Professor Pauline Ross

Life Earth and Environmental Sciences Teaching Principal, Natural Sciences
Professor of Biology and Educational Strategy

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 5026

Biographical details

Professor Pauline Ross is a Professor of Biology and Teaching Principal for Life, Earth and Environmental Science (LEES) at the University of Sydney, a National Teaching Fellow of the Office for Learning and Teaching, investigating the changing nature of the academic role and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK. As Teaching Principal for LEES she is leading the redesign of the Life Sciences curriculum at the University of Sydney. Professor Ross has held various senior higher education positions involving the redesign of curricula including, Science Teacher Education co-ordinator at Macquarie University, Assistant Associate Dean (Health and Science) and Associate Head of School (Learning and Teaching) at Western Sydney University.

Research interests

Pauline is one of Australia’s most awarded biology educators with multiple Australian awards for excellence in education and leadership, including a University of Sydney Vice Chancellors Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentoring and Leadership, a Distinguished Teaching Fellowship from Western Sydney University, an Australian Award for University Teaching in Biology and Health related fields, a citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) and several other university and awards for teaching excellence. She co-leads Biosciences Education Australia Network (BEAN) supported by the Australian Academy of Science which grew out of the discipline network Vision and Innovation in Biology Education (VIBEnet).

Pauline also leads the internationally recognised research group at the University of Sydney investigating the impact of climate change on molluscs. Her team, funded nationally by the Australian Research Council, is developing oysters with resilience to ocean acidification to sustain an industry that generates more than $1 billion a year in sales and employs thousands of Australians.

Current research students

Project title Research student
To determine the impact of climate change on the energy reserves of oyster larvae and whether larvae from oysters of transgenerational exposure to elevated CO2 positively affects larval energetics Mitch GIBBS
The impact of climate change stressors on marine molluscs Roberta RODRIGUES DAS CHAGAS PEREIRA

Current projects

2006-ongoing, Climate change research

By the end of this century, our oceans will have much higher concentrations of carbon dioxide and will be several degrees warmer. Simultaneously with my other educational initiatives, I have led the internationallyrecognisedmarine climate change research group at UWSwith PhD students and ARC postdoctoral fellows to develop a population of oysters that are resilient to near future climate changed oceans – my research group found that by exposing wild populations of oysters to acidic seawater they can be “climate proofed”. This research has challenged the current paradigm in climate change research, showing that exposure to climate change stress can be beneficial for oysters, and opens up the possibility that many other marine organisms and ecosystems may also be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. These findings were published in a series of articles from 2009–2014, in international journals; two in Global Change Biology, impact factor 6.91, (the leading biodiversity and conservation biology journal – ISI journal ranking 1/40; 5/209 environmental sciences; 9/136 ecology), receiving >250 citations. The 2009 and the 2012 articles have been cited ~300 times since publication. This work has been funded by the Australian Research Council Discovery grants (since 2010, three grants > $1million), national collaboration with Department of Primary Industry, NSW Fisheries (Wayne O’Connor), Macquarie University (Dave Raftos) and University of Sydney (Ross Coleman and Maria Byrne) and international collaboration Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Germany (Hans Portner). Our most recent ARC Discovery Grant with Sydney University asks the question whether food supply and multiple environmental stressors may limit this resilience. Our next ARC Grant is set to search for the “Goldilocks” resilience in a multiple stressor world, where trade-offs may be the cost of living in an ocean which is becoming more acidic.

This research has also provided managers in government and the aquaculture industry with a plan to climate proof vital aquaculture industries; been included in successive Marine Climate Change in Australia report cards: Impacts and Adaptation Responses (2009 and 2012); informed the NSW Climate Change Action Plan and the NSW Aquaculture Research Committee’s RD&E strategic Plan 2012–2017; contributed internationally to recommendations of the US Congress Select Committee on ocean acidification and shellfish sustainability and communication e.g. International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Oceans Newsletter and received funding from the Australian Research Council DIRD, Australian Research Council Discovery grant scheme and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)[1] . As a direct result of this research I have contributed to practical improvements in protecting our aquaculture oyster industries (with a retail value of $1 billion/per annum); supporting 10,000 Australians in employment.



