Current members

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


Heather DenhamHeather Denham (Research Assistant). Genie.


Chenae TuckettChenae Tuckett (PhD). Climate variation and population ecology of high latitude corals.


Sandra Straub green beanieSandra Straub (PhD). Effects of marine heatwaves on canopy forming seaweeds and marine forests.



Yannick Mulders (PhD). Ecological functions and functional redundancy between different habitat-forming seaweeds.


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


Felipe RebeiroFelipe Ribeiro (visiting PhD, Brazil).  Chemical interactions in shifting reef environments.


Alanna KursarAlanna Kursar (Masters) The tropicalisation of Jurien Bay, Western Australia, and the implications for temperate benthic communities


Hansong ZuHansong Zu (Masters) The role of urchins in mediating transformation and transport of  kelp detritus.