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Dr Alecia Bellgrove

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Warrnambool Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1998
Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 1992

Biography

Dr Alecia Bellgrove is Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecology at Deakin University, and heads the DeakinSeaweed Research Group in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Centre For Integrative Ecology and affiliated with the NuSea.Lab.

Alecia completed a BSc (Hons) at Monash University in 1992, a PhD in marine ecology at Monash University in 1998 and a Graduate Certificate of Higher Education at Deakin University in 2007.  Alecia was a Research Fellow in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Melbourne in 1998-1999, a JSPS Foreign Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan from 1999-2001 and Foreign Research Fellow of the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2001.  In 2002, Alecia commenced a Lectureship in Marine Biology and Ecology at Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus and was promoted to Senior Lecturer  in 2011.

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Research interests

My research interests lie broadly within marine ecology, with a particular emphasis on:

  •     the roles of habitat-forming seaweeds in ecological systems
  •     life history dynamics of seaweeds
  •     impacts of anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. sewage effluent, climate change) on habitat-forming seaweeds and the ecosystems they support
  •     the roles macroalgae may play in carbon sequestration and climate mitigation
  •     exploration of the unique and diverse temperate Australian marine flora for sustainable food, fibre and health benefits.

I encourage partnerships with industry and government agencies.

Affiliations

Centre for Integrative Ecology

Teaching interests

I am passionate about the marine environment, sustainably feeding the world and educating the next generation of science leaders and the general public to empower everyone to make the world we live in a better place for all.

My teaching practice is founded on the premise of student engagement in hands-on experiences and creating 'real-life' learning environments that promote both individual responsibility for the learning journey and development of skills to be effective members of teams.

Units taught

SLE265 Marine Botany (Unit Chair)

SLE266 International Marine Study Tour (Unit Chair)

SLE219 Marine Invertebrates (Warrnambool Co-ordinator)

SLE314 Research Project (Project supervision considered on request)

Knowledge areas

Phycology

Marine Ecology

Seaweed Aquaculture

Marine Science Education

Expertise

Seaweeds/Macroalgae; Experimental marine ecology; Seaweed aquaculture; Statistical analysis of ecological data

Professional activities

 2008 – 2012   President, Australasian Society of Phycology & Aquatic Botany (ASPAB)

2011 – 2017    Secretary, Asian Pacific Phycological Association (APPA)

Media appearances

Below is a subset of recent media appearances related to my research

Can Seaweed Save the World? – ABC Catalyst: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4722454.htm

In this 1h documantary I join Professor Tim Flannery on the Mornington Peninsula towards the end of his journey to investigate how seaweed is helping to save the world – from growing the foods of the future, helping clean polluted water and even combating climate change.

Pip Magazine Permaculture Podcast #7 https://www.pipmagazine.com.au/podcasts/pip-permaculture-podcast-7-edible-seaweed-dr-alecia-bellgrove/

Guide to foraging edible Aussie seaweeds, Pip Magazine http://ttps://www.pipmagazine.com.au/connect/pip-issue-9/

Kaisou: Plants of the Sea – Great Ocean Quarterly https://www.greatocean.com.au/volume-2-2/

Seaweed goes from beach to forks – Warrnambool Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/1724621/seaweed-goes-from-beach-to-forks/

Research groups

DeakinSeaweed https://aleciabellgrove.wordpress.com/

Centre for Integrative Ecology http://cie-deakin.com/

NuSea.Lab http://lab.org.au/

Publications

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2019

Is Australian seaweed worth eating? Nutritional and sensorial properties of wild-harvested Australian versus commercially available seaweeds

V Skrzypczyk, K Hermon, F Norambuena, G Turchini, R Keast, A Bellgrove

(2019), Vol. 31, pp. 709-724, Journal of applied phycology, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2018

Disturbance alters ecosystem engineering by a canopy-forming alga

J Pocklington, S Jenkins, A Bellgrove, M Keough, T O'Hara, P Masterson-Algar, S Hawkins