[1]http://www.nccarf.edu.au/


2014-2015, National Teaching Fellowship: Changing nature of the academic role in the sciences

To create the student learning experiences and academic success we all desire in a reconfiguring higher education landscape, the academic role needs to differentiate. The lack of differentiation in the academic role is being felt acutely in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines (STEM) where the pervasive emphasis has been on research. Declining enrolments and perceived falling standards of STEM graduates, both nationally and internationally, raise concerns about the future pipeline of STEM graduates and a public who are well disposed towards science. The aim of this fellowship is to create an evaluative framework which will more holistically evaluate academic work. The perspectives of leaders in science in higher education, peak bodies, senior leaders in disciplinary research and teaching and early-mid career academics will be gathered to reconceptualise the academic role in the sciences. This work will contribute to ensure Australia has excellent academic teachers of STEM in the future.

Academic Awards and Fellowships

  • 2017. Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
  • 2016. Vice Chancellors Excellence Award for Outstanding Mentoring and Leadership, University of Sydney
  • 2015. Inaugural Distinguished Teaching Fellow, University of Western Sydney (invited)
  • 2014-2015. National Teaching Fellowship, Office for Learning and Teaching, Australia.
  • 2014. Vice Chancellors Excellence in Research Partnership, University of Western Sydney. Highly Commended
  • 2013. Fellowship from the International Council for Science (ICSU) for Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
  • 2009. Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), Awards for Australian University Teachers (AAUT). Excellence in Teaching Award for Biology, Health and Related Fields.
  • 2008. Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
  • 2008. Excellence in Australian Educational Publishing Awards Joint Winner, Best Secondary Textbook, NSW Biology.
  • 2007. Vice Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Western Sydney.
  • 2005. Vice Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Awards (individual), University of Western Sydney.
  • 2002. Vice Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Awards, Innovative Educators Award (Team award for Biology and Chemistry) University of Western Sydney.
  • 2000 – 2001. Marine Biological Association of the UK, International Research Fellowship
  • 1998. Vice Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Awards, Hawkesbury University of Western Sydney.
  • 1997. Christine Wineke Award, “Best New Researcher” University of Western Sydney.
  • 1995. British Chevening Fellowship, British Council. United Kingdom
  • 1991. Keith Sutherland Award, Australian Museum.
  • 1988. Joyce Vickery Award, Linnean Society of New South Wales.

Competitive Research Funding and Grants

  • 2017 Byrne M, Ross PM, Parker LM, O’Connor WA. Transgenerational Plasticity & Epigenetics - Ocean Change Adaptation. Environmental Trust 2016 Environmental Research Program $150,000
  • 2014-5. Ross PM Reconceptualising the Role of the Academic in STEM . Office for Learning and Teaching. $100,000
  • 2015 Ross PM and Cole V. Acclimation to ocean warming is it possible in a temperate reef fish?School of Science and Health Internal Grant, University of Western Sydney $6,010
  • 2014 Parker LM, Ross PM, Coleman, R., Virtue P.The impact of ocean acidification on the larval energetics of molluscs on the southeast coast of Australia. Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Indigenous Discovery Round 2014. $593,000
  • 2013 Ross PM and Cole V Climate Change and Marine Biodiversity in Sydney HarbourUWS Internal Research Scheme Grant $29,309.25.
  • 2013 Cole V and Ross PM Effects of climate change on native and exotic mussels: will it influence their role as bioengineers? Ethel Mary Read Research Grant Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales (RZS NSW), Mosman Australia.
  • 2012 Parker LMand Ross PM. The cost of living in a high CO2 world.UWS Internal Research Scheme Grant. $22,914
  • 2012 Raftos DA, Haynes PA, Parker LM, O’Connor WA, Ross PM and Pörtner H-O. Adapting to climate change: Does enhanced metabolism provide heritable protection against ocean acidification and increasing temperature in oysters? Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant 2012 Round. $285,000
  • 2012 Scanes E, Ross PM and Parker LM.Are oceanic scallop and abalone mollusc species less resilient to ocean acidification?NCCARF Honours and Masters Research Support Grant. $6,000
  • 2011 Wright J, Ross PM and Parker LM.Predicting the response of ecologically and economically significant oysters to climate change. NCCARF Honours and Masters Research Support Grant. $7,000
  • 2011. Ross PM, Taylor CE, Jones SM and E Johnson. Vision and Innovation in Biology Education (VIBEnet) Office of Learning and Teaching 2012-2013. $100,000
  • 2011. Wilson A, Howitt S, Gill B and PM Ross. Teaching Research Evaluation and Assessment Strategies for Undergraduate Research Experiences (TREASURE), Office of Learning and Teaching 2012-2014. $182,000
  • 2010Parker LM, PM Ross, WA O’Connor, DA Raftos and H Pörtner. Climate change research: Can Sydney rock oysters adapt to chronic multigenerational exposure to ocean acidification and temperature? ARC Discovery Indigenous Researchers Fellowship. $199,998
  • 2010 Ross PM and Parker LM. Climate change research: Can Sydney rock oysters adapt to chronic multigenerational exposure to ocean acidification and temperature?College of Health and Science Research and Infrastructure Grant. $23,677
  • 2009. Taylor CE, Ross PM, Lutz-Mann L, Hughes C, and N Whittaker. Using threshold concepts to generate a new understanding in teaching and learning in biology. Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). $191,400.

