Faculty of Science and Technology

Casanova, Michelle (Dr) - Research

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Consulting and Other Activities

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Publications/Conferences

  • Casanova, M.T. and Powling I.J. in press. What makes a swamp swampy? Water regime and the botany of endangered wetlands in western Victoria. Australian Journal of Botany.
  • Casanova, M.T. and Karol, K.G. 2014. A revision of ecorticate species of Chara in Australia (section Protochara sect. nov.) (Characeae, Charophyceae). Australian Systematic Botany 27:23-27.
  • Torn, K., Beilby, M.J., Casanova, M.T. and Al Kazaly, S. 2014. Formation of extracellular sulphated polysaccharide mucilage in the salt tolerant Characeae Lamprothamnium. International Review of Hydrobiology 98: 1-9.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2013 Lamprothamnium in Australia (Characeae, Charophyceae). Australian Systematic Botany.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2013. Review of the species concepts Chara fibrosa and C. flaccida (Characeae, Charophyceae). Australian Systematic Botany 26:291-297.
  • Casanova, M.T. and Porter, J.L. 2013. Two new Nitellas from arid-zone claypan wetlands in Australia (Characeae, Charophyceae). Muelleria 31:53-59.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2012. Does cereal crop production in dry swamps damage wetland plant communities? Aquatic Botany 103:54 - 59.
  • Casanova, M.T. , Bradbury, S. and Ough, K.. 2011. Morphological variation in an Australian species of Lamprothamnium (Characeae, Charophyceae) in response to different salinities. Charophytes 2: 87-92.
  • Casanova M.T. 2011 Using plant functional groups to investigate environmental water requirements. Freshwater Biology 56: 2637-2652.
  • Casanova, M.T. and Nicol J.S. 2009. Chara canescens in the southern hemisphere. Charophytes 1:55-60.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2009 An overview of Nitella Ag. in Australia (Characeae, Charophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 22: 193-218
  • Casanova, M.T. and Karol, K.G. 2008. Monoecious Nitella species from south-eastern Australia, including Nitella paludigena sp. nov. Australian Systematic Botany.21: 201-216.
  • Casanova, M.T. , de Winton M.D., Karol, K.G., Clayton J.S. 2007. Nitella hookeri (Characeae) in New Zealand and Australia; implications for endemism, biogeography and speciation. Charophytes 1: 2-18.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2007. Typification and circumscription of Nitella sonderi A. Braun (Characeae, Charophyceae). Australian Systematic Botany 20: 464-472.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2005. An overview of Chara L. in Australia (Characeae, Charophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 18: 25-39.
  • de Winton, M.D., Casanova, M.T. and Clayton, J.S. 2004. Charophyte germination and establishment under low irradiance. Aquatic Botany 79: 175-187.
  • Garc??a, A. and Casanova, M.T. 2003. Lamprothamnium heraldii sp. nov. (Charales, Charophyta) from Australia: the first dioecious representative of the genus. Phycologia 42: 622-628.
  • Casanova, M.T. , Garc??a, A. and Porter, J.L. 2003. Charophyte rediscoveries in Australia: what and why? Acta Micropalaenotologica Sinica: 20: 129-138.
  • Casanova, M.T. , Garc??a, A. and Feist, M. 2003. The ecology and conservation of Lychnothamnus barbatus. Acta Micropalaenotologica Sinica: 20: 118-128.
  • Casanova, M.T. , de Winton, M.D. and Clayton, J.S. 2003. Do charophytes clear turbid water? Verhandlungen Internationale Vereiningung f??r Theroretische und Angewandte Limnologie, 26: 1440-1443
  • Casanova, M.T. & Brock, M.A. 2000. How do depth, duration and frequency of flooding influence establishment of wetland plant communities? Plant Ecology. 147: 237-250
  • McCourt, R.M., Karol, K.G., Casanova, M.T. and Feist, M. 1999. Monophyly of genera and species of Characeae based on rbcL sequences, with special reference to Australian and European Lychnothamnus barbatus (Characeae: Charophyceae). Australian Journal of Botany 47: 361-369.
  • Casanova, M.T. Brock, M.A., Burch, M. and Bond, P.M. 1999. Do toxic cyanobacteria affect aquatic plant establishment? Environmental Toxicology, 14: 97-109.
  • Casanova, M.T. and Brock, M.A. 1999. Life histories of charophytes from permanent and temporary wetlands in eastern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany. 47: 383-397.
  • Casanova, M.T. and Brock, M.A. 1999. Charophyte occurrence, seed banks and establishment in farm dams in New South Wales. Australian Journal of Botany. 47: 437-444.
  • Casanova, M.T. , Douglas-Hill, A., Brock, M.A., Muschal, M., and Bales, M. 1997. Farm dams in New South Wales Australia: relationship between aquatic plants and algal abundance. Marine and Freshwater Research, 48: 353-360.
  • Brock, M.A. and Casanova, M.T. 1997. Plant life at the edge of wetlands: ecological responses to wetting and drying. Land and Water: Links and Barriers. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia, Albury 1997, Frontiers in Ecology, Eds N.Klomp and I.Lunt. Elsevier.
  • Casanova, M.T. 1997. Oospore variation in three species of Chara (Charales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia, 36: 274 - 280.
  • Casanova, M.T. and Brock, M.A. 1996. Can oospore germination patterns explain charophyte distribution in permanent and temporary wetlands? Aquatic Botany. 54: 297-312
  • Casanova, M.T. 1994. Vegetative and reproductive responses of charophytes to water-level changes in permanent and temporary wetlands in Australia. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 45: 1409 - 1419.
  • Casanova, M.T. 1991. An SEM study of developmental variation in oospore wall ornamentation of three Nitella species in Australia. Phycologia, 30: 237 - 242.
  • Brock, M.A. and Casanova, M.T. 1991. Vegetative variation of Myriophyllum variifolium in permanent and temporary wetlands. Australian Journal of Botany, 39: 487 - 496.
  • Brock, M.A. and Casanova, M.T. 1991. Plants in temporary waters; a comparison of charophytes and angiosperms. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereiningung f??r Theroretische und Angewandte Limnologie, 24: 2668 - 2672.
  • Casanova, M.T. and Brock, M.A. 1990. Germination and establishment of charophytes from the seed bank of an Australian temporary lake. Aquatic Botany, 36: 247 - 254.

