Researcher biography


Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), The University of Queensland, Meanjin/Brisbane

Project title:

Patterns and drivers of marine ecological novelty through time and space

Project description:

In our changing world, ecological communities are being pushed towards unprecedented, “novel” states. My work focuses on detecting, assessing, and interpreting these novel states within valuable yet vulnerable marine ecosystems. I look at the heat-stressed corals on our coasts and the shifting plankton in our oceans to evaluate ecological novelty on historical to contemporary time scales, and over single-reef to whole-ocean spatial scales.


Professor John Pandolfi, Dr Timothy Staples