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Professor Paul Lavery

Professor of Marine Ecology

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5687, Email: p.lavery@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.349
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5687
Email: p.lavery@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.349  

 

Paul is the Professor of Marine Ecology in the School of Science and Director of the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research.

Current Teaching

  • Coastal and Marine Management
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Environmental Investigations and Monitoring

Background

Paul Lavery has over 20 year’s experience working in applied marine science. He has worked in the Government sector in Australia and the USA and on some of the major marine restoration projects in Australia and overseas, including the Peel-Harvey Management Programme, the Boston Harbor Cleanup Programme and the Perth Coastal Waters Study. He was a contracted expert assisting in the development of the State’s first State Environmental Policy and has assisted in marine park planning through his involvement in several scientific reference groups.  He is currently a member of the working group revising the ANZECC Water Quality Guidelines (biological monitoring). He is a past Head of School and Associate Dean of Research and Higher Degrees.

  • 2008-2012: Associate Dean Research and Higher Degrees, Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, ECU
  • 2006-present: Professor of Marine Ecology, School of Natural Sciences, ECU
  • 2002-2006: Head of School of Natural Sciences
  • 2001-2002: Associate Professor in Environmental Management, Edith Cowan University
  • 1994-2001: Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, Edith Cowan University
  • 1993-1994: Marine Ecologist, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Boston, USA
  • 1992-1993: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia
  • 1990-1992: Environmental Officer, The Water Authority of Western Australia.
  • 1989-1990: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

Professional Associations

  • Australian Marine Sciences Association
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • World Seagrass Association
  • International Association for Sediment-Water Science
  • IUCN Species Survival Commission – Seagrass Specialist Group
  • Director – Westcycle (Western Australia's peak body for the development of cycling)

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2015: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Engagement in Learning and Teaching

Research Areas and Interests

  • Marine ecology and management (with a focus on seagrass and estuarine ecosystems)
  • The role and lifecycle of wrack in marine ecosystems
  • Impacts of dredging on benthic marine ecosystems
  • The eco-physiology of seagrasses
  • Carbon capture and storage in seagrass ecosystems
  • The development of monitoring indicators and protocols for marine ecosystems
  • Eco-hydraulics – the role of wave s and water movement in structuring benthic marine ecosystems

