Prof Gerry Quinn

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Chair In Marine Biology

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1982
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1986

Contact

gerry.quinn@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 556 33268

Biography summary

Prof Gerry Quinn is Head of the Warrnambool Campus and Chair in Marine Biology. He has extensive research experience in coastal marine ecology, freshwater ecosystems and the effects of flow change on rivers and wetlands. He has co-authored two books on experimental design and data analysis and monitoring human impacts in aquatic environments. Recent research has been on the effects of humans on the condition of estuaries and developing models for linking coastal environments to nearby land and catchment processes. He has taught a range of units in marine and freshwater ecology and biostatistics and has regularly taught the postgraduate course in Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Marine Scientists at the University of Gothenburg.

Research interests

Prof Gerry Quinn is Chair in Marine Biology and has extensive research experience in coastal marine ecology, freshwater ecosystems and the effects of flow change on rivers and wetlands. He has co-authored two books on experimental design and data analysis and monitoring human impacts in aquatic environments. Current research is on the effects of humans on the condition of estuaries and developing models for linking coastal environments to nearby land and catchment processes. He is currently the Head of Warrnambool Campus.

Teaching interests

Marine and freshwater biology and ecology

Professional Practice

Biostatistics and experimental design

Publications

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2015

Exposure mediates transitions between bare and vegetated states in temperate mangrove ecosystems

T Hurst, A Pope, G Quinn

(2015), Vol. 533, pp. 121-134, Marine ecology progress series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1

journal

Nurse plant effects of a dominant shrub (Duma florulenta) on understorey vegetation in a large, semi-arid wetland in relation to flood frequency and drying

C James, S Capon, G Quinn

(2015), Vol. 26, pp. 985-994, Journal of Vegetation Science, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Effects of micro- and mesograzers on intertidal macroalgal recruitment

A Bellgrove, J Monk, G Quinn

(2014), Vol. 161, pp. 1-10, Marine biology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Utilization of organic matter by invertebrates along an estuarine gradient in an intermittently open estuary

A Lautenschlager, T Matthews, G Quinn

(2014), Vol. 149, pp. 232-243, Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Influences of agricultural landuse and seasonal changes in abiotic conditions on invertebrate colonisation of riparian leaf detritus in intermittent streams

D Reid, P Lake, G Quinn

(2013), Vol. 75, pp. 285-297, Aquatic sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Activity and positioning of eurythermal hydrothermal vent sulphide worms in a variable thermal environment

A Bates, T Bird, K Robert, K Onthank, G Quinn, S Juniper, R Lee

(2013), Vol. 448, pp. 149-155, Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Geographical range, heat tolerance and invasion success in aquatic species

A Bates, C McKelvie, C Sorte, S Morley, N Jones, J Mondon, T Bird, G Quinn

(2013), Vol. 280, pp. 1-7, Proceedings of the Royal Society B : biological sciences, London, England, C1

journal
2011

Influence of intermittent estuary outflow on coastal sediments of adjacent sandy beaches

J McKenzie, G Quinn, T Matthews, J Barton, A Bellgrove

(2011), Vol. 92, pp. 59-69, Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, London, U. K., C1

journal

The influence of leaf litter on zooplankton in floodplain wetlands : changes resulting from river regulation

S Watkins, D Nielsen, G Quinn, B Gawne

(2011), Vol. 56, pp. 2432-2447, Freshwater biology, United Kingdom, C1

journal
2010

Habitat suitability for marine fishes using presence-only modelling and multibeam sonar

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, V Versace, A Bellgrove, E Harvey, A Rattray, L Laurenson, G Quinn

(2010), Vol. 420, pp. 157-174, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1

journal

Changes in organic-matter dynamics and physicochemistry, associated with riparian vegetation loss and river regulation in floodplain wetlands of the Murray River, Australia

S Watkins, G Quinn, B Gawne

(2010), Vol. 61, pp. 1207-1217, Marine and freshwater research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Too close for comfort : a fishway exit and a hydro-power station inlet

I Stuart, J Koehn, T O?Brien, J McKenzie, G Quinn

(2010), Vol. 61, pp. 23-33, Marine and freshwater research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Designing ocean acidification experiments to maximize inference

J Havenhand, S Dupont, G Quinn

(2010), pp. 67-80, Guide to best practices for ocean acidification research and data reporting, Luxembourg, B1

chapter
2009

Traceability and discrimination among differently farmed fish : a case study on Australian murray cod

