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Dr Annette Koenders

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5513, Email: a.koenders@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.342
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5513  
Facsimile: (61 8)  6304 5509  
Email: a.koenders@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.342  

 

Current Teaching

Unit coordinator

  • SCN1111 Health Science 1
  • SCB3524 Comparative & Environmental Physiology
  • SCB3322 Applications in Molecular Biology

Background

  • 1994-present: Academic, Edith Cowan University WA
  • 2005-2007: TEE Biology examiner, Curriculum Council WA
  • 1990-1992: Research Fellow (ARC), La Trobe University Bundoora VIC
  • 1988-1989: Research Officer (NHMRC), Monash University Clayton VIC

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Society for Limnology: 2008-present
  • International Astacology Association: 2007-present
  • Australian Institute of Biology, Fellow: 2005-present
  • Centre for Ecosystem Management: 2001-present
  • Australian Barcode of Life Network: 2010-present

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 1999 - Teaching Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching, Edith Cowan University WA

Other

  • Monash Graduate Scholarship 1983-1986

Research Areas and Interests

  • Influence of water physicochemistry on freshwater invertebrates
  • Biogeography of freshwater crayfish in the south west of Australia
  • DNA barcoding
  • Molecular evolution and population genetics

Staff Qualifications

  • Grad Certificate in Education, Edith Cowan University, 2003 .
  • PhD, Monash University, 1988 .
  • Bachelor of Science Honours, Monash University, 1982 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Biogeography and phylogenetics of the relictual, interstitial Bathynellidae (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Bathynellacea) in Australia,  Department of the Environment,  Australian Biological Resources Study - National Taxonomy Research Grant Program,  2014 - 2016,  $36,000.
  • Microbes: The Missing Link in Coastal Landscape Connectivity,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Marine Science Program,  2013 - 2016,  $34,000.
  • The impact of nutrient load on Ostracoda (Crustacea) diversity in Perth lakes and wetlands (WA).,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 1),  2014 - 2015,  $69,601.
  • The systematics of the harvestman genus Nunciella (Opiliones: Triaenonychidae) in south-western Australia: a morphological and molecular approach,  Department of the Environment,  Australian Biological Resources Study Honours Scholarships, Masters Scholarships, APA top-ups and non-salaried researcher grants 2012/2013,  2012,  $10,000.
  • Biodiversity and taxonomy of Ostracoda (Crustacea) from temporary water bodies of inland Western Australia.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011,  $107,906.
  • Characterisation of Fish Usage of Yarragadee Discharge Based on Water Chemistry,  Department of Water (WA),  Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $18,883.
  • Surface and Interstitial Invertebrate Communities in in and Near Spearwood Creek, a Tributary of the Lower Blackwood River,  Department of Water (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $18,534.
  • Surface and Interstitial Invertebrate Communities in Ephemeral Tributaries of the Blackwood River in the Region of the Yarragadee Aquifer Discharge Zone ,  Department of Water (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $15,858.
  • Surface and Interstitial Invertebrate Communities in Tributraties of the Blackwood River Receiving Discharge From the Leederville Aquifer,  Department of Water (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $21,212.
  • Study of migration patterns, habitat and water requirements of fish and invertebrates in the Blackwood River,  Murdoch University,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $85,552.
  • Fish migration patterns in the Blackwood River,  Murdoch University,  Grant,  2005 - 2008,  $59,992.
  • Field studies into the reproduction biology and conservation requirements of Hairy Marron in the South West DEC region,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $13,100.
  • Field studies into the biology and conservation requirements of Engaewa species in the South West and Warren DEC regions,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2008,  $37,500.
  • Assisting recovery actions for Margaret River Marron,  South West Catchment Council,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $23,400.
  • Investigating the Tuarts of the lower Moore River,  Department of Conservation and Land Management,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $10,000.
  • Fish and crayfish migrations of the Blackwood River: Influence of surface and groundwater,  Department of Water (WA),  Grant,  2007,  $34,716.
  • Corbett Research 'RotorGene' 2 channel real-time DNA multiplexing system,  Ramaciotti Foundations,  Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $49,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Koenders, A., (2009), The cell cycle. Environmental Biology, 88-112, Port Melbourne.

Journal Articles

  • Burnham, Q., Koenders, A., Horwitz, P., (2012), The status of the critically endangered freshwater crayfi sh Engaewa pseudoreducta (Crustacea: Parastacidae) in south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, 27(1), 45-54, Perth Western Australia.
  • Shearn, R., Koenders, A., Halse, S., Schoen, I., Martens, K., (2012), A review of Bennelongia De Deckker & McKenzie, 1981(Crustacea, Ostracoda) species from eastern Australia with the description of three new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 25(2012), 1-35, DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2012.25.
  • Koenders, A., Martens, K., Halse, S., Schoen, I., (2012), Cryptic species of the Eucypris virens species complex (Ostracoda, Crustacea) from Europe have invaded Western Australia. Biological Invasions, 14(10), 2187-2201, DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0224-y.
  • Hunt, L., Koenders, A., Gynnild, V., (2011), Assessing practical laboratory skills in undergraduate molecular biology courses. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 37(7), 861-874, DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2011.576313.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Systematics And Biogeography Of The Australian Burrowing Freshwater Crayfish Genus Engaewa Riek (decapoda: Parastacidae).

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Soil Community Structure And Litter Decomposition Under Irrigated Eucalyptus Globulus In South Western Australia..
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  Investigation Of The Replacement Of The Margaret River Hairy Marron Cherax Tenuimanus (smith 1912) By The Smooth Marron C.cainii (austin 2002)..
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