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.
  • PhD, The University of Western Australia.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Conserving Critical Seagrass Habitat for Iconic Wildlife: An Integrated Assessment across the Pilbara,  Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions WA,  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2017 - 2021,  $20,500.
  • Genetic diversity and resilience of estuarine seagrasses,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,  2016 - 2020,  $55,500.
  • Coastal Carbon Opportunities: demonstrating additionality and potential for future offsets in South Australia,  Goyder Institute,  Coastal Carbon Opportunities,  2017 - 2020,  $175,593.
  • Pilot Malting Plant,  Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development,  Grant,  2010 - 2020,  $415,000.
  • Conserving critical seagrass habitat for dugong: an integrated assessment across the Pilbara,  Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions WA,  Botanic Parks and Gardens - Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $600,202.
  • A multi-institutional environmental radioactivity research centre,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2017 - 2018,  $885,000.
  • Impact of nutrients and stormwater on periphyton in a shallow embayment,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Sponsorship,  2017 - 2018,  $2,000.
  • Seagrass archives to reveal environmental history-reconstruction of metals contamination history at Port Pirie (SA).,  Ecological Society of Australia,  Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment,  2016 - 2017,  $7,500.
  • Provision of Preliminary Investigation into Macroalgae and Seagrass Wrack at Jurien Bay Boat Harbour - DOT306815,  Department of Transport (WA),  DoT WA - Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $89,399.
  • Western Australian Marine Science Institute ( WAMSI ),  Unspecified Funding Source,  Unspecified - Multiple Funding sources,  2005 - 2017,  $2,485,221.
  • Defining thresholds and indicators of Primary Producer response to dredging related pressures,  Western Australian Marine Science Institution,  Grant,  2013 - 2017,  $1,687,148.
  • Establishing a 3D sensing, visualisation and analytics lab,  Edith Cowan University,  Edith Cowan University, School of Science 2017 Strategic Initiative Fund,  2017,  $115,368.
  • A novel approach to assess pollution in coastal ecosystems,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2015,  2015 - 2016,  $24,700.
  • Protection of coastal ecosystems and marine resource management,  The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education ,  CRN - Grant,  2011 - 2016,  $890,684.
  • Defining thresholds and indicators of Primary Producer response to dredging related pressures,  Western Australian Marine Science Institution,  Grant,  2013 - 2016,  $1,687,148.
  • Assessing the capacity of seagrass sediments to sequester carbon dioxide and metal pollution: past, present and future scenarios,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2014 (Round 2),  2014 - 2016,  $138,096.
  • Technical Review - Blue Carbon Emissions Reduction Opportunities,  Department of Environment Regulation WA,  Grant,  2016,  $30,000.
  • Effects of suspended sediment on filter feeders,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  CSIRO - Scholarship,  2012 - 2015,  $37,500.
  • Boat -based recreational boat fishing activity in Western Australia: a long term profile,  Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development,  Grant,  2010 - 2015,  $2,407,195.
  • Scholarship (Singh)-WAMSI Reef-Seagrass Connectivity - Role of Wrack in Marine Foodwebs-Project 7,  Western Australian Marine Science Institution,  Scholarship,  2008 - 2015,  $78,000.
  • Coastal Carbon Biogeochemistry Cluster,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Flagship Collaboration Research Fund,  2012 - 2015,  $772,000.
  • Characterising marine microbial diversity and function in key benthic habitats of Western Australia,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $24,823.
  • Organic Carbon Preservation in Estuarine Seagrass Meadows of Western Australia,  Ernest Hodgkin Trust,  Scholarship,  2012 - 2014,  $5,031.
  • Insights into carbon preservation in seagrass sediments: the microbial community structure and its role in carbon degradation and remineralisation,  ANZ Executors and Trustee Company Limited,  Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment,  2013 - 2014,  $5,000.
  • Improving capacity to predict impacts of dredging - modelling light and the response of seagrasses,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $197,377.
  • Transport and the Importance of Seaweed Wrack - Project 6,  Western Australian Marine Science Institution,  Scholarship,  2008 - 2012,  $78,000.
  • Developing indicators of nutrient-enrichment impacts on nearshore coastal reefs,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $110,073.
  • The Role of Herbivory and Hydrodynamics in Ameliorating the Effects of Nutrient Enrichment in Marine Ecosystems ,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Flagship Collaboration Research Fund,  2009 - 2012,  $404,860.
  • Seagrass TIME - Trophic Cascades in Marine Ecosytems,  European Commission,  Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship,  2008 - 2012,  $51,782.
  • Carbon preservation in seagrass ecosystems - characterising Australia's Blue-Carbon reserves.,  Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering,  Grant,  2012,  $14,240.
  • Seagrass health survey (Becher Point to Fremantle Region),  Department of Environment Regulation WA,  Grant,  1998 - 2012,  $308,175.
  • Advanced Geochemical Facility for Climate and Environmental Change Research:A West Australian - Indian Ocean Focus,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2010 - 2011,  $4,260,000.
  • Trophic Interaction and Ecosystem Modelling - WAMSI Node 4.3,  Western Australian Marine Science Institution,  Grant,  2007 - 2011,  $291,982.
  • A High Resolution Isotope Facility for Low Cost Analysis of Water, Plant and Soil/Sediment Samples to Understand Environmental Change,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2010,  $352,000.
  • Research Study into Seagrass Wrack Movement at Geographe Bay ,  University of Western Australia,  Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $415,000.
  • North West Dugong Population Movement and Habitat Use,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2010,  $168,182.
  • Latitudinal Gradients in Tolerance to Multiple Stressors of a Temperate Seagrass,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $24,966.
  • The effects on seagrass loss on macroinvertebrate fauna Node 3.2,  Western Australian Marine Science Institution,  Scholarship,  2007 - 2010,  $18,000.
  • Trophic Implications of Seagrass Habitat Disturbance from Reduced Light,  ANZ Executors and Trustee Company Limited,  ANZ Executors and Trustee - Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $5,000.
  • Impact of Dredging on Coral Communities,  Woodside Energy Ltd,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $118,220.
  • Ecophysiology of Benthic primary producers (Consequences of reduced light availability in seagrass meadows for fauna and fisheries,  Strategic Research Fund for the Marine Environment,  Grant,  2004 - 2008,  $808,478.
  • Dugong Research Proposal NW Cape - NT Border: Year 1,  Department of Conservation and Land Management,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $9,000.
  • Habitat Use by Black Swans in the Swan River Estuary,  Ernest Hodgkin Trust,  Scholarship,  2006 - 2007,  $2,182.
  • Evaluation of the return of ecological function in transplanted meadows,  Strategic Research Fund for the Marine Environment,  Grant,  2005 - 2006,  $47,769.
  • Morphological responses of seagrass meadows to light limitation and their application to environmental quality criteria.,  Strategic Research Fund for the Marine Environment,  Grant,  2001 - 2006,  $164,609.
  • Evaluating the influence of trophic connections between marine habitats on the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2003 - 2006,  $246,214.
  • Habitat use and movement patterns of eastern Shark Bay dugongs.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - SPIRT,  2001 - 2005,  $63,845.
  • Assessing the linkages between reef and seagrass habitats to determine appropriate sizes for marine management units.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2003 - 2004,  $53,455.
  • Develop and optimize techniques for the rehabilitation of seagrasses,  Edith Cowan University,  Scholarship - Industry - ECU (I),  2001 - 2004,  $92,188.
  • Seagrass Micropropagation Programme,  Cockburn Cement Ltd,  Grant,  2001 - 2002,  $71,402.
  • Optimising the design of constructed wetlands for stormwater quality management,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2000 - 2002,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Books

