Principal Supervisor: Graham Jones, Co-supervisors: Peter Harrison and Bradley Eyre.
RESEARCH INTERESTSMy research interest is to apply my background in molecular and cellular biology to marine ecosystems and biota. For my Honours degree, I was working on the molecular and cellular effects of climate change on rocky shore gastropod species by looking at the total antioxidant capacity, lipid peroxidation and lysosomal destabilization rates of gastropod egg masses during temperature and salinity stress. I am now working on the production of atmospheric dimethylsulphide (DMS) and sulphur precursors (DMSP, DMSO) by reef building corals and its implications for climate regulation and oxidative stress. The first aim of my project is to identify the parameters that drive the DMS production over the reef and to determine the role that reef building corals play in climate regulation through the production of DMS and precursors. Another aspect of my study is to focus on the use of DMS, DMSP and DMSO as antioxidants by the coral-zooxanthellae symbiosis under various stressors, as a means of adaptation.
Deschaseaux, E., Taylor, A., Maher, W. 2011 Measure of stress response induced by temperature and salinity changes on hatched larvae of three marine gastropod species Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 397 (2), pp. 121-128 (ERA Rank B)
Deschaseaux, E.S.M., Taylor, A.M., Maher, W.A., and Davis, A.R. (2010) Cellular responses of encapsulated embryos to multiple stressors associated with climate change. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 383, 130-136. JIF=2.116. ERA= B
Refereed Conference Proceeding
Deschaseaux, E., Jones, G., Miljevic, B., Ristovski, Z., Swan, H. and Vaattovaara, P. (2012) Can corals form aerosol particles through volatile sulphur compound emissions? ICRS2012 proceeding
Swan, H.B., Jones., G.B. and Deschaseaux, E. (2012) Dimethylsulfide, Climate and Coral Reef Ecosystems. ICRS2012 proceeding.
International Conference Presentation
Deschaseaux, E., Jones, G., Deseo, M., Shepherd, K., Harrison, P., Swan, H. and Eyre., B. (2012) Can DMS and precursors be used as antioxidants in corals? (2012) 12th International Coral Reef Symposium.
Updated: 09 October 2012