Dr Tessa Mazor

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
t.mazor@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52529

Overview

I am a marine spatial ecologist with research interests in finding sustainable solutions within marine systems. My research includes conservation planning and prioritisation, marine spatial planning, modelling and mapping anthropogenic threats to biodiversity, and integrating social and economic objectives to improve management decisions and the implementation of conservation action.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, supervised by Professor Catherine Lovelock. My research focuses on exploring conservation decision and marine spatial planning objectives for ensuring coastal resilience in the face of sea level rise.

Prior to working at UQ, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO where I was involved in a global project (Trawling Best Practices (TBP) group) assessing the risk of trawl fishing on benthic marine fauna at both a national and global scale. I completed my PhD research at the University of Queensland’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions in Professor Hugh Possingham’s lab and Salit Kark’s The Biodiversity Research Group. My thesis focused on advancing conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea, advancing the theory of systematic conservation planning and developing solutions with implications for the Mediterranean region.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Amoroso, Ricardo O., Pitcher, C. Roland, Rijnsdorp, Adriaan D., McConnaughey, Robert A., Parma, Ana M., Suuronen, Petri, Eigaard, Ole R., Bastardie, Francois, Hintzen, Niels T., Althaus, Franziska, Baird, Susan Jane, Black, Jenny, Buhl-Mortensen, Lene, Campbell, Alexander B., Catarino, Rui, Collie, Jeremy, Cowan, James H., Durholtz, Deon, Engstrom, Nadia, Fairweather, Tracey P., Fock, Heino O., Ford, Richard, Galvez, Patricio A., Gerritsen, Hans, Gongora, Maria Eva, Gonzalez, Jessica A., Hiddink, Jan G., Hughes, Kathryn M., Intelmann, Steven S., Jenkins, Chris, Jonsson, Patrik, Kainge, Paulus, Kangas, Mervi, Kathena, Johannes N., Kavadas, Stefanos, Leslie, Rob W., Lewis, Steve G., Lundy, Mathieu, Makin, David, Martin, Julie, Mazor, Tessa, Gonzalez-Mirelis, Genoveva, Newman, Stephen J., Papadopoulou, Nadia, Posen, Paulette E., Rochester, Wayne, Russo, Tommaso, Sala, Antonello, Semmens, Jayson M., Silva, Cristina, Tsolos, Angelo, Vanelslander, Bart, Wakefield, Corey B., Wood, Brent A., Hilborn, Ray, Kaiser, Michel J. and Jennings, Simon (2018) Bottom trawl fishing footprints on the world's continental shelves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 43: E10275-E10282. doi:10.1073/pnas.1802379115

  • Hiddink, Jan Geert, Jennings, Simon, Sciberras, Marija, Bolam, Stefan G., Cambiè, Giulia, McConnaughey, Robert A., Mazor, Tessa, Hilborn, Ray, Collie, Jeremy S., Pitcher, C. Roland, Parma, Ana M., Suuronen, Petri, Kaiser, Michel J. and Rijnsdorp, Adriaan D. (2018) Assessing bottom trawling impacts based on the longevity of benthic invertebrates. Journal of Applied Ecology, . doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13278

  • Mazor, Tessa, Doropoulos, Christopher, Schwarzmueller, Florian, Gladish, Daniel W., Kumaran, Nagalingam, Merkel, Katharina, Di Marco, Moreno and Gagic, Vesna (2018) Global mismatch of policy and research on drivers of biodiversity loss. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2 7: 1071-+. doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0563-x

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Publications

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Journal Article

  • Amoroso, Ricardo O., Pitcher, C. Roland, Rijnsdorp, Adriaan D., McConnaughey, Robert A., Parma, Ana M., Suuronen, Petri, Eigaard, Ole R., Bastardie, Francois, Hintzen, Niels T., Althaus, Franziska, Baird, Susan Jane, Black, Jenny, Buhl-Mortensen, Lene, Campbell, Alexander B., Catarino, Rui, Collie, Jeremy, Cowan, James H., Durholtz, Deon, Engstrom, Nadia, Fairweather, Tracey P., Fock, Heino O., Ford, Richard, Galvez, Patricio A., Gerritsen, Hans, Gongora, Maria Eva, Gonzalez, Jessica A., Hiddink, Jan G., Hughes, Kathryn M., Intelmann, Steven S., Jenkins, Chris, Jonsson, Patrik, Kainge, Paulus, Kangas, Mervi, Kathena, Johannes N., Kavadas, Stefanos, Leslie, Rob W., Lewis, Steve G., Lundy, Mathieu, Makin, David, Martin, Julie, Mazor, Tessa, Gonzalez-Mirelis, Genoveva, Newman, Stephen J., Papadopoulou, Nadia, Posen, Paulette E., Rochester, Wayne, Russo, Tommaso, Sala, Antonello, Semmens, Jayson M., Silva, Cristina, Tsolos, Angelo, Vanelslander, Bart, Wakefield, Corey B., Wood, Brent A., Hilborn, Ray, Kaiser, Michel J. and Jennings, Simon (2018) Bottom trawl fishing footprints on the world's continental shelves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115 43: E10275-E10282. doi:10.1073/pnas.1802379115