  • Waycott, M., McMahon, K., Lavery, P., (2014), A Guide to Southern Temperate Seagrasses., 213, Collingwood, Australia, CSIRO Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Lovelock, CE., Atwood, T., Baldock, J., Duarte, CM., Hickey, S., Lavery, P., Masque, P., Macreadie, PI., Ricart, AM., Serrano Gras, O., Steven, A., (2017), Assessing the risk of carbon dioxide emissions from blue carbon ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(5), 257-265, DOI: 10.1002/fee.1491.
  • York, PH., Smith, TM., Coles, RG., McKenna, SA., Connolly, RM., Irving, AD., Jackson, EL., McMahon, K., Runcie, JW., Sherman, CD., Sullivan, BK., Trevathan-Tackett, SM., Brodersen, KE., Carter, AB., Ewers, CJ., Lavery, P., Roelfsema, CM., Sinclair, EA., Strydom, S., Tanner, JE., Van Dijk, K., Warry, FY., Waycott, M., Whitehead, S., (2017), Identifying knowledge gaps in seagrass research and management: An Australian perspective. Marine Environmental Research, 127(June 2017), 163-172, DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.06.006.
  • Abdolahpour, M., Ghisaberti, M., Lavery, P., McMahon, K., (2017), Vertical mixing in coastal canopies. Limnology and Oceanography , 62(1), 26-42, Wiley-Blackwell, DOI: 10.1002/lno.10368.
  • Fraser, MW., Short, J., Kendrick, G., McLean, D., Keesing, J., Byrne, M., Caley, MJ., Clarke, D., Davis, AR., Erftemeijer, PL., Field, S., Gustin-Craig, S., Huisman, J., Keough, M., Lavery, P., Masini, R., McMahon, K., Mengersen, K., Rasheed, M., Statton, J., Stoddart, J., Wu, P., (2017), Effects of dredging on critical ecological processes for marine invertebrates, seagrasses and macroalgae, and the potential for management with environmental windows using Western Australia as a case study. Ecological Indicators, 78(2017), 229-242, Netherlands, Elsevier BV, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.03.026.
  • Atwood, T., Connolly, RM., Almahasheer, H., Carnell, P., Duarte, C., Ewers Lewis, C., Irigoien, X., Kelleway, J., Lavery, P., Macreadie, P., Serrano Gras, O., Sanders, C., Santos, I., Steven, A., Lovelock, C., (2017), Global patterns in mangrove soil carbon stocks and losses. Nature Climate Change, 7(7), 523-528, McMillan, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE3326.
  • Macreadie, PI., Ollivier, Q., Kelleway, J., Serrano Gras, O., Carnell, P., Ewers Lewis, C., Atwood, T., Sanderman, J., Baldock, J., Connolly, R., Duarte, C., Lavery, P., Steven, A., Lovelock, C., (2017), Carbon sequestration by Australian tidal marshes. Scientific Reports, 7(10 March), Article number 44071, DOI: 10.1038/srep44071.
  • Strydom, S., McMahon, K., Kendrick, G., Statton, J., Lavery, P., (2017), Seagrass Halophila ovalis is affected by light quality across different life history stages. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 572(na), 103-116, Germany, Inter-Research, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12105.
  • Strydom, S., McMahon, K., Lavery, P., (2017), Response of the seagrass Halophila ovalis to altered light quality in a simulated dredge plume. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 121(na), 323-330, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.060.
  • Hernawan, U., Van Dijk, K., Kendrick, G., Feng, M., Biffin, E., Lavery, P., McMahon, K., (2017), Historical processes and contemporary ocean currents drive genetic structure in the seagrass Thalassia hemprichii in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Molecular Ecology, 26(4), 1008-1021, UK, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1111/mec.13966.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Serrano, E., Inostroza, K., Lavery, P., Mateo, MA., Ballesteros, E., (2017), Seagrass Meadows Provide 3D Habitat for Reef Fish. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(28 Feb 2017), Article no.54, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00054.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Ruhon, R., Lavery, P., Kendrick, G., Hickey, S., Masque, P., Arias-Ortiz, A., Steven, A., Duarte, C., (2016), Impact of mooring activities on carbon stocks in seagrass meadows. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 23193, DOI: 10.1038/srep23193.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Lavery, P., Duarte, CM., Kendrick, GA., Calafat, A., York, PH., Steven, A., Macreadie, PI., (2016), Can mud (silt and clay) concentration be used to predict soil organic carbon content within seagrass ecosystems?. Biogeosciences, 13(17), 4915-4926, Copernicus GmbH, DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-4915-2016.