Professor Sean Connell

Professor Sean Connell
 Position Professor
 Org Unit Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 Telephone +61 8 8313 5513
 Location Floor/Room 1 17 ,  Darling ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    PhD (University of Sydney)

    MSc (University of Auckland)

    BSc (University of Canterbury)




  • Teaching Interests

    • I designed and corrdinate the BSc (Marine Biology).
    • My teaching is informed from my research and work with policy-makers and managers.
    • I seek to close the gap between graduation and employment; connecting industry and career aspirations.  

  • Research Interests

    I explore new perpectives and opportunities
    • How carbon emmisions provide a tripple trophic boost to marine ecosystems
    • The adapatability and adjustability of ecosystems to climate change
    • How to write science publications with the reader in mind

  • Publications

    Ecosystems show suprising resistance to collapse
    •   Connell SD et al 2017 Testing for thresholds of ecosystem collapse in seagrass meadows.  Cons Biol 31:1196

    •   Ghedini, Russell & SD Connell 2015. Trophic compensation reinforces resistance. Ecology letters 18:182
    Carbon emmissions fuel ecosystem change
    •   Connell SD et al. 2018  The duality of ocean acidification as a resource and a stressor. Ecology 99: 1005

    •   Connell SD et al. 2013 The other ocean acidification problem. Phil Trans of the Royal Society-B  368:20120442

    Science writing is evolving
    •   Freeling, Doubleday, SD Connell 2019 How can we boost the impact of publications? PNAS 2018-19937.

    •   Doubleday & SD Connell 2017 Publishing with Objective Charisma: Breaking Science’s Paradox. TREE 24:527


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