Dr Peter Macreadie

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Ecology

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry), University of Melbourne, 2002
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 2004
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2009

Biography

For the most up-to-date information: www.petermacreadie.com

Dr Peter Macreadie received his PhD in Marine Ecology (studying human impacts on seagrass ecosystems) from the University of Melbourne in 2010, submitting his thesis in <3 years from commencement (record timing for his Department). During 2010-13, Macreadie held a University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, and in 2013 he commenced a 3-year Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellowship. An assessor of this ARC DECRA said: “Macreadie is one of the most highly productive and talented early career marine ecologists in Australia”. Macreadie has published 47 peer-reviewed papers (lead/last author on 75%), with an average of 7 papers per annum over the past 5 years, mostly in ‘high quality’ journals (e.g. Nature Climate Change, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Global Change Biology, Ecology, Conservation Biology, Proceedings of the Royal Society-B). Over the past 2 years his research has received widespread media attention, including: ABC TV’s Catalyst, ABC TV’s 7:30, Triple J radio’s Hack program, ABC Radio National, BBC World Service, ABC Radio’s The World Today. His lab currently consists of 6 PhD students and 1 Postdoctoral Fellow. Macreadie serves on the Victorian Coastal Council Science Panel. Macreadie has received a total of $5.36M in funding over the life of his career. The quality and impact of his research has been recognised by numerous awards and fellowships, including, but not limited to: the 2014 Victoria Innovation Fellowship, 2014 Australian Museum Isobel Bennett Marine Biology Fellowship, 2013 NSW Tall Poppy Award, 2011 The Sydney Magazine’s top 100 most influential people in Sydney, 2011 Australian Museum Eureka People’s Choice Award Finalist, 2010 American Australian Association Dow Chemical Company Fellowship, and the 2010 Banksia Environmental Foundation Brian Robinson Fellowship.

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Career highlights

  • AMP Tomorrow Maker Fellow, 2015-16
  • Veski Victoria Fellowship, 2014–15
  • Isobel Bennett Marine Biology Fellowship, 2014
  • NSW Tall Poppy Award, Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2013
  • ARC DECRA Fellowship 2013–16 (DE130101084)
  • the(Sydney)magazine’s top 100 most influential people in Sydney, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2011
  • Early Career Research Excellence Award, UTS Vice-Chancellor’s Awards, 2011
  • Australian Museum Eureka People’s Choice Finalist, 2011
  • American Australian Association Benefit Dinner, Melbourne, 2011
  • American Australian Association Dow Chemical Company Fellowship, 2010
  • Winner of best oral presentation, World Seagrass Conference, 2010
  • Banksia Environmental Awards Brian Robinson Fellowship, 2010
  • UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2010–13
  • Ron Kenny Premier Conference Award, Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference, 2008
  • CSIRO Publishing Marine & Freshwater Research Editor’s Choice Award, Australian Marine Sciences Association, 2008
  • Gilbert P Whitley Memorial Student Award (Senior), Australian Marine Sciences Association, 2008
  • Society for Conservation Biology Award, Ecological Society of Australia, Australia, 2008
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation prize, Australian Marine Sciences Association, 2007
  • Department of Primary Industries Nancy Millis Research Award, 2006–09
  • CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Postgraduate Scholarship, 2006-09
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2006–09
  • Dean Award for Science, University of Melbourne, 2004

Knowledge areas

I have very broad interests (see my publication list), but my current research focuses mainly on:
(1) Managing coastal (seagrass, saltmarsh, and mangrove) and wetland ecosystems for maximising carbon sequestration gains and minimising losses.
(2) Assessing the ecological impacts of artificial reefs (particularly oil structures) on marine ecosystem function

Awards

NSW Tall Poppy Award (2013)

ARC DECRA Fellowship (2013)

the(Sydney)magazine's top 100 most influential people (2011)

UTS Early Career Research Excellence Award (2011)

Australian Museum Eureka People's Choice Finalist (2011)

American Australian Association Dow Chemical Company Fellowship (2010)

Banksia Environmental Foundation Brian Robinson Fellowship (2011)

Eureka People's Choice Award Finalist (2010)

UTS Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-12).

