Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Queenscliff campus
2A Bellarine Hwy, Queenscliff VIC 3225
Paul’s research aims to support government and non-government organisations to manage, protect and rehabilitate marine, coastal and freshwater ecosystems. This is done by:
Underpinning these research goals, is experience in marine and freshwater ecosystems over the last 13 years. Here, Paul has established a career in aquatic ecology that allows him to merge pure and applied research via:
Carbon stocks, coastal and freshwater wetlands, Victoria, ecosystem services, wetland restoration, overgrazing sea urchins, Mapping Ocean Wealth Australia
Carnell, P.E., Palacios, M.M., Waryszak, P., Trevathan-Tackett, S.M., Masqué, P. and Macreadie, P.I., 2022. Blue carbon drawdown by restored mangrove forests improves with age. Journal of Environmental Management, 306, p.114301.
Moritsch, M.M., Young, M., Carnell, P.E., Macreadie, P.I., Lovelock, C., Nicholson, E., Raimondi, P.T., Wedding, L.M. and Ierodiaconou, D., 2021. Estimating blue carbon sequestration under coastal management scenarios. Science of The Total Environment, 777, p.145962.
Young, M.A., Serrano, O., Macreadie, P.I., Lovelock, C.E., Carnell, P.E., and Ierodiaconou, D., 2021. National scale predictions of contemporary and future blue carbon storage. Science of the Total Environment, 800, p.149573.
Gulliver, A., Carnell, P.E., Trevathan-Tackett, S.M., Duarte de Paula Costa, M., Masqué, P. and Macreadie, P.I., 2020. Estimating the Potential Blue Carbon Gains From Tidal Marsh Rehabilitation: A Case Study From South Eastern Australia. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, p.403.
Carnell, P.E. and Keough, M.J., 2020. More severe disturbance regimes drive the shift of a kelp forest to a sea urchin barren in south-eastern Australia. Scientific reports, 10(1), pp.1-11
Limpert KE, Carnell PE, Trevathan-Tackett SM, Macreadie PI.2020. Reducing emissions from degraded floodplain wetlands. Frontiers in Environmental Science| https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.00008
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.
Carnell P, Ierodiaconou D, Atwood T, Macreadie PI. 2020. Overgrazing of seagrass by sea urchins diminish blue carbon stocks. Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-020-00479-7
Jänes, H., Macreadie, P.I., Zu Ermgassen, P.S., Gair, J.R., Treby, S., Reeves, S., Nicholson, E., Ierodiaconou, D. and Carnell, P., 2020. Quantifying fisheries enhancement from coastal vegetated ecosystems. Ecosystem Services, 43, p.101105.
PE Carnell, SE Reeves, E Nicholson, PI Macreadie, D Ierodiaconou, M Young, J Kelvin, H Janes, A Navarro, J Fitzsimons, CL Gillies. 2019. Mapping Ocean Wealth Australia: The value of coastal wetlands to people and nature. The Nature Conservancy Australia.
Carnell P, Windecker S, Brenker M, Baldock J, Maque P, Brunt K, Macreadie PI (2018) Carbon stocks, sequestration, and emission of wetlands in south eastern Australia. Global Change Biology | https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14319
Huang B, Young M, Carnell P, Conron S, Ierodiaconou D, Macreadie PI, and Nicholson E. 2019. Quantifying welfare gains of coastal and estuarine ecosystem rehabilitation for recreational fisheries. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134680
Carnell P & Keough MJ 2019. Reconstructing historical marine populations reveals major decline of a kelp forest ecosystem in Australia. Estuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-019-00525-1
Jänes H, Macreadie PI, Nicholson E, Ierodioconou D, Reeves S, Taylor M, Carnell PE. 2019. Stable isotopes infer the value of Australia’s coastal vegetated ecosystems from fisheries. Fish and Fisheries. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12416
Atwood TB, Connolly RM, Almahasheer H, Carnell P, Duarte CM, Ewers C, Irigoien X, Kelleway J, Lavery PS, Macreadie PI, Serrano O, Sanders C, Santos I, Steven A, Lovelock CE (2017). Global patterns in mangrove soil carbon stocks and losses. Nature Climate Change 7: 523-528.
Carnell P and Keough MJ (2015) The influence of herbivores on primary producers can vary spatially and interact with disturbance. Oikos 125: 1273-1283.
Carnell P and Keough MJ (2014) Spatially variable synergistic effects of disturbance and additional nutrients on kelp recruitment and recovery. Oecologia 175: 409–416.
New Deakin study finds sea urchins major culprits in CO2 emissions (Deakin)
Just seagrass to us but a powerhouse for fish, Deakin study shows (Deakin)
Scientists find historical declines in Kelp forest of southeast Australia (9 News)
Kelp needed as Port Phillip Bay seafloor cleared by march of urchins (The Age)
Wetlands spin carbon magic (Deakin)
Wetlands mask entire VIC city’s emissions (SBS)
Victoria’s inland wetlands store $6 billion in carbon stocks (BCL)
Mangrove: Carbon sequestration superheros (ScopeTV)
Unsung heroes: The hidden value of seagrass meadows (Norwegian Blue Forests Network webinar)