Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Stacey’s research interests are in the fields of coastal biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. She currently working on projects to better understand the significance and intricacies of microbial transformation of carbon into greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4) within blue carbon ecosystems as well as inland wetlands.
She aims to identify the factors or processes that limit carbon remineralisation (back into greenhouse gases) and maximise the biosequestration of carbon in wetland ecosystems. Stacey is also involved in seagrass wasting disease and microbiome research, as well as the history, detection and prevention of marine diseases in Australia.
Kelleway, J. J., Trevathan-Tackett, S. M., Baldock, J., & Critchley, L. P., 2022. Plant litter composition and stable isotope signatures vary during decomposition in blue carbon ecosystems. Biogeochemistry, 158(2), 147-165.
Trevathan-Tackett S et al. (2019) A horizon scan of priorities for coastal microbiome research. Nature Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1038/s41559-019-0999-7
Trevathan-Tackett SM, Jeffries TC, Macreadie PI, Manojlovic B, Ralph P. (2020) Long-term decomposition captures key steps in microbial breakdown of seagrass litter. Science of the Total Environment 705: 135806.
Cragg, S.M., Friess, D.A., Gillis, L.G., Trevathan-Tackett, S.M., Terrett, O.M., Watts, J.E., Distel, D.L. and Dupree, P (2020) Vascular plants are globally significant contributors to marine carbon fluxes and sinks. Annual Review of Marine Science 12: 469-497.
Djukic I, and 150 others including Trevathan-Tackett SM & Macreadie PI (2018) Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment 628: 1369-1394
Trevathan-Tackett SM, Kelleway J, Macreadie PI, Beardall J, Ralph P, Bellgrove A (2015). Comparison of marine macrophytes for their contributions to blue carbon sequestration. Ecology 96: 3043-3057.
Trevathan-Tackett SM, Allnutt TR, Sherman CDH, Richardson ME, Crowley TM, Macreadie PI. 2020. Spatial variation of bacterial and fungal communities of estuarine seagrass leaf microbiomes. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 84:59-74.
Tv: Mangroves: Carbon sequestration superheroes (TenPlay, ScopeTv E:63) Skip to 20 min mark.
Radio: ‘Tea Time in the Wetlands’ (H2O radio)
Print: ‘Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone’s cup of tea’ (The Guardian)
Blog: TeaCompositionH2O initiative (Functional Ecologists)
News: Study backs seaweed’s carbon capturing potential (Phys.com)
Print: Teabags buried on Phillip Island hold clues to the secret life of soil (The Sydney Morning Herald)