Jason Everett

Dr Jason Everett is a biological oceanographer, with an interest in how oceanographic processes structure pelagic ecosystems (planktonic and fisheries) at regional and global scales. His work reveals how zooplankton processes regulate fisheries production, carbon export, and improve our ability to model and manage marine ecosystems.

Jason splits his time between the University of New South Wales and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. Jason completed his PhD in 2008, before working for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. He is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre at UNSW with Professors Iain Suthers and Tracey Rogers. He is the convenor of Zooplankton Ocean Observations and Modelling Task Team with the Integrated Marine Observing System (www.IMOS.org.au) serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN). He regularly collaborates with researchers from the University of Tasmania, the University of Queensland, the University of Technology, Sydney, the CSIRO, and the University of British Columbia, Canada.

His research has a number of key themes:

  1. Biological Oceanography: Understanding how oceanographic processes such as ocean currents, eddies (cyclones of the sea) and upwelling events drive changes in the biomass and species distribution of plankton, fish and marine mamalls.

  2. Size-Structure: Quantifying how the size-distribution of marine communities influences trophic structure, energy transfer-efficiency and predator-prey dynamics. 

  3. Fisheries: Developing size-based global ecosystem models to produce more robust estimates of future fish biomass and carbon export.

Jason loves getting out to sea on Australia's Marine National Facility (www.mnf.csiro.au), the RV Investigator, but these days you can usually find him in the lab writing software to analyse the large datasets coming in from a variety of sources including satellites, marine observing systems, fisheries or ecosystem models.

 

 