Publications

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2016

Fine-scale patterns of genetic variation in a widespread clonal seagrass species

Dr Craig Sherman, Dr Paul York, Dr Tim Smith, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2016), Vol. 163, pp. 1-11, Marine biology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Recovery pathways from small-scale disturbance in a temperate Australian seagrass

Dr Tim Smith, Dr Paul York, Dr Peter Macreadie, A/Prof Michael Keough, D. Jeff Ross, Dr Craig Sherman

(2016), Vol. 542, pp. 97-108, Marine ecology progress series, Amelinghausen, Germany, C1

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Seventy years of continuous encroachment substantially increases 'blue carbon' capacity as mangroves replace intertidal salt marshes

Jeffrey Kelleway, Neil Saintilan, Dr Peter Macreadie, Charles Skilbeck, Atun Zawadzki, Peter J. Ralph

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 1097-1109, Global change biology, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Seagrass viviparous propagules as a potential long-distance dispersal mechanism

Alexandra Thomson, Dr Paul York, Dr Tim Smith, Dr Craig Sherman, David J. Booth, A/Prof Michael Keough, D Jeff Ross, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 927-940, Estuaries and Coasts, New York, N.Y., C1

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Incorporating carbon footprints into seafood sustainability certification and eco-labels

Elizabeth Madin, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2015), Vol. 57, pp. 178-181, Marine policy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Renewables-to-reefs: participatory multicriteria decision analysis is required to optimize wind farm decommissioning

Ashley Fowler, Dr Peter Macreadie, David J. Booth

(2015), Vol. 98, pp. 368-371, Marine pollution bulletin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Using otolith microchemistry and shape to assess the habitat value of oil structures for reef fish

Ashley Fowler, Dr Peter Macreadie, David Bishop, David J. Booth

(2015), Vol. 106, pp. 103-113, Marine environmental research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Predators help protect carbon stocks in blue carbon ecosystems

Trisha Atwood, Rod M Connolly, Dr Euan Ritchie, Catherine Lovelock, Michael Heithaus, Prof Graeme Hays, James Fourqurean, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1038-1045, Nature climate change, London, Eng., C1

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Holocene record of Tuggerah Lake estuary development on the Australian east coast: sedimentary responses to sea-level fluctuations and climate variability

Dr Peter Macreadie, Tim Rolph, Claudia Schroder-Adams, Ron Boyd, Charles Skilbeck

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 57-73, GeoResJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Can macroalgae contribute to blue carbon? An Australian perspective

Dr Ross Hill, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Dr Peter Macreadie, Katherina Petrou, Prof John Beardall, Andy Steven, Peter J. Ralph

(2015), Vol. 60, pp. 1689-1706, Limnology and oceanography, London, Eng., C1

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Comparison of marine macrophytes for their contributions to blue carbon sequestration

Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Jeffrey Kelleway, Dr Peter Macreadie, Prof John Beardall, Peter J. Ralph, Dr Alecia Bellgrove

(2015), Vol. 96, pp. 3043-3057, Ecology, London, Eng., C1

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Do ENSO and coastal development enhance coastal burial of terrestrial carbon?

Dr Peter Macreadie, Tim Rolph, Ron Boyd, Claudia Schroder-Adams, Charles Skilbeck

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Variability of sedimentary organic carbon in patchy seagrass landscapes

Aurora M Ricart, Dr Paul York, Dr Michael Rasheed, Marta Perez, Javier Romero, Catherine Bryant, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2015), Vol. 100, pp. 476-482, Marine pollution bulletin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Losses and recovery of organic carbon from a seagrass ecosystem following disturbance

Dr Peter Macreadie, Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Charles Skilbeck, Jonathan Sanderman, Nathalie Curlevski, Geraldine Jacobsen, Justin Seymour

(2015), Vol. 282, pp. 1-6, Proceedings of the Royal Society B : biological sciences, London, Eng., C1

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Renewables-to-reefs: Participatory multicriteria decision analysis is required to optimize wind farm decommissioning

Ashley Fowler, Dr Peter Macreadie, David J. Booth

(2015), Vol. 98, pp. 368-371, Marine pollution bulletin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2014

Resilience of Zostera muelleri seagrass to small-scale disturbances : the relative importance of asexual versus sexual recovery

