Peter Harrison currently supervises students conducting research into the reproduction of reef corals, the effects of bleaching and pollution stress on coral.

Distinguished Professor Peter Harrison

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dr David Abrego

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: adaptation to environmental change in corals, coral reef restoration, coral health and disease

Dr Cherise Addinsall

Associate Supervisor

Research interests: incorporation of traditional and indigenous knowledge systems into sustainable development and policy, strengthening linkages between tourism, agriculture and local industries in the south Pacific, enhancing climate resilience with a focus on women and marginalised people

Dr Ali Reza Alaei

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: pattern recognition, image and video processing, applied big data analysis

Professor Bronwyn Barkla

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: plant biochemistry, proteins, membrane transport, proteomics

Professor Kirsten Benkendorff

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: aquatic animal health (invertebrates), bioactive marine compounds, molluscs/shellfish

Dr Priyakshee Borpatra Goahin

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics

Dr Matt Broadhurst

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: Marine Science

Dr Vinh Bui

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Internet of Things in Tourism, Healthcare and Education.

Dr Peter Bundock

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: breeding passion fruit, genetics of revegetation of rainforest trees

Dr Daniel Cagnazzi

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: marine mammals ecology, genetic and population dynamics, marine megafauna toxicology, marine biodiversity and conservation

Professor Les Christidis

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: evolutionary biology, conservation biology, taxonomy

Associate Professor Dirk Erler

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: nutrient cycling, oceanography, environmental engineering

Dr Elisabeth Deschaseaux

Co-Supervisor

Research interests:

Professor Bradley Eyre

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: aquatic biogeochemistry, coral reefs, aquatic greenhouse gases

Associate Professor Ross Goldingay

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: wildlife conservation, restoration ecology, forest ecology

Dr John Grant

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: nutrient cycling, agricultural systems, forest soils

Dr Zan Hammerton

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: management of coastal and marine ecosystems, tourism impacts, environmental restoration of riparian zones

Dr Daniel Harrison

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: coral reef conservation, geoengineering techniques and practicality, fisheries oceanography

Dr Renaud Joannes-Boyau

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: human evolution, palaeodiet, evolutionary medicine

Professor Scott Johnston

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: environmental geochemistry, hydrology, water quality

Professor Brendan Kelaher

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: drone technology, ocean change biology, marine ecology

Dr Maree Lake

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: traffic engineering, transport planning, operations research

Dr Yee Yan Lim

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: smart materials-based structural health monitoring, energy harvesting using piezoelectric materials

Dr Lei (Ben) Liu

Principal-Supervisor

Research interests: phytochemistry, food chemistry, cereal chemistry

Dr Hanabeth Luke

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: social dimensions of agricultural systems and regenerative land management, social dimensions of land-use transition, including extractive development, community engagement in decision making, including social license to operate and deliberative democracy

Professor Damien Maher

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: ecohydrology, freshwater and marine science, smart sensors

Dr Mona Malekzadeh

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: Land reclamation, dredged sediments, large strain consolidation, electro-kinetic stabilization, expansive soils, unsaturated soils, mine tailings, tailing dam design, slurry

Dr Raina Mason

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: instructional design, women in technology, introductory computing

Dr Benjamin Mos

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: aquaculture, ocean change, marine-freshwater connectivity

Dr David Newell

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: Amphibian ecology, wildlife disease, threatened fauna

Dr Catherine Nock

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: genomics, population genetics, subtropical species

Associate Professor Joanne Oakes

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: coastal ecosystems, stable isotope techniques, carbon and nitrogen cycling

Associate Professor Steven Purcell

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: fisheries ecology, fisheries management, marine invertebrate ecology and behaviour, small-scale fisheries livelihoods

Professor Amanda Reichelt-Brushett

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: environmental toxicology and chemistry, catchment management, science in art

Professor Andrew Rose

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: iron biogeochemistry, mineral formation and nucleation mechanisms, nutrient recovery and reuse from waste and wastewater

Professor Terry Rose

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: Crop and pasture agronomy, soil science, subtropical horticulture nutrition

Associate Professor Christian Sanders

Principal Supervisor

Research Interests: Coastal Wetlands, Estuaries, Marine Chemistry, Marine Geology, Coastal Biogeochemistry.

Associate Professor Kai G Schulz

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: planktonic food webs, climate change impacts, ocean solutions

Dr Carolyn Seton

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: cognitive load theory/educational psychology, digital literacy for older people, user experience/HCI

Dr Anna Scott

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: cnidarian reproductive biology (sea anemones and corals), symbiosis – anemones, anemonefishes, zooxanthellae, impacts of the marine ornamental aquarium trade, and the potential for captive breeding to help alleviate these problems

Dr Mervyn Shepherd

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: forest genetics, plant breeding, genetics of essential oils

Dr Geoff Smith

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: Plant ecology, silviculture, plant physiology, plantation management, native forest management, wetland plant ecology

Dr Debra Stokes

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: mangrove ecology, NSW sea turtles, drones

Dr Douglas Tait

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: climate change, groundwater contamination, aid projects in developing countries

Dr Ahmed Mostafa Thabet

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: design of mechanical and structural systems, numerical modelling and mechanical characterization of composite and hybrid materials, aerospace and marine structures

Dr Naomi Wells

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling, ecosystem science

Dr Simon Williams

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: honey, coffee, plant products

Dr Lachlan Yee

Principal Supervisor

Research interests: antibacterial polymer surfaces, recycling waste plastics, biodegradable polymers from insect sources

Dr Heidi Zimmer

Co-Supervisor

Research interests: forest restoration, disturbance ecology, dendrochronology

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