G Turchini, G Quinn, P Jones, G Palmeri, G Gooley

(2009), Vol. 57, pp. 274-281, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, Columbus, Oh., C1

journal

Responses to flooding and drying in seedlings of a common Australian desert floodplain shrub : Muehlenbeckia florulenta Meisn. (tangled lignum)

S Capon, C James, L Williams, G Quinn

(2009), Vol. 66, pp. 178-185, Environmental and experimental botany, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Ecological processes : a key element in strategies for nature conservation

A Bennett, A Haslem, D Cheal, M Clarke, R Jones, J Koehn, S Lake, L Lumsden, I Lunt, B Mackey, R Mac Nally, P Menkhorst, T New, G Newell, T O?Hara, G Quinn, J Radford, D Robinson, J Watson, A Yen

(2009), Vol. 10, pp. 192-199, Ecological management and restoration, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal
2008

Flood plains : critically threatened ecosystems

K Tockner, S Bunn, C Gordon, R Naiman, G Quinn, J Stanford

(2008), pp. 45-61, Aquatic ecosystems : trends and global prospects, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Terrestrial detritus supports the food webs in lowland intermittent streams of south-eastern Australia : a stable isotope study

D Reid, G Quinn, S Lake, P Reich

(2008), Vol. 53, pp. 2036-2050, Freshwater biology, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Zooplankton dynamics from inundation to drying in a complex ephemeral floodplain-wetland

C James, M Thoms, G Quinn

(2008), Vol. 70, pp. 259-271, Aquatic sciences : research across boundaries, Switzerland, C1

journal

Association of reduced riparian vegetation cover in agricultural landscapes with coarse detritus dynamics in lowland streams

D Reid, S Lake, G Quinn, P Reich

(2008), Vol. 59, pp. 998-1014, Marine and freshwater research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2007

Synchronized group association in little penguins, Eudyptula Minor.

T Daniel, A Chiaradia, M Logan, G Quinn, R Reina

(2007), Vol. 74, pp. 1241-1248, Animal behaviour, London, England, C1

journal

Bayesian clustering with AutoClass explicitly recognises uncertainties in landscape classification

J Webb, N Bond, S Wealands, R MacNally, G Quinn, P Vesk, M Grace

(2007), Vol. 30, pp. 526-536, Ecography, Copenhagen, Denmark, C1

journal

Australian marine ecology in a global context

P Fairweather, G Quinn

(2007), pp. 1-15, Marine ecology, South Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2006

Restoring lateral connections between rivers and floodplains: lessons from rehabilitation projects

H Coops, K Tockner, C Amoros, T Hein, G Quinn

(2006), pp. 15-32, Wetlands and natural resource management, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter
2005

Bayesian classification of catchments using spatial data: a first step to improved modelling of catchment effects on stream ecological condition

J Webb, N Bond, S Wealands, R MacNally, M Grace, G Quinn

(2005), pp. 1497-1503, MODSIM05 : International Congress on Modelling and Simulation : advances and applications for management and decision making, Melbourne, 12-15 December : proceedings, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1

conference
2004

An integrated study of the temporal and spatial variation in the supply of propagules, recruitment and assemblages of intertidal macroalgae on a wave-exposed rocky coast, Victoria, Australia

A Bellgrove, M Clayton, G Quinn

(2004), Vol. 310, pp. 207-225, Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Hydrological regime and macrophyte assemblages in temporary floodplain wetlands: implications for detecting responses to environmental water allocations

M Reid, G Quinn

(2004), Vol. 24, pp. 586-599, Wetlands, Mclean, Va., C1-1

journal
2003

Distribution of an alien aquatic snail in relation to flow variability, human activities and water quality

E Schreiber, G Quinn, P Lake

(2003), Vol. 48, pp. 951-961, Freshwater biology, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2002

Experimental design and data analysis for biologists

G Quinn, M Keough

(2002), Cambridge, England, A1-1

book

Monitoring ecological impacts: concepts and practice in flowing waters

B Downes, L Barmuta, P Fairweather, D Faith, M Keough, P Lake, B Mapstone, G Quinn

(2002), Cambridge, England, A1-1

book

An experimental examination of colonization as a generator of biotic nestedness

S Loo, R MacNally, G Quinn

(2002), Vol. 132, pp. 118-124, Oecologia, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Temporal changes in macroinvertebrate assemblages following experimental flooding in permanent and temporary wetlands in an Australian floodplain forest

