Current members

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


Karen Filbee-Dexter.jpgDr Karen Filbee-Dexter (ARC DECRA Fellow). Kelp ecology. Arctic. Blue carbon. Sea urchins.


George WoodDr Georgina Wood (postdoc). Restoration ecology and genomics.


Albert Pessarrodona seaweed boyDr Albert Pessarrodona (postdoc). Seaweeds and blue carbon ecology.


Heather DenhamHeather Denham (Lab manager). Genie.


Mason SullivanMason Sullivan (Research Assistant). MacGyver.


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


 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). Population genomics and ecological response to climatic-stressors in a habitat-forming foundation seaweed species.

Taylor Simpkins (PhD). Blue carbon sequestration from Australian kelp forests.

Jürgen Valckenaere (PhD) Starting 2022.

Luka Wright (PhD) Starting 2022.

Jürgen Valckenaere (Masters). Barriers to upscaling green gravel kelp forest restoration.

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

Rhys Healy (Masters) Starting 2022.