(2018), Vol. 98, pp. 687-698, Journal of the marine biological association of the United Kingdom, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal

Aboriginal uses of seaweeds in temperate Australia: an archival assessment

R Thurstan, Z Brittain, D Jones, E Cameron, J Dearnaley, A Bellgrove

(2018), Vol. 30, pp. 1821-1832, Journal of applied phycology, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Seagrasses and macroalgae: importance, vulnerability and impacts

A Bellgrove, P Macreadie, J Jarvis, S Trevathan-Tackett

(2018), Vol. 1, pp. 729-770, Climate change impacts on fisheries and aquaculture a global analysis, Chichester, Eng., B1

chapter

Individual specialization in a migratory grazer reflects long-term diet selectivity on a foraging ground: implications for isotope-based tracking

Jordan Thomson, Elizabeth Whitman, Maria Garcia-Rojas, Alecia Bellgrove, Merrick Ekins, Graeme Hays, Michael Heithaus

(2018), Vol. 188, pp. 429-439, Oecologia, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

BioTIME: a database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene

Maria Dornelas, Laura Antão, Faye Moyes, Amanda Bates, Anne Magurran, Du?an Adam, Asem Akhmetzhanova, Ward Appeltans, José Arcos, Haley Arnold, Narayanan Ayyappan, Gal Badihi, Andrew Baird, Miguel Barbosa, Tiago Barreto, Claus Bässler, Alecia Bellgrove, Jonathan Belmaker, Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Brian Bett, Anne Bjorkman, Magdalena B?a?ewicz, Shane Blowes, Christopher Bloch, Timothy Bonebrake, Susan Boyd, Matt Bradford, Andrew Brooks, James Brown, Helge Bruelheide, Phaedra Budy, Fernando Carvalho, Edward Castañeda-Moya, Chaolun Chen, John Chamblee, Tory Chase, Laura Siegwart Collier, Sharon Collinge, Richard Condit, Elisabeth Cooper, J Cornelissen, Unai Cotano, Shannan Kyle Crow, Gabriella Damasceno, Claire Davies, Robert Davis, Frank Day, Steven Degraer, Tim Doherty, Timothy Dunn, Giselda Durigan, J Duffy, Dor Edelist, Graham Edgar, Robin Elahi, Sarah Elmendorf, Anders Enemar, S Ernest, Rubén Escribano, Marc Estiarte, Brian Evans, Tung-Yung Fan, Fabiano Turini Farah, Luiz Loureiro Fernandes, Fábio Farneda, Alessandra Fidelis, Robert Fitt, Anna Fosaa, Geraldo Daher Correa Franco, Grace Frank, William Fraser, Hernando García, Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, Or Givan, Elizabeth Gorgone-Barbosa, William Gould, Corinna Gries, Gary Grossman, Julio Gutierréz, Stephen Hale, Mark Harmon, John Harte, Gary Haskins, Donald Henshaw, Luise Hermanutz, Pamela Hidalgo, Pedro Higuchi, Andrew Hoey, Gert Van Hoey, Annika Hofgaard, Kristen Holeck, Robert Hollister, Richard Holmes, Mia Hoogenboom, Chih-Hao Hsieh, Stephen Hubbell, Falk Huettmann, Christine Huffard, Allen Hurlbert, Natália Macedo Ivanauskas, David Janík, Ute Jandt, Anna Ja?d?ewska, Tore Johannessen, Jill Johnstone, Julia Jones, Faith Jones, Jungwon Kang, Tasrif Kartawijaya, Erin Keeley, Douglas Kelt, Rebecca Kinnear, Kari Klanderud, Halvor Knutsen, Christopher Koenig, Alessandra Kortz, Kamil Král, Linda Kuhnz, Chao-Yang Kuo, David Kushner, Claire Laguionie-Marchais, Lesley Lancaster, Cheol Min Lee, Jonathan Lefcheck, Esther Lévesque, David