Peter Macreadie – new honorary fellow-visitor to the School / CIE

Peter MacreadiePlease join us in welcoming new honorary fellow-visitor to the Centre of Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Dr Peter Macreadie is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). He received his PhD in 2010 from the University of Melbourne; his thesis was titled ‘Fish responses to seagrass habitat fragmentation’. He has published 33 papers spanning microbiology, geology, biochemistry, and marine ecology.

His current research focuses on four main areas: (1) impacts of human disturbance on the carbon sink capacity of coastal vegetated habitats; (2) dynamics of microbial priming within wetlands; (3) factors mediating resilience in seagrass ecosystems; and (4) environmental and socio-economic consequences of converting offshore petroleum structures into artificial reefs (rig-to-reef conversion).

His contributions to the field of marine ecology has been acknowledged by several recent awards and fellowships, including: a NSW Tall Poppy Award, an American Australian Association Dow Fellowship, the Banksia Environmental Foundation’s Brian Robinson Fellowship, a UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Excellence Award.

We are very pleased to have Peter Macreadie on board!