Dr Damon Bolton
My background research is in marine ecology; specifically, altered predation pressure in urban marine environments. My PhD focused on how biotic and abiotic factors can influence fish predation on sessile hard substrate assemblages. My research in urban marine environments has grown to include microplastic pollution in estuarine fish, looking at the role of feeding habits on microplastic ingestion.
I work with A/Prof Jes Sammut and his aquaculture team, exploring the role aquaculture can play in sustainable livelihoods and food security. Other research with this team involves developing better feed formulations to increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of aquaculture. I teach GEOS3911/9011 Environmental Impact Assessment, GEOS3921 Coastal Resource Management, and I run a field project for MSCI1001 Introductory Marine Science.
I am also involved with Operation Crayweed as a research associate, a large-scale ecological restoration project bringing Phyllospora comosa back to Sydney.
Level 5 East, Biological Earth and Environmental Science, Desk 5.81