Tolerance to Environmental Contaminants, pp. 25 - 48

Johnston E; Piola RF; Clark GF, 2009, 'The role of propagule pressure in marine invasions.', in Rilov G; Crooks JA (ed.), Marine Bioinvasions: Ecology, Conservation, and Management Perspectives, edn. Original, Springer, Berlin, pp. 133 - 147

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,

Fan Y; Shepherd LJ; Slavich E; Waters D; Stone M; Abel R; Johnston EL, 2019, 'Gender and cultural bias in student evaluations: Why representation matters', PLoS ONE, vol. 14,

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,

Bolton DK; Clark GF; Johnston EL, 2019, 'Novel in situ predator exclusion method reveals the relative effects of macro and mesopredators on sessile invertebrates in the field', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 513, pp. 13 - 20,

Strain EM A; Morris RL; Coleman RA; Figueira WF; Steinberg PD; Johnston EL; Bishop MJ, 2019, 'Corrigendum to “Increasing microhabitat complexity on seawalls can reduce fish predation on native oysters” [Ecol. Eng. 120 (2018) 637–644](S0925857417302938)(10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.05.030)', Ecological Engineering,

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,

Schaefer N; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M, 2018, 'Size, depth and position affect the diversity and structure of rock pool communities in an urban estuary', Marine and Freshwater Research,

Reeds KA; Smith JA; Suthers IM; Johnston EL, 2018, 'An ecological halo surrounding a large offshore artificial reef: Sediments, infauna, and fish foraging', MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, vol. 141, pp. 30 - 38,

Clark GF; Knott NA; Miller BM; Kelaher BP; Coleman MA; Ushiama S; Johnston EL, 2018, 'First large-scale ecological impact study of desalination outfall reveals trade-offs in effects of hypersalinity and hydrodynamics', Water Research, vol. 145, pp. 757 - 768,

Bracewell SA; Clark GF; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Habitat complexity effects on diversity and abundance differ with latitude: an experimental study over 20 degrees', Ecology, vol. 99, pp. 1964 - 1974,

Johnston EL, 2018, 'Why are scientists so quiet? Cultural and philosophical constraints on the public voice of the scientist', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 151, pp. 50 - 58

Domínguez-Tejo E; Metternicht G; Johnston EL; Hedge L, 2018, 'Exploring the social dimension of sandy beaches through predictive modelling', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 214, pp. 379 - 407,

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,

Halstead JE; Smith JA; Carter EA; Lay PA; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Assessment tools for microplastics and natural fibres ingested by fish in an urbanised estuary', Environmental Pollution, vol. 234, pp. 552 - 561,

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,

Lawes JC; Clark GF; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Disentangling settlement responses to nutrient-rich contaminants: Elevated nutrients impact marine invertebrate recruitment via water-borne and substrate-bound cues', Science of The Total Environment, vol. 645, pp. 984 - 992,

Turnbull JW; Shah Esmaeili Y; Clark GF; Figueira WF; Johnston EL; Ferrari R, 2018, 'Key drivers of effectiveness in small marine protected areas', Biodiversity and Conservation, vol. 27, pp. 2217 - 2242,

Bolton DK; Johnston EL; Coleman MA; Clark GF, 2018, 'Caught between a rock and a hard place: Fish predation interacts with crevice width and orientation to explain sessile assemblage structure', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 140, pp. 31 - 40,

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,

Bugnot AB; Lyons MB; Scanes P; Clark GF; Fyfe SK; Lewis A; Johnston EL, 2018, 'A novel framework for the use of remote sensing for monitoring catchments at continental scales', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 217, pp. 939 - 950,

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,

Lanham BS; Vergés A; Hedge LH; Johnston EL; Poore AG B, 2018, 'Altered fish community and feeding behaviour in close proximity to boat moorings in an urban estuary', Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 129, pp. 43 - 51,

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,

Strain EM A; Morris RL; Coleman RA; Figueira WF; Steinberg PD; Johnston EL; Bishop MJ, 2018, 'Increasing microhabitat complexity on seawalls can reduce fish predation on native oysters', Ecological Engineering, vol. 120, pp. 637 - 644,

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,

Griffin KJ; Hedge LH; González-Rivero M; Hoegh-Guldberg OI; Johnston EL, 2017, 'An evaluation of semi-automated methods for collecting ecosystem-level data in temperate marine systems', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 7, pp. 4640 - 4650,

Bracewell SA; Johnston EL; Clark GF, 2017, 'Latitudinal variation in the competition-colonisation trade-off reveals rate-mediated mechanisms of coexistence', Ecology Letters, vol. 20, pp. 947 - 957,

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,

Johnston EL, 2017, 'Why speak?', Journal of Science Communication, vol. 16

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,

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,

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,

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,

Clark GF; Stark JS; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Tolerance rather than competition leads to spatial dominance of an Antarctic bryozoan', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 486, pp. 222 - 229,

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,

Treloar G; Gunn J; Moltmann T; Dittmann S; Fletcher R; Hone P; Lee K; Minty L; Minchin S; Schiller A; Steinberg P; Lyons J; Babanin A; Doherty P; England M; Foster C; Johnston E; Steven A; Llewellyn L; Oliver J; Gupta AS; Sloyan B; Smith D; Smith T; Walshe T; National Marine Science Committee, 2016, 'The National Marine Science Plan: informing Australia’s future ocean policy*', Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, vol. 8, pp. 43 - 51,

Ushiama S; Smith JA; Suthers IM; Lowry M; Johnston EL, 2016, 'The effects of substratum material and surface orientation on the developing epibenthic community on a designed artificial reef', Biofouling, vol. 32, pp. 1049 - 1060,

Domínguez-Tejo E; Metternicht G; Johnston E; Hedge L, 2016, 'Marine Spatial Planning advancing the Ecosystem-Based Approach to coastal zone management: A review', Marine Policy, vol. 72, pp. 115 - 130,

Banks JL; Hutchings P; Curley B; Hedge L; Creese B; Johnston E, 2016, 'Biodiversity conservation in Sydney Harbour', Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 22, pp. 98 - 98,

Banks J; Hedge LH; Hoisington C; Strain EM; Steinberg PD; Johnston EL, 2016, 'Sydney Harbour: Beautiful, diverse, valuable and pressured', Regional Studies in Marine Science, vol. 8, pp. 353 - 361,

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 - 393,

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