Books

  • Beilby, M.J. and Casanova, M.T. in press. The Physiology of Characean Cells. Springer Verlag.
  • Casanova, M.T. in draft: Charales a manuscript for the published series Algae of Australia. ABRS, Canberra.

Book Chapters (referred)

  • Casanova, M.T. and Nairn, L. in press. Bryophytes, charophytes and macroalgae of Australian riparian systems In Australian Riparian Vegetation Eds S. Capon and M. Reid, CSIRO publishing.
  • Karol, K.G. and Casanova, M.T. 2007 Klebsormidiophyceae. in Algae of Australia: Introduction (Eds P.M. McCarthy & A.E. Orchard) pp 356 - 362. ABRS, Canberra: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Casanova, M.T. and Lewis, S.H. 2007. Zygnemophyceae. in Algae of Australia: Introduction (Eds P.M. McCarthy & A.E. Orchard) pp 363 - 367. ABRS, Canberra: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2007. Ecology of non-marine algae: wetlands. in Algae of Australia: Introduction (Eds P.M. McCarthy & A.E. Orchard) pp 476 - 485. ABRS, Canberra: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2007. Charophyceae. in Algae of Australia: Introduction (Eds P.M. McCarthy & A.E. Orchard) pp 368 - 373. ABRS, Canberra: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Casanova, M.T. 2003. Charophytes in Waterplants of Australia 4th Edition by G. Sainty and S.W. Jacobs. Sainty and Associates, Potts Point, Sydney.
  • Casanova, M.T. 1999. Plant establishment in Paroo Wetlands: the importance of water regime. In A Free-flowing River:The ecology of the Paroo River (Ed. R.T. Kingsford), National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney.

Professional Memberships and Associations

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Research Interests

  • Charophyte systematics and ecology
  • Water Plant Functional Groups for determination of water regime and quality
  • Endangered temporary wetlands in western Victoria

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