The talented researchers in the Climate Change Cluster all have remarkable stories to tell. Whilst their backgrounds vary the common threads of passion, determination and enquiry run through their research. We hope these profiles will inspire and excite others to follow their lead.
Pemika Apichanangkool - Assessment of blue carbon reserves in Thailand
Jaime Bibiloni Isaksson - Changes in microbial community structure and photoheterotrophic activity across different Australian oceanic environments
Kasper Brodersen - Using applied microsensor technology to study the chemical microenvironment around the root-tips of seagrasses under changing environmental conditions
Jennifer Clark - Understanding climate impacts on habitat-forming macroalgae: physiological consequences of genetics and climate stressors on multiple spatial scales
Ponlachart Chotikarn - A comparison of computer model and eddy correlation system
Stephanie Gardner - The ecological role of dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) in coral reef ecosystems, from cells to communities.
Matt Hingee - Shifts in vegetation community structure and function along a depth to groundwater gradient
Johanna Howes - Biochemical Energy Balance of the Coral Symbiosis
Stephen Fujiwara - Groundwater flux dynamics in Australian ecosystems with a shallow water table.(CSIRO top-up scholarship recipient)
Malin Gustafsson - Modelling macromolecular synthesis and flux in scleractinian coral
Xueling Li - Towards balancing agricultural and environmental decision-making in north-western China: development and application of the Investment Framework for Environmental Resources (INFFER)
Alicia Lloyd - Assessing the Risk of Ocean Acidification for Scleractinian Corals on the Great Barrier Reef
Lauren Frances Messener - The role of microbes in nitrogen cycling processes in the Australian marine environment
Louiza Norman - Role of saccharides in transformation of iron chemistry in seawater
Dale Radford - Enhancing Biofuel Production in Microalgae
Charlotte Robinson - Optical partitioning of phytoplankton niches and implications for carbon cycling (CSIRO top-up scholarship recipient)
Olivia Sackett - Impact of climate change on Antarctic sea-ice algae photosynthesis
Hao Shi - Generalizing a root-water uptake mechanism for successful land surface modelling
Stacey Trevathan-Tackett - Effects of habitat degradation on the long-term storage of carbon in seagrass meadow sediments
Alex Thompson - The role of bioturbators in blue carbon cycles.
Jessica Tout - The role of microbial behaviour in structuring coral-microbe interactions
Daniel Wangpraseurt - Microenvironmental Control of Coral Photobiology and Stress
Chris Watson - Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Techniques to Determine Physiological, Phenological and Compositional Changes in Eastern Australian Grasslands
Zunyi Xie - Remote Sensing of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
Sepideh Zolfaghar - Examination of groundwater dependent ecosystem’s ecophysilogical traits and their responses to climate change
Lucy Buxton - Internal impact of carbon dioxide limitation on coral bleaching
Nikolaus Csaszar - Estimating the potential for adaptation of corals to climate change.
Ying Hong - The role of zooplankton in cyanobacteria bloom development in Australian reservoirs
Isabel Jimenez - Thermal properties of corals and implications for coral bleaching.
Tara Konarzewski - Clinal variation in life-history traits of the invasive plant species Echium plantagineum L.
Leigh Martin - Impacts of invasive exotic plants on reptile and amphibian assemblages
Megan Phillips - Plant life history and the naturalisation to invasion transition: the exotic flora of Australia
Verena Schrameyer -Defining the bio-energetic limits of Symbiodinium sp.'s host-symbiont relationship under future climate scenarios.
Rachel Smith - Examining the best stormwater treatment techniques and monitoring the toxicity of stormwater using bioassays.
Daniel Taylor - Mechanisms linking site water status and NPP of Australian woody ecosystems
Katherina Petrou - Nutrient limitation and photokinetics of southern ocean phytoplankton
Sutinee Sinutok - Impact of ocean acidification on sediment-dwelling marine calcifiers
Rhys Whitley - A soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer model for Australian woodlands and forests
Kim Wilson - Impact of oil and dispersants on seagrasses
Daniel Bradley - The effects of the rapidly spreading native macro alga, Caulerpa filiformis, on fish communities and feeding behaviour.
