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Damien Maher

BAppSc(Hons)(SCU), PhD(SCU)


Faculty of Science and Engineering

02 66203577
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Damien Maher


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Dr Damien Maher is a Professor of Earth Sciences. He undertakes world-leading research on the cycling of water, nutrients and gases between the hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere.


Professor Maher’s research interests are coastal carbon and nutrient cycling, blue carbon, greenhouse gas accounting, groundwater-surface water exchange, and novel low-cost sensor development. His research primarily focuses on understanding the flow of water, carbon, and nutrients through terrestrial, aquatic and oceanic biomes. Damien works closely with industry and government to use cutting edge research to deliver applied outcomes for real-world problems. Damien has been awarded more than $5 million in research funding, and he has over 130 publications, and has supervised many postgraduate students to successful completions.

Teaching and Supervision

Professor Damien Maher has extensive undergraduate teaching and PhD supervision experience.


  • Associate Editor - Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • Editorial Board Member - Oceans
  • Editorial Board Member - Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
  • Review Editor - Frontiers in Marine Science

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