Dr Elliot Scanes

Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Member of Sydney Institute of Agriculture

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Dr Elliot Scanes is a Postdoctoral research associate in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. His research specialises in the biology of marine invertebrates, and more specifically, their responses to environmental stress. Elliot has collaborated on projects with European partners in both Norway and Germany. Currently Elliot’s research focuses on the challenges posed by climate change and how marine invertebrates may cope in the coming century. Marine invertebrates are vital to oceanic ecosystems but also to humans as a food source. These reasons make invertebrate research vital to food security and healthy ecosystems.

Research interests

Elliot’s research currently investigates how climate change may affect the physiology of intertidal animals over the next one hundred years. This knowledge will then be used to inform the management of natural populations but also to improve aquaculture. Elliot's research this year will focus on the effects of a chnaging climate on the microbiome of oysters, and how this may affect aquaculture.

Climate change will affect some areas of the globe more than others. One area expected to experience rapid change is the Baltic Sea in Germany. Elliot is interested in how the mussel populations of the Baltic Sea may cope with the faster then average change in their environment.

Current research students

Project title Research student
The impact of climate change stressors on marine molluscs Roberta RODRIGUES DAS CHAGAS PEREIRA

Awards and honours

In the media

Themes

Marine biology; Ecology and Evolution; Animal behavior and ecophysiology

International links

Germany

(GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel) We are currently collaborating on a project that is investigating the effects of climate change on mussels in the Baltic Seas.

Germany

(The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)) We are currently working with AWI in Germany to determine the effects of climate change on the interactions between oysters and their microbial communities. This work is focused on improving aquaculture in the future.

Norway

(Institute for Marine Research) We are working on a project that investigates how mine waste in Norwegian fjords may be affecting deep-sea biota and exacerbating the effects of climate change.

Selected grants

2019

  • The community within: Unlocking the oyster microbiome to improve aquaculture in a rapidly changing climate; Scanes E, Ross P; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (Federal)/Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
  • Collaborative international environmental education - Universities of Sydney and Hong Kong; Ross P, Scanes E; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Scanes, E., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Gibbs, M., Ross, P. (2018). Copper and ocean acidification interact to lower maternal investment, but have little effect on adult physiology of the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata. Aquatic Toxicology, 203, 51-60. [More Information]
  • Scanes, E., Kutti, T., Fang, J., Johnston, E., Ross, P., Bannister, R. (2018). Mine waste and acute warming induce energetic stress in the deep-sea sponge Geodia atlantica and coral Primnoa resedeaformis; results from a mesocosm study. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wright, J., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Scanes, E., Ross, P. (2018). Ocean acidifcation affects both the predator and prey to alter interactions between the oyster Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) and the whelk Tenguella marginalba (Blainville, 1832). Marine Biology, 165(3), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Byrne, M., Dove, M., Coleman, R., Portner, H., Scanes, E., Virtue, P., Gibbs, M., Ross, P. (2018). Ocean acidification but not warming alters sex determination in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1872), 1-9. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]

2018

  • Scanes, E., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Gibbs, M., Ross, P. (2018). Copper and ocean acidification interact to lower maternal investment, but have little effect on adult physiology of the Sydney rock oyster Saccostrea glomerata. Aquatic Toxicology, 203, 51-60. [More Information]
  • Scanes, E., Kutti, T., Fang, J., Johnston, E., Ross, P., Bannister, R. (2018). Mine waste and acute warming induce energetic stress in the deep-sea sponge Geodia atlantica and coral Primnoa resedeaformis; results from a mesocosm study. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Wright, J., Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Scanes, E., Ross, P. (2018). Ocean acidifcation affects both the predator and prey to alter interactions between the oyster Crassostrea gigas (Thunberg, 1793) and the whelk Tenguella marginalba (Blainville, 1832). Marine Biology, 165(3), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Parker, L., O'Connor, W., Byrne, M., Dove, M., Coleman, R., Portner, H., Scanes, E., Virtue, P., Gibbs, M., Ross, P. (2018). Ocean acidification but not warming alters sex determination in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1872), 1-9. [More Information]

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]
  • 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]

2014

  • 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]

2013

  • 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]

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