Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Marine Science Building, Room 614
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
 

Research Interests

Cordelia is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Hawai'i examining the effect of bottomfish restricted fishing areas on the size and relative abundance of Hawaiian bottomfish.  As a quantitative marine ecologist with expertise in spatial modelling, she is also modelling species-environment relationships to better define the essential fish habitat of these bottomfish.  She obtained her M.Sc. in remote sensing and GIS at the University of Melbourne and her Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia in 2009.  The focus of her Ph.D. was to describe the spatial ecology of demersal fish species by applying species distribution models to define the nature and scale of key species-environment relationships.  Her particular interest is in the application of landscape ecological theory to the marine environment.  This research looks to quantify landscape, or “seascape”, characteristics including landscape composition and configuration and to relate these to species distributions to achieve a better understanding of ecological function and process.

 

Education

2009                     Ph.D. - University of Western Australia (Marine Science)

2003                     M.Sc. - University of Melbourne (Geomatics)

1997                     B.Sc. (Hons) - University of Melbourne (Zoology)

 

Professional Experience

2010 –                 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Department of Oceanography, University of Hawai‘i)

2009 – 2010         Experimental Scientist (Australian Institute of Marine Science)

2009 – 2010         Newsletter Editor (Australian Society for Fish Biology)

2007 – 2009         Research Assistant (Marine Futures, University of Western Australia)

2005 – 2007         Demonstrator (GIS and Geography)

 

Publications

Moore CH, Drazen JC, Kelley CD and Misa FXE (submitted Marine Biology 2011) Deepwater marine protected areas of the main Hawaiian Islands: the importance of integrating context when establishing baselines.

Moore CH, Van Niel K and Harvey ES (2011) The effect of landscape composition and configuration on the spatial distribution of temperate demersal fish. Ecography 34: 425-435
Moore CH, Harvey ES and Van Niel K (2010) The application of predicted habitat models to investigate the spatial ecology of demersal fish assemblages. Marine Biology 157: 2717-2729
Moore CH, Harvey ES and Van Niel K (2009) Spatial prediction of demersal fish distributions: enhancing our understanding of species-environment relationships. ICES Journal of Marine Science 66: 2068-2075
Moore CH (2009) Defining and predicting species-environment relationships: understanding the spatial ecology of demersal fish communities. Thesis Ph.D. University of Western Australia. 176 pp http://repository.uwa.edu.au:80/R/-?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=12642&current_base=GEN01-INS01
Heyward A, Moore C, Colquhoun J and Radford B (2010) Montara Surveys: Field report and data assessment for Barracouta and Vulcan Shoals. Report to PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty. Ltd. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth Western Australia. 31pp
Heyward A, Radford B, Burns K, Colquhoun J and Moore C (2010) Montara Surveys: final report on benthic surveys at Ashmore, Cartier and Seringapatam Reefs. Report to PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty. Ltd. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth Western Australia. 70 pp
Heyward A and Moore C (2010) Benthic habitat characterisation of Montgomery Reef: assessing the distribution and relative abundance of dominant benthic communities. Report for the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth Western Australia. 35 pp
Cooper TF, Dandan SS, Heyward A, Kühl M, Moore C, Muirhead A, Peplow L, O’Leary R, Roger L, Ulstrup KE, van Oppen MJH, Ziersen B (2009) Characterising the genetic connectivity and physiology of deep water reef building corals at South Scott Reef, Western Australia. Report to the Browse Joint Venture Partners. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth Western Australia. 42 pp
Moore CH, Harvey ES and Van Niel K (2007) Establishing baseline data on demersal fish diversity and spatial distribution at Cape Howe Marine National Park.  Report to Parks Victoria.  15 pp
Moore CH (2009) Gilbert Percy Whitley (1903-1975).  Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter, 39(1): 40-42
Moore CH (2009) Dr Gerald R. Allen.  Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter, 39(1): 35-37
 
 
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