Current members

Associate Professor Thomas Wernberg (Wise guy). A little bit about everything.


Karen Filbee-Dexter.jpgDr Karen Filbee-Dexter (ARC DECRA Fellow). Rise of turf, blue carbon and Arctic stuff


Heather DenhamHeather Denham (Lab manager). Genie.


Mason SullivanMason Sullivan (Research Assistant). MacGyver.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYannick Mulders (PhD). Changes in temperate seaweed communities and the associated subtidal reef ecosystem.


Scytothalia recruitNahlah Alsuwaiyan (PhD). Seaweed reproduction in a warming ocean.


Sahira BellSahira Bell (PhD). Regime shifts and tropicalisation of temperate reefs.


 Salvador Zarco Perello (PhD). Persistence of tropical herbivorous fish in temperate ecosystems.


Albert PassarodonaAlbert Pessarrodona (PhD). Facilitating the recovery of kelp forests and increasing their resilience to climate change.


Nestor Bosch (PhD). Changes in functional diversity of reef fishes within an ocean warming hotspot: implications for temperate reef resilience.


Sofie VrankenSofie Vranken (PhD). Genetic patterns of Australian seaweed forests in changing environments.


Defne SahinDefne Sahin (PhD). Environmental and ecological drivers of performance and distribution of high latitude corals.


AntoineMinneAntoine Minne (PhD). Kelp genomics and climate change.


Celina Burkholz Celina Burkholz (PhD). Intraspecific variation in seaweed stress tolerance and performance thresholds.


Claude Spencer mugshotClaude Spencer (Masters). Functionality of tropical herbivores in tropicalized temperate reefs.