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!