Lightfoot, Francisco Lloret, John Lloyd, Adrià López-Baucells, Maite Louzao, Joshua Madin, Borgþór Magnússon, Shahar Malamud, Iain Matthews, Kent McFarland, Brian McGill, Diane McKnight, William McLarney, Jason Meador, Peter Meserve, Daniel Metcalfe, Christoph Meyer, Anders Michelsen, Nataliya Milchakova, Tom Moens, Even Moland, Jon Moore, Carolina Mathias Moreira, Jörg Müller, Grace Murphy, Isla Myers-Smith, Randall Myster, Andrew Naumov, Francis Neat, James Nelson, Michael Paul Nelson, Stephen Newton, Natalia Norden, Jeffrey Oliver, Esben Olsen, Vladimir Onipchenko, Krzysztof Pabis, Robert Pabst, Alain Paquette, Sinta Pardede, David Paterson, Raphaël Pélissier, Josep Peñuelas, Alejandro Pérez-Matus, Oscar Pizarro, Francesco Pomati, Eric Post, Herbert Prins, John Priscu, Pieter Provoost, Kathleen Prudic, Erkki Pulliainen, B Ramesh, Olivia Mendivil Ramos, Andrew Rassweiler, Jose Rebelo, Daniel Reed, Peter Reich, Suzanne Remillard, Anthony Richardson, J Richardson, Itai van Rijn, Ricardo Rocha, Victor Rivera-Monroy, Christian Rixen, Kevin Robinson, Ricardo Ribeiro Rodrigues, Denise de Cerqueira Rossa-Feres, Lars Rudstam, Henry Ruhl, Catalina Ruz, Erica Sampaio, Nancy Rybicki, Andrew Rypel, Sofia Sal, Beatriz Salgado, Flavio Santos, Ana Savassi-Coutinho, Sara Scanga, Jochen Schmidt, Robert Schooley, Fakhrizal Setiawan, Kwang-Tsao Shao, Gaius Shaver, Sally Sherman, Thomas Sherry, Jacek Sici?ski, Caya Sievers, Ana da Silva, Fernando Rodrigues da Silva, Fabio Silveira, Jasper Slingsby, Tracey Smart, Sara Snell, Nadejda Soudzilovskaia, Gabriel Souza, Flaviana Maluf Souza, Vinícius Castro Souza, Christopher Stallings, Rowan Stanforth, Emily Stanley, José Mauro Sterza, Maarten Stevens, Rick Stuart-Smith, Yzel Rondon Suarez, Sarah Supp, Jorge Yoshio Tamashiro, Sukmaraharja Tarigan, Gary Thiede, Simon Thorn, Anne Tolvanen, Maria Teresa Zugliani Toniato, Ørjan Totland, Robert Twilley, Gediminas Vaitkus, Nelson Valdivia, Martha Vallejo, Thomas Valone, Carl Van Colen, Jan Vanaverbeke, Fabio Venturoli, Hans Verheye, Marcelo Vianna, Rui Vieira, Tomá? Vr?ka, Con Quang Vu, Lien Van Vu, Robert Waide, Conor Waldock, Dave Watts, Sara Webb, Tomasz Weso?owski, Ethan White, Claire Widdicombe, Dustin Wilgers, Richard Williams, Stefan Williams, Mark Williamson, Michael Willig, Trevor Willis, Sonja Wipf, Kerry Woods, Eric Woehler, Kyle Zawada, Michael Zettler, Thomas Hickler

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 760-786, Global ecology and biogeography, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2017

Physical threats to macrophytes as ecosystem engineers

D Walker, A Bellgrove

(2017), pp. 259-272, Marine macrophytes as foundation species, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

chapter

Carbon dioxide mitigation potential of seaweed aquaculture beds (SABs)

C Sondak, P Ang, J Beardall, A Bellgrove, S Boo, G Gerung, C Hepburn, D Hong, Z Hu, H Kawai, D Largo, J Lee, P Lim, J Mayakun, W Nelson, J Oak, S Phang, D Sahoo, Y Peerapornpis, Y Yang, I Chung

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 2363-2373, Journal of applied phycology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

