Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
university of tasmania
Andrew's research focuses on understanding the interaction between physics and biology in the coastal ocean and estuaries. This work integrates observation from satellites, airborne sensors and in situ measurements from ships, autonomous underwater vehicles and moorings. By applying spatial and statistical approaches, this research focuses on understanding dynamic phenomena in rapidly changing coastal waters, in particular, the development of algal blooms and the transport and fate of land-based materials into the coastal ocean. In addition, his research also focuses on conservation decision making and policy for these coastal environments.
Before joining the University Tasmania, Andrew was a research technician at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. He has taught across the science and policy disciplines at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (USA) and has worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA) as a fisheries observer and as an oil spill response planner.
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Impacts of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2019:Activities
Marine mammals rely on sound for their daily existence. Therefore, the introduction of anthropogenic noise in the marine environment can have a profound impact on their behavior. Listening to sounds in the ocean is ...
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"The Gentle Art of Data Science:" Increasing comfort with computation part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2018:Essays
Andrew Fischer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania The extraction and interpretation of information from vast quantities of data is now a fundamental part of advanced inquiry across ...
More content and less time: Opportunities and challenges for interdisciplinary marine science students part of Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB:Matlab Workshop 2016:Essays
Andrew Fischer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania Today's undergraduates in marine science have been presented with tremendous opportunities, yet are confronted with many ...