Hannah Lloyd - Intertidal Biodiversity of South-east Australian Rocky Shores: How do habitat-forming species control biodiversity?
Rizwana Rumman - Application of stable isotopes in the comparative ecophysiology of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
Clare Russell - Quantifying phytoplankton mediated ecosystem functions in estuaries.
Richard Carney - Bacterioplankton community responses to inflow events in the Hunter river estuary
Adam Kemp - Physiological and meteorological control of water and carbon relations amongst Australian ecosystems
Liana Pozza - Using satellites to understand phytoplankton dynamics in Australia's coastal ocean
Fabio Ramos - Assessing the ecological interactions between marine bacteria and phytoplankton
Jessica Roy - Do burrowing infauna increase carbon turnover in seagrass sediments?
Cristin Sheehan - Sunlight through glasshouses: understanding diatom physiology and production under a changing climate
Michael Simpson - Impacts of an invasive crab in Tasmania
Chris Arendshorst - Coral signalling: protein-specific interactions with bacterial
Katren Ashe - Evaluating vegetation response to flooding in the Fitzroy River Basin, QLD: using a MODIS - based Disturbance Index
Kirralee Baker - Microalgal performance under short-term environmental change vs. long-term environmental selection
Ken Loong Chew - Parameter optimization for land surface models in simulation of plant-atmosphere exchange of water and CO2
Jennifer Clark - Adaptation potential of seaweeds to elevated temperature
Justine Djajadikarta - Phytoplankton and nutrient dynamics in New South Wales coastal waters
Mitch Duley - The effects of hypo-saline conditions on the Cnidarian symbiosis
Stephanie Gardner - Understanding the process of reactive oxygen production in corals
Justine Gilbert - How does the microbial consortium associated with corals contribute to coral health?
Lyndle Hardstaff - Relationships between the flammability of plant leaves and their physicochemical attributes:comparing native and exotic species
Jason Hendrickx - The invasive potential of the introduced Gastropod, Zeacumantus subcarinatus, on Sydney's rocky shores, NSW
Ben Hogan - ecotoxicological validation of arsenic remediation techniques
Jacinda Jamieson - The importance of biological soil crusts in Australian semi-arid ecosystems
Mitchell Hollier - Effects of CO2 enrichment on Southern Ocean phytoplankton.
Li-Tzu (Lisa) Hou - Is there variability in the thermal response of Symbiodinium cells?
Samuel I'Ons - Determining the factors that drive invasion success for marine invertebrates
Michaela Larsson - Phytoplankton and Nutrient Dynamics in the Lower Hawkesbury-Nepean
Hannah Lloyd - Marine molluscs: biogeography
Sam Maddox - "A comparison of Bowen Ratio with Scintillometery as a means of estimating surface energy balances".
Miles McInerney - Ultrastructure and communication of the multi-partner coral symbiosis
Pamela Morales - Use of earthworms to assess efficacy of land rehabilitation strategiesKien Nguyen - "Differential impacts of native and exotic invasive plants on invertebrate assemblages."
Kieran Parker - Productivity of biofuel-generating algae in a new solar bioreactor configured to distribute light and avoid photoinhibition
Charlotte Robinson - Correcting oceanographic estimations of chlorophyll distribution
Lily Serna - Modelling pesticides in an estuary feeding into the Great Barrier Reef
Gabe Shaw - " Phytoplankton species composition and productivity in the Tasman Sea
James Tomlinson - Algae and bacterial interactions in the Hawkesbury/Nepean Estuary
Jessica Tout - "Coral bacteria associations; the role of chemotaxis."
Matthew West - Establishment and environmental impacts of the invasive alga Caulerpa taxifolia
Dilys Zhang - Mechanisms of spread of a highly adaptive marine alga in NSW