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 My research focuses on the spatial structure and temporal dynamics of benthic invertebrates in tropical transitional wetlands. This work filles a critical gap in our knowledge of the unique components of these fauna and ways in which they respond to changes in tidal and freshwater flow. Consequently, the work provides a vital underpinning for work to restoration the functioning of human impacted tropical coastal wetlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My research focuses on the spatial structure and temporal dynamics of benthic invertebrates in tropical transitional wetlands. This work fills a critical gap in the knowledge of the unique components of these fauna and ways in which they respond to changes in tidal and freshwater flow. this work provides a vital underpinning for work to restoration and functioning of human impacted tropical coastal wetlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My research focusses on the spatial structure and temporal dynamics of benthic invertebrates in tropical transitional wetlands. I examine, document and evaluate the understanding of these components of these vitally important environments. This work fills a critical gap in the knowledge of the unique components of these fauna and ways in which they respond to changes in tidal and freshwater flow. This work provides a vital underpinning of work to restoration and functioning of human impacted tropical coastal wetlands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching
  • AG1007: Introduction to Plants and Animals for Veterinary Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • BS1001: Introduction to Biological Processes (Level 1; TSV)
  • BS1007: Introduction to Biodiversity (Level 1; TSV)
  • EV5961: Ecosystem Dynamics - Ridge to Reef (Level 5; TSV)
  • EV5962: Governance - Ridge to Reef (Level 5; TSV)
  • MB2080: Invertebrate Biology (Level 2; TSV)
  • MB3270: Coastal, Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystems (Level 3; TSV)
  • MB5270: Coastal, Estuarine and Mangrove Ecosystems (Level 5; TSV)
  • MB5380: Invertebrate Biology (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC3008: Professional Placement (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
Research Disciplines
Honours
Awards
  • 2014 - Inclusive Practice Award
  • 2011 - Inclusive Practice Award
  • 2010 - Certificate of Recognition from Australian College of Educators. For ability to engage students in skill development and understanding of biological concepts and for providing outstanding support to enable students to achieve their goals.
  • 2010 - Inclusive Practice Award
  • 2006 - Inclusive Practice Award
Other
  • 1997 - Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary Teaching).
Publications

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Current Funding

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QLD Department of Agriculture and Fisheries - Tenders

Identification and Restoration of Intertidal Fish Nursery Habitat in the Baffle Catchment

Indicative Funding
$266,456 over 2 years
Summary
This project aims to identify high intertidal fish nursery habitat pools in the Baffle Drainage Basin (BDB), assess their value to fish, evaluate the current state of their functionality, prioritise pools for restoration and identify viable restoration solutions. By involving local stakeholders, local government, regional NRM and State Government scientists and managers, a network of users will gain an understanding of how these habitats function and can be restored, based upon this baseline research.
Investigators
Marcus Sheaves, Nathan Waltham, Martha Brians, Maria Zann and Janine Sheaves (College of Science & Engineering and TropWATER)
Keywords
Estuary; Intertidal; Salt Marsh; Wetlands; Mangroves

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