Alan Cottingham  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.

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    Dr Alan Cottingham

    About me

    As a Murdoch University researcher I specialize in assessing the impact of anthropogenic changes on estuarine fish stocks and ways to alleviate such changes through habitat enhancement/restoration, bioremediation and restocking.

    Research areas

    Fish biology, modeling, computer simulation, estuarine health, habitat restoration, restocking.



    Cottingham, A., Hall, N.G., Hesp, A., Potter, I.C. (in review). Implications of differential changes in production measures for an estuarine-resident fish species in deep and shallow waters following increases in hypoxia.

    Valesini, F.J., Cottingham, A., Hallett, C.S., Clarke, K.R., 2017. Interdecadal changes in the community, population and individual levels of the fish fauna of an extensively modified estuary. Journal of Fish Biology, 90, 1734-1767.

    Cottingham, A., Hall, N.G., Potter, I.C., 2016. Factors influencing growth of Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae) in a eutrophic estuary have changed over time. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 168: 29-39.

    Cottingham, A., Hall, N.G., Potter, I.C., 2015. Performance and contribution to commercial catches and egg production by restocked Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae) in an estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 164, 194-203.            

    Cottingham, A., Hesp, A, Hall, N.G., Hipsey, M., Potter, I.C., 2014. Marked deleterious changes in the condition, growth and maturity schedules of Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae) in an estuary reflect environmental degradation. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 149, 109-119.

    Gardner, M.J., Cottingham, A., Hesp, S.A., Chaplin, J.A., Jenkins, G.I., Phillips, N.M., Potter, I.C., 2013. Biological and genetic characteristics of restocked and wild Acanthopagrus butcheri (Sparidae) in a south-western Australian estuary. Reviews in Fisheries Science 21, 441-452.