To understand and respond to the impacts of global change on freshwater, coastal, and ocean ecosystems.
To offer innovative research solutions aiding to help mitigate climate change and enhance our blue economy, while simultaneously supporting aquatic biodiversity, economic growth, capacity building, and community wellbeing.
The Blue Carbon Lab was funded in January 2016 by A/Prof Peter Macreadie, upon his arrival to Deakin University, Australia. The lab sits within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (LES) and the Faculty of Science and the Built Environment (SEBE).
BCL’s core team includes a Director (A/Prof. Peter Macreadie), postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, a project coordinators, science communicators, and a research assistant. BCL’s in-house expertise spans ecology, biogeochemistry, microbiology, environmental economics, and modelling, and are also involved in joint projects in genomics and mapping/remote sensing. BCL and its partners currently have research projects in >30 countries, supported by a range of funding sources including corporate (e.g. HSBC) and federal (e.g. Australian Research Council) sector funding.