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Dr Adrian Jones
Science Integrator/Web Developer

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

PO Box 775
2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
USA

Email: ajones@umces.edu

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PO Box 775
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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameAdrian Jones
Emailajones@umces.edu

EDUCATION

1999PhD (Marine Science) from the University of Queensland, Australia
1994Bachelor of Science Honours - Class I (Marine Botany) from the University of Queensland, Australia
1993Bachelor of Science (Marine & Terrestrial Ecology) from the University of Queensland, Australia

EMPLOYMENT

2003-Science Integration Consultant
2002-2003Chesapeake Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
1999-2001Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Marine Botany Group, at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
1996-1999Research Assistant, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
1994-1996Research Assistant, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Brisbane, Australia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I am currently working with the Integration and Application Network at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to develop novel ways to better communicate environmental issues through interactive websites.

In my previous position with the Marine Botany Group at the University of Queensland, Australia, I was the task co-ordinator for the biological monitoring component of the Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program. I gained extensive experience with the development, implementation and interpretation of biological indicators. My honours and PhD research involved the development of macroalgal bioindicators for determining nutrient sources. I have been involved in several consultancies determining ecosystem health using a variety of techniques including isotopic analysis of various fauna, flora and sediments. The Marine Botany Group at The University of Queensland has been instrumental in the development of monitoring tools such as δ15N signatures, amino acid metabolic profiling, phytoplankton bioassays and PAM fluorescence techniques to better assess ecological health.

During my PhD and postdoctoral research I have been involved in several projects monitoring the ecosystem health in marine, estuarine and freshwater systems. In most cases I was responsible for writing the initial proposals, including the development of project budgets. I was responsible for all aspects of the sampling design and implementation, data interpretation and analysis and report writing.

I have been a reviewer of scientific papers for the journals, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, the Journal of World Aquaculture Society, and Aquaculture Engineering.

RESEARCH FUNDING

Scholarships

  • University of Queensland Post Graduate Research Scholarship
  • Department of Botany (The University of Queensland) Post Graduate Research Scholarship
  • University of Queensland Higher Education Contribution Scheme Scholarship
  • Funding from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation for PhD Research Project

Research Grants

  • Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program (EHMP) of Moreton Bay and its River Estuaries
  • Expansion of the EHMP to include Noosa River, Maroochy River, Mooloolah River, Logan River and Nerang River

Research Consultancies

  • Kinhill Ltd project to determine the ecosystem health within Eprapah Creek
  • Oil Search Limited project to study bethic and pelagic communities at two proposed oil drilling sites in the Gulf of Papua
  • Brisbane Water project to design and implement a contingency monitoring program for a wastewater treatment plant upgrade
  • WBM Oceanics project to determine the loads and impacts on the Noosa River
  • GHD project to determine the loads and impacts on the Logan and Nerang Rivers
  • SKM project to determine the impacts of sewage effluent on the ecosystem health of Burgess Creek
  • Pine Rivers Shire Council project to determine the effectiveness of artificially contrsucted wetlands to improve the ecosystem health of two freshwater creeks (Cabbage Tree Creek & Freshwater Creek)

SCIENCE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany
Australian Marine Science Association
Australian Coral Reef Society
Australian Society of Plant Physiologists

PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

FRDC The use of oysters as natural filters of aquaculture effluent
DIBM task of the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay Wastewater Management Study
CRC for Aquaculture
CRC for Coastal Zone, Estuary and Waterway Management
Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program

 

OTHER SKILLS

Computer Skills
Assembling hardware components
Establishment of NT Networks
Web Development (PHP, MySQL, XML, RSS, SVG)
Video Capture & Editing
Microsoft Office - Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Access
ArcView (GIS)
Minitab (Statistical Software)
Photoshop
Pagemaker
Illustrator
CorelDraw
Adobe Acrobat

Scientific Equipment
PAM Fluorometer (MINI PAM, DIVING PAM, PHYTOPAM)
Gas Chromatograph
Autoanalysers
Spectrophotometers
Water Quality Meters (Horiba, TPS, YSI)
Phytoplankton Nets
Filtering Apparatus
Sediment Grabs
Light Meters
Underwater Video and Still Cameras

Analytical Techniques
Plant Pigment Analyses (including phytoplankton and benthic microalgae)
Water Column and Sediment Nutrient Analysis
δ15N signatures
Amino acid analysis
Phytoplankton bioassays
Total Suspended Solids
PAM fluorescence techniques

Boating Experience
Extensive experience in small boats and associated diving protocols.

