Dr Crid Fraser

BAppSc (Canberra); BMarSc (Hons) (Macquarie); PhD (Otago)
Honorary Senior Lecturer

Major awards:

ACT Scientist of the Year, 2016

Australian Academy of Science medal for distinguished contributions to biology by an early-career researcher (Fenner Medal), 2018.

Research position history:

PhD: University of Otago, December 2009

Postdoc 1: Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, 2009-2011

Postdoc 2: Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2011-2012

Lecturer: ANU, 2012 - 2015

(ARC DECRA 2014 - 2017)

Senior Lecturer: ANU, 2015 -

(ARC Future Fellow: ANU, 2017 -)

For more information, see http://www.ceridwenfraser.com/people

Research interests

My group combines molecular ecology with aspects of earth sciences to understand the processes that shape global patterns of biodiversity. We use a wide range of techniques to address research questions, including genetics (e.g., metabarcoding, phylogenetic and genomic analyses) and ecology, and have a particular focus on the high-latitude ecosystems of the Southern Hemisphere (the sub-Antarctic and Antarctica).

For more information, see my lab group's web page: www.ceridwenfraser.com

  • Moon, K, Chown, S, Loh, S et al 2018, 'Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases', Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 410-414.
  • Fraser, C, Davies, I, Bryant, D et al 2018, 'How disturbance and dispersal influence intraspecific structure', Journal of Ecology, vol. 106, no. 3, pp. 1298-1306.
  • Blake, C, Thiel, M, Lopez, B et al 2017, 'Gall-forming protistan parasites infect southern bull kelp across the Southern Ocean, with prevalence increasing to the south', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 583, pp. 95-106pp.
  • Fraser, C, Connell, L, Lee, C et al 2017, 'Evidence of plant and animal communities at exposed and subglacial (cave) geothermal sites in Antarctica', Polar Biology, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 417-421.
  • Weber, X, Edgar, G, Banks, S et al 2017, 'A morphological and phylogenetic investigation into divergence among sympatric Australian southern bull kelps (Durvillaea potatorum and D. amatheiae sp. nov.)', Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 107, pp. 630-643.
  • Waters, J, Fraser, C, Maxwell, J et al 2017, 'Did interaction between human pressure and Little Ice Age drive biological turnover in New Zealand?', Journal of Biogeography, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 1481-1490.
  • Moon, K, Chown, S & Fraser, C 2017, 'Reconsidering connectivity in the sub-Antarctic', Biological Reviews, vol. 92, no. 4, pp. 2164-2181.
  • Fraser, C, Kay, G, du Plessis, M et al 2017, 'Breaking down the barrier: dispersal across the Antarctic Polar Front', Ecography, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 235-237pp.
  • Thiel, M & Fraser, C 2016, 'The role of floating plants in dispersal of biota across habitats and ecosystems. In: Marine Macrophytes as Foundation Species', in Olafsson, Emil (ed.), Marine Macrophytes as Foundation Species, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, pp. 76-99.
  • Fraser, C, McGaughran, A, Chuah, A et al 2016, 'The importance of replicating genomic analyses to verify phylogenetic signal for recently evolved lineages', Molecular Ecology, vol. 25, no. 15, pp. 3683-3695.
  • Wilson, L, Weber, X, King, T et al 2016, 'DNA Extraction Techniques for Genomic Analyses of Macroalgae', in Zi-Min Hu and Ceridwen Fraser (ed.), Seaweed Phylogeography. Adaptation and Evolution of Seaweeds under Environmental Change, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 363-386.
  • Hu, Z & Fraser, C, eds, 2016, Seaweed Phylogeography, Springer, Dordrecht.
  • Fraser, C 2016, 'Change in Southern Hemisphere Intertidal Communities Through Climate Cycles:The Role of Dispersing Algae', in Zi-Min Hu and Ceridwen Fraser (ed.), Seaweed Phylogeography. Adaptation and Evolution of Seaweeds under Environmental Change, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 131-143.
  • Wilson, L, Fulton, C, Hogg, A et al 2016, 'Climate-driven changes to ocean circulation and their inferred impacts on marine dispersal patterns', Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 923-939.
  • Waters, J & Fraser, C 2016, 'Dispersal Biogeography', in Kliman, Richard (ed.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 453-457.
  • Smith, L, Hutchings, P & Fraser, C 2015, 'Molecular evidence supports coastal dispersal among estuaries for two benthic marine worm (Nephtyidae) species in southeastern Australia', Marine Biology, vol. 162, no. 6, pp. 1319-1327.
  • Moon, K, Banks, S & Fraser, C 2015, 'Phylogeographic Structure in Penguin Ticks across an Ocean Basin Indicates Allopatric Divergence and Rare Trans-Oceanic Dispersal', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 10, no. 6, pp. e0128514-e0128514.
  • Muangmai, N, Fraser, C & Zuccarello, G 2015, 'Contrasting patterns of population structure and demographic history in cryptic species of Bostrychia Intricata (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from New Zealand', Journal of Phycology, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 574-585.