T Hillman, G Quinn

(2002), Vol. 18, pp. 137-154, River research and applications, Malden, Mass., C1-1

journal

Differential macrohabitat use by birds on an unregulated lowland floodplain of south-eastern Australia

A Parkinson, R MacNally, G Quinn

(2002), Vol. 18, pp. 495-506, River research and applications, Malden, Mass., C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Conservation of the Little Penguin

Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Peter Dann, Dr Craig Styan

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1 APAI APDI

  • 2007: $12,682
  • 2006: $25,113

Addressing institutional and social barriers to science impact in Coastal Zone Management (CSIRO Flagship Cluster)

A/Prof Kevin O'Toole, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott, Dr Anne Wallis, Dr Kelly Miller, Prof Monica Keneley, A/Prof Helen Scarborough, Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Anna Macgarvey

CSIRONRF Grant - Wealth from Oceans - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • 2013: $22,984
  • 2012: $136,605
  • 2011: $68,647
  • 2010: $101,948

Other Public Sector Funding

Development of a methodology for assessing estuary pressures: relationships with catchment conditions. Stage 2 Linking catchments to the sea - understanding how human activities impact on Vict estuari

Prof Gerry Quinn, A/Prof John Sherwood, Dr Jan Barton

  • 2008: $62,928
  • 2007: $43,000
  • 2006: $118,565

Developing a framework for an Index of Estuarine Condition

Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Helen Arundel, Dr Adam Pope

  • 2008: $70,000

Identifying the relationship between benthic marine habitat and the distribution of Victorian coastal fishes: Implications for marine protected area management

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Jacquomo Monk

  • 2008: $1,500

LiDAR derived marine habitat mapping for the Victorian coast

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Prof Gerry Quinn

  • 2010: $29,088
  • 2009: $29,089

Trial implementation of the index of Estuary condition

Dr Adam Pope, Dr Jan Barton, Prof Gerry Quinn

  • 2012: $210,000
  • 2011: $198,750
  • 2010: $250,000
  • 2009: $61,250

Genetics support for Aquaculture Futures Initiative

Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Brett Ingram

  • 2012: $55,427
  • 2011: $108,017
  • 2010: $103,348
  • 2009: $53,759

Marine Monitoring and Marine Natural Values project RPP 0809 P17 Component 2: Marine Natural Values Volume 2 (Status Reports)

Dr Adam Pope, Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Jan Barton

  • 2010: $5,000
  • 2009: $22,900

Spatial analysis of rocklobster catch data for the Hopkins Bank

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Prof Frank Stagnitti, Prof Gerry Quinn

  • 2009: $4,000

Trial implementation of the Index of Estuary Condition - Melbourne Water extension

Dr Adam Pope, Dr Jan Barton, Prof Gerry Quinn

  • 2015: $8,000
  • 2010: $72,000

Technical Audit Panel review of Upper Ovens River water supply protection area draft water management plan

Prof Gerry Quinn

  • 2011: $2,400

Industry and Other Funding

Natural abundances of carbon and nitrogen stable istopes in the Hopkins Estuary and corresponding implications for benthic invertebrate food webs.

Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Ty Matthews, Ms Agnes Lautenschlager

  • 2007: $4,700

Conservation of the Little Penguin

Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Peter Dann, Dr Craig Styan

  • 2006: $6,000

Input of allochthonous and autochthonous primary production into the estuarine benthic macroinvertebrate foodweb along an estuarine gradient - an example from Australia

Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Ty Matthews, Ms Agnes Lautenschlager

  • 2010: $2,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2015

Wayne Michael Koster

Thesis entitled: Determinants of movement in freshwater fishes

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2014

Travis Howson

Thesis entitled: Fish Assemblage Response to Experimental Rehabilitation in the Glenelg River

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Amanda Peucker

Thesis entitled: Conservation Genetics of the Little Penguin Eudyptula Minor

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Daniel Grixti

Thesis entitled: Estimating and Improving the Survival of Caught and Released Fish

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Agnes Lautenschlager

Thesis entitled: Feeding Ecology of Benthic Invertebrates in an Intermittently Open Estuary

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2009

Ivor Stuart

Thesis entitled: Fishways in Australia: Native Fish Passage and Introduced Species

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2014

Margaret Morrice

Thesis entitled: Fine-scale foraging habitat and behavioural responses of pygmy blue whales

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2013

Alexander James Rattray

Thesis entitled: New approaches to predicting the distribution and dynamics of seafloor habitats

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Jessica McKenzie

Thesis entitled: Coastal Responses to Estuarine Discharge from Intermittently Open System

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences