Dr Maria Schreider
|Work Phone||(02) 4348 4228|
|Fax||(02) 4348 4145|
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||SO1.41, Science Offices|
- PhD, University of Sydney
- Master of Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University
- ecology, estuarine, seagrass, invasive species, algae, invertebrates, environmental impacts, population structure, marine
I am a marine ecologist with broad interests in the ecology of estuarine habitats. I studied effects of anthropogenic impacts in estuaries, in particular, on epifaunal assemblages in seagrasses. My more recent research interests focussed on ecological effects of invasive species in estuaries and on the dynamics of algal blooms in small coastal lagoons.
I am also studying population ecology of ghost shrimps with the view of their potential use for aquaculture.
Fields of Research
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- Editor - Inverbebrate Zoology
I have co-ordinated a range of first, second and third year courses (Biology, Ecology, Marine and Coastal Floral Ecology, Ecological Methodology, Marine Project, Science and Technology in Class).
I hold a ministerial appointment to the Marine Advisory Committee on Recreationa Charter Fishing. I have participated in technical panels (Natural Heritage Trust), various committees (Rumbalara
- ecology, experimental design, marine
- estuarine, research methods
I am experienced in teaching a range of courses starting from general biology and zoology for first year, general ecology and marine biology, ecology of marine flora, marine ecology for second year and a range of more specific courses for senior years focussing on experimental design and statistical analysis for ecology, estuarine ecology, independent projects.
I have supervised Ph.D., M.Sc. and honours students.