Angela Capper

Dr, PhD Ecotoxicology of the cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula (Gomont) and five herbivores in Moreton Bay, South East Queensland, Australia, MSc (Disinction) The use of antibiotics in penaid prawn cultivation in Malaysia and an analysis of sustainability, management and policy development, BSc (First Class Honours) Comparison of the toxicity of an organophosphate pesticide to a range of aquatic invertebrate species.

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Research interests

Broad interst in:

  • Ecophysiology and chemical ecology of toxic Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and seafood contamination in the marine environment.
  • Trophic transfer, bioaccumulation, vectorial transfer of toxins.

Specific projects:

  • Microplastics and heavy metals in recreationally important species.
  • Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP) - associated risks to new target environments, human health, socioeconomic impacts to recreational and commercial fisheries. Trophic transfer of ciguatoxins to a range of organisms (sharks, fish, turtles, dolphins, dugongs).
  • Toxic cyanobacteria and trophic transfer in herbivorous grazers in Australia, Guam, USA, Belize.
  • Chemical ecology, ecophysiology, distribution and seasonality of HAB blooms.
  • Dinoflagellate toxins (saxitoxins, brevetoxins, okadaic acid) and trophic transfer of toxins to green sea turtles and manatees in Florida, USA.

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Moorea producens Agriculture & Biology
algal bloom Earth & Environmental Sciences
cyanobacterium Earth & Environmental Sciences
Cyanobacteria Agriculture & Biology
secondary metabolite Earth & Environmental Sciences
toxin Earth & Environmental Sciences
turtle Earth & Environmental Sciences
Chelonia mydas Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2005 2018

Can sponge morphologies act as environmental proxies to biophysical factors in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia?

Mary George, A., Brodie, J., Daniell, J., Capper, A. & Jonker, M., Oct 2018, In : Ecological Indicators. 93, p. 1152-1162 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Great Barrier Reef
barrier reef
Santalum yasi
surface temperature

An investigation into ciguatoxin bioaccumulation in sharks

Meyer, L., Capper, A., Carter, S. & Simpfendorfer, C., 1 Sep 2016, In : Toxicon. 119, p. 234-243 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Chain

Palatability and chemical defences of benthic cyanobacteria to a suite of herbivores

Capper, A., Erickson, A. A., Ritson-Williams, R., Becerro, M. A., Arthur, K. A. & Paul, V. J., Jan 2016, In : Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 474, p. 100-108 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

chemical defense

An updated ciguatoxin extraction method and silica cleanup for use with HPLC-MS/MS for the analysis of P-CTX-1, PCTX-2 and P-CTX-3

Meyer, L., Carter, S. & Capper, A., 15 Dec 2015, In : Toxicon. 108, p. 249-256 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silicon Dioxide
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

High abundance of the potentially maitotoxic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus carpenteri in temperate waters of New South Wales, Australia

Kohli, G. S., Murray, S. A., Neilan, B. A., Rhodes, L. L., Harwood, D. T., Smith, K. F., Meyer, L., Capper, A., Brett, S. & Hallegraeff, G. M., Oct 2014, In : Harmful Algae. 39, p. 134-145 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New South Wales

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

Microplastics talk

Angela Capper (Speaker)
20 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

Examining Microplastics in Orkney

Angela Capper


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research