James Smith

I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Fisheries and Marine Envrionmental Research Laboratory, in the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, and School of Biological, Earth and Envrionmental Sciences. My research involves many aspects of marine ecology, including modelling the abundance, movements, and trophic ecology of marine fishes. A focus my post-doc research has been to understand the energetic contribution of designed artificial reefs to marine fisheries. I'm also involved in research on fish stocking, bioenergetcis, stable isotopes, and larval fish monitoring.

Publications

Journal articles
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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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12473
2020
Cruz DO; Kingsford RT; Suthers IM; Rayner TS; Smith JA; Arthington AH, 2020, 'Connectivity but not recruitment: Response of the fish community to a large-scale flood on a heavily regulated floodplain', Ecohydrology, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.2194
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
Gorta SBZ; Smith JA; Everett JD; Kingsford RT; Cornwell WK; Suthers IM; Epstein H; McGovern R; McLachlan G; Roderick M; Smith L; Williams D; Callaghan CT, 2019, 'Pelagic citizen science data reveal declines of seabirds off south-eastern Australia', Biological Conservation, vol. 235, pp. 226 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.007
2019
Smith JA; Eyre BD; Rosentreter JA; Taylor MD, 2019, 'Modelling estuarine stocking density for crustaceans using net ecosystem metabolism', Bulletin of Marine Science, vol. 95, pp. 217 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.5343/bms.2018.0047
2019
Dawson G; Suthers IM; Brodie S; Smith JA, 2019, 'The bioenergetics of a coastal forage fish: Importance of empirical values for ecosystem models', Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104700
2019
Becker A; Smith JA; Taylor MD; McLeod J; Lowry MB, 2019, 'Distribution of pelagic and epi-benthic fish around a multi-module artificial reef-field: Close module spacing supports a connected assemblage', Fisheries Research, vol. 209, pp. 75 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.09.020
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
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
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
Payne NL; Meyer CG; Smith JA; Houghton JDR; Barnett A; Holmes BJ; Nakamura I; Papastamatiou YP; Royer MA; Coffey DM; Anderson JM; Hutchinson MR; Sato K; Halsey LG, 2018, 'Combining abundance and performance data reveals how temperature regulates coastal occurrences and activity of a roaming apex predator', Global Change Biology, vol. 24, pp. 1884 - 1893, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14088
2018
Heery EC; Dafforn KA; Smith JA; Ushiama S; Mayer-Pinto M, 2018, 'Not all artificial structures are created equal: Pilings linked to greater ecological and environmental change in sediment communities than seawalls', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 142, pp. 286 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.08.012
2018
Halstead JE; Smith JA; Carter EA; Lay PA; Johnston EL, 2018, 'Assessment tools for microplastics and natural fibres ingested by fish in an urbanised estuary', Environmental Pollution, vol. 234, pp. 552 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.11.085
2018
Reeds KA; Smith JA; Suthers IM; Johnston EL, 2018, 'An ecological halo surrounding a large offshore artificial reef: Sediments, infauna, and fish foraging', Marine Environmental Research, vol. 141, pp. 30 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.07.011
2018
Smith JA; Miskiewicz AG; Beckley LE; Everett JD; Garcia V; Gray CA; Holliday D; Jordan AR; Keane J; Lara-Lopez A; Leis JM; Matis PA; Muhling BA; Neira FJ; Richardson AJ; Smith KA; Swadling KM; Syahailatua A; Taylor MD; van Ruth PD; Ward TM; Suthers IM, 2018, 'Data descriptor: A database of marine larval fish assemblages in australian temperate and subtropical waters', Scientific Data, vol. 5, pp. 180207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.207
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
Brodie S; Hobday AJ; Smith JA; Spillman CM; Hartog JR; Everett JD; Taylor MD; Gray CA; Suthers IM, 2017, 'Seasonal forecasting of dolphinfish distribution in eastern Australia to aid recreational fishers and managers', Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 140, pp. 222 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.03.004
2017
Truong L; Suthers IM; Cruz DO; Smith JA, 2017, 'Plankton supports the majority of fish biomass on temperate rocky reefs', Marine Biology, vol. 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3101-5
2017
Payne NL; Smith JA, 2017, 'An alternative explanation for global trends in thermal tolerance', Ecology Letters, vol. 20, pp. 70 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.12707
2017
Everett JD; Baird ME; Buchanan P; Bulman C; Davies C; Downie R; Griffiths C; Heneghan R; Kloser RJ; Laiolo L; Lara-Lopez A; Lozano-Montes H; Matear RJ; McEnnulty F; Robson B; Rochester W; Skerratt J; Smith JA; Strzelecki J; Suthers IM; Swadling KM; van Ruth P; Richardson AJ, 2017, 'Modeling what we sample and sampling what we model: Challenges for zooplankton model assessment', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00077
2017
Keller K; Steffe AS; Lowry MB; Murphy JJ; Smith JA; Suthers IM, 2017, 'Estimating the recreational harvest of fish from a nearshore designed artificial reef using a pragmatic approach', Fisheries Research, vol. 187, pp. 158 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2016.11.022
2017
Smith JA; Cornwell WK; Lowry MB; Suthers IM, 2017, 'Modelling the distribution of fish around an artificial reef', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 68, pp. 1955 - 1964, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF16019
2017
