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Mr Connor Campbell

Overview of thesis

Periphyton is a complex mixture of autotrophic and heterotrophic micro-organisms growing on submerged substrate. Periphyton are able to respond rapidly to changes in environmental conditions allowing them to be used as viable bio-indicators of a systems health. My study will provide an assessment of  the periphytic accumulations in Geographe Bay, Western Australia through a manipulative experiment to gain understanding of the role of nutrients in controlling periphyton abundance and composition in order to determine if periphyton can be used as a bio-indicator.

Project link: Impact of nutrients and stormwater on periphyton in a shallow embayment


  • Bachelor of Science Double Major (Environmental Management and Marine and Freshwater Science).

Other Qualifications

  • Rescue Diver Accreditation
  • Recreational Skippers Ticket
  • Qualified in the Handling and Use of Cryogenic Fluids
  • Provide First Aid, Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Provide Oxygen (O2)


Research Interests

  • Marine and Freshwater Ecology
  • Oceanography
  • Algaculture
  • Microbiology
  • Genomics


Dr Kathryn McMahon
Professor Paul Lavery
Dr Megan Huggett


Masters Student
Mr Connor Campbell
Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research
School of Science

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