Researcher biography

My research focuses on conservation coastal marine ecosystems. I use a combination of interdisciplinary modelling and field approaches to understand how marine ecosystems respond to environmental stressors. My current research focuses on 1) impacts of land-use change on coastal marine environments; 2) impacts of sea-level rise on coastal environments; 3) cost, feasibility and benefits of marine and riparian restoration; 4) science underpinning marine environmental policy; and 5) bio-physical modelling of coastal marine ecosystems. I currently hold a UQ Development Fellowship in the School of Chemical Engineering. I have previously held research positions in the School of Earth and Environmental Science, School of Biology, and Global Change Institutes at UQ, and in the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia. My PhD research examined outbreak dynamics of invasive marine species in kelp beds in the Western North Atlantic.