Dr Peter Macreadie, Dr Paul York, Dr Craig Sherman

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 450-461, Ecology and evolution, London, Eng., C1

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Detachment and flow cytometric quantification of seagrass-associated bacteria

Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Dr Peter Macreadie, Peter J. Ralph, Justin Seymour

(2014), Vol. 102, pp. 23-25, Journal of Microbiological Methods, Amsterdam , Netherlands, C1-1

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Effects of Pinna clams on benthic macrofauna and the possible implications of their removal from seagrass ecosystems

Dr Peter Macreadie, David Kimbro, Valentin Fourgerit, Jason Leto

(2014), Vol. 80, pp. 102-106, Journal of Molluscan Studies, Oxford United Kingdom, C1-1

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A multi-criteria decision approach to decommissioning of offshore oil and gas infrastructure

Ashley Fowler, Dr Peter Macreadie, Daniel Jones, David J. Booth

(2014), Vol. 87, pp. 20-29, Ocean and Coastal Management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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No detectable impact of small-scale disturbances on ‘blue carbon’ within seagrass beds

Dr Peter Macreadie, Dr Paul York, Dr Craig Sherman, A/Prof Michael Keough, D Jeff Ross, Aurora M Ricart, Dr Tim Smith

(2014), Vol. 161, pp. 2939-2944, Marine biology, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Fish assemblages associated with oil industry structures on the continental shelf of north-western Australia

N Pradella, A M Fowler, David J. Booth, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2014), Vol. 84, pp. 247-255, Journal of fish biology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Quantifying and modelling the carbon sequestration capacity of seagrass meadows-a critical assessment

Dr Peter Macreadie, Mark Baird, Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Anthony Larkum, Peter J. Ralph

(2014), Vol. 83, pp. 430-439, Marine pollution bulletin, London, England, C1

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2013

Microsatellite primer development for the seagrass Zostera nigricaulis (Zosteraceae)

Dr Tim Smith, Dr Paul York, Miss Anna Stanley, Dr Peter Macreadie, Prof Mick Keough, D. Jeff Ross, Dr Craig Sherman

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 607-610, Conservation genetics resources, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Physiological and morphological responses of the temperate seagrass Zostera muelleri to multiple stressors: investigating the interactive effects of light and temperature

Dr Paul York, Renee Gruber, Dr Ross Hill, Peter J. Ralph, David J. Booth, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-12, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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Restricting prey dispersal can overestimate the importance of predation in trophic cascades

Nathan Geraldi, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-9, PLoS one, San Franciso, Calif., C1-1

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Loss of 'blue carbon' from coastal salt marshes following habitat disturbance

Dr Peter Macreadie, A. Randall Hughes, David Kimbro

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-8, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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2012

Development of twenty-three novel microsatellite markers for the seagrass, Zostera muelleri from Australia

Dr Craig Sherman, Miss Anna Stanley, Prof Mick Keough, Dr Michael Gardner, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 689-693, Conservation genetics resources, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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Paleoreconstruction of estuarine sediments reveal human-induced weakening of coastal carbon sinks

Dr Peter Macreadie, Prof Katie Allen, Brendan P. Kelaher, Peter J. Ralph, Charles Skilbeck

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 891-901, Global change biology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Preference for feeding at habitat edges declines among juvenile blue crabs as oyster reef patchiness increases and predation risk grows

Dr Peter Macreadie, Nathan Geraldi, Charles H Peterson

(2012), Vol. 466, pp. 145-153, Marine ecology progress series, Amelinghausen, Germany, C1-1

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2011

Detecting range shifts among Australian fishes in response to climate change

David J. Booth, Nick R Bond, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2011), Vol. 62, pp. 1027-1042, Marine and freshwater research, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Rigs-to-reefs: Will the deep sea benefit from artificial habitat?

Dr Peter Macreadie, Ashley Fowler, David J. Booth

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 455-461, Frontiers in ecology and the environment, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Implications of climate change for macrophytic rafts and their hitchhikers

Dr Peter Macreadie, Melanie J. Bishop, David J. Booth

(2011), Vol. 443, pp. 285-292, Marine ecology progress series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1-1

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Feeding ecology of King George whiting Sillaginodes punctatus (Perciformes) recruits in seagrass and unvegetated habitats. Does diet reflect habitat utilization?