Themes

Environment; Marine biology; Ecology and Evolution

Selected grants

2016

  • Multiple stressor effects on mussel larvae; Ross P; Group of Eight/Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme.
  • Reconceptualising the academic role in the Sciences; Ross P; Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)/National Teaching Fellowship.
  • Global Ethics and Futures (Open Learning Environment - Undergraduate); Miles R, Anderson W, Bleasel J, Haq I, Lea T, Griffiths P, Jou C, Poronnik P, Race K, Hickey-Moody A, Ross P; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Ross, P. (2016). Stories and narratives: Using digital stories to learn science. In Garry Hoban, Wendy Nielsen, Alyce Shepherd (Eds.), Student-Generated Digital Media in Science Education: Learning, explaining and communicating content, (pp. 68-80). London: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
  • O'Connor, W., Dove, M., Thompson, E., Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D. (2014). Breeding Sydney rock oysters and its effects on resilience. In Susanne Hermesch, Sonja Dominik (Eds.), Breeding focus 2014 - Improving Resilience, (pp. 73-86). Armidale: Univeristy of New England.
  • Ross, P., Poronnik, P. (2013). Science education in Australia: time of change. In Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings and Harry F. Recher (Eds.), Grumpy Scientists: the Ecological Conscience of a Nation, (pp. 59-66). Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]
  • Burgin, S., Ross, P. (2012). Study of climate change and field research in zoology: are they compatible with research student training programs? In D. Lunney and P. Hutchings (Eds.), Wildlife and Climate Change: Towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna, (pp. 169-174). Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of NSW.
  • Ross, P., Parker, L., O'Connor, W. (2012). The impact of ocean acidification on reproduction and early development of molluscs and echinoderms. In D. Lunney and P. Hutchings (Eds.), Wildlife and Climate Change: Towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna, (pp. 31-51). Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of NSW.
  • Ross, P., Taylor, C., Hughes, C., Kofod, M., Whitaker, N., Lutze-Mann, L., Tzioumis, V. (2010). Threshold Concepts: Challenging the Way we Think, Teach and Learn in Biology. In Jan HF Meyer, Ray Land, Caroline Baillie (Eds.), Threshold Concepts and Transformational Learning, (pp. 165-177). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Howard, W., Havenhand, J., Parker, L., Raftos, D., Ross, P., Williamson, J., Matear, R. (2009). Ocean acidification. In Elvira S. Poloczanska, Alisair J. Hobday and Anthony J. Richardson (Eds.), Marine climate change in Australia 2009 : impacts and adaptation responses, (pp. 92-96). Australia: CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship.
  • Ross, P., Minchinton, T., Ponder, W. (2009). The ecology of molluscs in Australian saltmarshes. In Saintilan, Neil (Eds.), Australian Saltmarsh Ecology, (pp. 75-114). Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Journals

