Dan Hewitt

Dan Hewitt

Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Marine Science & Innovation
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences | School of Maths & Stats

I am a post-doctoral fellow in the UNSW Coastal and Regional Oceanography Lab working to predict the occurrence of bluebottles (Physalia physalis) on Australian beaches as part of the BluebottleWatch project. My background is in fisheries science, and I am broadly interested in biological oceanography, animal movement and statistical modelling.

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Hewitt, D.E., Johnson, D.D., Suthers, I.M. & Taylor, M. D. (2023) Crabs ride the tide: incoming tides promote foraging of Giant Mud Crab (Scylla serrata). Movement Ecology, 11, 21. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-023-00384-3

Hewitt, D. E., Schilling, H. T., Hanamseth, R., Everett, J. D., Li, J., Roughan, M., Johnson, D. D., Suthers, I. M., Taylor, M. D. (2022) Mesoscale oceanographic features drive divergent patterns in connectivity for co-occurring estuarine portunid crabs. Fisheries Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1111/fog.12608

Hewitt, D. E., Niella, Y., Johnson, D. D., Suthers, I. M., Taylor, M. D. (2022) Crabs go with the flow: Declining conductivity and cooler temperatures trigger spawning migrations for female Giant Mud Crabs (Scylla serrata) in subtropical estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-022-01061-1

Hewitt, D. E., Smith, T. M., Raoult, V., Taylor, M. D., Gaston, T. F. (2020) Stable isotopes reveal the importance of saltmarsh-derived nutrition for two exploited penaeid prawn species in a seagrass dominated system. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106622

Hewitt, D. E., Taylor, M. D., Raoult, V., Smith, T. M., Gaston, T. F. (2021) Diet-tissue discrimination and turnover of δ13C and δ15N in muscle tissue of a penaeid prawn. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. https://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.9167

Schilling, H., Hewitt, D., Malan, N., Taylor, M., Johnson, D. (2022) Cross-jurisdictional larval supply essential for east Australian spanner crabs (Ranina ranina). Marine and Freshwater Research. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF21348

Hanamseth, R., Hewitt, D. E., Johnson, D. D., Taylor M. D. (2022) An automated image analysis system for estimating fecundity in portunid crabs. Fisheries Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2021.106140