Staff profile - Peter Macreadie

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Dr Peter Macreadie

Position: Senior Lecturer In Ecology
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env
Department: School of Life & Env. Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 43749 +61 3 924 43749
Email: p.macreadie@deakin.edu.au

Biography

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.


Qualifications

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


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


LinkedIn profile

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-macreadie/28/927/820


Personal website

http://www.petermacreadie.com

Academic

Expertise categories

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


Student supervision

Prospective students, please send me an email: p.macreadie@deakin.edu.au


Awards

Awards and prizes

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).


Research

Publications

Publications

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Link to publications

http://www.petermacreadie.com/publications.html


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