Current research projects

Overcoming critical recruitment bottlenecks limiting seeding establishment in degraded seagrass ecosystems: a systems approach to restoration.

ARC Linkage project (2013-2016). Collaborators: Prof Gary Kendrick (UWA), Prof Carlos Duarte (UWA), Prof Kingsley Dixon (BGPA), Dr David Merritt (BGPA), Prof Robert Orth (VIMS), Mrs Eefje Broenland (Mitsui), Mr Michael Williams (Cockburn Cement). Partner Organisations: WA Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority; Cockburn Cement Ltd; Mitsui Pty Ltd. Partner Organisations: Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Cockburn Cement, Mitsui Ltd.

Ecological and genetic connectivity in seagrasses: the role of sexual reproduction, dispersal and recruitment on meadow restoration.
ARC Linkage project (2013-2016). Collaborators: Prof Gary Kendrick (UWA), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), Prof Ryan Lowe (UWA), Prof Kingsley Dixon (BGPA), Dr Liz Sinclair (UWA/BGPA). Partner Organisation: WA Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Establishing genetic guidelines for the effective ecological restoration of seagrass meadows.
ARC Linkage project (2010-2013). Collaborators: Prof Gary Kendrick (UWA), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), Prof Kingsley Dixon (BGPA), A/Prof Michelle Waycott (UA), Dr Liz Sinclair (UWA/BGPA). Industry Partners: Cockburn Cement Ltd, Department of Environment and Conservation, WA Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Past research projects

Development of genetic markers and clonal diversity in the seagrass Posidonia australis in Cockburn Sound.
Seagrass Research and Rehabilitation Program through Oceanica Consulting Pty Ltd (2008-2010). Collaborators: Prof Gary Kendrick (UWA), Dr Siegy Krauss (BGPA), Dr Liz Sinclair (UWA/BGPA) Industry Partners: Cockburn Cement Ltd, Department of Industry and Resources, Department of Environment and Conservation.

Seagrass Rehabilitation Useless Loop, Shark Bay (2010-2012).
Industry Partners: Shark Bay Resources Pty Ltd, University of Western Australia, Oceans Institute.

Micro-propagation techniques. Seagrass Research and Rehabilitation
Program Node 2 throughOceanica Consulting Pty Ltd (2003-2010). Industry Partners: Cockburn Cement Ltd, Department of Industry and Resources, Department of Environment and Conservation.