  • Parker, L., O�Connor, W., Byrne, M., Coleman, R., Virtue, P., Dove, M., Gibbs, M., Spohr, L., Scanes, E., Ross, P. (2017). Adult exposure to ocean acidification is maladaptive for larvae of the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata in the presence of multiple stressors. Biology Letters, 13(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Poronnik, P. (2017). Deficit and decline in Australian science; when shall we learn? Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 422-429. [More Information]
  • Scanes, E., Parker, L., O�Connor, W., Stapp, L., Ross, P. (2017). Intertidal oysters reach their physiological limit in a future high-CO2 world. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220, 765-774. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Scanes, E., O'Connor, W., Coleman, R., Byrne, M., Portner, H., Ross, P. (2017). Ocean acidification narrows the acute thermal and salinity tolerance of the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122(1-2), 263-271. [More Information]
  • Cole, V., Parker, L., O'Connor, S., O'Connor, W., Scanes, E., Byrne, M., Ross, P. (2016). Effects of multiple climate change stressors: ocean acidification interacts with warming, hyposalinity, and low food supply on the larvae of the brooding flat oyster Ostrea angasi. Marine Biology, 163(5), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Scanes, E., Johnston, E., Cole, V., O'Connor, W., Parker, L., Ross, P. (2016). Quantifying abundance and distribution of native and invasive oysters in an urbanised estuary. Aquatic Invasions, 11(4), 425-436. [More Information]
  • Goncalves, P., Anderson, K., Thompson, E., Melwani, A., Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D. (2016). Rapid transcriptional acclimation following transgenerational exposure of oysters to ocean acidification. Molecular Ecology, 25(19), 4836-4849. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Parker, L., Byrne, M. (2016). Transgenerational responses of molluscs and echinoderms to changing ocean conditions. ICES Journal of Marine Science: journal du conseil, 73(3), 537-549. [More Information]
  • Thompson, E., O'Connor, W., Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D. (2015). Differential proteomic responses of selectively bred and wild-type Sydney rock oyster populations exposed to elevated CO₂. Molecular Ecology, 24(6), 1248-1262. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Raftos, D., Portner, H., Ross, P. (2015). Persistence of positive carryover effects in the oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, following transgenerational exposure to ocean acidification. PloS One, 10(7), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Borysko, L., Ross, P. (2014). Adult exposure to the synthetichormone 17a-ethynylestradiol affects offspring of the gastropods Nassarius burchardi and Nassarius jonasii. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 103(1), 91-100. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Coulson, M., Tzioumis, V. (2014). Editorial. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(3), i-ii.
  • Borysko, L., Ross, P. (2014). Egg capsules and larval development of Nassarius burchardi (Philippi, 1849) and Nassarius jonasii Dunker, 1846 and comparisons with other Nassariidae (Caenogastropoda). Molluscan Research, 34(4), 213-221. [More Information]
  • Scanes, E., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Ross, P. (2014). Mixed Effects of Elevated pCO2 on Fertilisation, Larval and Juvenile Development and Adult Responses in the Mobile Subtidal Scallop Mimachlamys asperrima (Lamarck, 1819). PloS One, 9(4), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wright, J., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Williams, M., Kube, P., Ross, P. (2014). Populations of Pacific Oysters Crassostrea gigas Respond Variably to Elevated CO2 and Predation by Morula marginalba. Biological Bulletin, 226(3), 269-281.
  • Ross, P., Adam, P. (2013). Climate change and intertidal wetlands. Biology, 2(1), 445-480. [More Information]
  • Gazeau, F., Parker, L., Comeau, S., Gattuso, J., O'Connor, W., Martin, S., Portner, H., Ross, P. (2013). Impacts of ocean acidification on marine shelled molluscs. Marine Biology, 160(8), 2207-2245. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W., Portner, H., Scanes, E., Wright, J. (2013). Predicting the Response of Molluscs to the Impact of Ocean Acidification. Biology, 2(2), 651-692. [More Information]
  • Aitchison, C., Catterall, J., Ross, P., Burgin, S. (2012). 'Tough love and tears': learning doctoral writing in the sciences. Higher Education Research and Development, 31(4), 435-447. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W., Borysko, L., Raftos, D., Portner, H. (2012). Adult exposure influences offspring response to ocean acidification in oysters. Global Change Biology, 18(1), 82-92. [More Information]
  • Catterall, J., Ross, P., Aitchison, C., Burgin, S. (2011). Pedagogical Approaches that Facilitate Writing in Postgraduate Research Candidature in Science and Technology. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 8(2), 1-13.
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W. (2011). Populations of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, vary in response to ocean acidification. Marine Biology, 158(3), 689-697. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Burgin, S., Aitchison, C., Catterall, J. (2011). Research writing in the Sciences: Liminal territory and high emotion. Journal of Learning Design, 4(3), 14-27.
  • Ross, P., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Bailey, E. (2011). The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Reproduction, Early Development and Settlement of Marine Organisms. Water, 3, 1005-1030. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D., Thompson, E., O'Connor, W. (2011). The proteomic response of larvae of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata to elevated pCO2. Australian Zoologist, 35(4), 1011-1023. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D., Thompson, E., O'Connor, W. (2011). The proteomic response of larvae of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata to elevated pCO2. Australian Zoologist, 35(4), 1011-1023. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W. (2010). Comparing the effect of elevated pCO2 and temperature on the fertilization and early development of two species of oysters. Marine Biology, 157(11), 2435-2452. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Gill, B. (2010). Past and present challenges to enquiry learning in tertiary science education. Journal of Learning Design, 3(3), 45-57.
  • Ross, P., Taylor, C., Hughes, C., Whitaker, N., Lutze-Mann, L., Kofod, M., Tzioumis, V. (2010). Threshold Concepts in Learning Biology and Evolution. Biology International, 47, 47-54.
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W. (2009). The effect of ocean acidification and temperature on the fertilization and embryonic development of the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata (Gould 1850). Global Change Biology, 15, 2123-2136. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D., Ritchie, R. (2008). Increasing conceptual understanding of glycolysis & the Krebs cycle using role-play. The American Biology Teacher, 70(3), 163-168. [More Information]
  • Jelbart, J., Ross, P., Connolly, R. (2007). Fish assemblages in seagrass beds are influenced by the proximity of mangrove forests. Marine Biology, 150, 993-1002. [More Information]
  • Jelbart, J., Ross, P., Connolly, R. (2007). Patterns of small fish distributions in seagrass beds in a temperate Australian estuary. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87, 1297-1307. [More Information]
  • Jelbart, J., Ross, P., Connolly, R. (2006). Edge effects and patch size in seagrass landscapes: an experimental test using fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 319, 93-102.
  • Ross, P. (2006). Macrofaunal loss and microhabitat destruction: The impact of trampling in a temperate mangrove forest, NSW Australia. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 14, 167-184. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D., Ritchie, R. (2006). Modelling Photosynthesis to Increase Conceptual Understanding. Journal of Biological Education, 40(2), 84-88. [More Information]
  • Tronson, D., Ross, P. (2004). Modelling effective teaching and learning strategies with our teaching teams in first-year university. The Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 63, 11-15.
  • Ross, P., Burrows, M., Hawkins, S., Southward, A., Ryan, K. (2003). A Key for the Identification of the Nauplii of Common Barnacles of the British Isles,with Emphasis on Chthamalus. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 23(2), 328-340.
  • Claus, S., Ross, P., Richardson, B. (2003). Ecological genetics of the barnacle, Hexaminius foliorum, within mangrove forests near Sydney, Australia. Marine Biology, 143, 883-888. [More Information]
  • Ross, P. (2001). Larval supply, settlement and survival of barnacles in a temperate mangrove forest. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 215, 237-249.
  • Michinton, T., Ross, P. (1999). Oysters as habitat for limpets in a temperate mangrove forest. Austral Ecology, 24, 157-170.
  • Ross, P., Underwood, A. (1997). The distribution and abundance of barnacles in a mangrove forest. Austral Ecology, 22, 37-47.
  • Ross, P. (1996). Differences in Morphology and Reproduction of the Barnacles Elminius covertus and Hexaminius spp. from Mangrove Forests in the Sydney Region of New South Wales. Marine and Freshwater Research, 47, 715-721.
  • Ross, P. (1994). The relevance of the term 'misconception'. Research in Science Education, 24, 376-377.

