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Emily Fobert
Dr. Emily Fobert
Director of Research

Emily is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Flinders University. Her research is investigating the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on fish and marine systems. This research currently has two areas of interest: 1) investigating the impacts of microplastics on marine organisms, and 2) understanding the impacts of light pollution on the marine environment. As the Director of Research for Saving Nemo, Emily is involved in developing the citizen science program, IC-ANEMONE, to engage citizen scientists to participate in the collection of long-term data on the health and abundance of anemonefish and anemones at locations around the world. Emily also supervises honours and higher degree research students with research projects that fall within the aims of Saving Nemo. 


You can follow Emily's work on her website, through researchgate, or



R Morris, A Porter, W Figueira, R Coleman, E Fobert, and R Ferrari. (2018) Fish-smart seawalls: a decision tool for adaptive management of marine infrastructure. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment doi: 10.1002/fee.1809. 

E Fobert, S Swearer. 2017. The nose knows: linking sensory cue use, settlement decisions, and post-settlement survival in a temperate reef fish. Oecologia 183 (4), 1041–1051. 


E Fobert. 2016. Early life-history drivers of connectivity in a temperate marine fish metapopulation. PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne.


E Fobert, G Zięba, L Vilizzi, MJ Godard, MG Fox, S Stakėnas, GH Copp. 2013. Predicting non‐native fish dispersal under conditions of climate change: case study in England of dispersal and establishment of pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus in a floodplain pond. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22 (1), 106-116.


E Fobert. 2012. Heated competition: Predicting the effects of climate change on competing non-native pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) and Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis) in the United Kingdom. MSc Thesis, Trent University.


E Fobert, MG Fox, M Ridgway, GH Copp. 2011. Heated competition: how climate change will affect non‐native pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus and native perch Perca fluviatilis interactions in the UK.Journal of Fish Biology 79 (6), 1592-1607.


E Fobert, P Meining, A Colotelo, C O’Connor, SJ Cooke. 2009. Cut the line or remove the hook? An evaluation of sublethal and lethal endpoints for deeply hooked bluegill. Fisheries Research 99 (1), 38-46.

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