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Dr. Ron Thresher

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Marine Ecologist

Phone: +61 *********
Local Address: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
CSIRO
PO Box 1139 (150 Oxford Street)
Collingwood, Victoria 3066
Australia

Company Description: CSIRO (http://www.csiro.au) is Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. As one of the world's largest and most diverse scientific...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Project Leader
    CSIRO
  • Foundation Head
    CSIRO
  • Researcher
    Industrial Research Organization
  • Fisheries Biologist
    Industrial Research Organization

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D. , fish behavior and ecology
    University of Miami
69 Total References
Web References
CSIRO - Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation
ftp.marine.csiro.au, 5 Jan 2014 [cached]
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Ocean warming detrimental to inshore fish species - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies - University of Tasmania, Australia
www.imas.utas.edu.au, 19 April 2011 [cached]
"Generally, cold-blooded animals respond to warming conditions by increasing growth rates as temperatures rise," said CSIRO marine ecologist Dr Ron Thresher, a co-author of the study with colleagues from the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. "But theory and laboratory studies show that this has a limit. As temperatures get too high, we begin to see increased signs of stress, possibly eventually leading to death. We are looking at whether climate change is beginning to push fish past their physiological limits. "By examining growth across a range that species inhabit, we found evidence of both slowing growth and increased physiological stress as higher temperatures impose a higher metabolic cost on fish at the warm edge of the range," Dr Thresher said. "In this case, off northern New Zealand, ocean warming has pushed the banded morwong - which inhabits temperate reefs in waters 10-50m deep - past the point where increasing temperatures are beneficial to growth." Dr Thresher said climate change can affect species directly by influencing how their bodies function, their growth and behaviour and indirectly through environmental effects on ecosystems.
CSIRO - Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation
www.cmar.csiro.au, 15 Feb 2011 [cached]
Lead Ron Thresher Management implications of climate change effects on fisheries in Western Australia.
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Project leader: Ron Thresher (CSIRO)
CSIRO - Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation
ftp.marine.csiro.au, 25 Mar 2010 [cached]
Ron Thresher | profile CSIRO - Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation
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Profile : Ron Thresher Research Scientist
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Ron is a marine ecologist with diverse interests, ranging from effects of climate on recruitment variability of inshore fish and crustaceans and management of invasive species to use of deep-sea corals as indicators of paleo-climate and oceanography. He got his Ph.D. in fish behavior and ecology at the University of Miami, and did post-doctoral work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Sydney. He joined the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in 1983. He was the foundation head of the CSIRO Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests (CRIMP) and since 1997, he has lead a project aimed at developing genetic technologies for controlling introduced pest species (with a particular emphasis on carp). He has had a long interest in the use of the chemical composition of otoliths ("ear stones") in fish as possible markers of their movements and ecology, and recently broadened that interest to include analysis of the similar composition of deep-sea corals as indicators of long-term changes in ocean conditions and its implications for both understanding climate variability, the biodiversity and ecology of marine organisms and the viability of deep-sea reef communities.
Commonwealth Scientific and ...
www.azstarnet.com, 7 May 2007 [cached]
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization researcher Ron Thresher said this trend could have huge implications for the long-term sustainability of the marine ecosystem."Eventually (marine life) will reach a point where they can't cope," Thresher said.
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