Conferences

  • Zimbardi, K., Meyer, J., Chunduri, P., Lluka, L., Taylor, C., Ross, P., Tziournis, V. (2014). Student understanding of the critical features of a hypothesis: variation across epistemic and heuristic dimensions. The 4th Biennial Symposium on Threshold Concepts and the 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference, Dublin: NAIRTL.
  • Taylor, C., Tzioumis, V., Meyer, J., Ross, P. (2014). Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Explore Student Understanding of Hypotheses in Biology. National Academy's Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Cork, Ireland: NAIRTL.
  • Ross, P. (2008). Future directions in representing learning in Biology. UniServe Science Symposium 2008, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D. (2007). Intervening to create conceptual change. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Ross, P., Siegenthaler, S., Tronson, D. (2006). Assessment for learning and motivation. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D. (2005). Providing quality feedback - Where to from here? UniServe Science Symposium 2005, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Yerman, M., Ross, P. (2004). Landscape issues for the macrofauna in temperate urban mangrove forests. Urban Wildlife: more than meets the eye - forum held by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, N.S.W: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D. (2004). Towards conceptual understanding: bringing research findings into the lecture theatre in tertiary science teaching. UniServe Science Scholarly Inquiry Symposium Proceedings, Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Jelbart, J., Ross, P. (2003). What features matter when designing protected areas for fish in beds of seagrass: a review. World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas, Australia: Australian Society for Fish Biology.

