Doctor Sandra Diamond-Tissue

Doctor Sandra Diamond-Tissue

Senior Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology,
Dean's Unit School of Science


I received my PhD in Fisheries Ecology from North Carolina State University in 1999, after working for the California Department of Fish and Game as a Marine Biologist for 7 years. In 1998, I began working as an academic staff member at Texas Tech University, reaching the level of Associate Professor in 2005. I have been at UWS since 2007, first as a Research Associate, then as a Lecturer. I am now a Senior Lecturer.

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  • PhD North Carolina State University


  • Sustainable Fisheries

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit School of Science


Phone: (02) 4570 1634
Mobile: 0439250078
Location: M15.G.14

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Chapters in Books

  • Murie, D., Parkyn, D. and Diamond-Tissue, S. (2012), 'Sampling commercial fisheries', Fisheries Techniques, American Fisheries Society 9781934874295.

Journal Articles

  • Clain, C., Stewart, J., Fowler, A. and Diamond, S. (2023), '[In Press] Age, growth and length-to-weight relationship of largehead hairtail (Trichiurus lepturus) in south-eastern Australia suggest a distinct population', Aquaculture and Fisheries, .
  • Clain, C., Stewart, J., Fowler, A. and Diamond, S. (2023), 'Reproductive biology of largehead hairtail (Trichiurus lepturus) in south-eastern Australia', Aquaculture and Fisheries, vol 8, no 2 , pp 148 - 158.
  • Dalton, S., Carroll, A., Sampayo, E., Roff, G., Harrison, P., Entwistle, K., Huang, Z., Salih, A. and Diamond, S. (2020), 'Successive marine heatwaves cause disproportionate coral bleaching during a fast phase transition from El Ni?o to La Ni?a', Science of the Total Environment, vol 715 .
  • Miles, N., Butler, G., Diamond-Tissue, S., Bishop, D., Meulen, D., Reinfelds, I. and Walsh, C. (2018), 'Combining otolith chemistry and telemetry to assess diadromous migration in pinkeye mullet, Trachystoma petardi (Actinopterygii, Mugiliformes)', Hydrobiologia, vol 808, no 1 , pp 265 - 281.
  • Johnson, M., Diamond-Tissue, S. and Stunz, G. (2015), 'External attachment of acoustic tags to deepwater reef fishes : an alternate approach when internal implantation affects experimental design', Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, vol 144, no 4 , pp 851 - 859.
  • Curtis, J., Johnson, M., Diamond-Tissue, S. and Stunz, G. (2015), 'Quantifying delayed mortality from barotrauma impairment in discarded red snapper using acoustic telemetry', Marine and Coastal Fisheries, vol 7, no 1 , pp 434 - 449.
  • Hedrick-Hopper, T., Koster, L. and Diamond-Tissue, S. (2015), 'Accumulation of triclosan from diet and its neuroendocrine effects in Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) under two temperature regimes', Marine Environmental Research, vol 112, no Part A , pp 52 - 60.
  • Drumhiller, K., Johnson, M., Diamond-Tissue, S., Robillard, M. and Stunz, G. (2014), 'Venting or rapid recompression increase survival and improve recovery of red snapper with barotrauma', Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, vol 6, no 1 , pp 190 - 199.
  • Diamond-Tissue, S., Murphy, C. and Rose, K. (2013), 'Simulating the effects of global climate change on Atlantic croaker population dynamics in the mid-Atlantic region', Ecological Modelling, vol 264 , pp 98 - 114.
  • Sturgill, C., Diamond-Tissue, S. and Jang, S. (2013), 'Harvesting in a stage-structured population with applications to red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico', Journal of Biological Systems, vol 21, no 2 .
  • Campbell, M., Patino, R., Tolan, J., Strauss, R. and Diamond-Tissue, S. (2010), 'Sublethal effects of catch-and-release fishing : measuring capture stress, impairment, and predation risk using a condition index', International Council for Exploration of the Sea: Journal of Marine Science, vol 67, no 3 , pp 513 - 521.
  • Kleisner, K., Walter III, S., Diamond-Tissue, S. and Die, D. (2010), 'Modeling the spatial autocorrelation of pelagic fish abundance', Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol 411, no 0 , pp 203 - 213.
  • Diamond-Tissue, S., Kleisner, D., Duursma, D. and Wang, Y. (2010), 'Designing marine reserves to reduce bycatch of mobile species : a case study using juvenile red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus)', Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, vol 67, no 8 , pp 1335 - 1349.
  • Rose, K., Adamack, A., Murphy, C., Sable, S., Kolesar, S., Craig, J., Breitburg, D., Thomas, P., Brouwer, M., Cerco, C. and Diamond-Tissue, S. (2009), 'Does hypoxia have population-level effects on coastal fish? Musings from the virtual world', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol 381, no SUPPL. , pp 188 - 203.
  • Diamond-Tissue, S. and Campbell, M. (2009), 'Linking delayed discard mortality to 'sink or swim' indicators in red snapper using condition indices', Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, vol 1, no na , pp 107 - 120.
  • Ferenbaugh, J., Strauss, R., Tollit, D., Chen, Z. and Diamond-Tissue, S. (2009), 'Exploring the potential of otolith microchemistry to enhance diet analysis in pinnipeds', Marine Biology, vol 156, no 11 , pp 2235 - 2246.
  • Jang, S. and Diamond-Tissue, S. (2007), 'A host-parasitoid interaction with Allee effects on the host', Computers and Mathematics with Applications, vol 53, no 1 , pp 89 - 103.
  • Diamond-Tissue, S. (2004), 'Bycatch quotas in the Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl fishery: Can they work?', Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, vol 14, no 2 , pp 207 - 237.
  • Diamond-Tissue, S. (2003), 'Estimation of bycatch in shrimp trawl fisheries: A comparison of estimation methods using field data and simulated data', Fishery Bulletin, vol 101, no 3 , pp 484 - 500.
  • Jang, S. and Diamond-Tissue, S. (2003), 'Population-level effects of density dependence in a size-structured fishery model', Applied Mathematics and Computation, vol 139, no 1 , pp 133 - 155.
  • Rose, K., Murphy, C., Diamond-Tissue, S., Thomas, P. and Fuiman, L. (2003), 'Using Nested Models and Laboratory Data for Predicting Population Effects of Contaminants on Fish: A Step Toward a Bottom-Up Approach for Establishing Causality in Field Studies', Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, vol 9, no 1 , pp 231 - 257.

