Alumni - staff and students

PhD students

NameYear completedThesis title

Shahadat Hossain                                          

 1997 Hydrology and suspended sediment transport in the Richmond River Catchment and Estuary, NSW Australia

Lester McKee 

 1999 Hydrology, water quality, nitrogen and phosphorus transport, and mass budgets for the sub-tropical Richmond River Catchment-Estuary system, Australia

Angus Ferguson 

 2002 Nutrient cycling in shallow sub-tropical estuaries, New South Wales, Australia

Jennita Gay 

 2002 Pelagic and benthic metabolism in three subtropical Australian estuaries

Arthur Webb 

 2003 The effects of natural populations of epi and infauna on the biogeochemistry of shallow and intertidal estuarine sediments in subtropical eastern Australia

Perran Cook (UMel) 

 2003 Carbon and nitrogen cycling on intertidal mudflats in a temperate Australian estuary

Peter Davies 

 2004 The study of coastal ecosystems using satellite imagery 

Brendan Logan 

 2011 Applying paleolimnological techniques to sub-tropical east Australian estuaries 

Jo Banks (UMel) 

 2011 Exploring the links between nutrient cycling, macrofauna and environmental influences in estuarine sediments

 Damien Maher (Chancellor's Medal)

 2012 Carbon cycling in south-east Australian estuaries

 Elisabeth Deschaseaux

 2014 Dimethylated sulphur compounds in Acropora corals : antioxidant response and implications for climate regulation

 Tyler Cyronak (Chancellor's Medal)

 2014 The changing carbonate chemistry of coral reefs

 Douglas Tait

2015  Nutrient transport, modification and fate in a carbonate sand coral reef lagoon

 Daniel Harrison (USyd)

 2016 Nutrient cycling in Sydney Harbour

 Hilton Swan

 2017 Investigations of dimethylsulfide biogeochemistry relevant to the CLAW hypothesis at Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef 

 Philip Riekenberg

 2017 The transformation and fate of microphytobenthos carbon and nitrogen within subtropical intertidal sediments

 Rachel Murray (Chancellor's Medal)

 2017 N2O cycling in tropical mangrove-dominated estuaries: Insights from continuous, real-time N2O measurements and isotopomer analysis

 Judith Rosentreter

 2017 CO2 and CH4 emissions from mangrove dominated estuaries and tidal creeks

 Edwina Tanner (USyd)

Submitted  CO2 fluxes and carbon budget for Sydney Harbour


NameCurrent position
Angus Ferguson Senior Scientist, Department of Environment and Climate Change
Arthur Webb Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Wollongong's Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS); private consultant
Geoff Kerr Retired 
Sergio Halpern  Scientist, Seabin
Perrine Mangion Research and Development Engineer at Hydrô Réunion
Tyler Cyronak Post-doctoral Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Philip Riekenberg          Postdoctoral Researcher, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Staff moved to other SCU Centres 
Isaac Santos Professor, NMSC
Damien Maher Associate Professor, SCGS
Christian Sanders Senior Lecturer, NMSC
Brendan Kelaher Professor, NMSC
Symon Dworjanyn Associate Professor, NMSC
Douglas Tait Senior Lecturer, SCGS