Identifying Victorian coastal areas with high ecosystem rehabilitation potential
This research will provide identification of optimal coastal rehabilitation locations and costs to natural resource managers, policy and decision makers in Victoria, Australia. Through association with the Australian Research Council this research will expand Victoria’s coastal ecology research and knowledge base. The main project significance is in enabling Victoria’s environment management agencies such as the Victorian Government, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and Parks Victoria. The research will help the environmental decision makers to understand where restoration of Victoria’s coastal landscape is most needed, and suggest where potential restoration efforts would be best spent. Coastal research is identified as an important, emerging area which this project plays a part in contributing to its further development.
This project aims to provide data to identify areas with high coastal ecosystem rehabilitation potential in Victoria, Australia. The area to be investigated will be the extent of the Victorian coastline to determine the optimal locations for ecosystem rehabilitation potential based on governance and logistics constraints. Potential cost estimates surrounding decision-making on where and how to rehabilitate will be provided for the selected locations based on the determined factors. Results are to be displayed as a rehabilitation potential heatmap of the Victorian coastline, with optimal rehabilitation areas highlighted.
Supervisory team: Clare Duncan, Peter Macreadie
Coastal, rehabilitation potential, wetland, saltmarsh, mangrove
Deakin University Student Association Scholarship (2018)
Deakin Scholarship for Excellence (2016)
Deakin Hallmark: Teamwork Excellence in Environmental Management and Sustainability (2016)
Golden Key International Honours Society membership (2016)