Research

Here is a brief overview of some of the work we are actively involved in

Marine Benthic Ecology

  • Seagrass microbiology, physiology & biogeochemistry
  • Anthropogenic stress assessments
  • Marine benthic habitat monitoring & health assessments
  • Sediment geochemistry
  • Estuarine ecology
  • eDNA

Freshwater & Riparian Ecology

  • Freshwater microbiology & biogeochemistry
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Food web ecology
  • Constructed wetland assessments
  • Aquatic invertebrate ecology
  • Urban wetlands & living streams
  • Aquatic macrophyte ecology & physiology
  • eDNA

Aquaculture & Agriculture

  • Insect farming technology with Black Soldier Fly
  • Circular economy
  • Novel sources of aquaculture protein
  • Development of novel soil conditioners and fertilisers
  • Crop plant-microbial interactions
  • Pro-prebiotics in aquaculture
  • Gut microbiomes of aquaculture species (marine and freshwater finfish & crayfish)

Remediation & Ecological Engineering

  • Contaminated soils & rhizoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons
  • Constructed wetlands & living streams
  • Metal uptake by aquatic plants

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