Teaching Experience
Preparation and tutoring of various undergraduate courses in coral reef and estuarine ecology with emphasis on marine plants and the use of biological indicators for determination ecosystem health.
Preparation of powerpoint lectures on plant cell biology, photosynthesis, coral reef and estuarine ecology and biodiversity.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Recreational Shipmaster's Licence
PADI Divemaster Certification
First Aid Qualifications
CPR Qualifications
D.A.N Oxygen Provider Qualifications

REFEREES

Professional

Professor William Dennison
Vice President for Science Applications
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Maryland, USA
Email: dennison@ca.umces.edu
Reference from Professor Dennison

Dr Nigel Preston
Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO Marine Research
Cleveland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Email: Nigel.Preston@marine.csiro.au
Reference from Dr Preston

Personal

Dr Selina Ward
Symposium Director
River Festival
Southbank, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Email: selinaward@bigpond.com
Reference from Dr Ward

Publications


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Peer-reviewed Publications

2009
Fertig BM, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Jones AB, Pantus F, Longstaff B (2009) Oyster and Macroalgae Bioindicators Detect Elevated delta N-15 in Maryland's Coastal Bays. Estuaries Coasts 32(4):773–786
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2008
Bricker SB, Longstaff BJ, Dennison WC, Jones AB, Boicourt KE, Wicks EC, Woerner J (2008) Effects of nutrient enrichment in the nation's estuaries: A decade of change. Harmful Algae 8(1):21–32
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2005
Costanzo SD, Udy J, Longstaff BJ, Jones AB (2005) Using nitrogen stable isotope ratios (δ15N) of macroalgae to determine the effectiveness of sewage upgrades: changes in the extent of sewage plumes over four years in Moreton Bay, Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 51(1-4):212–217
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2004
Heil CA, Chaston K, Jones AB, Bird P, Longstaff BJ, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC (2004) Benthic microalgae in coral reef sediments of the southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs 23(3):336–343
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2003
Burford MA, Costanzo SD, Dennison WC, Jackson CJ, Jones AB, McKinnon AD, Preston NP, Trott LA (2003) A synthesis of dominant ecological processes in intensive shrimp ponds and adjacent coastal environments in NE Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 46(11):1456–1469
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2002
Jones AB, Preston NP, Dennison WC (2002) The efficiency and condition of oysters and macroalgae used as biological filters of shrimp pond effluent. Aquaculture Research 33(1):1–19
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2001
Jones AB, Dennison WC, Preston NP (2001) Integrated treatment of shrimp effluent by sedimentation, oyster filtration and macroalgal absorption: a laboratory scale study. Aquaculture 193(1-2):155–178
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Jones AB, O'Donohue MJ, Udy J, Dennison WC (2001) Assessing ecological impacts of shrimp and sewage effluent: Biological indicators with standard water quality analyses. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 52(1):91–109
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1999
Jones AB, Preston NP (1999) Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea commercialis (Iredale & Roughley), filtration of shrimp farm effluent: the effects on water quality. Aquac. Res. 30(1):51–57
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1996
Jones AB, Dennison WC, Stewart GR (1996) Macroalgal responses to nitrogen source and availability: Amino acid metabolic profiling as a bioindicator using Gracilaria edulis (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 32(5):757–766
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Conference Proceedings

1999
Dennison WC, O' Neil JM, Jones AB, Costanzo SD, Hewson I, Prange JA (1999) Effect of Hydric Soil Disturbance on Ecological Health of Coastal Waters. Proceedings of the Australian Acid Sulfate Soils Conference
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1998
Jones AB, Dennison WC (1998) Photosynthetic capacity in coral reef systems: Investigations into ecological applications for the underwater PAM fluorometer. In: Greenwood JG, Hall NJ (eds) Proceedings of the Australian Coral Reef Society 75th Anniversary Conference, Heron Island, October 1997. School of Marine Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, p 67–79
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Ph.D. Theses

1999
Jones AB (1999) Environmental Management of Aquaculture Effluent: Development of Biological Indicators and Biological Filters. Ph.D. thesis. The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 238 pp
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1994
Jones AB (1994) Influence of Nitrogen Source and Availability on Amino Acids, Pigments and Tissue Nitrogen of Gracilaria edulis (Rhodophyta). Honours thesis. University of Queensland, Brisbane, 54 pp
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Jones AB (1994) Macroalgal Nutrient Relationships (Literature Review). Honours thesis. University of Queensland, Brisbane, 55 pp
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Books

2006
Thomas JE, Saxby TA, Jones AB, Carruthers TJB, Abal EG, Dennison WC (2006) Communicating Science Effectively: A Practical Handbook for Integrating Visual Elements. IWA Publishing, London, 136 pp
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Book Contributions

