Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Queenscliff campus
2A Bellarine Hwy, Queenscliff VIC 3225
Paul’s research aims to support government and non-government organisations to manage, protect and rehabilitate marine, coastal and freshwater ecosystems. This is done by:
Underpinning these research goals, is experience in marine and freshwater ecosystems over the last 13 years. Here, Paul has established a career in aquatic ecology that allows him to merge pure and applied research via:
Carbon stocks, coastal and freshwater wetlands, Victoria, ecosystem services, wetland restoration, overgrazing sea urchins
Gulliver, A., Carnell, P.E., Trevathan-Tackett, S.M., Duarte de Paula Costa, M., Masqué, P. and Macreadie, P.I., 2020. Estimating the Potential Blue Carbon Gains From Tidal Marsh Rehabilitation: A Case Study From South Eastern Australia. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, p.403.
Limpert KE, Carnell PE, Trevathan-Tackett SM, Macreadie PI.2020. Reducing emissions from degraded floodplain wetlands. Frontiers in Environmental Science| https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.00008
Carnell P, Ierodiaconou D, Atwood T, Macreadie PI. 2020. Overgrazing of seagrass by sea urchins diminish blue carbon stocks. Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-020-00479-7
Carnell P & Keough MJ 2019. Reconstructing historical marine populations reveals major decline of a kelp forest ecosystem in Australia. Estuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00525-1
Carnell P, Windecker S, Brenker M, Baldock J, Maque P, Brunt K, Macreadie PI (2018) Carbon stocks, sequestration, and emission of wetlands in south eastern Australia. Global Change Biology | https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14319
Atwood TB, Connolly RM, Almahasheer H, Carnell P, Duarte CM, Ewers C, Irigoien X, Kelleway J, Lavery PS, Macreadie PI, Serrano O, Sanders C, Santos I, Steven A, Lovelock CE (2017). Global patterns in mangrove soil carbon stocks and losses. Nature Climate Change 7: 523-528.
Carnell P and Keough MJ (2015) The influence of herbivores on primary producers can vary spatially and interact with disturbance. Oikos 125: 1273-1283.
Carnell P and Keough MJ (2014) Spatially variable synergistic effects of disturbance and additional nutrients on kelp recruitment and recovery. Oecologia 175: 409–416.
New Deakin study finds sea urchins major culprits in CO2 emissions (Deakin)
Just seagrass to us but a powerhouse for fish, Deakin study shows (Deakin)
Kelp needed as Port Phillip Bay seafloor cleared by march of urchins (The Age)
Wetlands spin carbon magic (Deakin)
Wetlands mask entire VIC city’s emissions (SBS)
Victoria’s inland wetlands store $6 billion in carbon stocks (BCL)
Mangrove: Carbon sequestration superheros (ScopeTV)