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
Kwong LE; Henschke N; Pakhomov EA; Everett JD; Suthers IM, 2020, 'Mesozooplankton and Micronekton Active Carbon Transport in Contrasting Eddies', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00825
2020
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
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
Ryan LA; Lynch SK; Harcourt R; Slip DJ; Peddemors V; Everett JD; Harrison LM; Hart NS, 2019, 'Environmental predictive models for shark attacks in Australian waters', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 631, pp. 165 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps13138
2019
Henschke N; Pakhomov EA; Kwong LE; Everett JD; Laiolo L; Coghlan AR; Suthers IM, 2019, 'Large Vertical Migrations of Pyrosoma atlanticum Play an Important Role in Active Carbon Transport', Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 124, pp. 1056 - 1070, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018JG004918
2019
Lathlean JA; Trassierra JA; Everett JD; McQuaid CD, 2019, 'Testing the intermittent upwelling hypothesis: Intercontinental comparisons of barnacle recruitment between South Africa and Australia', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 224, pp. 197 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.04.040
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
Davies CH; Ajani P; Armbrecht L; Atkins N; Baird ME; Beard J; Bonham P; Burford M; Clementson L; Coad P; Crawford C; Dela-Cruz J; Doblin MA; Edgar S; Eriksen R; Everett JD; Furnas M; Harrison DP; Hassler C; Henschke N; Hoenner X; Ingleton T; Jameson I; Keesing J; Leterme SC; James McLaughlin M; Miller M; Moffatt D; Moss A; Nayar S; Patten NL; Patten R; Pausina SA; Proctor R; Raes E; Robb M; Rothlisberg P; Saeck EA; Scanes P; Suthers IM; Swadling KM; Talbot S; Thompson P; Thomson PG; Uribe-Palomino J; Van Ruth P; Waite AM; Wright S; Richardson AJ, 2018, 'A database of chlorophyll a in Australian waters', Scientific Data, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.18
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
Melbourne-Thomas J; Constable AJ; Fulton EA; Corney SP; Trebilco R; Hobday AJ; Blanchard JL; Boschetti F; Bustamante RH; Cropp R; Everett JD; Fleming A; Galton-Fenzi B; Goldsworthy SD; Lenton A; Lara-Lopez A; Little R; Marzloff MP; Matear R; Mongin M; Plagányi E; Proctor R; Risbey JS; Robson BJ; Smith DC; Sumner MD; Ingrid Van Putten E, 2017, 'Integrated modelling to support decision-making for marine social-ecological systems in Australia', ICES Journal of Marine Science, vol. 74, pp. 2298 - 2308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsx078
2017
Robinson CM; Cherukuru N; Hardman-Mountford NJ; Everett JD; McLaughlin MJ; Davies KP; Van Dongen-Vogels V; Ralph PJ; Doblin MA, 2017, 'Phytoplankton absorption predicts patterns in primary productivity in Australian coastal shelf waters', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 192, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.04.012
2017
Blanchard JL; Heneghan RF; Everett JD; Trebilco R; Richardson AJ, 2017, 'From Bacteria to Whales: Using Functional Size Spectra to Model Marine Ecosystems', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 32, pp. 174 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.003
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
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
Schaeffer A; Roughan M; Austin T; Everett JD; Griffin D; Hollings B; King E; Mantovanelli A; Milburn S; Pasquer B; Pattiaratchi C; Robertson R; Stanley D; Suthers I; White D, 2016, 'Mean hydrography on the continental shelf from 26 repeat glider deployments along Southeastern Australia', Scientific Data, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.70
2016
Henschke N; Everett JD; Richardson AJ; Suthers IM, 2016, 'Rethinking the Role of Salps in the Ocean', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 31, pp. 720 - 733, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.06.007
2016
Carroll G; Everett JD; Harcourt R; Slip D; Jonsen I, 2016, 'High sea surface temperatures driven by a strengthening current reduce foraging success by penguins', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep22236
2016
Heneghan RF; Everett JD; Blanchard JL; Richardson AJ, 2016, 'Zooplankton are not fish: Improving zooplankton realism in size-spectrum models mediates energy transfer in food webs', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00201
2016
Doblin MA; Petrou K; Sinutok S; Seymour JR; Messer LF; Brown MV; Norman L; Everett JD; McInnes AS; Ralph PJ; Thompson PA; Hassler CS, 2016, 'Nutrient uplift in a cyclonic eddy increases diversity, primary productivity and iron demand of microbial communities relative to a western boundary current', PeerJ, vol. 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1973
2016
Henschke N; Everett JD; Suthers IM, 2016, 'An observation of two oceanic salp swarms in the Tasman Sea: Thetys vagina and Cyclosalpa affinis', Marine Biodiversity Records, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41200-016-0023-8
2016
Wallis JR; Swadling KM; Everett JD; Suthers IM; Jones HJ; Buchanan PJ; Crawford CM; James LC; Johnson R; Meiners KM; Virtue P; Westwood K; Kawaguchi S, 2016, 'Zooplankton abundance and biomass size spectra in the East Antarctic sea-ice zone during the winter–spring transition', Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 131, pp. 170 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.10.002
2016
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
Everett JD; MacDonald H; Baird ME; Humphries J; Roughan M; Suthers IM, 2015, 'Cyclonic entrainment of preconditioned shelf waters into a frontal eddy', Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, vol. 120, pp. 677 - 691, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014JC010301
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
Everett JD; Doblin MA, 2015, 'Characterising primary productivity measurements across a dynamic western boundary current region', Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, vol. 100, pp. 105 - 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2015.02.010
2015
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
Everett JD; Baird ME; Roughan M; Suthers IM; Doblin MA, 2014, 'Relative impact of seasonal and oceanographic drivers on surface chlorophyll a along a Western Boundary Current', Progress in Oceanography, vol. 120, pp. 340 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.10.016
2014
Henschke N; Everett JD; Doblin MA; Pitt KA; Richardson AJ; Suthers IM, 2014, 'Demography and interannual variability of salp swarms (Thalia democratica)', Marine Biology, vol. 161, pp. 149 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-013-2325-2
2014
Henschke N; Bowden DA; Everett JD; Holmes SP; Kloser RJ; Lee RW; Suthers IM, 2013, 'Salp-falls in the Tasman Sea: A major food input to deep-sea benthos', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 491, pp. 165 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps10450
2013
Everett JD; Baird ME; Oke PR; Suthers IM, 2012, 'An avenue of eddies: Quantifying the biophysical properties of mesoscale eddies in the Tasman Sea', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 39, pp. Article number: L16608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012GL053091
2012
Hassler C; Djajadikarta JR; Doblin MD; Everett JD; Thompson PA, 2011, 'Characterisation of water masses and phytoplankton nutrient limitation in the East Australian Current separation zone during spring 2008', Deep - Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 58, pp. 664 - 677, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.06.008
2011
Everett JD; Baird M; Suthers IM, 2011, 'Three-dimensional structure of a swarm of the salp Thalia democratica within a cold-core eddy off southeast Australia', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 116, pp. C12046 - C12046, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011JC007310
2011
Baird M; Everett JD; Suthers IM, 2011, 'Analysis of southeast Australian zooplankton observations of 1938-42 using synoptic oceanographic conditions', Deep - Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 58, pp. 699 - 711, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.06.002
2011
Henschke N; Everett JD; Baird M; Taylor MD; Suthers IM, 2011, 'Distribution of life-history stages of the salp Thalia democratica in shelf waters during a spring bloom', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 430, pp. 49 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps09090
2011
Baird M; Suthers IM; Griffin D; Hollings B; Pattiaratchi C; Everett JD; Roughan M; Oubelkheir K; Doblin MD, 2011, 'The effect of surface flooding on the physical-biogeochemical dynamics of a warm-core eddy off southeast Australia', Deep - Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 58, pp. 592 - 605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.002
2011
Suthers IM; Young JW; Baird M; Roughan M; Everett JD; Brassington GB; Byrne M; Condie SA; Hartog JR; Hassler C; Hobday AJ; Holbrook NJ; Malcolm HA; Oke P; Thompson PA; Ridgway K, 2011, 'The strengthening East Australian current, its eddies and biological effects - an introduction and overview', Deep - Sea Research Part II - Topical Studies in Oceanography, vol. 258, pp. 538 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.09.029
2011
Everett JD; Baird ME; Suthers IM, 2007, 'Nutrient and plankton dynamics in an intermittently closed/open lagoon, Smiths Lake, south-eastern Australia: An ecological model', Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 72, pp. 690 - 702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2006.12.001
2007
Doblin MA; Petrou K; Sinutok S; Seymour JR; Messer LF; Brown MV; Norman L; Everett JD; McInnes AS; Ralph PJ; Thompson PA; Hassler CS, 'Nutrient uplift in a cyclonic eddy increases diversity, primary productivity and iron demand of microbial communities relative to a western boundary current', , http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1854v1
Doblin MA; Petrou K; Sinutok S; Seymour JR; Messer LF; Brown MV; Norman L; Everett JD; McInnes AS; Ralph PJ; Thompson PA; Hassler CS, 'Nutrient uplift in a cyclonic eddy increases diversity, primary productivity and iron demand of microbial communities relative to a western boundary current', , http://dx.doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1854