Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Stacey’s research interests are in the fields of coastal biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. She currently working on projects to better understand the significance and intricacies of microbial transformation of carbon into greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4) within blue carbon ecosystems as well as inland wetlands. We aim to identify the factors or processes that limit carbon remineralisation (back into greenhouse gases) and maximise the biosequestration of carbon in wetland ecosystems. Stacey is also involved in seagrass wasting disease and microbiome research, as well as the history, detection and prevention of marine diseases in Australia.
Microbes, TeaComposition H2O, seagrass, marine pathogens
Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2019). TeaCompositionH2O: A global exploration of microbial carbon cycling in coastal & freshwater wetlands.
Central Research Grants Scheme, Deakin University. Maximising coastal carbon capture opportunities with stable blue carbon
PADI Foundation Research Grant. Dynamics of Sedimentary Carbon in Seagrass Meadows in Australia (2013)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Deakin University, AUS (2015-present)
PhD, University of Technology Sydney, AUS (2016)
MSc Biology, University of North Florida, USA (2011)
BSc Marine Science and Biology, Coastal Carolina University, USA (2007)
Trevathan-Tackett SM, Thomson ACG, Ralph P, Macreadie PI (2018) Fresh carbon inputs to seagrass sediments induce variable microbial priming responses. Science of the Total Environment 621:633-669
Trevathan-Tackett SM, Wessel C, Cebrian J, Ralph P, Masque P, Macreadie PI (2018) Effects of small-scale, shading-induced seagrass loss on blue carbon storage: Implications for management of degraded seagrass ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 1351-1359
Macreadie PI, Trevathan-Tackett SM, Skilbeck CG, Sanderman J, Curlevski N, Jacobsen G, Seymour JR (2015) Losses and recovery of organic carbon from a seagrass ecosystem following disturbance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282: 1-6
Trevathan-Tackett SM, Kelleway J, Macreadie PI, Beardall J, Ralph P, Bellgrove A (2015). Comparison of marine macrophytes for their contributions to blue carbon sequestration. Ecology 96: 3043-3057.
Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone’s cup of tea (The Guardian)
InSite/Out with Stacey Trevathan-Tackett: Goggles and Gloves (Functional Ecologists)
Study backs seaweed’s carbon capturing potential (Phys.com)
Teabags buried on Phillip Island hold clues to the secret life of soil (The Sydney Morning Herald)
External links to Stacey’s research