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
Applied Park Management Research Scholarship – Parks Victoria (2019)
PhD scholarship – Deakin University, Australia (2017 – ongoing)
Research Assistant, Molecular Ecology Lab – La Trobe University, Australia
First Class Honours- La Trobe University, Australia
BSc Zoology – La Trobe University, Australia
Treby S, Carnell PE, Trevathan-Tackett SM, Bonetti G, Macreadie PI. 2020. Assessing passive rehabilitation for carbon gains in rain-filled agricultural wetlands. Journal of Environmental Management 256: 109971.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sarah_Treby