  • Hiddink, Jan Geert, Jennings, Simon, Sciberras, Marija, Bolam, Stefan G., Cambiè, Giulia, McConnaughey, Robert A., Mazor, Tessa, Hilborn, Ray, Collie, Jeremy S., Pitcher, C. Roland, Parma, Ana M., Suuronen, Petri, Kaiser, Michel J. and Rijnsdorp, Adriaan D. (2018) Assessing bottom trawling impacts based on the longevity of benthic invertebrates. Journal of Applied Ecology, . doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13278

  • Mazor, Tessa, Doropoulos, Christopher, Schwarzmueller, Florian, Gladish, Daniel W., Kumaran, Nagalingam, Merkel, Katharina, Di Marco, Moreno and Gagic, Vesna (2018) Global mismatch of policy and research on drivers of biodiversity loss. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2 7: 1071-+. doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0563-x

  • Mazor, Tessa K., Pitcher, C. Roland, Ellis, Nick, Rochester, Wayne, Jennings, Simon, Hiddink, Jan Geert, McConnaughey, Robert A., Kaiser, Michel J., Parma, Ana M., Suuronen, Petri, Kangas, Mervi and Hilborn, Ray (2017) Trawl exposure and protection of seabed fauna at large spatial scales. Diversity and Distributions, 23 11: 1280-1291. doi:10.1111/ddi.12622

  • Hiddink, Jan Geert, Jennings, Simon, Sciberras, Marija, Szostek, Claire L., Hughes, Kathryn M., Ellis, Nick, Rijnsdorp, Adriaan D., McConnaughey, Robert A., Mazor, Tessa, Hilborn, Ray, Collie, Jeremy S., Pitcher, C. Roland, Amoroso, Ricardo O., Parma, Ana M., Suuronen, Petri and Kaiser, Michel J. (2017) Global analysis of depletion and recovery of seabed biota after bottom trawling disturbance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 31: 8301-8306. doi:10.1073/pnas.1618858114

  • Pitcher, C. Roland, Ellis, Nick, Jennings, Simon, Hiddink, Jan G., Mazor, Tessa, Kaiser, Michel J., Kangas, Mervi I., McConnaughey, Robert A., Parma, Ana M., Rijnsdorp, Adriaan D., Suuronen, Petri, Collie, Jeremy S., Amoroso, Ricardo, Hughes, Kathryn M. and Hilborn, Ray (2017) Estimating the sustainability of towed fishing-gear impacts on seabed habitats: a simple quantitative risk assessment method applicable to data-limited fisheries. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8 4: 472-480. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12705

  • Giakoumi, Sylvaine, Guilhaumon, Francois, Kark, Salit, Terlizzi, Antonio, Claudet, Joachim, Felline, Serena, Cerrano, Carlo, Coll, Marta, Danovaro, Roberto, Fraschetti, Simonetta, Koutsoubas, Drosos, Ledoux, Jean-Batiste, Mazor, Tessa, Merigot, Bastien, Micheli, Fiorenza and Katsanevakis, Stelios (2016) Space invaders; biological invasions in marine conservation planning. Diversity and Distributions, 22 12: 1220-1231. doi:10.1111/ddi.12491

  • Kaiser, Michel J., Hilborn, Ray, Jennings, Simon, Amaroso, Ricky, Andersen, Michael, Balliet, Kris, Barratt, Eric, Bergstad, Odd A., Bishop, Stephen, Bostrom, Jodi L., Boyd, Catherine, Bruce, Eduardo A., Burden, Merrick, Carey, Chris, Clermont, Jason, Collie, Jeremy S., Delahunty, Antony, Dixon, Jacqui, Eayrs, Steve, Edwards, Nigel, Fujita, Rod, Gauvin, John, Gleason, Mary, Harris, Brad, He, Pingguo, Hiddink, Jan G., Hughes, Kathryn M., Inostroza, Mario, Kenny, Andrew, Kritzer, Jake, Kuntzsch, Volker, Lasta, Mario, Lopez, Ivan, Loveridge, Craig, Lynch, Don, Masters, Jim, Mazor, Tessa, McConnaughey, Robert A., Moenne, Marcel, Francis,, Nimick, Aileen M., Olsen, Alex, Parker, David, Parma, Ana, Penney, Christine, Pierce, David, Pitcher, Roland, Pol, Michael, Richardson, Ed, Rijnsdorp, Adriaan D., Rilatt, Simon, Rodmell, Dale P., Rose, Craig, Sethi, Suresh A., Short, Katherine, Suuronen, Petri, Taylor, Erin, Wallace, Scott, Webb, Lisa, Wickham, Eric, Wilding, Sam R., Wilson, Ashley, Winger, Paul and Sutherland, William J. (2016) Prioritization of knowledge-needs to achieve best practices for bottom trawling in relation to seabed habitats. Fish and Fisheries, 17 3: 637-663. doi:10.1111/faf.12134