Everett JD; van Sebille E; Taylor MD; Suthers IM; Setio C; Cetina-Heredia P; Smith JA, 2017, 'Dispersal of Eastern King Prawn larvae in a western boundary current: New insights from particle tracking', Fisheries Oceanography, vol. 26, pp. 513 - 525, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12213
2017
Keller K; Smith JA; Lowry MB; Taylor MD; Suthers IM, 2017, 'Multispecies presence and connectivity around a designed artificial reef', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 68, pp. 1489 - 1500, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF16127
2017
Becker A; Holland M; Smith JA; Suthers IM, 2016, 'Fish Movement Through an Estuary Mouth Is Related to Tidal Flow', Estuaries and Coasts, vol. 39, pp. 1199 - 1207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-015-0043-3
2016
Brodie S; Taylor MD; Smith JA; Suthers IM; Gray CA; Payne NL, 2016, 'Improving consumption rate estimates by incorporating wild activity into a bioenergetics model', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 6, pp. 2262 - 2274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2027
2016
Payne NL; Smith JA; van der Meulen DE; Taylor MD; Watanabe YY; Takahashi A; Marzullo TA; Gray CA; Cadiou G; Suthers IM, 2016, 'Temperature dependence of fish performance in the wild: Links with species biogeography and physiological thermal tolerance', Functional Ecology, vol. 30, pp. 903 - 912, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12618
2016
Taylor MD; Smith JA; Boys CA; Whitney H, 2016, 'A rapid approach to evaluate putative nursery sites for penaeid prawns', Journal of Sea Research, vol. 114, pp. 26 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2016.05.004
2016
Parsons DF; Suthers IM; Cruz DO; Smith JA, 2016, 'Effects of habitat on fish abundance and species composition on temperate rocky reefs', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 561, pp. 155 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11927
2016
Smith JA; Lowry MB; Champion C; Suthers IM, 2016, 'A designed artificial reef is among the most productive marine fish habitats: new metrics to address ‘production versus attraction’', Marine Biology, vol. 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-2967-y
2016
Ushiama S; Smith JA; Suthers IM; Lowry M; Johnston EL, 2016, 'The effects of substratum material and surface orientation on the developing epibenthic community on a designed artificial reef', Biofouling, vol. 32, pp. 1049 - 1060, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2016.1224860
2016
Smith JA; Lowry MB; Suthers IM, 2015, 'Fish attraction to artificial reefs not always harmful: A simulation study', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 5, pp. 4590 - 4602, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1730
2015
Brodie S; Hobday AJ; Smith JA; Everett JD; Taylor MD; Gray CA; Suthers IM, 2015, 'Modelling the oceanic habitats of two pelagic species using recreational fisheries data', Fisheries Oceanography, vol. 24, pp. 463 - 477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fog.12122
2015
Scott ME; Smith JA; Lowry MB; Taylor MD; Suthers IM, 2015, 'The influence of an offshore artificial reef on the abundance of fish in the surrounding pelagic environment', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 66, pp. 429 - 437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF14064
2015
Champion C; Suthers IM; Smith JA, 2015, 'Zooplanktivory is a key process for fish production on a coastal artificial reef', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 541, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11529
2015
Henschke N; Everett JD; Suthers IM; Smith JA; Hunt BPV; Doblin MA; Taylor MD, 2015, 'Zooplankton trophic niches respond to different water types of the western Tasman Sea: A stable isotope analysis', Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 104, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2015.06.010
2015
Smith JA; Taylor MD, 2014, 'A peaked logistic-based selection curve', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, vol. 71, pp. 351 - 355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0401
2014
Henschke N; Smith JA; Everett JD; Suthers IM, 2014, 'Population drivers of a Thalia democratica swarm: Insights from population modelling', Journal of Plankton Research, vol. 37, pp. 1074 - 1087, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbv024
2014
Gannon R; Taylor MD; Suthers IM; Gray CA; Van Der Meulen DE; Smith JA; Payne NL, 2014, 'Thermal limitation of performance and biogeography in a free-ranging ectotherm: Insights from accelerometry', Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 217, pp. 3033 - 3037, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.104455
2014
Smith JV; Baumgartner LJ; Suthers IM; Fielder SL; Fielder D; Taylor MD, 2013, 'Density-dependent energy use contributes to the self-thinning relationship of cohorts', American Naturalist, vol. 181, pp. 331 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/669146
2013
Smith JV; Mazum D; Suthers IM; Taylor MD, 2013, 'To fit of not to fit: Evaluating stable isotope mixing models using simulated polygons', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 4, pp. 612 - 618, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12048
2013
Smith J; Baumgartner L; Suthers IM; Ives M; Taylor MD, 2012, 'Estimating the stocking potential of fish in impoundments by modelling supply and steady-state demand', Freshwater Biology, vol. 57, pp. 1482 - 1499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02801.x
2012
Smith JV; Baumgartner L; Suthers IM; Taylor MD, 2011, 'Generalist niche, specialist strategy: the diet of an Australian Percichthyid', Journal of Fish Biology, vol. 78, pp. 1183 - 1199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02926.x
2011
Smith JA; Baumgartner LJ; Suthers IM; Taylor MD, 2011, 'Distribution and movement of a stocked freshwater fish: Implications of a variable habitat volume for stocking programs', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 62, pp. 1342 - 1353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF11120
2011