Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Ashley’s career as a coastal ecologist has focused on understanding anthropogenic impacts to coastal communities in oyster reefs, seagrass, saltmarsh and mangroves. Her thesis titled ‘The Future of coastal wetlands under rising sea levels’, aims to develop fundamental knowledge of how coastal catchments should be managed to protect and conserve important coastal vegetated habitats under future climate change.
Sea level rise, mangrove encroachment, coastal wetlands, Victoria
Whitt, A.A., Coleman, R., Lovelock, C.E., Gillies, C., Ierodiaconou, D., Liyanapathirana, M. and Macreadie, P.I., 2020. March of the mangroves: Drivers of encroachment into southern temperate saltmarsh. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, p.106776.
Macreadie PI, Ewers Lewis C, Whitt A, Ollivier Q, Trevathan-Tackett S, Carnell P, Thomson A, Serrano O (2017) Comment on ‘Geoenginneering with seagrasses: is credit due where credit is given? Environmental Research Letters 13(2)
Guo, H., Weaver, C., Charles, S.P., Whitt, A., Dastidar, S., D’Odorico, P., Fuentes, J.D., Kominoski, J.S., Armitage, A.R. and Pennings, S.C., 2017. Coastal regime shifts: rapid responses of coastal wetlands to changes in mangrove cover. Ecology, 98(3), pp.762-772.
External links to Ashley’s research