Thayanne (Thay) Lima Barros
Postgraduate Research Student

Thayanne (Thay) Lima Barros

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Pulse and Press Disturbances on Estuaries

My research focuses on the effects of press (urbanization) and pulse (bushfire) disturbances on estuaries. I am assessing the impact of the 2019-2020 bushfires season on estuaries here in New South Wales. Apart from occasional reports following fire events, there is not much scientific information about the short- and long-term effects of bushfires on estuaries. My project will provide much-needed information on how these events – which are likely to increase in frequency and intensity – affect our estuaries, filling an important gap in the knowledge.





Lana, P; Christofoletti, R; Gusmao, JB; Barros, TL; Spier, D; Costa, TMS; Gomes, AS; Santos, CSG. 2018. Benthic estuarine assemblages of the Southeastern Brazil Marine Ecoregion (SBME). In: Lana, PC; Bernardino, AF (Eds.). Brazilian Estuaries: A Benthic Perspective, 1ed., Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-77779-5.

Barboza, LGA; Cózar, A; Gimenez, BCG; Barros, TL; Kershaw, PJ; Guilhermino, L. 2018.The threats from plastic pollution on marine environment: An analytical overview. In: C. Sheppard (Ed.). World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Vol III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts, 2 ed., Elsevier. (In press). ISBN: 9780081008539

Barros, TL; Klein, RD; Assis, JE; Sandrini-Neto, L;Bianchini, A; Martins, CC; Lana, P.  2018. Testing biomarker feasibility: a case study of Laeonereis culveri (Nereididae, Annelida) exposed to sewage contamination in a subtropical estuary. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 1–11. doi: 10.1007/s11356-018-2470-8

Barros, TL; Santos, CSG; Assis, JE; Souza, JRB.  2017. Morphology and larval development of Polydora websteri (Polychaeta, Spionidae) in a tropical region of northeastern Brazil. Journal of Natural History 51:19-20, 1169-1181. doi:10.1080/00222933.2017.1316426

Sette, CSC; Shinozaki-Mendes, RA; Barros, TL; Souza, JRB. 2013. Age and growth of Alitta succinea (Polychaeta; Nereididae) in a tropical estuary of Brazil. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 93(8), 2123-2128. doi:10.1017/S0025315413000854


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