Carolyn Ewers

Carolyn Ewers

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Campus Burwood
Supervisor Peter Macreadie

Thesis title
A New Hope: Maximizing blue carbon gains through saltmarsh and mangrove restoration

Research interests

  1. Ecological, geomorphological, and anthropogenic drivers of ‘blue carbon’ (seagrass, saltmarsh, and mangrove) distribution, carbon stocks, and carbon sequestration rates
  2. Physiological and ecological responses of marine and coastal ecosystems to natural, anthropogenic, and climate change induced stressors
  3. Conservation and restoration of marine and coastal habitats

Ph.D. – Blue Carbon Lab, Deakin University, Australia (in progress)
M.S. Biological Sciences – California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, Ca., USA, 2013. Link to thesis.
Teaching Associate – Taught laboratory courses “The History & Diversity of Life” and “Introduction to Cellular & Molecular Biology”, 2009-2012
Science Crew Member – California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program, Cal Poly, USA, 2012
Volunteer Scientific Diver – American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) scientific diver certification, including work on Needles et al. 2015, Trophic cascades in an invaded ecosystem: native keystone predators facilitate a dominant invader in an estuarine community, Oikos 000: 001-011
Teaching Assistant – Assisted in teaching laboratory courses for Invertebrate Zoology course for majors, Cal Poly, USA, 2012
B.S. Biological Sciences, concentration in marine biology and fisheries – Cal Poly, USA, 2008
Undergraduate Researcher – Laboratory of Dr. Nikki Adams, Cal Poly, USA, 2007-2009
Intern – Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, Research Experience for Undergraduates program, Gloucester, Va., USA 2007
A.A. Liberal Arts – West Valley College, Saratoga, Ca., USA, 2005
Laboratory Assistant – List Biological Laboratories, Inc., Campbell, Ca., USA, 2004-2006

Selected Grants and Scholarships

  • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Research Award 2015
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Carbon Cluster Travel Award 2015
  • Deakin University Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE) Student Research Award 2015
  • University of Technology Sydney/ Deakin University Ph.D. Scholarship 2014-2017
  • California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology (COAST) Student Award for Marine Science Research
  • San Luis Obispo Science and Ecosystem Alliance (SLOSEA) Graduate Fellowship 2009-2012

Find me on social media
Twitter: @carolynjewers
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