Professor Karen Burke Da Silva

  • 303 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
1991 …2020

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Research Biography

Assoc. Prof. Karen Burke da Silva is the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Flinders University. Karen has led multiple research programs focused primarily on science education and first year transition. Based in the School of Biological Sciences at Flinders University, she was named Early Career STEM Educator of the Year in Tertiary Teaching for her instrumental role in developing an integrated teaching environment that fosters interaction between teaching and research across multiple STEM areas. Using innovative techniques to stimulate, motivate and improve science literacy of all students, A Prof Burke da Silva has reduced student withdrawal rates and produced highly engaged and enthusiastic students.

Research Interests

Saving Nemo Conservation Program

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Research Output

Spatial distribution of microplastics around an inhabited coral island in the Maldives, Indian Ocean

Patti, T. B., Fobert, E. K., Reeves, S. E. & Burke da Silva, K., 15 Dec 2020, In : Science of The Total Environment. 748, 10 p., 141263.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Artificial light at night causes reproductive failure in clownfish

    Fobert, E. K., Burke da Silva, K. & Swearer, S. E., 10 Jul 2019, In : Biology Letters. 15, 7, 5 p., 20190272.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    The ecological importance of toxicity: sea anemones maintain toxic defence when bleached

    Hoepner, C., Abbott, C. & Burke Da Silva, K., 11 May 2019, In : Toxins. 11, 5, 266.

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    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    7 Downloads (Pure)

    How do research-intensive universities portray employability strategies? A review of their websites

    Bennett, D., Knight, E., Divan, A., Kuchel, L., Horn, J., van Reyk, D. & Burke da Silva, K., 1 Jul 2017, In : Australian Journal of Career Development. 26, 2, p. 52-61 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    How venom from the magnificent sea anemone, Heteractis magnifica, kills breast and lung cancer cells

    Sanderson, B., Burke Da Silva, K. & Ramezanpour, M., 2016, The Cnidaria, Past, Present and Future: The World of Medusa and her Sisters. 1st ed. Springer, Vol. 41. p. 669-681 13 p.

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    1 Citation (Scopus)