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Lavery, P., Lopez-Merino, L., Ballesteros, E., Mateo, M., (2016), Location and associated carbon storage of erosional escarpments of seagrass Posidonia mats. Frontiers in Marine Science, 367(Mar. 2016), article no.42, Elsevier, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00042.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Lavery, P., Masque, P., Inostroza, K., Bongiovanni, J., Duarte, CM., (2016), Seagrass sediments reveal the long-term deterioration of an estuarine ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 22(4), 1523-1531, United Kingdom, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13195.
  • Sawstrom, C., Hyndes, G., Eyre, B., Huggett, M., Fraser, M., Lavery, P., Thomson, P., Tarquinio, F., Steinberg, P., Laverock, B., (2016), Coastal connectivity and spatial subsidy from a microbial perspective. Ecology and Evolution, 6(18), 6662-6671, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2408.
  • Jamaludin, M., Lavery, P., Serrano Gras, O., Kyrwood, D., (2016), Long-term carbon storage and its recent loss in an estuarine Posidonia australis meadow (Albany, Western Australia). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 171(1), 58-65, London, UK, Academic Press, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.01.001.
  • Sawstrom, C., Serrano Gras, O., Jamaludin, M., Lavery, P., (2016), Utilization of carbon substrates by heterotrophic bacteria through vertical sediment profiles in coastal and estuarine seagrass meadows. Environmental Microbiology Reports, Article in press(Article in press), Article in press, Wiley-Blackwell, DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12406.
  • Hyndes, G., Heck, KL., Verges, A., Harvey, ES., Kendrick, GA., Lavery, P., McMahon, K., Orth, RJ., Pearce, A., Vanderklift, M., Wernberg, T., Whiting, S., Wilson, S., (2016), Accelerating Tropicalization and the Transformation of Temperate Seagrass Meadows. Bioscience, 66(11), 938-948, DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw111.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Ricart, A., Lavery, P., Mateo, M., Arias-Ortiz, A., Masque, P., Jamaludin, M., Stevem, A., Duarte, CM., (2016), Key biogeochemical factors affecting soil carbon storage in Posidonia meadows. Biogeosciences, 13(15), 4581-4594, DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-4581-2016.
  • De Bettignies, T., Wernberg, T., Lavery, P., Vanderklift, MA., Gunson, JA., Symonds, G., Collier, N., (2015), Phenological decoupling of mortality from wave forcing in kelp beds. Ecology, 96(3), 850-861, Washington DC, United States, Ecological Society of America, DOI: 10.1890/13-2365.1.
  • Jahnke, M., Pages, J., Alcoverro, T., Lavery, P., McMahon, K., Procaccini, G., (2015), Should we sync? Seascape-level genetic and ecological factors determine seagrass flowering patterns. Journal of Ecology, 103(6), 1464-1474, Oxford, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12470.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Davis, G., Lavery, P., Duarte, CM., Martinez-Cortizas, A., Mateo, M., Masque, P., Arias-Ortiz, A., Jamaludin, M., Kendrick, GA., (2015), Reconstruction of centennial-scale fluxes of chemical elements in the Australian coastal environment using seagrass archives. Science of the Total Environment, 541(2016), 883-894, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.09.017.
  • Gartner, A., Lavery, P., Lozano-Montes, H., (2015), Trophic implications and faunal resilience following one-off and successive disturbances to an Amphibolis griffithii seagrass system. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 94(1-2), 131-143, London, United Kingdom, Elsevier , DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.03.001.
  • Kendrick, AJ., Rule, MJ., Lavery, P., Hyndes, G., (2015), Spatial and temporal patterns in the distribution of large bivalves in a permanently open temperate estuary: implications for management. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(1), 41-49, Australia, CSIRO Publishing, DOI: 10.1071/MF13209.
