Dr Andrew Tobin
Senior Research Fellow
BSc University of Queensland
PhD, James Cook University
Visit: Room DB034-142, Townsville campus
Call: (+61) 7 4781 5113
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Population biology of finfish and sharks
Ecological assessments of fisheries
Conservation biology of sharks and rays
Climate change impacts on fisheries
Habitat use of sharks and rays
Fisheries of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
My research has focused on the finfish and more recently sharks, and has included studies of life history, ecological and fisheries assessment, population dynamics, habitat use, conservation biology, climate variability impacts, and more.This research has occurred mostly within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, but also south-east Queensland, the Torres Strait, and Gulf of Carpentaria.
Ecological risk assessment of finfish and shark fisheries within the GBRWHA
Sustainability of Queensland’s east coast finfish and shark populations
Changing environment effects on fisheries production
Biology and ecology of inshore finfish and sharks
1998 – 2003. Senior Research Scientist, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
2004 – 2008. Commercial line, net and pot fisher within the GBRWHA.
2008 – current. Senior Research Fellow, Fishing and Fisheries Team, School of Earth and Environmental Science, James Cook University
Tobin, A.J., Sheaves, M.J., Molony, B.W. and Tobin, R.C. (in press). Potential ecological drivers and management implications of spatially variant growth of the tropical sparid Acanthopagrus berda. Fisheries Management and Ecology.
Ballagh, A.C., Begg, G.A., Mapleston, A and Tobin, A. (2006). Growth trends of Queensland east coast Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) from otolith back-calculations. Marine and Freshwater Research 57(4), 338-348.
Tobin, A.J., Mapleston A. 2004. Exploitation dynamics and biological characteristics of the Queensland east coast Spanish mackerel fishery. Fisheries Research and Development Corporation, Final Report 2001/019.
Mapstone, B.D., Tobin, A., Jones, A., Begg, G.A. 2003. A review of reef line fishing in the eastern Torres Strait. CRC Reef Research Centre, Townsville, 27pp.
Ley, J.A., Halliday, I.A. and Tobin, A.J. (2002). Ecosystem effects of fishing closures in mangrove estuaries of tropical Australia. Marine Ecology Progess Series 245, 223-238.
Ley, J.A., Halliday, I.A., Tobin, A.J., Garrett, R.N. and Gribble, N.A. (2002). How do Fishing Closures Influence Fish Biodiversity? - a Case Study. 2002 World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas.
Halliday, I., Ley, J., Tobin, A., Garrett, R., Gribble, N. and Mayer D. (2001). Effects of net fishing: addressing biodiversity and bycatch issues in Queensland inshore waters. FRDC Final Report 97/206.
Tobin, A. J. (2000) Review of Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus commerson in Queensland waters: life history and biology, historical catch and effort, and recent trends. A report to the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, 62pp.
Sheaves, M. J., Molony, B. W. & Tobin, A. J. (1999). Spawning migrations and local movements of a tropical sparid fish. Marine Biology 133, 123-128.
Tobin, A. J., Sheaves, M. J. & Molony, B. W. (1997). Evidence of protandrous hermaphroditism in the tropical sparid Acanthopagrus berda. Journal of Fish Biology 50, 22-33.