2017

  • Parker, L., O�Connor, W., Byrne, M., Coleman, R., Virtue, P., Dove, M., Gibbs, M., Spohr, L., Scanes, E., Ross, P. (2017). Adult exposure to ocean acidification is maladaptive for larvae of the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata in the presence of multiple stressors. Biology Letters, 13(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Poronnik, P. (2017). Deficit and decline in Australian science; when shall we learn? Australian Zoologist, 38(3), 422-429. [More Information]
  • Scanes, E., Parker, L., O�Connor, W., Stapp, L., Ross, P. (2017). Intertidal oysters reach their physiological limit in a future high-CO2 world. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220, 765-774. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Scanes, E., O'Connor, W., Coleman, R., Byrne, M., Portner, H., Ross, P. (2017). Ocean acidification narrows the acute thermal and salinity tolerance of the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 122(1-2), 263-271. [More Information]

2016

  • Cole, V., Parker, L., O'Connor, S., O'Connor, W., Scanes, E., Byrne, M., Ross, P. (2016). Effects of multiple climate change stressors: ocean acidification interacts with warming, hyposalinity, and low food supply on the larvae of the brooding flat oyster Ostrea angasi. Marine Biology, 163(5), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Scanes, E., Johnston, E., Cole, V., O'Connor, W., Parker, L., Ross, P. (2016). Quantifying abundance and distribution of native and invasive oysters in an urbanised estuary. Aquatic Invasions, 11(4), 425-436. [More Information]
  • Goncalves, P., Anderson, K., Thompson, E., Melwani, A., Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D. (2016). Rapid transcriptional acclimation following transgenerational exposure of oysters to ocean acidification. Molecular Ecology, 25(19), 4836-4849. [More Information]
  • Ross, P. (2016). Stories and narratives: Using digital stories to learn science. In Garry Hoban, Wendy Nielsen, Alyce Shepherd (Eds.), Student-Generated Digital Media in Science Education: Learning, explaining and communicating content, (pp. 68-80). London: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
  • Ross, P., Parker, L., Byrne, M. (2016). Transgenerational responses of molluscs and echinoderms to changing ocean conditions. ICES Journal of Marine Science: journal du conseil, 73(3), 537-549. [More Information]

2015

  • Thompson, E., O'Connor, W., Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D. (2015). Differential proteomic responses of selectively bred and wild-type Sydney rock oyster populations exposed to elevated CO₂. Molecular Ecology, 24(6), 1248-1262. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Raftos, D., Portner, H., Ross, P. (2015). Persistence of positive carryover effects in the oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, following transgenerational exposure to ocean acidification. PloS One, 10(7), 1-19. [More Information]

2014

  • Borysko, L., Ross, P. (2014). Adult exposure to the synthetichormone 17a-ethynylestradiol affects offspring of the gastropods Nassarius burchardi and Nassarius jonasii. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 103(1), 91-100. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, W., Dove, M., Thompson, E., Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D. (2014). Breeding Sydney rock oysters and its effects on resilience. In Susanne Hermesch, Sonja Dominik (Eds.), Breeding focus 2014 - Improving Resilience, (pp. 73-86). Armidale: Univeristy of New England.
  • Ross, P., Coulson, M., Tzioumis, V. (2014). Editorial. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(3), i-ii.
  • Borysko, L., Ross, P. (2014). Egg capsules and larval development of Nassarius burchardi (Philippi, 1849) and Nassarius jonasii Dunker, 1846 and comparisons with other Nassariidae (Caenogastropoda). Molluscan Research, 34(4), 213-221. [More Information]
  • Scanes, E., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Ross, P. (2014). Mixed Effects of Elevated pCO2 on Fertilisation, Larval and Juvenile Development and Adult Responses in the Mobile Subtidal Scallop Mimachlamys asperrima (Lamarck, 1819). PloS One, 9(4), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wright, J., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Williams, M., Kube, P., Ross, P. (2014). Populations of Pacific Oysters Crassostrea gigas Respond Variably to Elevated CO2 and Predation by Morula marginalba. Biological Bulletin, 226(3), 269-281.
  • Zimbardi, K., Meyer, J., Chunduri, P., Lluka, L., Taylor, C., Ross, P., Tziournis, V. (2014). Student understanding of the critical features of a hypothesis: variation across epistemic and heuristic dimensions. The 4th Biennial Symposium on Threshold Concepts and the 6th NAIRTL Annual Conference, Dublin: NAIRTL.
  • Taylor, C., Tzioumis, V., Meyer, J., Ross, P. (2014). Using a Mixed Methods Approach to Explore Student Understanding of Hypotheses in Biology. National Academy's Sixth Annual Conference and the Fourth Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference, Cork, Ireland: NAIRTL.

