Current Marine Restoration Ecology research projects are:

  • 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) and Mr Michael Williams (Cockburn Cement). Industry partners: WA Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority; Cockburn Cement Ltd; Mitsui Pty 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) and Dr Liz Sinclair (UWA/BGPA). Industry partners: 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) and Dr Liz Sinclair (UWA/BGPA). Industry partners: Cockburn Cement Ltd, Department of Environment and Conservation, WA Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Past research projects included:

  • 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) and 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 through Oceanica Consulting Pty Ltd (2003 - 2010). Industry partners: Cockburn Cement Ltd, Department of Industry and Resources, Department of Environment and Conservation.