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Mr Stefan Caddy-Retalic

Telephone +61 8 8313 1257
Position PhD Candidate
Email stefan.caddy-retalic@adelaide.edu.au
Building The Braggs
Floor/Room 2
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Ecology and Environmental Science

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Biography/ Background

My PhD work focuses on how to effectively detect meaningful environmental change with limited resources. I integrate biomolecular techniques (stable isotopes, metagenomics) with traditional ecological survey methods (vegetation metrics, invertebrate trapping) to integrate species change from a population to biome level. My field sites span a strong climate gradient from the south coast of South Australia through the Mt Lofty Ranges, Flinders Ranges, Gammon Ranges and Stony Plains to investigate changes within species, communities and biomes to better understand the interrelationships and drivers of this change.

Prior to embarking on my PhD, I worked in environmental policy for the Commonwealth government and managed science projects for the University of Adelaide and Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). My primary interest is in conducting research to address real world problems and bridging the gap between ecological theory and the current needs of land managers.

B Sc (Biodiversity & Conservation)
B Sc Hons (Marine Biology)
B Innovation & Enterprise (Science and Technology)
Cert IV Project Management

Research Funding

Caddy-Retalic, S. & McInerney, F.A. TERN Australian Transect Network (2016) $25K

Caddy-Retalic, S. AW Howard Memorial Trust (2016) $3.5K

Caddy-Retalic, S. & McInerney, F. A. TERN eMast (2015) $4.7K

Caddy-Retalic, S. & McInerney F. A. State Herbarium of South Australia (2015) $1K

Caddy-Retalic, S. Ludwig Leichardt Postgraduate Sciences Fellowship (2014) 3 year stipend

Caddy-Retalic, S. Australian Postgraduate Award (Australian Research Council) (2014) 3 year stipend

Clancy, T., Phinn, S., Lowe, A., Saunders, M., Thurgate, N., Walker, C., Sparrow, B. & Caddy-Retalic, S. (2013) Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (NCRIS, Department of Education) $1.6M

Caddy-Retalic, S. & Benkendorff, K. Flinders University Equipment Grant (2008) $5K

Caddy-Retalic, S. Playford Memorial Trust Honours Scholarship (Marine Biology) (2008) $1K

Publications

Research Publications

Baruch, Z., Christmas, M. J., Breed, M. F., Guerin, G. R., Caddy-Retalic, S., McDonald, J., Jardine, D. I., Leitch, E., Gellie, N., Hill, K., McCallum, K. & Lowe, A. J. (2016) Leaf trait associations with environmental variation in the wide-ranging shrub Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustissima (Sapindaceae). Austral Ecology DOI: 10.1111/aec.12474

Dong, N., Prentice, I.C., Evans, B. J., Caddy-Retalic, S., Lowe, A. J. & Wright, I. J. (2016) Leaf nitrogen from first principles: field evidence for adaptive varation with climate. Biogeosciences DOI: 10.5194/bg-2016-89

Bissett, A., Fitzgerald, A., Meintjes, T., Mele, P. M., Reith, F., Dennis, P. G., Breed, M. F., Brown, B., Brown, M. V., Brugger, J., Byrne, M., Caddy-Retalic, S., et al. (2016) Introducing BASE: the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments soil microbial diversity database. Gigascience 5(1) DOI: 10.1186/s13742-016-0126-5

Campbell, C.A., Lefroy, E.C., Caddy-Retalic, S., Bax, N., Doherty, P.J., Douglas, M. M., Johnson, D., Possingham, H. P., Specht, A, Tarte, D. & West, J. (2015) Designing environmental research for impact. Science of the Total Environment DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.089

White, A., Sparrow, B., Leitch, E., Foulkes, J., Flitton, R., Lowe, A. J. & Caddy-Retalic, S. (2012) AusPlots Rangelands Survey Protocols Manual. University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide SA

Caddy-Retalic, S., Benkendorff, K. & Fairweather, P. G. (2011) Visualizing hotspots: Applying thermal imaging to monitor internal temperatures in intertidal gastropods. Molluscan Research 31(2) pp. 106-113 DOI: 10.1.1.363.8553

 

Other publications

Caddy-Retalic, S. & Lowe, A.J. (2012) DNA barcoding: a better way to discover species The Conversation

Lowe, A.J. & Caddy-Retalic, S. (2012) Genetically linked, a continent apart: the rise of DNA barcoding The Conversation

Lowe, A.J. & Caddy-Retalic, S. (2014) Will the climate debate end up being fought in court? Business Spectator

Podcasts

Caddy-Retalic, S. (2014) Will the climate debate end up being fought in court? Beyond Zero Climate Politics

Entry last updated: Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017

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