Hayden Schilling

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Conjoint Associate Lecturer at UNSW Sydney. My research interests include fish biology and coastal ecology and statistics, particularly focused on species which are targeted by fishers.

Working with the NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries, I am primarily interested in the drivers of fisheries production in eastern Australia. I investigate oceanic drivers including transport mechanisms and relate them to fisheries catch. I am also involved in projects looking at elemental concentrations of Lepas barnacles, ecology of artificial reefs and otolith shape analysis.

I conducted my PhD on tailor (Pomatomus saltatrix) in eastern Australia supervised by both UNSW and NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries. This species is a popular fish for both commercial and recreational fishers. My project was done in response to anecdotal declines in tailor. Working closely with NSW and QLD Fisheries, my research studied the ecology of tailor in eastern Australia and provided the ecological understanding for a successful management plan to ensure there are fish to catch and eat in the future. The four key aspects of my work were diet, reproduction, growth and juvenile habitat use.

Journal articles
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Hinchliffe C; Smith JA; Everett JD; Falster DS; Lara-Lopez A; Miskiewicz AG; Richardson AJ; Schilling HT; Suthers IM, 2021, 'Modelling the distribution of larval fish in a western boundary current using a multi-voyage database', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, vol. 31, pp. 399 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11160-021-09647-x
2021
Khan S; Schilling HT; Khan MA; Patel DK; Maslen B; Miyan K, 2021, 'Stock delineation of striped snakehead, Channa striata using multivariate generalised linear models with otolith shape and chemistry data', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87143-9
2021
Pittman SJ; Yates KL; Bouchet PJ; Alvarez-Berastegui D; Andrefouet S; Bell SS; Berkstrom C; Bostrom C; Brown CJ; Connolly RM; Devillers R; Eggleston D; Gilby BL; Gullstrom M; Halpern BS; Hidalgo M; Holstein D; Hovel K; Huettmann F; Jackson EL; James WR; Kellner JB; Kot CY; Lecours V; Lepczyk C; Nagelkerken I; Nelson J; Olds AD; Santos RO; Scales KL; Schneider DC; Schilling HT; Simenstad C; Suthers IM; Treml EA; Wedding LM; Yates P; Young M, 2021, 'Seascape ecology: identifying research priorities for an emerging ocean sustainability science', MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, vol. 663, pp. 1 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13661
2021
Puckeridge AC; Becker A; Taylor MD; Lowry MB; McLeod J; Schilling HT; Suthers IM, 2021, 'Foraging behaviour and movements of an ambush predator reveal benthopelagic coupling on artificial reefs', MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, vol. 666, pp. 171 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13691
2021
Schilling HT; Hinchliffe C; Gillson JP; Miskiewicz AG; Suthers IM, 2021, 'Coastal winds and larval fish abundance indicate a recruitment mechanism for southeast Australian estuarine fisheries', Fisheries Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12561
2021
Suthers IM; Reid DD; Moksness E; Schilling HT, 2021, 'Novel fisheries investigations by Harald Dannevig: Some parallels with Johan Hjort on the other side of the world', ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol. 78, pp. 755 - 764, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsaa001
2021
Mesaglio TP; Schilling HT; Adler L; Ahyong ST; Maslen B; Suthers IM, 2021, 'The ecology of Lepas-based biofouling communities on moored and drifting objects, with applications for marine forensic science', Marine Biology, vol. 168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-021-03822-1
2021
Schilling HT; Everett JD; Smith JA; Stewart J; Hughes JM; Roughan M; Kerry C; Suthers IM, 2020, 'Multiple spawning events promote increased larval dispersal of a predatory fish in a western boundary current', Fisheries Oceanography, vol. 29, pp. 309 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12473
2020
Folpp HR; Schilling HT; Clark GF; Lowry MB; Maslen B; Gregson M; Suthers IM, 2020, 'Artificial reefs increase fish abundance in habitat-limited estuaries', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 57, pp. 1752 - 1761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13666
2020
Miranda T; Smith JA; Suthers IM; Mazumder D; Cruz DO; Schilling HT; Searle K; Vergés A; Secor D, 2019, 'Convictfish on the move: Variation in growth and trophic niche space along a latitudinal gradient', ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol. 76, pp. 2404 - 2412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsz098
2019
Schilling HT; Smith JA; Stewart J; Everett JD; Hughes JM; Suthers IM, 2019, 'Reduced exploitation is associated with an altered sex ratio and larger length at maturity in southwest Pacific (east Australian) Pomatomus saltatrix', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 147, pp. 72 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.02.012
2019
Lawson CL; Suthers IM; Smith JA; Schilling HT; Stewart J; Hughes JM; Brodie S, 2018, 'The influence of ontogenetic diet variation on consumption rate estimates: A marine example', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28479-7
2018
Schilling HT; Reis-Santos P; Hughes JM; Smith JA; Everett JD; Stewart J; Gillanders BM; Suthers IM, 2018, 'Evaluating estuarine nursery use and life history patterns of Pomatomus saltatrix in eastern Australia', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 598, pp. 187 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps12495
2018
Brodie S; Litherland L; Stewart J; Schilling HT; Pepperell JG; Suthers IM, 2018, 'Citizen science records describe the distribution and migratory behaviour of a piscivorous predator, Pomatomus saltatrix', ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol. 75, pp. 1573 - 1582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy057
2018
Schilling HT; Hughes JM; Smith JA; Everett JD; Stewart J; Suthers IM, 2017, 'Latitudinal and ontogenetic variation in the diet of a pelagic mesopredator (Pomatomus saltatrix), assessed with a classification tree analysis', Marine Biology, vol. 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3105-1
2017
Schilling HT; Hinchliffe C; Gillson JP; Miskiewicz A; Suthers IM, 'Coastal winds and larval fish abundance indicate a recruitment mechanism for southeast Australian estuarine fisheries', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.06.24.170068
Teaching

Guest lecturer in:

  • MSCI2001 Introductory Marine Science
  • BIOS3081 Estuarine to Ocean Ecosystems
  • MSCI6681 Topics in Australian Marine Science