  • Mazarrasa, I., Marba, N., Lovelock, C., Serrano Gras, O., Lavery, P., Fourqurean, J., Kennedy, H., Mateo, M., Krause-Jensen, D., Steven, A., Duarte, C., (2015), Seagrass meadows as a globally significant carbonate reservoir. Biogeosciences, 12(16), 4993-5003, Goettingen, Germany, Copernicus GmbH, DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-4993-2015.
  • McMahon, K., Lavery, P., (2014), Canopy-scale modifications of the seagrass Amphibolis griffithii in response to and recovery from light reduction. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 455(June), 38-44 , Netherlands, Elsevier , DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2014.02.015.
  • Choney, G., McMahon, K., Lavery, P., Collier, N., (2014), Swan grazing on seagrass: abundance but not grazing pressure varies over an annual cycle in a temperate estuary. Marine and Freshwater Research, 65(8), 738?749, Australia, CSIRO Publishing, DOI: 10.1071/MF13126.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Lavery, P., Jamaludin, M., Mateo, M., (2014), Influence of water depth on the carbon sequestration capacity of seagrasses. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 28(9), 950-961, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1002/2014GB004872.
  • Oldham, CE., McMahon, K., Brown, E., Bosserelle, C., Lavery, P., (2014), A preliminary exploration of the physical properties of seagrass wrack that affect its offshore transport, deposition and retention on a beach. Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environment, 4(1), 120-135, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, DOI: 10.1215/21573689-2844703.
  • Lavery, P., McMahon, K., Weyers, J., Boyce, M., Oldham, CE., (2013), Release of dissolved organic carbon from seagrass wrack and its implications for trophic connectivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 494(2013), 121-133, Ohne, Germany, Inter-Research, DOI: 10.3354/meps10554.
  • Lavery, P., Mateo, M., Serrano Gras, O., Jamaludin, M., (2013), Variability in the carbon storage of seagrass habitats and its implications for global estimates of Blue Carbon ecosystem service. PLoS One, 8(9), Article number e73748, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073748.
  • McMahon, K., Collier, C., Lavery, P., (2013), Identifying robust bioindicators of light stress in seagrasses: A meta-analysis. Ecological Indicators, 30(1), 7-15, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.01.030.
  • Gartner, A., Tuya, F., Lavery, P., McMahon, K., (2013), Habitat preferences of macroinvertebrate fauna among seagrasses with varying structural forms. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 439(January 2013), 143-151, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2012.11.009.
  • Jamaludin, M., Serrano Gras, O., Lavery, P., (2013), Comparison of carbon stores by two morphologically different seagrasses. The Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 96(2013), 81-83, Australia, The Royal Society of Western Australia.
  • Hyndes, G., Nagelkerken, I., McLeod, R., Connolly, R., Lavery, P., Vanderklift, M., (2013), Mechanisms and ecological role of carbon transfer within coastal seascapes. Bilogical Reviews, 89(1), 232-254, DOI: 10.1111/brv.12055.
  • De Bettignies, T., Wernberg, T., Lavery, P., Vanderklift, M., Mohring, M., (2013), Contrasting mechanisms of dislodgement and erosion contribute to production of kelp detritus. Limnology and Oceanography, 58(5), 1680-1688, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, DOI: 10.4319/lo.2013.58.5.1680.
  • Kendrick, GA., Waycott, M., Carruthers, TJ., Cambridge, ML., Hovey, R., Krauss, SL., Lavery, P., Les, DH., Lowe, RJ., Vidal, OM., Ooi, JL., Orth, RL., Rivers, DL., Ruiz-Montoya, L., Sinclair, EL., Statton, J., Van Dijk, JL., Verduin, JL., (2012), The central role of dispersal in the maintenance and persistence of seagrass populations. BioScience, 62(1), 56-65, DOI: 10.1525/bio.2012.62.1.10.
  • De Bettignies, T., Wernberg, T., Lavery, P., (2012), Size, not morphology, determines hydrodynamic performance of a kelp during peak flow. Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters, 160(4), 843-851, Germany, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00227-012-2138-8.
  • Hyndes, G., Lavery, P., Doropoulos, C., (2012), Dual processes for cross-boundary subsidies: incorporation of nutrients from reef-derived kelp into a seagrass ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 445(2012), 97-107, Germany, Inter-Research, DOI: 10.3354/meps09367.