  • Mazor, Tessa, Beger, Maria, McGowan, Jennifer, Possingham, Hugh P. and Kark, Salit (2016) The value of migration information for conservation prioritization of sea turtles in the Mediterranean. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25 5: 540-552. doi:10.1111/geb.12434

  • Levin, Noam, Mazor, Tessa, Brokovich, Eran, Jablon, Pierre-Elie and Kark, Salit (2015) Sensitivity analysis of conservation targets in systematic conservation planning. Ecological Applications, 25 7: 1997-2010. doi:10.5061/dryad.2mb2h

  • Kark, Salit, Tulloch, Ayesha, Gordon, Ascelin, Mazor, Tessa, Bunnefeld, Nils and Levin, Noam (2015) Cross-boundary collaboration: key to the conservation puzzle. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 12 12-24. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2014.08.005

  • Kark, Salit, Brokovich, Eran, Mazor, Tessa and Levin, Noam (2015) Emerging conservation challenges and prospects in an era of offshore hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation. Conservation Biology, 29 6: 1573-1585. doi:10.1111/cobi.12562

  • Mazor, Tessa, Possingham, Hugh P., Edelist, Dori, Brokovich, Eran and Kark, Salit (2014) The crowded sea: Incorporating multiple marine activities in conservation plans can significantly alter spatial priorities. PLoS One, 9 8: e104489.1-e104489.16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104489

  • Levin, Noam, Coll, Marta, Fraschetti, Simonetta, Gal, Gideon, Giakoumi, Sylvaine, Goke, Cordula, Heymans, Johanna Jacomina, Katsanevakis, Stelios, Mazor, Tessa, Ozturk, Bayram, Rilov, Gil, Gajewski, Ju;oisz, Steenbeek, Jeroen and Kark, Salit (2014) Biodiversity data requirements for systematic conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 508 261-281. doi:10.3354/meps10857

  • Mazor, Tessa, Giakoumi, Sylvaome, Kark, Saslit and Possingham, Hugh P. (2014) Large-scale conservation planning in a multinational marine environment: Cost matters. Ecological Applications, 24 5: 1115-1130. doi:10.1890/13-1249.1

  • Mazor, Tessa, Possingham, Hugh P. and Kark, Salit (2013) Collaboration among countries in marine conservation can achieve substantial efficiencies. Diversity and Distributions, 19 11: 1380-1393. doi:10.1111/ddi.12095

  • Giakoumi, Sylvaine, Sini, Maria, Gerovasileiou, Vasilis, Mazor, Tessa, Beher, Jutta, Possingham, Hugh P., Abdulla, Ameer, Cinar, Melih Ertan, Dendrinos, Panagiotis, Gucu, Ali Cemal, Karamanlidis, Alexandros A., Rodic, Petra, Panayotidis, Panayotis, Taskin, Ergun, Jaklin, Andrej, Voultsiadou, Eleni, Webster, Chloe, Zenetos, Argyro and Katsanevakis, Stelios (2013) Ecoregion-based conservation planning in the Mediterranean: dealing with large-scale heterogeneity. PLoS One, 8 10: e76449.1-e76449.15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076449

  • Levin, Noam, Tulloch, Ayesha I. T., Gordon, Ascelin, Mazor, Tessa, Bunnefeld, Nils and Kark, Salit (2013) Incorporating Socioeconomic and Political Drivers of International Collaboration into Marine Conservation Planning. Bioscience, 63 7: 547-563. doi:10.1525/bio.2013.63.7.8

  • Rawson, Tessa, Davies, Richard, Whalen, Molly and Mackay, Duncan (2013) Fire-related cues and germination from the soil seed bank of senescent remnants of mallee vegetation on Eastern Kangaroo Island. Austral Ecology, 38 2: 139-151. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2012.02386.x

  • Mazor, Tessa, Levin, Noam, Possingham, Hugh P., Levy, Yaniv, Rocchini, Duccio, Richardson, Anthony J. and Kark, Salit (2013) Can satellite-based night lights be used for conservation? The case of nesting sea turtles in the Mediterranean. Biological Conservation, 159 63-72. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2012.11.004

  • Giakoumi, Sylvaine, Mazor, Tessa, Fraschetti, Simonetta, Kark, Salit, Portman, Michelle, Coll, Marta, Steenbeek, Jeroen and Possingham, Hugh (2012) Advancing marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 22 4: 943-949. doi:10.1007/s11160-012-9272-8

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