ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University


Current research

Completed Projects

Effects of climate change on the Antarctic Adélie Penguin, Massaro, M. (2009 - 2014)(

Signature biomarkers for contaminant exposure associated with sewage and refuse legacy waste disposal sites in Antarctic fish and bivalves. Mondon, J., King, C., Howitt, J., Corbett, P. (2012-201) Project led  by Deakin University and funded by the Australian Antarctic Division


Ainley, D.G., Lindke, K., Ballard, G., Lyver, P.O.B., Jennings, S., Toniolo, V., Pennycook, J., Massaro, M., Santora, J.A. (2017). Spatio-temporal occurrence patterns of cetaceans near Ross Island, Antarctica, 2002–2015: implications for food web dynamics.  Polar Biologydoi:10.1007/s00300-017-2100-9

Grimaldi, W., Hall, R., White, D., Wang, J., Massaro, M., Tompkins, D. (2014) First report of a feather loss condition of Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) on Ross Island, Antarctica, and a preliminary investigation into its cause.  Emu. 

Varsani, A., Porzig, E.L., Jennings, S., Kraberger, S., Frakas, K., Julian,L., Massaro, M., Ballard, G., Ainley, D.G. (2014) Identification of an avian polyomavirus associated with Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae). Journal of General Virology.

Varsani, A., Kraberger, S., Jennings, S. , Porzig, E.L., Julian, L., Massaro, M., Pollard, A., Ballard, G. & Ainley, D.G. (2014) A novel papillomavirus in Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) faeces sampled at the Cape Crozier colony, Antarctica. Journal of General Virology 95: 1352-1365.