Deakin Marine Research and Innovation Centre
Pawel’s research centres around the environmental and data science with a particular focus on plants. He is passionate about discovering plant communities in their undisturbed beauty. He seeks to understand how plant species assemble and function in space and time and if or how these natural vegetation assembly processes can be restored.
Prior to joining the Blue Carbon Lab, Pawel worked as a faculty adjunct working in the wetland communities of the Gulf Coast (Louisiana, USA), where he gained valuable experience conducting fieldwork in subtropical wetlands and analysing large long-term coastal restoration data. Pawel received PhD from Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 2017 after working on a project that aimed to provide solutions to optimize restoration success of the threatened ecological community of Banksia woodland.
Soil cores, soil coring campaigns, coastal wetland, restoration, woodland
Carnell, Paul E., Maria M. Palacios, Paweł Waryszak, Stacey M. Trevathan-Tackett, Pere Masqué, and Peter I. Macreadie, 2022. Blue carbon drawdown by restored mangrove forests improves with age. Journal of Environmental Management 306: 114301.
Malerba, Martino E., David B. Lindenmayer, Ben C. Scheele, Pawel Waryszak, I. Noyan Yilmaz, Lukas Schuster, and Peter I. Macreadie, 2022. Fencing farm dams to exclude livestock halves methane emissions and improves water quality. Global Change Biology.
Pawel Waryszak, Alice Gavoille, Ashley A. Whitt, Jaya Kelvin, Peter I. Macreadie, 2021. Combining grey and green infrastructure to improve coastal resilience: lessons learnt from hybrid flood defences. Coastal Engineering Journal.
Waryszak, Paweł, Maria M. Palacios, Paul E. Carnell, I. Noyan Yilmaz, and Peter I. Macreadie, 2021. Planted mangroves cap toxic petroleum-contaminated sediments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 171: 112746.
Pawel Waryszak, Rachel J. Standish, Philip G. Ladd, Neal J. Enright, Mark Brundrett, Joseph B. Fontaine, 2021. Best served deep: the seedbank from salvaged topsoil underscores the role of the dispersal filter in restoration practice. Applied Vegetation Science.
Christina Birnbaum, Pawel Waryszak and Emily C. Farrer, 2021. Effects of climate and invasion on vegetation patterns in rapidly declining coastal wetlands in Louisiana. Wetlands.
Pawel Waryszak, Tanja Lenz, Michelle Leishman, Paul Downey, 2018. Herbicide effectiveness in controlling invasive plants under elevated CO2: Sufficient evidence to rethink weeds management. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 226, Pages 400-407.
Sacha Jellinek, Kerrie Wilson, Valerie Hagger, Laura Mumaw, Benjamin Cooke, Angela Guerrero, Todd Erickson, Tara Zamin, Pawel Waryszak, Rachel Standish., 2018. Integrating diverse social and ecological motivations to achieve landscape restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology :1–7
Sean M. Gleason, Don W. Butler, Kasia Zieminska, Pawel Waryszak and Mark Westoby., 2012. Stem xylem conductivity is key to plant water balance across Australian angiosperm species, Functional Ecology, 26: 343-352