Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Managing freshwater wetlands for carbon sequestration and biodiversity
Increasingly global populations and agricultural practices have led to the drainage and degradation of freshwater wetlands, reducing their capacity to deliver important ecosystem services. My research looks at how disturbance impacts (e.g. grazing, trampling) and responding land management influence the ecosystem function of these wetlands. Of particular interest are carbon dynamics (i.e. maximising the role of wetlands in carbon sequestration) and biodiversity enhancement. Additionally, various wetland types in the Murray Local Land Services region will be targeted for monitoring of soil carbon stocks, decay and fluxes, as well as levels of biodiversity, following restoration. Ultimately, these findings will inform the development of innovative financing mechanisms for wetland restoration, to guide management solutions that are both economically and environmentally advantageous.
Supervisory team: Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Paul Carnell, Peter Macreadie
Funding: Murray Local Land Services
Publications: Treby, S. L., Raadik, T. A. & Murphy, N. P. Drivers of distribution and abundance in two sympatric freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Hyriidae, Hyridella) of southeastern Australia (in prep).
Wetland, carbon, greenhouse gas, biodiversity, management, rehabilitation, disturbance
PhD scholarship – Deakin University
Research Assistant, Molecular Ecology Lab – La Trobe University
First Class Honours- La Trobe University
BSc Zoology – La Trobe University
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sarah_Treby
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