  • Chown, S, Clarke, A, Fraser, C et al 2015, 'The changing form of Antarctic biodiversity', Nature, vol. 522, no. 7557, pp. 427-434.
  • Fraser, C, Banks, S & Waters, J. 2015. Priority effects can lead to underestimation of dispersal and invasion potential. Biological Invasions, 17:1-8.
  • Fraser CI, Terauds A, Smellie J, Convey P & Chown SL. 2014. Geothermal activity helps life survive glacial cycles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 111: 5634-5639.
  • Fraser CI, Brahy O, Mardulyn P, Dohet L, Mayer F & Gregoire J-C. 2014. Flying the nest: male dispersal and multiple paternity enables extrafamilial matings for the invasive bark beetle Dendroctonus micans. Heredity, 113:327-333.
  • Garden, CJ, Currie, K, Fraser, CI and Waters, JM. 2014. 'Rafting dispersal constrained by an oceanographic boundary', Marine Ecology Progress Series, 501: 297-302.
  • Fraser, C, Zuccarello, G, Spencer, H et al 2013, 'Genetic affinities between trans-oceanic populations of non-buoyant macroalgae in the high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere', PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), vol. 8, no. 7, pp. e69138-e69138.
  • Waters JM, Fraser CI & Hewitt GM. 2013. Founder takes all: density-dependent processes structure biodiversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28:78-85.
  • Fraser CI & Waters JM. 2013. Algal parasite Herpodiscus durvillaeae inferred to have traversed the Pacific Ocean with its buoyant host. Journal of Phycology, 49:202-206.
  • Fraser, C 2012, 'THE IMPACTS OF PAST CLIMATE CHANGE ON SUB ANTARCTIC NEARSHORE ECOSYSTEMS', Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 146, pp. 89-93.
  • Fraser, CI, Nikula, R, Ruzzante, DE & Waters, JM. 2012. Poleward bound: biological impacts of Southern Hemisphere glaciation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27, 462-471.
  • Fraser, CI, Spencer, HG & Waters, JM. 2012. Durvillaea poha sp nov (Fucales, Phaeophyceae): a buoyant southern bull-kelp species endemic to New Zealand. Phycologia, 51, 151-156.
  • Fraser, CI. 2012. Is bull-kelp kelp? The role of common names in science. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 46, 279-284.
  • Gillespie, RG, Baldwin, BG, Waters, JM, Fraser, CI, Nikula, R & Roderick, GK. 2012. Long-distance dispersal: a framework for hypothesis testing. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27, 47-56.
  • Fraser, CI, Nikula, R & Waters, JM. 2011. Oceanic rafting by a coastal community. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 278, 649-655.
  • Smith, AM, Kregting, L, Fern, S & Fraser, CI. 2011. Sedimentology of a wreck: The Rainbow Warrior revisited. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 62, 2412-2419.
  • Collins, CJ, Fraser, CI, Ashcroft, A & Waters, JM. 2010. Asymmetric dispersal of southern bull-kelp (Durvillaea antarctica) adults in coastal New Zealand: testing an oceanographic hypothesis. Molecular Ecology, 19, 4572-4580.
  • Fraser, CI, Thiel, M, Spencer, HG & Waters, JM. 2010. Contemporary habitat discontinuity and historic glacial ice drive genetic divergence in Chilean kelp. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, 203.
  • Fraser, CI, Winter, DJ, Spencer, HG & Waters, JM 2010. Multigene phylogeny of the southern bull-kelp genus Durvillaea (Phaeophyceae: Fucales). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57, 1301-1311.
  • Nikula, R, Fraser, CI, Spencer, HG & Waters, JM. 2010. Circumpolar dispersal by rafting in two subantarctic kelp-dwelling crustaceans. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 405, 221-230.
  • Smith, AM, Wood, ACL, Liddy, MFA, Shears, AE & Fraser, CI. 2010. Human impacts in an urban port: The carbonate budget, Otago Harbour, New Zealand. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 90, 73-79.
  • Fraser, CI, Hay, CH, Spencer, HG & Waters, JM. 2009. Genetic and morphological analyses of the southern bull kelp Durvillaea antarctica (Phaeophyceae: Durvillaeales) in New Zealand reveal cryptic species. Journal of Phycology, 45, 436-443.
  • Fraser, CI, Nikula, R, Spencer, HG & Waters, JM. 2009. Kelp genes reveal effects of subantarctic sea ice during the Last Glacial Maximum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 106, 3249-3253.
  • Fraser, CI, Spencer, HG & Waters, JM. 2009. Glacial oceanographic contrasts explain phylogeography of Australian bull kelp. Molecular Ecology, 18, 2287-2296.
  • Fraser, C, Capa, M & Schuchert, P. 2006. European hydromedusa Eleutheria dichotoma (Cnidaria : Hydrozoa : Anthomedusae) found at high densities in New South Wales, Australia distribution, biology and habitat. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86, 699-703.
  • Fraser, C, Hutchings, P & Williamson, J. 2006. Long-term changes in polychaete assemblages of Botany Bay (NSW, Australia) following a dredging event. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 52, 997-1010.