Ana Bugnot

Adjunct Associate Lecturer

Ana studies the ecological impacts of human pressures on urbanised environments (coastal hardening, introduction of invasive species, climate change, pollution) and assess tools and strategies to mitigate them. Her research aims to inform the design of monitoring and rehabilitation strategies that can be directly applied by managers and industry to conserve and enhance ecological biodiversity and functioning of coastal areas.

Ana completed her Ph.D. in 2014 at the University of Sydney investigating the ecological impacts of invasive species in urban estuaries. Skills in impact assessment, quantitative ecology and advanced statistics developed during this time led to her position as a Research Fellow at the Applied Marine and Estuarine Ecology Group in the University of New South Wales, where she investigates anthropogenic impacts from medium to large scales and mitigation strategies through the design of blue engineering techniques. The highly-applied focus of these projects awaken her interest in producing information that can directly inform the management of human impacts in marine habitats. Through environmental surveys (in situ, remote sensing), experiments (field and laboratory) and meta-analyses, she is unraveling the nature and magnitude of these impacts and working with industry and environmental managers to develop solutions.

Ana has good record of attracting research funding and publishing in ISI journals. She has made major contributions to the marine ecological community in New South Wales. She has been a Doctoral Fellow and collaborator at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (since 2010), a councilor for the Australian Marine Science Association (since 2011) and has taught on the CSIRO Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program (since 2016).

Publications

Journal articles
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Filippini G; Bugnot AB; Johnston EL; Ruszczyk J; Potts J; Scanes P; Ferguson A; Ostrowski M; Varkey D; Dafforn KA, 2019, 'Sediment bacterial communities associated with environmental factors in Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLs)', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 693, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.268
2019
Ushiama S; Mayer-Pinto M; Bugnot AB; Johnston EL; Dafforn KA, 2019, 'Eco-engineering increases habitat availability and utilisation of seawalls by fish', Ecological Engineering, vol. 138, pp. 403 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.07.022
2019
Bugnot AB; Hose GC; Walsh CJ; Floerl O; French K; Dafforn KA; Hanford J; Lowe EC; Hahs AK, 2019, 'Urban impacts across realms: Making the case for inter-realm monitoring and management', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 648, pp. 711 - 719, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.134
2019
Bugnot AB; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Schaefer N; Dafforn KA, 2018, 'Learning from nature to enhance Blue engineering of marine infrastructure', Ecological Engineering, vol. 120, pp. 611 - 621, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.03.012
2018
Strain EMA; Olabarria C; Mayer-Pinto M; Cumbo V; Morris RL; Bugnot AB; Dafforn KA; Heery E; Firth LB; Brooks PR; Bishop MJ, 2018, 'Eco-engineering urban infrastructure for marine and coastal biodiversity: Which interventions have the greatest ecological benefit?', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 55, pp. 426 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12961
2018
Bugnot AB; Lyons MB; Scanes P; Clark GF; Fyfe SK; Lewis A; Johnston EL, 2018, 'A novel framework for the use of remote sensing for monitoring catchments at continental scales', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 217, pp. 939 - 950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.03.058
2018
Mayer-Pinto M; Dafforn KA; Bugnot AB; Glasby TM; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Artificial structures alter kelp functioning across an urbanised estuary', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 139, pp. 136 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.05.004
2018
Mayer-Pinto M; Cole VJ; Johnston EL; Bugnot A; Hurst H; Airoldi L; Glasby TM; Dafforn KA, 2018, 'Functional and structural responses to marine urbanisation', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aa98a5
2018
Heery EC; Bishop MJ; Critchley LP; Bugnot AB; Airoldi L; Mayer-Pinto M; Sheehan EV; Coleman RA; Loke LHL; Johnston EL; Komyakova V; Morris RL; Strain EMA; Naylor LA; Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Identifying the consequences of ocean sprawl for sedimentary habitats', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 492, pp. 31 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2017.01.020
2017
Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Bugnot AB; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Mitchell A; Dafforn KA, 2017, 'Building ‘blue’: An eco-engineering framework for foreshore developments', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 189, pp. 109 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.12.039
2017
Bugnot AB; Coleman RA; Figueira WF; Marzinelli EM, 2016, 'Effects of the receiving assemblage and disturbance on the colonisation of an invasive species', Marine Biology, vol. 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-2929-4
2016
Palomo MG; Bagur M; Quiroga M; Soria S; Bugnot A, 2016, 'Ecological impacts of two non-indigenous macroalgae on an urban rocky intertidal shore', Marine Biology, vol. 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-2951-6
2016
Bugnot AB; Coleman RA; Figueira WF; Marzinelli EM, 2015, 'Community-level impacts of the invasive isopod Cirolana harfordi', Biological Invasions, vol. 17, pp. 1149 - 1161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-014-0785-z
2015
Bugnot AB; Coleman RA; Figueira WF; Marzinelli EM, 2014, 'Patterns of the non-indigenous isopod Cirolana harfordi in Sydney Harbour', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0086765
2014
Bugnot AB; López Greco LS, 2009, 'Sperm production in the red claw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (Decapoda, Parastacidae)', Aquaculture, vol. 295, pp. 292 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2009.07.021
2009
Bugnot AB; López Greco LS, 2009, 'Structural alterations in the male reproductive system of the freshwater crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus (Decapoda, Parastacidae)', Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, vol. 102, pp. 160 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2009.08.004
2009