Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University, Burwood campus
221 Burwood Hwy, VIC 3125
Micheli’s research career has focused on marine quantitative ecology and conservation, with the aim to contribute to a deeper understanding of how to better incorporate ecosystem dynamics into spatial optimisation and improve climate change predictions on species distribution and fisheries. Most of her work focuses on decision science and the impacts of environmental and climatic variability on coastal ecosystems and its conservation. Micheli also has a background in fieldwork on marine and estuarine ecosystems, including experience in oceanographic and plankton sampling, and ichthyoplankton taxonomy. She has developed strong skills in marine ecology, climate change, spatial modelling and decision science, which supported her research.
Her current research is related to the project “Blue Carbon Opportunities in Queensland: how much and where?”, where she will be developing for the first time an assessment of potential land area amenable to Blue Carbon additionality.
Gulliver, A., Carnell, P., Trevathan-Tackett, S.M., Costa, M.D.P., Masqué, P. & Macreadie, PI. 2020. Estimating the potential blue carbon gains from tidal marsh rehabilitation a case study from south eastern Australia. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7: 403.
Paula Ribeiro Prist, Noam Levin, Jean Paul Metzger, Kaline de Mello, Costa MD de Paula, Romi Castagnino, Javier Cortes-Ramirez, Da-Li Lin, Nathalie Butt, Thomas J Lloyd, Sofía López-Cubillos, Helen J Mayfield, Pablo José Negret, Isabella Oliveira-Bevan, April E Reside, Jonathan R Rhodes, B Alexander Simmons, A Felipe Suárez-Castro, Salit Kark. 2019. Collaboration across boundaries in the Amazon. Science, 366: 699.
COSTA, M.D.P., MILLS, M., RICHARDSON, A., FULLER, R., MUELBERT, J.H., POSSINGHAM, H.P. 2018. Efficiently enforcing artisanal estuarine fisheries to protect estuarine biodiversity. Ecological Applications, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1744.
COSTA, M.D.P., MUELBERT, J.H. 2017. Long-term assessment of temporal variability in spatial patterns of early life stages of fishes to facilitate estuarine conservation. Marine Biology Research, DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2016.1213397.
COSTA, M.D.P., POSSINGHAM, H.P., MUELBERT, J.H. 2016. Incorporating early life stages of fishes into estuarine spatial conservation planning. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2584
Other type of publications:
MUELBERT, J.H.; MACEDO-SOARES, L.C.P.; FAVARETO, L.R.; COSTA, M.D.P. 2017. Ichthyoplankton surveys in the southern Brazilian region from 1970 to 2010. PANGAEA, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.884342.
COSTA, M.D.P., RICHARDSON, A.J., MUELBERT, J.H., MILLS, M., POSSINGHAM, H.P., WILSON, K.A. 2018. Re: Brazil to create marine reserves. Science, 359: DOI: 10.1126/science.359.6381.1196 (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6381/1196/tab-e-letters, e-letter).
Blue Carbon opportunities in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. ABC Far North Queensland – Breakfast, August 2020 (Interview at 2:39:30)
Whitsunday’s hidden trove key in climate change battle. Mercury Mail, Whitsunday Times. July 2020.
Carbon & Co-benefits webinar ‘Blue Carbon opportunities in Queensland’. Southern Gulf NRM. July 2020
Great Barrier Reef has critical role in fight against global warming. Deakin Media release. July 2020