2010
Thomas JE, Hawkey JM, Jones AB, Wicks EC, Woerner JL (2010) Chapter 3: Communication products: creating a process for generating science communication products. In: Longstaff BJ, Carruthers TJB, Dennison WC, Lookingbill TR, Hawkey JM, Thomas JE, Wicks EC, Woerner JL (eds) Integrating and Applying Science: A practical handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, p 33–44
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2009
Wazniak CE, Hall MR, Bailey EM, Boward DM, Boynton WR, Bratton JF, Carruthers TJB, Chalmers RJ, Cole LW, Cornwell JC, Fertig BM, Glibert PM, Jones AB, Jordan TE, McCoy J, McGinty M, Shedlock RJ, Sherwell J, Sturgis RB, Thomas JE, Trice TM, Wells DV (2009) Water Quality Reponses to Nutrients. In: Dennison WC, Thomas JE, Cain CJ, Carruthers TJB, Hall MR, Jesien RV, Wazniak CE, Wilson DE (eds) Shifting Sands: Environmental and cultural change in Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Camridge, MD, p 249–292
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1998
Jones AB, Dudley BJ, Dennison WC (1998) Factors limiting phytoplankton biomass in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay. In: Tibbets IR, Hall NJ, Dennison WC (eds) Moreton Bay and Catchment. School of Marine Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, p 179–186
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Science Communication Publications

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2012
Integration and Application Network (2012) 2011 Maryland Coastal Bays report card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 5pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
Integration and Application Network (2012) Samoa 2012 Environmental Outlook: developing a vision for the next 50 years (Samoan). IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Report card)
2010
Integration and Application Network (2010) Conceptual Diagrams: Tools for Science Communication. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
2008
Beckert K, Fertig BM, O'Neil JM, Carruthers TJB, Wazniak C, Sturgis B, Hall M, Jones AB and Dennison WC (2008) Fine scale patterns of water quality in three regions of Marylands Coastal Bays: assessing nitrogen source in relation to land use. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 55pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2008) Watershed condition assessment for Rock Creek Park in the National Capital Region. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 54pp (Presentation)
2007
Bricker S, Longstaff BJ, Dennison WC, Jones AB, Boicourt K, Wicks EC and Woerner JL (2007) National Estuarine Eutrophication Assessment: A Decade of Change. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 15pp (Presentation)
Bricker S, Longstaff BJ, Dennison WC, Jones AB, Boicourt K, Wicks EC and Woerner JL (2007) Effects of nutrient enrichment in the Nation's estuaries: A decade of change. National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, 328pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2007) Effects of nutrient enrichment in the Nation's estuaries: A decade of change. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
2006
Fertig BM, Carruthers TJB, Wazniak C, Sturgess B, Hall M, Jones AB, and Dennison WC (2006) Water quality in four regions of the Maryland Coastal Bays: assessing nitrogen source in relation to rainfall and brown tide. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 50pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2006) Ecosystem health report cards: an approach to integrated assessment. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Thomas JE, Saxby TA, Jones AB, Carruthers TJB, Abal EG and Dennison WC (2006) Communicating Science Effectively: A Practical Handbook for Integrating Visual Elements. IWA Publishing, London (Book)
2005
Integration and Application Network (2005) Utilizing spatially intensive data in monitoring Maryland's Coastal Bays. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
2004
Jones AB, Carruthers TJ, Pantus F, Thomas JE, Saxby TA and Dennison, WC (2004) A water quality assessment of the Maryland Coastal Bays including nitrogen source identification using stable isotopes. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 60pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2004) Conceptual diagrams: tools for science communication. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
Integration and Application Network (2004) Crassostrea ariakensis: Panacea or Pandora?. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2004) Developing a Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 1pp (Poster)
2003
Jones AB, Dennison WC and Pantus F (2003) Assessment of sewage and septic derived nitrogen in the Choptank and Patuxent Rivers. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 93pp (Report)
Integration and Application Network (2003) Developing a Chesapeake Bay Report Card. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2003) Chesapeake Bay report card: Providing effective feedback for resource management. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 47pp (Presentation)
Integration and Application Network (2003) Conceptual Diagrams: Tools for Science Communication. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
Integration and Application Network (2003) The art of science communication: using PowerPoint effectively. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 67pp (Presentation)
Integration and Application Network (2003) Assessing Nutrient Sources in Tidal Waters. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 17pp (Presentation)
Integration and Application Network (2003) Assessing Nutrient Sources. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 4pp (Newsletter)
1998
Tibbetts IR, Narelle JH and Dennison WC (1998) Moreton Bay and Catchment. School of Marine Science, The University of Queensland, 662pp (Book)

Media


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