"They have supported me throughout my PhD, through all the failures and successes, and I wouldn’t have made it through without them. They both provided me with guidance but also allowed me to follow through with my own ideas, even if they were possibly doomed from the beginning... All in all, I really lucked out with my supervisory team!"
My PhD Journey: From Brazil to Australia
By Dr Bianca Molinari Article Read Time: 974 words about 8 minutes. I've often been called brave for doing a PhD so far away from home, I don't know if it's bravery, but it's certainly rewarding. As a Brazilian, I couldn’t have picked any country further from home to complete my PhD than, Australia. Taking on [...]
FIREFIGHTING CHEMICALS: HOW ARE THEY AFFECTING OUR NATIVE SPECIES? (EXPERT OPINIONS WANTED)
Storm Chasers: the challenges of sampling storms
"Often during flood events, water from agricultural catchments will erode productive agricultural soils and carry large loads of sediment and nutrients to downstream estuaries and coastal areas. This can threaten the provision of safe drinking water for humans and the ecology of marine ecosystems, as well as sometimes necessitating costly sediment dredging and disposal operations."
The outlook for coral reefs remains grim unless we cut emissions fast — new research
A promising large-scale revegetation opportunity for the northern Murry-Darling Basin.
"Revegetating abandoned agricultural land is critical for maintaining sustainability and biodiversity within our farming landscapes. Our recent paper demonstrated the feasibility of a large-scale revegetation approach in one of Australia’s most iconic agricultural regions, the Murray-Darling Basin."
When good animals like bad habitats: ecological traps in the marine environment
IS THE SEAGRASS GETTING ENOUGH LIGHT? ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN TELL US
"Seagrasses are flowering plants that live submerged in salty water and perform vital ecosystem services that help us and the food-webs that rely on them. For example, seagrasses capture and store more atmospheric carbon (per unit area) than many terrestrial plants, they act as nursery areas for important fishery species, and provide coastal protection against things like erosion and storm surges," Dr Ryan Pearson.
PREDICTING CARBON EMISSIONS FROM MANGROVE LOSS TO COUNT PROGRESS ON CLIMATE CHANGE
"Under the Paris Climate Agreement, nations need to show how they intend to reduce carbon emissions. Protection of mangroves is an important climate action, because mangroves accumulate three to ten times more carbon than most ecosystems on the planet. But actions for reducing emissions by reducing loss of mangrove forests can be contentious."
MULTIPLE STRESSORS IN COASTAL WETLANDS: SHIFTING OUR FOCUS TO REAL WORLD SCENARIOS
By Andria Ostrowski Read Time: 504 words, about 3 minutes. Vegetated coastal wetlands including saltmarshes, mangrove forests and seagrass meadows store large amounts of carbon, protect shorelines from storms and erosion, support enormous biodiversity and improve water quality by filtering nutrients, contaminants and sediments. Despite their ecological and economic importance, increasing human settlement and development [...]