Conference Publications

  • Abdolahpour, M., Ghisalberti, M., Lavery, P., McMahon, K., (2016), The importance of creating dynamically-scaled models of aquatic vegetation in the laboratory. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, Paper 25992, Melbourne, Victoria, University of Melbourne.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Sources And Supply Of Kelp Detritus: Quantifying Mechanisms Of Production.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Trophic Implications Of Light Reductions For Amphibolis Griffithi Seagrass Communities
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Influence Of Increased Sediment Exposure On Suspension-feeder Assemblages In A Temperate Seagrass Meadow
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Carbon Storage And Preservation In Seagrass Meadows
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  Effects Of Low-density Mussel-line Aquaculture On A Posidonia Sinuosa Seagrass Ecosystem.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Seagrass Responses To Light Availability: A Mechanistic Approach.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  Do Marine Resources Subsidise Island Ecosystems?
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Residence Time In Coastal Canopies
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  Seasonal Movement And Habitat Useage Of Eastern Shark Bay Dugongs.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  Marine Sponge Diversity And Distribution On Subtidal Limestone Reefs, Offmarmon Lagoon, Western Australia.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Investigating The Effects Of Changes In Light Quality On Different Life History Stages Of Seagrasses

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  The Impact Of Black Swan (cygnus Ataratus) Grazing On The Seagrass Halophila Ovalis In The Lower Swan River Estuary
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Dynamics Of Baseline Stable Isotopes Within A Temperature Coastal Ecosystem: Relationships And Projections Using Physical And Biogeochemical Factors
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Gene Flow And Genetic Structure Of The Seagrass Thalassia Hemprichii In The Indo-australian Archipelago.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Restoration Of Ecological Functions In Transplanted Seagrass Meadows.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  In Vitro Porpagation Of Some Western Australian Seagrasses
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