2013

  • Ross, P., Adam, P. (2013). Climate change and intertidal wetlands. Biology, 2(1), 445-480. [More Information]
  • Gazeau, F., Parker, L., Comeau, S., Gattuso, J., O'Connor, W., Martin, S., Portner, H., Ross, P. (2013). Impacts of ocean acidification on marine shelled molluscs. Marine Biology, 160(8), 2207-2245. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W., Portner, H., Scanes, E., Wright, J. (2013). Predicting the Response of Molluscs to the Impact of Ocean Acidification. Biology, 2(2), 651-692. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Poronnik, P. (2013). Science education in Australia: time of change. In Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings and Harry F. Recher (Eds.), Grumpy Scientists: the Ecological Conscience of a Nation, (pp. 59-66). Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. [More Information]

2012

  • Aitchison, C., Catterall, J., Ross, P., Burgin, S. (2012). 'Tough love and tears': learning doctoral writing in the sciences. Higher Education Research and Development, 31(4), 435-447. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W., Borysko, L., Raftos, D., Portner, H. (2012). Adult exposure influences offspring response to ocean acidification in oysters. Global Change Biology, 18(1), 82-92. [More Information]
  • Burgin, S., Ross, P. (2012). Study of climate change and field research in zoology: are they compatible with research student training programs? In D. Lunney and P. Hutchings (Eds.), Wildlife and Climate Change: Towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna, (pp. 169-174). Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of NSW.
  • Ross, P., Parker, L., O'Connor, W. (2012). The impact of ocean acidification on reproduction and early development of molluscs and echinoderms. In D. Lunney and P. Hutchings (Eds.), Wildlife and Climate Change: Towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna, (pp. 31-51). Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of NSW.

2011

  • Catterall, J., Ross, P., Aitchison, C., Burgin, S. (2011). Pedagogical Approaches that Facilitate Writing in Postgraduate Research Candidature in Science and Technology. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 8(2), 1-13.
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W. (2011). Populations of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, vary in response to ocean acidification. Marine Biology, 158(3), 689-697. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Burgin, S., Aitchison, C., Catterall, J. (2011). Research writing in the Sciences: Liminal territory and high emotion. Journal of Learning Design, 4(3), 14-27.
  • Ross, P., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Bailey, E. (2011). The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Reproduction, Early Development and Settlement of Marine Organisms. Water, 3, 1005-1030. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D., Thompson, E., O'Connor, W. (2011). The proteomic response of larvae of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata to elevated pCO2. Australian Zoologist, 35(4), 1011-1023. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., Raftos, D., Thompson, E., O'Connor, W. (2011). The proteomic response of larvae of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata to elevated pCO2. Australian Zoologist, 35(4), 1011-1023. [More Information]

2010

  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W. (2010). Comparing the effect of elevated pCO2 and temperature on the fertilization and early development of two species of oysters. Marine Biology, 157(11), 2435-2452. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Gill, B. (2010). Past and present challenges to enquiry learning in tertiary science education. Journal of Learning Design, 3(3), 45-57.
  • Ross, P., Taylor, C., Hughes, C., Whitaker, N., Lutze-Mann, L., Kofod, M., Tzioumis, V. (2010). Threshold Concepts in Learning Biology and Evolution. Biology International, 47, 47-54.
  • Ross, P., Taylor, C., Hughes, C., Kofod, M., Whitaker, N., Lutze-Mann, L., Tzioumis, V. (2010). Threshold Concepts: Challenging the Way we Think, Teach and Learn in Biology. In Jan HF Meyer, Ray Land, Caroline Baillie (Eds.), Threshold Concepts and Transformational Learning, (pp. 165-177). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

