Researcher biography

Alex is a research assistant in the School of Biological Sciences, assisting Professor Catherine Lovelock with her research on blue carbon and coastal wetland restoration. His research areas of interest include blue carbon, coastal wetland ecology and restoration and remote sensing applications in wetland systems.

He received his Bachelor of Marine Biology at Deakin University in Warrnambool, where he also completed his Honours, which focused on the variability of soil carbon stocks and carbon sequestration in freshwater wetlands. Alex’s background is in technical field and laboratory support. Before coming to The University of Queensland, Alex worked for 2.5 years as a water quality technical officer at the Queensland Department of Environment and Science in Brisbane, aiding in the collection of water quality data for programs such as Healthy Land and Water’s Ecosystem Health Monitoring Program and providing technical advice on water quality monitoring.

Alex is currently assisting Professor Lovelock with the day-to-day running of her research laboratory at The University of Queensland. His current research projects include setting up and monitoring a network of rod surface elevation tables (RSET) in saltmarsh systems across south-west Western Australia to monitor the effects of sea-level rise and climate change on these systems. He is also working with Professor Lovelock on applications of remote sensing in coastal wetland restoration sites, specifically in regards to building high resolution digital elevation models of restoration sites and tracking changes in elevation over time.