New resource for population genetics studies on the Australasian intertidal brown alga, Hormosira banksii: isolation and characterization of 15 polymorphic microsatellite loci through next generation DNA sequencing

A Bellgrove, A van Rooyen, A Weeks, J Clark, M Doblin, A Miller

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 1721-1727, Journal of applied phycology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Restoring rocky intertidal communities: lessons from a benthic macroalgal ecosystem engineer

A Bellgrove, P McKenzie, H Cameron, J Pocklington

(2017), Vol. 117, pp. 17-27, Marine pollution bulletin, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Applications of unmanned aerial vehicles in intertidal reef monitoring

S Murfitt, B Allan, A Bellgrove, A Rattray, M Young, D Ierodiaconou

(2017), Vol. 7, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

journal

A life well lived: Joanna Jones (Kain) 1930-2017

A Bellgrove

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 2707-2711, Journal of applied phycology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal
2015

Can macroalgae contribute to blue carbon? An Australian perspective

R Hill, A Bellgrove, P Macreadie, K Petrou, J Beardall, A Steven, P Ralph

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

journal

Comparison of marine macrophytes for their contributions to blue carbon sequestration

S Trevathan-Tackett, J Kelleway, P Macreadie, J Beardall, P Ralph, A Bellgrove

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

journal
2014

Effects of micro- and mesograzers on intertidal macroalgal recruitment

A Bellgrove, J Monk, G Quinn

(2014), Vol. 161, pp. 1-10, Marine biology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Genetic connectivity between trans-oceanic populations of Capreolia implexa (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) in cool temperate waters of Australasia and Chile

G Boo, A Mansilla, W Nelson, A Bellgrove, S Boo

(2014), Vol. 119, pp. 73-79, Aquatic Botany, C1

journal
2013

Turning up the heat

A Bellgrove

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 627-629, Journal of phycology, London, England, C1

journal
2011

Remotely sensed hydroacoustics and observation data for predicting fish habitat suitability

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, A Bellgrove, E Harvey, L Laurenson

(2011), Vol. 31, Continental shelf research, London, England, C1

journal

Influence of intermittent estuary outflow on coastal sediments of adjacent sandy beaches

J McKenzie, G Quinn, T Matthews, J Barton, A Bellgrove

(2011), Vol. 92, pp. 59-69, Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, London, U. K., C1

journal
2010

Habitat suitability for marine fishes using presence-only modelling and multibeam sonar

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, V Versace, A Bellgrove, E Harvey, A Rattray, L Laurenson, G Quinn

(2010), Vol. 420, pp. 157-174, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1

journal

Restoration of the habitat-forming fucoid alga Hormosira banksii at effluent-affected sites : competitive exclusion by coralline turfs

A Bellgrove, P McKenzie, J McKenzie, B Sfiligoj

(2010), Vol. 419, pp. 47-56, Marine ecology - progress series, Oldendorf, Germany, C1

journal
2009

Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy as a tool to identify macroalgal propagules

A Bellgrove, H Kihara, A Iwata, M Aoki, P Heraud

(2009), Vol. 45, pp. 560-570, Journal of phycology, New York, N. Y., C1

journal

Dislodgment and attachment strength of the intertidal macroalga Hormosira banksii (Fucales, Phaeophyceae)

P McKenzie, A Bellgrove

(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 335-343, Phycologia, Lawrence, Kan., C1

journal

An evaluation of Sea Search as a citizen science programme in Marine Protected Areas

R Koss, K Miller, G Wescott, A Bellgrove, A Boxshall, J McBurnie, A Bunce, P Gilmour, D Ierodiaconou

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 116-127, Pacific conservation biology, Baulkham Hills, N.S.W., C1

journal
2008

Using community-based monitoring with GIS to create habitat maps for a marine protected area in Australia

J Monk, D Ierodiaconou, A Bellgrove, L Laurenson

(2008), Vol. 88, pp. 865-871, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Variation in gametophyte dominance in populations of Chondrus verrucosus (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta)