Gregory P Jenkins, A Syme, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2011), Vol. 78, pp. 1561-1573, Journal of fish biology, London, Eng., C1-1

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How small-scale variation in oyster reef patchiness influences predation on bivalves

Dr Peter Macreadie, Nathan Geraldi, Charles H Peterson

(2011), Vol. 429, pp. 87-91, Marine ecology progress series, Amelinghausen, Germany, C1-1

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2010

Edge patterns in aquatic invertebrates explained by predictive models

Dr Peter Macreadie, Rod M Connolly, Gregory P Jenkins, Jeremy S. Hindell, A/Prof Michael Keough

(2010), Vol. 61, pp. 214-218, Marine and freshwater research, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Resource distribution influences positive edge effects in a seagrass fish

Dr Peter Macreadie, Jeremy S. Hindell, A/Prof Michael Keough, Gregory P Jenkins, Rod M Connolly

(2010), Vol. 91, pp. 2013-2021, Ecology, London, Eng., C1-1

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An osmotic induction method for externally marking saltwater fishes, Stigmatopora argus and Stigmatopora nigra, with calcein

J E Smith, Dr Peter Macreadie, Asst/Prof Steve Swearer

(2010), Vol. 76, pp. 1055-1060, Journal of fish biology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Short-term differences in animal assemblages in patches formed by loss and growth of habitat

Dr Peter Macreadie, Rod M Connolly, A/Prof Michael Keough, Gregory P Jenkins, Jeremy S. Hindell

(2010), Vol. 35, pp. 515-521, Austral ecology, London, Eng., C1-1

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2009

Fish responses to experimental fragmentation of seagrass habitat

Dr Peter Macreadie, Jeremy S. Hindell, Gregory P Jenkins, Rod M Connolly, A/Prof Michael Keough

(2009), Vol. 23, pp. 644-652, Conservation biology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Integrating edge effects into studies of habitat fragmentation: a test using meiofauna in seagrass

F Warry, Jeremy S. Hindell, Dr Peter Macreadie, Gregory P Jenkins, Rod M Connolly

(2009), Vol. 159, pp. 883-892, Oecologia, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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2008

Design of 1,2-dioxines with anti-Candida activity: aromatic substituted 1,2-dioxines

Ian G. Macreadie, Thomas Avery, Tony Robinson, Dr Peter Macreadie, Miles Barraclough, Dennis Taylor, Dr Edward Tiekink

(2008), Vol. 64, pp. 1225-1232, Tetrahedron, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2007

Alzheimer's Abeta fused to green fluorescent protein induces growth stress and a heat shock response

Jo Caine, Sonia A Sankovich, Helma Antony, Lynne Waddington, Dr Peter Macreadie, Jose Varghese, Ian G. Macreadie

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 1230-1236, FEMS yeast research, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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Design of endoperoxides with anti-Candida activity

Thomas Avery, Dr Peter Macreadie, Ben Greatrex, Tony Robinson, Dennis Taylor, Ian G. Macreadie

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 36-42, Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2006

Denitrification measurements of sediments using cores and chambers

Dr Peter Macreadie, D. Jeff Ross, Andrew Longmore, A/Prof Michael Keough

(2006), Vol. 326, pp. 49-59, Marine ecology progress series, Amelinghausen, Germany, C1-1

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Novel endoperoxides: synthesis and activity against Candida species

Dr Peter Macreadie, Thomas Avery, Ben Greatrex, Dennis Taylor, Ian G. Macreadie

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 920-922, Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Growth inhibition of Candida species and Aspergillus fumigatus by statins

Ian G. Macreadie, Georgia Johnson, Tanja Schlosser, Dr Peter Macreadie

(2006), Vol. 262, pp. 9-13, FEMS microbiology letters, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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2004

Novel endoperoxide antimalarials: synthesis, heme binding, and antimalarial activity

Dennis Taylor, Thomas Avery, Ben Greatrex, Dr Edward Tiekink, Ian G. Macreadie, Dr Peter Macreadie, Adam Humphries, Martha Kalkanidis, Emma Fox, Nectarios Klonis, Prof Leann Tilley

(2004), Vol. 47, pp. 1833-1839, Journal of medicinal chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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