Community Projects & Development
MARINE BIOLOGY | ELASMOBRANCHS (SHARKS & RAYS) | scuba diving
Leo grew up in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and always had a curiosity for the marine environment.
He pursued a life-long love of science through university, majoring in Zoology and Biology, and completed his degree with Honours.
His specialty is the marine environment and, in particular, the elasmobranchs (sharks and rays) that live in it. As a PhD student, his project investigates the physiological and behavioural responses of elasmobranchs as a result of capture stress in commercial fisheries.
Rogers, P.J., Knuckey, I., Hudson, R.J., Lowther, A.D., Guida, L. (2017) Post-release survival, movement, and habitat use of school shark Galeorhinus galeus in the Great Australian Bight, southern Australia. Fisheries Research 187. pp. 188–198
Guida, L., Walker, T.I., Reina, R.D. (2016) Temperature Insensitivity and Behavioural Reduction of the Physiological Stress Response to Longline Capture by the Gummy Shark, Mustelus antarcticus. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148829
Guida, L., Walker, T.I., Reina, R.D. (2015) The adenylate energy charge as a new and useful indicator of capture stress in chondrichthyans. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 186 (2). pp. 193–204
Guida, L., Walker, T.I., Reina, R.D. (2013) First record of a bicephalic chondrichthyan found in Australian waters; the southern fiddler ray, Trygonorrhina dumerilii (Chondrichthyes: Rhinobatidae). Marine and Freshwater Research 65 (5). pp 396–399.
AFMA, and Reina, R.D. (2014) Shark and Ray Handling Practices: A guide for commercial fishers in southern Australia. Canberra, Australia: Australian Fisheries Management Authority.
Guida, L. et al. (2013) 'Sharks and Rays' & 'How Does Life Work?' titles in MWorld (a digital education program for 8-12 year olds). Published by Monash University on the Apple App Store.