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Tania Kenyon

Current Research

Disturbances including cyclones, storms and dynamite fishing can cause extensive damage to coral reefs, often leading to expansive areas of rubble on coral reefs. My PhD project is on the physical, geochemical and biological processes underlying the movement, stabilisation, binding and eventual cementation of coral rubble following such disturbances. Although rubble is likely to become more common on reefs as disturbance intensity and frequency increases, research on these processes is limited. This research aims to better predict recovery times for rubble areas and inform management strategies to facilitate rubble stabilisation and binding.

Education

Aug 2016 – Present. Doctor of Philosophy. University of Queensland (St. Lucia).

Jan 2010 – Dec 2010. Bachelor Degree of Science (BSc) Honours Program (Ecology). University of Queensland (St. Lucia), Result: First Class

2006 – 2008. BSc with double majors in Ecology and Zoology. University of Queensland (St. Lucia), Grade Point Average (GPA): 6.6

Publications

Kenyon T., Mayfield M., Monteith G. & Menendez R. (2016) The Effects of Land Use Change on Native Dung Beetle Diversity and Function in Australia’s Wet Tropics. Austral Ecology, 41(7): 797–808.

Research Presentations / Posters

Brown K., Bender-Champ D., Kenyon T. Hoegh-Guldberg O. & Dove S. (2016) Friends with benefits? Effects of elevated temperatures and ocean acidification on Acropora-Halimeda interactions. Poster presented at The 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), Honolulu.

Monteith G. & Kenyon T. (2011) A Survey of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) from the Moggill Creek Catchment, Brisbane. Presented to the Moggill Creek Catchment Group, Brisbane.

Reports

Coffey Environments. (2013) Surat Gas Project Supplementary Report to the Environmental Impact Statement. Prepared by Coffey Environments Pty Ltd for Arrow Energy Pty Ltd, Brisbane. (Contributing author to multiple chapters)

Monteith G. & Kenyon T. (2011) Report on a Survey of Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeinae) from the Moggill Creek Catchment, Brisbane. Prepared for the Moggill Creek Catchment Group, Brisbane.

Awards

Dean’s Commendation of High Achievement for Semesters 1 and 2 in 2007 and 2008 and for Semester 2 in 2006.

Gordon Grigg Prize for Highest Achiever in course, Vertebrate Zoology, in 2007.

Career

2012 – 2015. Environmental Consultant, Coffey.

Selected projects:

Surat Gas Project Supplementary Report to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Arrow Energy, Australia.

Sarsfield Expansion Project Supplementary Report to the EIS, Resolute Mining Limited, Australia.