Dr Hong Dao Nguyen

Academic Fellow
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

A13 - Botany Annex Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2156
Fax +61 2 9351 4771

Website Room 504, F07 - Carslaw Building

Biographical details

Hong is passionate about engaging students in their learning. She currently holds an Academic Fellow position in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences where she coordinates the Biology Bridging Course and large first year biology units of over 1000 students. She has 10 years of experience teaching and leading staff in coursescovering a broad spectrum of disciplines, including molecular, human and evolutionary biology.

Research interests

As an echinoderm enthusiast, Hong has worked on a multitude of projects combining developmental biology and physiology to understand the sensitivity of marine organisms, particularly sea stars and sea urchins, to increasing ocean temperatures and acidification.While Hong's research background is in marine and climate change biology, she is also deeply interested in student learning. Her current research projects involve cross-disciplinary collaborations on student transition to higher education and the use of technology to enhance student engagement.

Teaching and supervision

Hong currently teaches in the following units of study:

  • Life and Evolution BIOL 1006/1906
  • Human Biology BIOL 1008/1908 (coordinator)
  • Life and Evolution (SSP) BIOL 1996
  • Human Biology (SSP) 1998
  • Biology Bridging Course (coordinator)

Themes

Marine biology; Ecology and Evolution

Selected grants

2015

  • Using Analytics to Push the Boundaries of the Online Discussion Forum; Keep M, Bartimote-Aufflick K, Bridgeman A, Liu D, Pardo A, Taylor C, Nguyen H; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Harianto, J., Nguyen, H., Holmes, S., Byrne, M. (2018). The effect of warming on mortality, metabolic rate, heat-shock protein response and gonad growth in thermally acclimated sea urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma). Marine Biology, 165(6), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, H., Byrne, M. (2014). Early benthic juvenile Parvulastra exigua (Asteroidea) are tolerant to extreme acidification and warming in its intertidal habitat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 453, 36-42. [More Information]
  • Uthicke, S., Liddy, M., Nguyen, H., Byrne, M. (2014). Interactive effects of near-future temperature increase and ocean acidification on physiology and gonad development in adult Pacific sea urchin, Echinometra sp. A. Coral Reefs, 33(3), 831-845. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M., Foo, S., Soars, N., Wolfe, K., Nguyen, H., Hardy, N., Dworjanyn, S. (2013). Ocean warming will mitigate the effects of acidification on calcifying sea urchin larvae (Heliocidaris tuberculata) from the Australian global warming hot spot. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 448, 250-257. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, H., Doo, S., Soars, N., Byrne, M. (2012). Noncalcifying larvae in a changing ocean: warming not acidification/hypercapnia, is the dominant stressor on development of the sea star Meridiastra calcar. Global Change Biology, 18, 2466-2476. [More Information]
  • Doo, S., Mayfield, A., Byrne, M., Chen, H., Nguyen, H., Fan, T. (2012). Reduced expression of the rate-limiting carbon fixation enzyme RuBisCO in the benthic foraminifer Baculogypsina sphaerulata holobiont in response to heat shock. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 430-431, 63-67. [More Information]
  • McElroy, D., Nguyen, H., Byrne, M. (2012). Respiratory response of the intertidal seastar Parvulastra exigua to contemporary and near-future pulses of warming and hypercapnia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 416-417(4), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M., Selvakumaraswamy, P., Woolsey, E., Nguyen, H. (2011). Sea urchin development in a global change hotspot, potential for southerly migration of thermotolerant propagules. Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58(5), 712-719. [More Information]
  • Christensen, A., Nguyen, H., Byrne, M. (2011). Thermotolerance and the effects of hypercapnia on the metabolic rate of the ophiuroid Ophionereis schayeri: Inferences for survivorship in a changing ocean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 403(1-2), 31-38. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M., Ho, M., Selvakumaraswamy, P., Nguyen, H., Dworjanyn, S., Davis, A. (2009). Temperature, but not pH, compromises sea urchin fertilization and early development under near-future climate change scenarios. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1663), 1883-1888. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Lilje, O., Pye, M., Nguyen, H., Taylor, C. (2016). Challenges for students in the transition to communicating as biologists. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (The 22nd UniServe Science Conference), Brisbane.
  • Nguyen, H., Byrne, M., Thomson, M. (2013). Hsp70 expression in the south-eastern Australian sea urchins Heliocidaris erythrogramma and H. tuberculata. Echinoderms in a Changing World: 13th International Echinoderm Conference, Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema. [More Information]

