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Associate Professor Annette Koenders

Associate Professor

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

Course Coordinator

  • Y89 Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)
  • Beijing University of Agriculture articulated degree

Unit Coordinator

  • SCI2112 Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
  • SCI2117 Genetics
  • SCI3114 Ecophysiology
  • SCI3309 Biological & Chemical Hazards
  • SCI5140 Current Issues in Natural Sciences

Background

  • 1988-1989: Research Officer (NH&MRS) Monash University
  • 1990-1992: Research Fellow (ARC) La Trobe University
  • 2005-2007: TEE (WA) Biology Examiner.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Australian Systematic Biologists
  • Australian Barcode of Life Network
  • Australian Society for Limnology
  • International Astacology Association
  • Australian Institute of Biology, Fellow
  • Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

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

Other

  • 2011, 2015 - External panel member on formal review of BSc (Biological Science) Deakin University.

Research Areas and Interests

Annette Koenders has a long-standing interest in the molecular evolution and taxonomy of aquatic invertebrates and Australian freshwater crayfish in particular. Her current interests are in phylogeography and conservation of Australian invertebrates, using innovative tools for monitoring cryptic and invasive freshwater species, and metabolomic approaches to understanding reproductive physiology of freshwater crayfish.

Principal/Co-principal Supervisor

Current

  • 2 PhD, 3 Master of Science, 1 Honours

To completion

  • 5 PhD, 3 Master of Science, 4 Honours

Qualifications

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

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Monitoring of endangered, and dangerous freshwater reptiles using environmental DNA,  Animal Plant Mineral (APM),  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $15,000.
  • Biogeography and phylogenetics of the relictual, interstitial Bathynellidae (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Bathynellacea) in Australia,  Department of the Environment and Energy,  Australian Biological Resources Study - National Taxonomy Research Grant Program,  2014 - 2019,  $118,500.
  • Development of non-lethal methods to assess stress and reproductive status of the hairy marron, Cherax tenuimanus: a critically endangered freshwater crayfish.,  Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development,  Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $14,250.
  • Temporal and environmental patterns of Coral-Symbiodinium-bacteria networks,  Ecological Society of Australia,  Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment,  2017 - 2019,  $4,800.
  • Research the Modes of forest-based poverty alleviation of the farmer live in the Northeast of Vietnam,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2015 - 2018,  $60,000.
  • Temporal and environmental patter of coral-Symbiodinium-bacteria network,  Ecological Society of Australia,  Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment,  2016 - 2018,  $7,000.
  • 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),  2015 - 2016,  $97,601.
  • Microbes: The Missing Link in Coastal Landscape Connectivity,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Marine Science Program,  2013 - 2016,  $88,545.
  • The systematics of the harvestman genus Nunciella (Opiliones: Triaenonychidae) in south-western Australia: a morphological and molecular approach,  Department of the Environment and Energy,  Australian Biological Resources Study Honours Scholarships, Masters Scholarships, APA top-ups and non-salaried researcher grants 2012/2013,  2012 - 2014,  $10,000.
  • Biodiversity and taxonomy of Ostracoda (Crustacea) from temporary water bodies of inland Western Australia.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $107,906.
  • Characterisation of Fish Usage of Yarragadee Discharge Based on Water Chemistry,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2007 - 2011,  $18,883.
  • Surface and Interstitial Invertebrate Communities in in and Near Spearwood Creek, a Tributary of the Lower Blackwood River,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (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 and Environmental Regulation (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 and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $21,212.
  • 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.
  • Fish migration patterns in the Blackwood River,  Murdoch University,  Grant,  2005 - 2008,  $59,992.
  • Study of migration patterns, habitat and water requirements of fish and invertebrates in the Blackwood River,  Murdoch University,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $85,552.
  • 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.
  • Fish and crayfish migrations of the Blackwood River: Influence of surface and groundwater,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2007,  $34,716.
  • 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.
