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Bradley Eyre

BAppSc(Hons)(Adel), PhD(QUT)


Faculty of Science and Engineering

02 6620 3773
Lismore T2.08, Lismore
Bradley Eyre


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Professor Bradley Eyre is Foundation Director of the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry, Southern Cross University.


Professor Eye’s research looks at the flow of carbon and nitrogen through the earth-system, and changes in these flows due to global change (e.g. climate change, ocean acidification, and eutrophication). He uses a variety of research approaches in his work, on scales from a few meters to global estimates. Much of his research has been in (sub) tropical coastal systems, including estuaries, rivers, lakes and catchments, near-shore coastal areas, muds, permeable sands, mangroves, seagrasses and coral reefs, but he has also worked in warm and cold temperate and arctic systems. Professor Eyre is currently focusing on the effects of global change on (1) shallow water carbonate sediment dissolution and how this influences the long-term accumulation of carbonate material on coral reefs and (2) greenhouse gas emissions from aquatic systems and their contribution to global budgets.

Professor Eyre is the Foundation Director of the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry (CCB) at Southern Cross University (SCU). CCB was the major contributor to SCU’s top ERA Rank of 5, well above world average, in 402 Geochemistry in all 4 assessment rounds. Prof. Eyre has over 350 publications, including articles in top journals like Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Geoscience, Science Advances and Nature Communications.

He has attracted over >$20 million in funding including >10 million in ARC research funding (32 ARC Grants in Total). He has initiated and lead many industry-research collaborations including 11 ARC Linkages worth over $7.5M and contract research worth over $3M (total over $10M cash only). These projects have involved every state and territory, except SA and NT, and have involved four Australian federal, one overseas federal, 13 state, 22 local, 20 private, five Australian universities and two overseas university partners, highlighting his very widespread impact on policy and practice. The impact and influence on policy and practice of his research is recognised by the ongoing partnerships he has with industry, several of which have lasted over 20 years, and involve repeat ARC Linkage projects.

He has mentored 22 early- and mid-career researchers and supervised 32 PhD students to completion. His early- and mid-career researchers and PhD students have received 11 ARC fellowships (including two Future Fellows and 6 DECRAs). Professor Eyre is particularly focused on capacity building and making sure the PhD students and early career researchers he supervises and mentors have successful careers.

Professor Eyre is a fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and an associate editor for the highly ranked Q1 international journal Limnology and Oceanography.

Professor Eyre and also a member of the ARC College of Experts.


Professor Eyre has supervised 32 PhD students to completion, and is currently supervising 12 PhD students.

Nature and Science Publications

Rosentreter J. A....B, D. Eyre,... (15 authors). 2023. Coastal vegetation and estuaries are collectively a greenhouse gas sink. Nature Climate Change 13, 579-587.

Rosentreter, J. A., A. V. Borges, P. A. Raymond, B. R. Deemer, M. A. Holgerson, C. M. Duarte, S. Liu, C. Song, G. H. Allen, J. Melack, B. Poulter, D. Olefeldt, T. I. Battin and B. D. Eyre. 2021. Half of global methane emissions come from highly variable aquatic ecosystem sources. Nature Geoscience 14, 225–230.


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