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Miss Caitlin Rae

Overview of Masters Project

I am investigating the role of ghost crabs (Ocypode spp.) on sandy beaches within the mid-west region of Western Australia and their role as a potential vector for the trophic transfer of marine nutrients into terrestrial ecosystems.

Project link: Ghost crabs on mid-west beaches


  • Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology) – Edith Cowan University, 2010-2013.

Other Qualifications

  • WA Recreational Skipper’s Ticket
  • Senior First Aid (Current)
  • PADI Open water, Advanced open water and Rescue diver certifications
  • PADI Deep diver specialty and SSI Nitrox certifications


Research Interests

  • Connectivity across ecosystems within coastal landscapes
  • Understanding the interactions of organisms in marine environments
  • Sandy beach ecology
  • Coastal and marine management


  • WA Landskills Inc - $5,000


  • Associate Professor Glenn Hyndes (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia)
  • Associate Professor Thomas Schlacher (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland)
  • Dr. Michael Payne (Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, Western Australia)


Masters by Research Student
Caitlin Rae
Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research
School of Science
Mobile: 0413 204 351

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