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Dr Alex Rattray



Research Fellow, Marine Biophysics


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env Sciences


Warrnambool Campus



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Individual variation in home-range across an ocean basin and links to habitat quality and management

G Hays, A Rattray, T Shimada, N Esteban

(2024), pp. 1-11, Journal of Applied Ecology, London, Eng., C1

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Remote submerged banks and mesophotic ecosystems can provide key habitat for endangered marine megafauna

Graeme Hays, Jacques-Olivier Laloë, Jeanne Mortimer, Alex Rattray, Jared Tromp, Nicole Esteban

(2024), Vol. 10, pp. 1-5, Science Advances, Washington, D.C., C1

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Travel routes to remote ocean targets reveal the map sense resolution for a marine migrant

G Hays, N Atchison-Balmond, G Cerritelli, J Lalo, P Luschi, J Mortimer, A Rattray, N Esteban

(2022), Vol. 19, pp. 1-8, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, London, Eng., C1

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Integrating multibeam echosounder water-column data into benthic habitat mapping

P Porskamp, A Schimel, M Young, A Rattray, Y Ladroit, D Ierodiaconou

(2022), pp. 1-13, Limnology and Oceanography, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Integrating Angular Backscatter Response Analysis Derivatives Into a Hierarchical Classification for Habitat Mapping

Peter Porskamp, Mary Young, Alex Rattray, Craig Brown, Rozaimi Hasan, Daniel Ierodiaconou


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Why do Argos satellite tags stop relaying data?

G Hays, J Laloë, A Rattray, N Esteban

(2021), Vol. 11, pp. 7093-7101, Ecology and Evolution, England, C1

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High accuracy tracking reveals how small conservation areas can protect marine megafauna

G Hays, J Mortimer, A Rattray, T Shimada, N Esteban

(2021), Vol. 31, Ecological Applications, United States, C1

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Open Ocean Reorientation and Challenges of Island Finding by Sea Turtles during Long-Distance Migration

G Hays, G Cerritelli, N Esteban, A Rattray, P Luschi

(2020), Vol. 30, pp. 3236-3242.e3, Current Biology, England, C1

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Addressing tagging location bias to assess space use by marine animals

G Hays, A Rattray, N Esteban

(2020), Vol. 57, pp. 1981-1987, Journal of Applied Ecology, C1

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A review of a decade of lessons from one of the world's largest MPAs: conservation gains and key challenges

G Hays, H Koldewey, S Andrzejaczek, M Attrill, S Barley, D Bayley, C Benkwitt, B Block, R Schallert, A Carlisle, P Carr, T Chapple, C Collins, C Diaz, N Dunn, R Dunbar, D Eager, J Engel, C Embling, N Esteban, F Ferretti, N Foster, R Freeman, M Gollock, N Graham, J Harris, C Head, P Hosegood, K Howell, N Hussey, D Jacoby, R Jones, S Sannassy Pilly, I Lange, T Letessier, E Levy, M Lindhart, J McDevitt-Irwin, M Meekan, J Meeuwig, F Micheli, A Mogg, J Mortimer, D Mucciarone, M Nicoll, A Nuno, C Perry, S Preston, A Rattray, E Robinson, R Roche, M Schiele, E Sheehan, A Sheppard, C Sheppard, A Smith, B Soule, M Spalding, G Stevens, M Steyaert, S Stiffel, B Taylor, D Tickler, A Trevail, P Trueba, J Turner, S Votier, B Wilson, G Williams, B Williamson, M Williamson, H Wood, D Curnick

(2020), Vol. 167, Marine Biology, C1

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Local and regional scale habitat heterogeneity contribute to genetic adaptation in a commercially important marine mollusc (Haliotis rubra) from southeastern Australia

Adam Miller, Ary Hoffmann, Mun Tan, Mary Young, Collin Ahrens, Michael Cocomazzo, Alex Rattray, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Eric Treml, Craig Sherman

(2019), Vol. 28, pp. 3053-3072, Molecular ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Combining pixel and object based image analysis of ultra-high resolution multibeam bathymetry and backscatter for habitat mapping in shallow marine waters

D Ierodiaconou, A Schimel, D Kennedy, J Monk, G Gaylard, M Young, M Diesing, A Rattray

(2018), Vol. 39, pp. 271-288, Marine geophysical research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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Multiscale and hierarchical classification for benthic habitat mapping

P Porskamp, A Rattray, M Young, D Ierodiaconou

(2018), Vol. 8, Geosciences (Switzerland), C1

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Applications of unmanned aerial vehicles in intertidal reef monitoring

S Murfitt, B Allan, A Bellgrove, A Rattray, M Young, D Ierodiaconou

(2017), Vol. 7, Scientific Reports, England, C1

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Geographic distance, water circulation and environmental conditions shape the biodiversity of Mediterranean rocky coasts

A Rattray, M Andrello, V Asnaghi, S Bevilacqua, F Bulleri, E Cebrian, M Chiantore, J Claudet, S Deudero, J Evans, S Fraschetti, G Guarnieri, L Mangialajo, P Schembri, A Terlizzi, L Benedetti-Cecchi

(2016), Vol. 553, pp. 1-11, Marine Ecology Progress Series, C1

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The effects of an invasive seaweed on native communities vary along a gradient of land-based human impacts

