Role
Experimental Scientist in 'Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in Tropical Australia'
Background
I completed a MSc by coursework (Marine Biology) at James Cook University in March 2007. My research option focused on the effects of chlorpyrifos on cholinesterase inhibition in mudskippers (Periophthalmus novaeguineaensis).
Education

2007 - MSc by coursework (Marine Biology), James Cook University, Townsville QLD Australia

2002 - BA, Marine Biology and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, NJ USA

Current Research Activities
My current role at AIMS is to perform experimental exposures of marine organisms to varying water quality pressures, including elevated temperatures, pCO2 and pollutants, such as pesticides and oil. I contribute in experimental design and in the analysis of data and report and publication writing. I advise students and staff across five AIMS Tasks and am a Laboratory Manager, responsible for the operation, maintenance and OH&S in the East First General Laboratory at AIMS.
Publications
A selection of papers in international journals and reports to Industry and Government

Negri AP, Brinkman DL, Flores F, Botte ES, Jones RJ, Webster NS (2016) Acute ecotoxicology of natural oil and gas condensate to coral reef larvae. Scientific Reports 6:21153.

Webster NS, Negri AP, Botte ES, Laffy PW, Flores F, Noonan S, Schmidt C, Uthicke S (2016) Host-associated coral reef microbes respond to the cumulative pressures of ocean warming and ocean acidification. Scientific Reports 6:19324

Negri AP, Flores F, Mercurio P, Mueller JF, Collier CJ (2015) Lethal and sub-lethal chronic effects of the herbicide diuron on seagrass. Aquatic Toxicology 165: 73-83

Mercurio P, Mueller JF, Eaglesham G, Flores F, Negri AP (2015) Herbicide persistence in seawater simulation experiments. PLoS ONE 10(8): e013639

Wilkinson AD, Collier CJ, Flores F, Negri AP (2015) Acute and additive toxicity of ten photosystem-II herbicides to seagrass. Scientific Reports 5: 17442

Mercurio P, Flores F, Mueller JF, Carter S, Negri AP (2014) Glyphosate persistence in seawater. Mar Poll Bull. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.marpolbul.2014.01.021

Flores F, Collier CJ, Mercurio P, Negri AP (2013) Phytotoxicity of four photosystem II herbicides to tropical seagrasses. PLoS ONE 8(9): e75798

Webster NS, Uthicke S, Botté E, Flores F, Negri AP (2013) Ocean acidification reduces induction of coral settlement by crustose coralline algae. Global Change Biology 19: 303-315

Flores F, Hoogenboom MO, Smith LD, Cooper TF, Abrego D, Negri AP (2012) Chronic exposure of corals to fine sediments: lethal and sub-lethal impacts. PLoS ONE 7: e37795

Negri AP, Flores F, Röthig T, Uthicke S (2011) Herbicides increase the vulnerability of corals to rising sea surface temperature. Limnology Oceanography 56: 471-485

Abdo DA, Flores F, Webster NS, Negri AP (2011) Experimental laboratory exposure of selected sponge species to elevated sediment treatments. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Report Produced on behalf of Woodside Energy LTD as Operator of the Browse LNG Development. December 2011

Negri A, Flores F, Hoogenboom H, Abrego D, Freckelton M, Cooper T (2009) Effects of dredging on shallow corals: experimental sediment exposure. Report for Woodside Energy: Browse Joint Venture Partners

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