Chenae secured an Australian Postgraduate Award and continued her research on high latitude corals in Western Australia in a PhD.
Recent changes in high-latitude coral communities in Western Australia
My Honours research project looked at changes in sessile macro-benthic invertebrate assemblages across time and space. More specifically, I investigated possible changes in the abundance and distribution of corals along the central coast of Western Australia following the 2011-marine heatwave. Read the abstract of my thesis here here. Or the subsequent paper:
Tuckett CA, de Bettignies T, Fromont J, Wernberg T (2017) Expansion of corals on temperate reefs: direct and indirect effects of marine heatwaves. Coral Reefs, accepted 060417
Supervisors: Thomas Wernberg, Thibaut de Bettignies
Qualifications & achievements
- 2012: B.Sc. (Marine Biology and Zoology), University of Western Australia, Australia
- 2013: Joint winner of the UNESCO PPO & IMarEST presentations.
- 2013: High latitude corals on the move: a comparative heat wave assessment, Honours thesis, UWA Oceans Institute & School of Plant Biology.