Current members

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


Karen Filbee-Dexter.jpgDr Karen Filbee-Dexter (ARC DECRA Fellow). Kelp ecology.


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.


Jane Edgeloe (PhD). Seaweed genomics.

Taylor Simpkins (PhD). Seaweed blue carbon.

Jürgen Valckenaere (Masters). Upscaling green gravel kelp forest restoration.

Meg Proctor (Masters). Growth of high latitude corals under different environmental conditions.