Dr Ryan Baring

Lecturer in Marine Biology

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (141)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Baring's research spans a wide variety of intertidal and subtidal habitats in estuaries, bays, harbours and open coastlines. In those habitats he has investigated; marine pest monitoring and incursions, impacts of resource industry construction and decommission, dredging operations in ports and harbours, habitat and trophic functioning, marine park zoning, ecological accounting and drought response of estuaries. Dr Baring is not necessarily focused on specific fauna or flora under investigation (although he does have a fondness for fish) but more about understanding ecosystem processes to improve management outcomes. He also has strong interest in improving the scientific rigour of ecological research by refining statistical processes to answer complex ecological questions.


PhD, Flinders University

BSc Mar. Biol. (Hons)

Honours, awards and grants

2018 - Dean (Education) Award for Excellence in Teaching and Innovation

2017 - Selected as Australian Marine Sciences representative for Science Meets Parliament, Canberra

2009 - University Medal & Chancellor's Letter of Commendation

2008 - Chancellor's Letter of Commendation

Research expertise
Ecological applications
Quantitative methods
Research interests

Marine ecology

Fish ecology

Habitat functioning

Marine and coastal habitat restoration

Food web functioning

Marine Parks performance

Teaching interests

Marine and freshwater ecology, Fish biology and ecology, Ecosystem processes, Experimental design and statistics

Topic coordinator
BIOL2712 Animal Diversity
Topic lecturer
EASC1102 Marine Sciences
BIOL2742 Marine Ecology
Supervisory interests
Marine ecology
Expert for media contact
Marine science
Aquatic ecology
Fish ecology
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Fish
  • Marine science
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Fish ecology

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