Damon Bolton

Associate Lecturer

My background research is in marine ecology, specifically, altered predation pressure in urban marine environments. My PhD focused on how biotic and abiotic factors can influence fish predation on sessile hard substrate assemblages. I have since joined A/Prof Jes Sammut and his aquaculture team, exploring the role aquaculture can play in sustainable livelihoods and food security. Other research with this team involves developing better feed formulations to increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of aquaculture. I am also involved with Operation Crayweed as a research associate, a large-scale ecological restoration project bringing Phyllospora comosa back to Sydney.

Teaching

 

  • GEOS3911 Environmental Impact Assessment (Course Convenor)
  • GEOS3921 Coastal Resource Management (Course Convenor)
  • MSCI2001 Introductory Marine Science (Guest Lecturer/Demonstrator)
  • BIOS6692 Advanced Underwater Field Ecology (Demonstrator)

 

Publications

Journal articles
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Bolton DK; Clark GF; Johnston EL, 2019, 'Novel in situ predator exclusion method reveals the relative effects of macro and mesopredators on sessile invertebrates in the field', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 513, pp. 13 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2019.02.002
2019
Bolton DK; Johnston EL; Coleman MA; Clark GF, 2018, 'Caught between a rock and a hard place: Fish predation interacts with crevice width and orientation to explain sessile assemblage structure', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 140, pp. 31 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.03.001
2018
Bolton D; Mayer-Pinto M; Clark GF; Dafforn KA; Brassil WA; Becker A; Johnston EL, 2017, 'Coastal urban lighting has ecological consequences for multiple trophic levels under the sea', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 576, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.037
2017