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Mr Axel Werner

Overview of thesis

My project aims to reconstruct environmental change using natural archives for effective management. Core samples from the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, will be analysed to assess triggers and thresholds of nutrients resulting in algal blooms, as well as determining the natural ecological trends before major anthropogenic impacts. Core samples from peatlands in Galicia, Spain, will be analysed for glomalin (heatshock protein found in terrestrial soils), to determine if glomalin is a valid proxy to detect land-use change using peatland soil archives.

Project link: Reconstruction of environmental change using natural archives


  • Bachelor of Science (Marine and Freshwater Biology)

Other Qualifications

  • Open Water Diving Qualification
  • Recreational Skippers Ticket


Research Interests

  • Marine and Freshwater Ecology
  • Paleoreconstruction
  • Coastal and Marine Management
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries

Past Research employment history

  • Aquaculture technician – Humpty Doo Barramundi, NT

Scholarships and Awards

  • Unibank Science Project Award 2017


Dr Oscar Serrano
Prof Pere Masqué
Dr Tomohiro Kuwae (Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan)


Mr Axel Werner
Masters Student
Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research 
School of Science

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