Professor Sean Connell

Professor Sean Connell
 Position Professor
 Org Unit Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6125
 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 ocean acidication can act as a resouce to boost marine life
    • The adapatability of ecosystems to environmental change
    • Science publications need not bore us to death

  • Publications

    The flipside of ocean acidification:

    • Connell SD et al. 2017  How ocean acidifcation can benefit calcifiers. Current Biology 27: pR95–R96
    • Connell SD et al. 2013 The other ocean acidification problem. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 368:20120442

    Ecosystems collapse, but they are often quite resistant:

    • Connell SD et al 2017 Testing for thresholds of ecosystem collpase in seagrass meadows.  Conservation Biology 31:1196-1201
    • Ghedini, Russell & SD Connell 2015. Trophic compensation reinforces resistance. Ecology letters 18:182-187.

    Science writing; rigor-mortis isn't rigour

    • Doubleday & SD Connell 2017 Publishing with Objective Charisma: Breaking Science’s Paradox. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24: 527-528.
    • Doubleday, SD Connell & Montgomery 2017 Creativity: The Stronger, Blacker Sheep behind Great Papers. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 32:895-896.


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