Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Micheli’s research career has focused on marine quantitative ecology and conservation, with the aim to contribute to a deeper understanding of how to better incorporate ecosystem dynamics into spatial optimisation and improve climate change predictions on species distribution and fisheries. Most of her work focuses on decision science and the impacts of environmental and climatic variability on coastal ecosystems and its conservation. Micheli also has a background in fieldwork on marine and estuarine ecosystems, including experience in oceanographic and plankton sampling, and ichthyoplankton taxonomy. She has developed strong skills in marine ecology, climate change, spatial modelling and decision science, which supported her research.
Her current research is related to the “Blue Carbon Opportunities in Queensland: how much and where?” project, where she will be developing for the first time an assessment of potential land area amenable to Blue Carbon additionality.
Spatial modelling, species distribution, decision science, climate change predictions
COSTA, M.D.P., MILLS, M., RICHARDSON, A., FULLER, R., MUELBERT, J.H., POSSINGHAM, H.P. 2018. Efficiently enforcing artisanal estuarine fisheries to protect estuarine biodiversity. Ecological Applications, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1744.
COSTA, M.D.P., MUELBERT, J.H. 2017. Long-term assessment of temporal variability in spatial patterns of early life stages of fishes to facilitate estuarine conservation. Marine Biology Research, DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2016.1213397.
COSTA, M.D.P., POSSINGHAM, H.P., MUELBERT, J.H. 2016. Incorporating early life stages of fishes into estuarine spatial conservation planning. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2584
COSTA, M.D.P., MUELBERT, J.H., VIEIRA, J.P. & CASTELLO, J.P. 2015. Dealing with temporal variation and different life stages of whitemouth croaker Micropogonias furnieri (Actinopterygii, Sciaenidae) in species distribution modeling to improve essential estuarine fish habitat identification. Hydrobiologia. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2348-4
COSTA, M.D.P., MUELBERT, J.H., MORAES, L.E., VIEIRA, J.P., CASTELLO, J.P. 2014. Estuarine early life stage habitat occupancy patterns of whitemouth croaker Micropogonias furnieri (Desmarest, 1830) from the Patos Lagoon, Brazil. Fisheries Research, 160: 77-84.
Other types of publications:
MUELBERT, J.H.; MACEDO-SOARES, L.C.P.; FAVARETO, L.R.; COSTA, M.D.P. 2017. Ichthyoplankton surveys in the southern Brazilian region from 1970 to 2010. PANGAEA, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.884342.
COSTA, M.D.P., RICHARDSON, A.J., MUELBERT, J.H., MILLS, M., POSSINGHAM, H.P., WILSON, K.A. 2018. Re: Brazil to create marine reserves. Science, 359: DOI: 10.1126/science.359.6381.1196 (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6381/1196/tab-e-letters, e-letter).
External links to Micheli’s research