2018

  • Harianto, J., Nguyen, H., Holmes, S., Byrne, M. (2018). The effect of warming on mortality, metabolic rate, heat-shock protein response and gonad growth in thermally acclimated sea urchins (Heliocidaris erythrogramma). Marine Biology, 165(6), 1-12. [More Information]

2016

  • Lilje, O., Pye, M., Nguyen, H., Taylor, C. (2016). Challenges for students in the transition to communicating as biologists. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (The 22nd UniServe Science Conference), Brisbane.

2014

  • Nguyen, H., Byrne, M. (2014). Early benthic juvenile Parvulastra exigua (Asteroidea) are tolerant to extreme acidification and warming in its intertidal habitat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 453, 36-42. [More Information]
  • Uthicke, S., Liddy, M., Nguyen, H., Byrne, M. (2014). Interactive effects of near-future temperature increase and ocean acidification on physiology and gonad development in adult Pacific sea urchin, Echinometra sp. A. Coral Reefs, 33(3), 831-845. [More Information]

2013

  • Nguyen, H., Byrne, M., Thomson, M. (2013). Hsp70 expression in the south-eastern Australian sea urchins Heliocidaris erythrogramma and H. tuberculata. Echinoderms in a Changing World: 13th International Echinoderm Conference, Leiden, The Netherlands: CRC Press/Balkema. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M., Foo, S., Soars, N., Wolfe, K., Nguyen, H., Hardy, N., Dworjanyn, S. (2013). Ocean warming will mitigate the effects of acidification on calcifying sea urchin larvae (Heliocidaris tuberculata) from the Australian global warming hot spot. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 448, 250-257. [More Information]

2012

  • Nguyen, H., Doo, S., Soars, N., Byrne, M. (2012). Noncalcifying larvae in a changing ocean: warming not acidification/hypercapnia, is the dominant stressor on development of the sea star Meridiastra calcar. Global Change Biology, 18, 2466-2476. [More Information]
  • Doo, S., Mayfield, A., Byrne, M., Chen, H., Nguyen, H., Fan, T. (2012). Reduced expression of the rate-limiting carbon fixation enzyme RuBisCO in the benthic foraminifer Baculogypsina sphaerulata holobiont in response to heat shock. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 430-431, 63-67. [More Information]
  • McElroy, D., Nguyen, H., Byrne, M. (2012). Respiratory response of the intertidal seastar Parvulastra exigua to contemporary and near-future pulses of warming and hypercapnia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 416-417(4), 1-7. [More Information]

2011

  • Byrne, M., Selvakumaraswamy, P., Woolsey, E., Nguyen, H. (2011). Sea urchin development in a global change hotspot, potential for southerly migration of thermotolerant propagules. Deep-Sea Research. Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58(5), 712-719. [More Information]
  • Christensen, A., Nguyen, H., Byrne, M. (2011). Thermotolerance and the effects of hypercapnia on the metabolic rate of the ophiuroid Ophionereis schayeri: Inferences for survivorship in a changing ocean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 403(1-2), 31-38. [More Information]

2009

  • Byrne, M., Ho, M., Selvakumaraswamy, P., Nguyen, H., Dworjanyn, S., Davis, A. (2009). Temperature, but not pH, compromises sea urchin fertilization and early development under near-future climate change scenarios. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1663), 1883-1888. [More Information]

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