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Marine Ecologist, University of Tasmania

Dr Kate Fraser is a research associate at the University of Tasmania's Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. She holds a PhD from the University of Tasmania and an honours degree in Marine Ecology and Biology from the University of Queensland. Kate is particularly interested in how reef systems work, including tropical coral reefs and cold water macroalgae reefs.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Research associate, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Education

  • 2020 
    University of Tasmania, Doctor of Philosophy

Publications

  • 2021
    High biomass and productivity of epifaunal invertebrates living amongst dead coral,
  • 2021
    Reef communities show predictable undulations in linear abundance size spectra from copepods to sharks,
  • 2020
    Production of mobile invertebrate communities on shallow reefs from temperate to tropical seas,
  • 2020
    Small invertebrate consumers produce consistent size spectra across reef habitats and climatic zones,
  • 2020
    Relationships between invertebrate benthos, environmental drivers and pollutants at a subcontinental scale,
  • 2020
    Taxonomic composition of mobile epifaunal invertebrate assemblages on diverse benthic microhabitats from temperate to tropical reefs,