2009

  • Howard, W., Havenhand, J., Parker, L., Raftos, D., Ross, P., Williamson, J., Matear, R. (2009). Ocean acidification. In Elvira S. Poloczanska, Alisair J. Hobday and Anthony J. Richardson (Eds.), Marine climate change in Australia 2009 : impacts and adaptation responses, (pp. 92-96). Australia: CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship.
  • Ross, P., Minchinton, T., Ponder, W. (2009). The ecology of molluscs in Australian saltmarshes. In Saintilan, Neil (Eds.), Australian Saltmarsh Ecology, (pp. 75-114). Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
  • Parker, L., Ross, P., O'Connor, W. (2009). The effect of ocean acidification and temperature on the fertilization and embryonic development of the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata (Gould 1850). Global Change Biology, 15, 2123-2136. [More Information]

2008

  • Ross, P. (2008). Future directions in representing learning in Biology. UniServe Science Symposium 2008, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D., Ritchie, R. (2008). Increasing conceptual understanding of glycolysis & the Krebs cycle using role-play. The American Biology Teacher, 70(3), 163-168. [More Information]

2007

  • Jelbart, J., Ross, P., Connolly, R. (2007). Fish assemblages in seagrass beds are influenced by the proximity of mangrove forests. Marine Biology, 150, 993-1002. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D. (2007). Intervening to create conceptual change. UniServe Science 2007, Sydney, Australia: Uniserve Science.
  • Jelbart, J., Ross, P., Connolly, R. (2007). Patterns of small fish distributions in seagrass beds in a temperate Australian estuary. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 87, 1297-1307. [More Information]

2006

  • Ross, P., Siegenthaler, S., Tronson, D. (2006). Assessment for learning and motivation. UniServe Science Symposium 2006, The University of Sydney: Uniserve Science.
  • Jelbart, J., Ross, P., Connolly, R. (2006). Edge effects and patch size in seagrass landscapes: an experimental test using fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 319, 93-102.
  • Ross, P. (2006). Macrofaunal loss and microhabitat destruction: The impact of trampling in a temperate mangrove forest, NSW Australia. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 14, 167-184. [More Information]
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D., Ritchie, R. (2006). Modelling Photosynthesis to Increase Conceptual Understanding. Journal of Biological Education, 40(2), 84-88. [More Information]

2005

  • Ross, P., Tronson, D. (2005). Providing quality feedback - Where to from here? UniServe Science Symposium 2005, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.

2004

  • Yerman, M., Ross, P. (2004). Landscape issues for the macrofauna in temperate urban mangrove forests. Urban Wildlife: more than meets the eye - forum held by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, N.S.W: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Tronson, D., Ross, P. (2004). Modelling effective teaching and learning strategies with our teaching teams in first-year university. The Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, 63, 11-15.
  • Ross, P., Tronson, D. (2004). Towards conceptual understanding: bringing research findings into the lecture theatre in tertiary science teaching. UniServe Science Scholarly Inquiry Symposium Proceedings, Sydney: Uniserve Science.

2003

  • Ross, P., Burrows, M., Hawkins, S., Southward, A., Ryan, K. (2003). A Key for the Identification of the Nauplii of Common Barnacles of the British Isles,with Emphasis on Chthamalus. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 23(2), 328-340.
  • Claus, S., Ross, P., Richardson, B. (2003). Ecological genetics of the barnacle, Hexaminius foliorum, within mangrove forests near Sydney, Australia. Marine Biology, 143, 883-888. [More Information]
  • Jelbart, J., Ross, P. (2003). What features matter when designing protected areas for fish in beds of seagrass: a review. World Congress on Aquatic Protected Areas, Australia: Australian Society for Fish Biology.

2001

  • Ross, P. (2001). Larval supply, settlement and survival of barnacles in a temperate mangrove forest. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 215, 237-249.

1999

  • Michinton, T., Ross, P. (1999). Oysters as habitat for limpets in a temperate mangrove forest. Austral Ecology, 24, 157-170.

1997

  • Ross, P., Underwood, A. (1997). The distribution and abundance of barnacles in a mangrove forest. Austral Ecology, 22, 37-47.

1996

  • Ross, P. (1996). Differences in Morphology and Reproduction of the Barnacles Elminius covertus and Hexaminius spp. from Mangrove Forests in the Sydney Region of New South Wales. Marine and Freshwater Research, 47, 715-721.

1994

  • Ross, P. (1994). The relevance of the term 'misconception'. Research in Science Education, 24, 376-377.

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