Conference Papers

  • Jang, S. and Diamond-Tissue, S. (2009), 'Stability analysis of a continuous-time model of populations: a two-host/two-parasitoid interaction with a chemical response.', 6th International Conference on Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems, Baltimore MD USA.

Previous Projects

Title: Diagnostic Radio-ichthyology: Using CT scans to explore the effects of barotrauma on fish
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries
Western Researchers: Sandra Diamond-Tissue
Years: 2007-12-21 - 2010-02-28
ID: P0015877
Title: Habitat Use and Movements Between Estuaries and the Coastal Ocean by Hairtail
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries
Western Researchers: Sandra Diamond-Tissue
Years: 2017-08-24 - 2019-02-23
ID: P00023486
Title: Scholarship for Antony Gould offered by the Recreational Fishing Trust Fund
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries
Western Researchers: Sandra Diamond-Tissue
Years: 2009-07-08 - 2011-02-23
ID: P00017478
Title: Analysis of recreational fishing in the South Atlantic (Southeastern US)
  • Environmental Defense Fund
Western Researchers: Sandra Diamond-Tissue
Years: 2008-10-01 - 2012-04-01
ID: P00016526
Title: Eutrophication of Lord Howe Island reefs: stable isotope analysis of reef species as a "fingerprint" of potential sewage contamination
  • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Ltd (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Anya Salih and Sandra Diamond-Tissue
Years: 2011-11-01 - 2012-11-30
ID: P00019448
Title: The effects of fishing and nutrient enrichment on marine fish communities at Lord Howe Island
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Sandra Diamond-Tissue and Anya Salih
Years: 2010-11-17 - 2012-12-30
ID: P00019424


Doctor Diamond-Tissue is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Assessment of Recreational Gamefish Fisheries in NSW: The Role and Design of Long-Term Monitoring Programs
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Spatial Patterns of Recreational Fishing
Field of Research:

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