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Mr Andrew Mackey

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Marine Science Association

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • ANZ Holsworth Research Endowment
  • Lochaber Fisheries Trust Research Grant

Research Areas and Interests

My main research interests focus on modelling the structure and functioning of marine and freshwater ecosystems, and the use of GIS in spatial ecology. My PhD research centres on temperate coastal reef systems, and attempts to describe how biogeochemical variables drive stable isotopic signals (ecological biomarkers) at the base of these food webs. My previous role prior to commencing my PhD was with the Ecosystems Programme at the British Antarctic Survey, where I carried out research modelling the effects of rising seawater temperatures on Southern Ocean foodwebs (see publications).

PhD Research Area - Dynamics of isotopic baselines (primary producers & consumers) within a temperate coastal ecosystem (SW Western Australia) in relation to the surrounding biogeochemical environment.

Qualifications

  • BSc Honours Zoology (2:1), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
  • MSc Marine Biology (with Merit), University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

Other qualifications

  • Coxswain (R) boating license, boating time ~100 hrs.
  • WA Recreational Skippers Ticket
  • Rescue Diver, PADI, > 250 dives

Research

  • Lochaber Fisheries Trust Research Grant
  • ANZ Holsworth Research Endowment

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

  • Mackey, A.P., Atkinson, A., Hill, S.L., Ward, P., Cunningham, N.J., Johnston, N.M., Murphy, E.J. (2012) Antarctic macrozooplankton of the southwest Atlantic sector and Bellingshausen Sea: Baseline historical distributions (Discovery Investigations, 1928–1935) related to temperature and food, with projections for subsequent ocean warming. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 59-60: 130-146
  • Mackey, A (2010). Rediscovering the Discovery. Planet Earth. Winter, p 8-9. www.nerc.ac.uk/publications/planetearth/2010/winter/

Conference Papers

  • Mackey, A and Cunningham, N. J. (2010) Extending our knowledge into the past: The reanalysis of historic zooplankton catch data from the Discovery Investigations 1925-1951. 12th International Deep Sea Biology Symposium (DSBS). 7-11 June 2010. University of Iceland, Reykjavik. Oral presentation. Link to the Deep Sea Biology Symposium program: 12dsbs.hi.is/
  • Mackey, A and Cunningham, N. J. (2010) Extending our knowledge into the past: The rescue and reanalysis of historic zooplankton catch data from the Discovery Investigations 1925-1951. International Polar Year Science Conference. 8-12 June 2010. Norway Conference Centre, Oslo. Poster presentation. Link to the International Polar Year conference program: elsevier.conferenceservices.net/programme.asp?conferenceID=1976&action=prog_list&session=8986
  • Mackey, A. (2010) Rediscovering the Discovery: The recovery and reanalysis of historic zooplankton catch data in the Southern Ocean. Zoology seminar. 13 April 2010. The Natural History Museum, London. Oral presentation.
  • Mackey, A. (2010) Extending our knowledge into the past: The reanalysis of historic zooplankton catch data from the Discovery Investigations 1925-1951. Ecosystem seminar. 15 April 2010. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Oral presentation.

Contact

PhD Student - Marine Systems Ecology
Mr Andrew Mackey
Email: a.mackey@ecu.edu.au

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