F Bulleri, F Badalamenti, L Iveša, B Mikac, L Musco, A Jaklin, A Rattray, T Fernández, L Benedetti-Cecchi

(2016), Vol. 2016, PeerJ, United States, C1-1

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CoCoNet: Towards coast to coast networks of marine protected areas (From the shore to the high and deep sea), coupled with sea-based wind energy potential

F Boero, F Foglini, S Fraschetti, P Goriup, E Macpherson, S Planes, T Soukissian, B Adiloglu, G Cristens, C Delahaye, I Gregory, S Jacques, S Velkova, A Kontogianni, C Tourkolias, A Kollaras, D Damigos, M Skourtos, L Bianco, C Cesarini, S Aliani, L Angeletti, L Barbieri, R Beroldo, F Falcieri, V Grande, A Griffa, L Langone, P Lazzari, T Lobato, S Miserocchi, D Palamà, M Sclavo, C Solidoro, G Suaria, M Taviani, A Toncini, F Trincardi, M Vichi, A Chassanite, J Claudet, F Feral, L Marill, E Villa, C Taquet, E Boissin, L Mangialajo, L Bottin, V Paravicini, S Baksay, V Neglia, M Legoff, A Dinoi, R Sahyoun, I Bitetto, G Lembo, M Spedicato, G Aglieri, G Albano, O Albano, G Arena, V Asnaghi, G Bavestrello, G Belmonte, L Cecchi, S Bevilacqua, M Bo, E Boscari, F Bulleri, C Calculli, F Capezzuto, A Capone, R Carlucci, A Carluccio, R Casagrandi, R Vietti, M Chiantore, G Chimienti, L Ciardo, L Congiu, C Corselli, A Cutrona, G D'Onghia, M Bello, I Mura, F De Leo, G De Leo, D De Vito, M Di Bella, C Di Camillo, M Di Mauro, S Fai, G Farella, N Forin, M Gatto, A Ghermandi, E Giangrande, A Granata, C Gravili, G Guarnieri

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-95, SCIRES-IT, C1-1

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Predictive mapping of abalone fishing grounds using remotely-sensed LiDAR and commercial catch data

M Jalali, D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, H Gorfine, A Rattray

(2015), Vol. 169, pp. 26-36, Fisheries research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Exploring spatiotemporal trends in commercial fishing effort of an abalone fishing zone: a GIS-based hotspot model

M Jalali, D Ierodiaconou, H Gorfine, J Monk, A Rattray

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-20, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Wave exposure as a predictor of benthic habitat distribution on high energy temperate reefs

A Rattray, D Ierodiaconou, T Womersley

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 1-15, Frontiers in Marine Science, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Variation in the impact of non-native seaweeds along gradients of habitat degradation: a meta-analysis and an experimental test

L Tamburello, E Maggi, L Benedetti-Cecchi, G Bellistri, A Rattray, C Ravaglioli, L Rindi, J Roberts, F Bulleri

(2015), Vol. 124, pp. 1121-1131, Oikos, London, Eng., C1-1

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Quantification of spatial and thematic uncertainty in the application of underwater video for benthic habitat mapping

A Rattray, D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, L Laurenson, P Kennedy

(2014), Vol. 37, pp. 315-336, Marine geodesy, London, Eng., C1

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Habitat classification of temperate marine macroalgal communities using bathymetric LiDAR

R Zavalas, D Ierodiaconou, D Ryan, A Rattray, J Monk

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 2154-2175, Remote sensing, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Detecting patterns of change in benthic habitats by acoustic remote sensing

A Rattray, D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, V Versace, L Laurenson

(2013), Vol. 477, pp. 1-13, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1

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Are we predicting the actual or apparent distribution of temperate marine fishes?

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, E Harvey, A Rattray, V Versace

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-11, PloS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Aspects of the biology of Galaxias maculatus

L Laurenson, R French, P Jones, D Ierodiaconou, S Gray, V Versace, A Rattray, S Brown, J Monk

(2012), Vol. 81, pp. 1085-1100, Journal of fish biology, Oxford, England, C1

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Comparison of automated classification techniques for predicting benthic biological communities using hydroacoustics and video observations

D Ierodiaconou, J Monk, A Rattray, L Laurenson, V Versace

(2011), Vol. 31, pp. S28-S38, Continental Shelf Research, Oxford, England, C1

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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

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Hydro-acoustic remote sensing of benthic biological communities on the shallow South East Australian continental shelf

A Rattray, D Ierodiaconou, L Laurenson, S Burq, M Reston

(2009), Vol. 84, pp. 237-245, Estuarine coastal and shelf science, New York, N.Y., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Drone technologies for monitoring intertidal reefs and impacts at a sewage outfall site.

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Blake Allan, Dr Alex Rattray

Melb Water

  • 2018: $20,206

Marine biotope mapping for Victorian coastal waters.

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Mary Young, Dr Alex Rattray

Department of Environment Land Water and Planning

  • 2018: $89,600


Associate Supervisor

Peter Hendricus Johannes Porskamp

Thesis entitled: Benthic Habitat Mapping of Nearshore Temperate Environments through Remote Sensing

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