The Blue Carbon Lab conducts research in freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems. We have collaborations in over 30 countries, supported by a range of funding sources including corporate (e.g. HSBC) and federal sector funding (e.g. Australian Research Council).
Our research is divided into 8 major programs:
Managing coastal wetlands for maximum carbon sequestration.
Quantifying the carbon sink capacity of freshwater wetlands and identifying management practices to mitigate carbon emissions.
Empowering communities to fight climate change, while contributing to Blue Carbon research.
Preparing and adapting to the impacts of the climate change and urban development on our wetlands.
Preventing and responding from pests and diseases that threaten Australia’s marine environment.
Valuing Ecosystem Services
Quantifying the value of wetland ecosystems services to support smart decision making and investments.
Decommissioning of O&G infrastructure
Optimal environmental outcomes for decommissioning of obsolete offshore oil and gas infrastructure.
Quantifying the sequestration of microplastics in Australia’s coastal wetlands and modelling their impacts.