  • Corbett Research 'RotorGene' 2 channel real-time DNA multiplexing system,  Ramaciotti Foundation,  Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $49,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Perina, G., Camacho, A., Huey, J., Horwitz, P., Koenders, A., (2019), The role of allopatric speciation and ancient origins of Bathynellidae (Crustacea) in the Pilbara (Western Australia): two new genera from the De Grey River catchment. Contributions to Zoology, Advance Articles(Advance Articles), 46, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/18759866-20191412.
  • Tarquinio, F., Hyndes, G., Laverock, B., Koenders, A., Sawstrom, C., (2019), The seagrass holobiont: understanding seagrass-bacteria interactions and their role in seagrass ecosystem functioning. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 366(na), fnz057, DOI: 10.1093/femsle/fnz057.
  • Bernasconi, R., Stat, M., Koenders, A., Huggett, M., (2019), Global Networks of Symbiodinium-Bacteria Within the Coral Holobiont. Microbial Ecology: an international journal, 77(3), 794-807, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-018-1255-4.
  • Perina, G., Camacho, AI., Huey, J., Horwitz, P., Koenders, A., (2019), New Bathynellidae (Crustacea) taxa and their relationships in the Fortescue catchment aquifers of the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1-19, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2018.1559892.
  • Bernasconi, R., Stat, M., Koenders, A., Paparini, A., Bunce, M., Huggett, MJ., (2019), Establishment of Coral-Bacteria Symbioses Reveal Changes in the Core Bacterial Community With Host Ontogeny. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10(1529), 1-16, DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01529.
  • Perina, G., Camacho, AI., Huey, J., Horwitz, P., Koenders, A., (2018), Understanding subterranean variability: the first genus of Bathynellidae (Bathynellacea, Crustacea) from Western Australia described through a morphological and multigene approach. Invertebrate Systematics, 32(2), 423-447, DOI: 10.1071/IS17004.
  • Tarquinio, F., Bourgoure, J., Koenders, A., Laverock, B., Sawstrom, C., Hyndes, G., (2018), Microorganisms facilitate uptake of dissolved organic nitrogen by seagrass leaves. The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology, 12(11), 2796-2800, DOI: 10.1038/s41396-018-0218-6.
  • Shearn, R., Koenders, A., Schoen, I., Halse, S., Martens, K., (2017), On the affinity of Isoypridinae and Herpetocypridinae, with redescriptions of four species of Ilyodromus Sard 1894 (Crustacea, Ostracoda). Zootaxa, 418(1), 47-81, DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4318.1.2.
  • Knapp, C., Callan, A., Aitken, B., Shearn, R., Koenders, A., Hinwood, A., (2017), Relationship between antibiotic resistance genes and metals in residential soil samples from Western Australia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(3), 2484-2494, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7997-y.
  • Shearn, R., Schoen, I., Martens, K., Halse, S., Krawiec, J., Koenders, A., (2017), Patterns of genetic divergence in the Ilyodromus amplicolis lineage (Crustacea, Ostracoda), with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa, 4318(1), 1-46, DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4318.1.1.
  • Koenders, A., Schoen, I., Halse, S., Martens, K., (2017), Valve shape is not linked to genetic species in the Eucypris vireos (Ostracoda, Crustacea) species complex. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 180(1), 36-46, DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12488.
  • Byrne, M., Koenders, A., Rogerson, K., Sampson, J., Van Etten, E., (2016), Genetic and morphological analysis of multi-stemmed plants of tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala). Australian Journal of Botany, 64(8), 704-714, CSIRO, DOI: 10.1071/BT16091.
  • Schön, I., Shearn, R., Martens, K., Koenders, A., Halse, S., (2015), Age and origin of Australian Bennelongia (Crustacea, Ostracoda). Hydrobiologia, 750(1), 125-146, Kluwer Academic Publishers, DOI: 10.1007/s10750-014-2159-z.
  • Shearn, R., Halse, S., Koenders, A., Schön, I., Martens, K., (2014), Redescriptions of six species of Ilyodromus Sars, 1894 (Crustacea, Ostracoda, Cyprididae) from New Zealand and Eastern Australia. Zootaxa, 3878(2), 101-145, Magnolia Press, DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3878.2.1.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Biological Sciences),  BIODIVERSITY MONITORING USING ENVIRONMENTAL DNA: CAN IT DETECT ALL FISH SPECIES IN A WATERBODY AND IS IT COST EFFECTIVE FOR ROUTINE MONITORING?
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  EVOLUTION, SYSTEMATICS & GEOGRAPHIC PARTHENOGENESIS OF ILYODROMUS (CRUSTACEA, OSTRACODA)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  INVESTIGATION OF PAX7 AND ITS TRANSCRIPTS IN THE REGULATION OF FOETAL AND ADULT MOUSE MYOGENESIS: A NATURAL HISTORY
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  SYSTEMATICS AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE AUSTRALIAN BURROWING FRESHWATER CRAYFISH GENUS ENGAEWA RIEK (DECAPODA: PARASTACIDAE)
  • Master of Science (Biological Sciences),  A REVISION OF THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SPECIES OF THE AUSTRALIAN HARVESTMAN GENUS NUNCIELLA (OPILIONES: TRIAENONYCHIDAE)

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE ROLE OF THE SEAGRASS LEAF MICROBIOME IN ASSISTING NITROGEN UPTAKE BY THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SEAGRASS, POSIDONIA SINUOSA

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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