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Colin Buxton

Colin Buxton

Prof Colin Buxton

Adjunct Professor

"BSc Hons, MSc cum laude (University of Cape Town), PhD (Rhodes University)"

 

Contact Details

Contact Campus Off-Campus
Building IMAS Taroona
Room Reference 1
Telephone +61 3 6227 7256
Fax +61 3 6227 8035
Email Colin.Buxton@utas.edu.au

Publications

  • Regional impact assessment for the marine protected areas proposed for the south east region. Buxton, C., Haddon, M and Bradshaw, M 2005 * FRDC Final Report FRDC Project Number 2005/083 204
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of marine protected areas as a fisheries management tool. Buxton, C., Barrett, N., Haddon, M., Gardner, C and Edgar, G 2006 * FRDC Final Report FRDC Project Number 1999/162 393
  • Changes in fish assemblages following 10 years of protection in Tasmanian marine protected areas. BARRETT, N.S., EDGAR, G.J., BUXTON C.D & HADDON, M. 2007 * J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 345(2) 141-157
  • The effect of predator-prey and competitive interactions on size at emergence in black-lip abalone (Hailotis rubra) in a Tasmanian. PEDERSON, H. G., BARRETT, N.S., FRUSHER, S.D., BUXTON, C.D. 2008 * MPA. Mar. Ecol. Prog. 366 91-98.
  • Changes in invertebrate and macroalgal populations within Tasmanian marine reserves in the decade following protection. BARRETT, N. S., BUXTON, C. D. & EDGAR, G. J 2009 * Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 370 104-119

Full Publication List

Achievements

Following appointments at the Port Elizabeth Museum (Marine Biologist), Rhodes University (Associate Professor) and Australian Maritime College (Head of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Environment), I joined the University of Tasmania as inaugural Director of the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute.

  • 1980-1987:Marine Biologist,Port Elizabeth Museum
  • 1987-1989:Lecturer, Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science (DIFS), Rhodes University.
  • 1990 1993:Senior Lecturer, DIFS (1993 acting Head of Department).
  • 1994-1995:Associate Professor, DIFS.
  • 1996:Senior Lecturer and Post Graduate Course Co-ordinator, Faculty of Fisheries & Environment at the Australian Maritime College (FM&E - AMC)
  • 1996-1998:Director, (FM&E - AMC).
  • 1998 to present:Director and Professor, Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (TAFI), University of Tasmania.

Additional Information

Current research grants include:
  • FRDC 2004/002 - Spatial Management of Reef Fisheries and Ecosystems: Understanding the Importance of Movement (Buxton, CD; Barrett, NS & Semmens, JM.).
  • FRDC 2004/013 - Towards Integrated Multi-Species Management of Australia's SE Reef Fisheries: A Tasmanian Example (Frusher, SD; Buxton, CD; Barrett, NS; Tarbath, D; Jarman, SN; Semmens, JM & Elliott, N.).
  • FRDC 2004/313 - Tasmanian Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and Development Plan 2003-2005 (Laws, E; Buxton, CD; Ibbott, T).
  • FRDC 2003/200 - Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Subprogram: Facilitation and administration (Buxton, CD; Wadley, V; Wellby, F).
  • TAFI Agreement between UTAS and DPIWE (Buxton, CD).

    I have extensive experience on Boards and Committees including:
  • Tasmanian Fishing Industry Training Board (1997-1998)
  • Tasmanian Fisheries Research Advisory Board (1998-present)
  • Board Aquaculture CRC(1998-2001)
  • Board Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute (1998-present)
  • Tasmanian Marine & Marine Industries Council (1999-present)
  • Sustainable Aquaculture of Finfish CRC (Chair of Bid Committee 2000; Member of the Board 2001-present)
  • Board Aquafin CRC Holdings Pty Ltd (2002-present)
  • Board Aquafin CRC Pty Ltd (2002-present)
  • Gordon River Scientific Reference Committee (Chair)(2004 - present)
  • WA Rock Lobster Scientific Reference Committee (2004 - present)
  • FRDC Effects of Trawling Sub-committee (1996-98)
  • Australian Fisheries Management Forum (was Standing Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture) ' Research Sub-Committee (1998-2005)
  • Chair of 6 Research Advisory Groups (Crustacean, Abalone, Scalefish, Marine Environment, Aquaculture and Recreational Fisheries (1998 - present)