A Bellgrove, M Aoki

(2008), Vol. 56, pp. 246-254, Phycological research, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal

Dispersal of Hormosira banksii (phaeophyceae) via detached fragments : reproductive viability and longevity

P McKenzie, A Bellgrove

(2008), Vol. 44, pp. 1108-1115, Journal of phycology, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2006

No outbreeding depression at a regional scale for a habitat-forming intertidal alga with limited dispersal

P McKenzie, A Bellgrove

(2006), Vol. 57, pp. 655-663, Marine & freshwater research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Small-scale temporal variation in propagule supply of an intertidal red alga

A Bellgrove, M Aoki

(2006), Vol. 45, pp. 458-464, Phycologia, Odense, Denmark, C1

journal
2005

Drifting or walking? colonisation routes used by different instars and species of lotic, macroinvertebrate filter feeders

B Downes, A Bellgrove, J Street

(2005), Vol. 56, pp. 815-824, Marine and freshwater research, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2004

An integrated study of the temporal and spatial variation in the supply of propagules, recruitment and assemblages of intertidal macroalgae on a wave-exposed rocky coast, Victoria, Australia

A Bellgrove, M Clayton, G Quinn

(2004), Vol. 310, pp. 207-225, Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Photosynthetic performance of transplanted ecotypes of Ecklonia cava (Laminariales, Phaeophyta)

Y Serisawa, Y Yokohama, Y Aruga, A Bellgrove

(2004), Vol. 16, pp. 227-235, Journal of applied phycology, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal
2003

Growth and survival rates of large-type sporophytes of Ecklonia cava transplanted to a growth environment with small-type sporophytes

Y Serisawa, M Aoki, T Hirata, A Bellgrove, A Kurashima, Y Tsuchiya, T Sato, H Ueda, Y Yokohama

(2003), Vol. 15, pp. 311-318, Journal of applied phycology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
1997

Effects of secondarily treated sewage effluent on intertidal macroalgal recruitment processes

A Bellgrove, M Clayton, G Quinn

(1997), Vol. 48, pp. 137-146, Marine and freshwater research, Clayton, Vic., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Assessing and mitigating environmental impacts of SWRO outfalls on key benthic marine organisms

A/Prof Julie Mondon, Dr Alecia Bellgrove

National Centre of Excellence in Desalination

  • 2014: $96,863
  • 2013: $182,218
  • 2012: $23,410

Other Public Sector Funding

Recovery of Hormosira banksii at Boags Rocks and surrounds following reduction of ammonium and freshwater influences

Dr Alecia Bellgrove

  • 2008: $1,100
  • 2007: $4,545

Identifying the relationship between benthic marine habitat and the distribution of Victorian coastal fishes: Implications for marine protected area management

A/Prof Daniel Ierodiaconou, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Jacquomo Monk

  • 2008: $1,500

Victoria's future climate and the marine environment: vulnerabiltiy of rocky reefs

Dr Alecia Bellgrove

  • 2012: $15,000

Inspiring Young Marine Science Experts - Stewards of Swan Bay

Ms Nicole Sadler, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, A/Prof Julianne Lynch, Dr Ty Matthews, Dr Prue Francis, A/Prof Julie Mondon

  • 2019: $13,356
  • 2018: $18,115

Contributions of seaweed to carbon sequestration

Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Mrs Erlania Erlania, A/Prof Peter Macreadie, Dr David Francis

  • 2019: $2,500

Industry and Other Funding

Foraging ecology of blue whales, southern Australia

Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Ms Margie Morrice

  • 2012: $25,800
  • 2011: $22,860

Would you like seaweed with that?

Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Prof Giovanni Turchini, Prof Russell Keast, Dr Fernando Norambuena

  • 2013: $5,314

Sustainable nutrition solutions using Australian seaweeds: Developing seaweed production techniques for integrated multi-trophic aquaculture

Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Ms Erin Cumming, Dr Brett Ingram, Dr Craig Sanderson

  • 2017: $15,000
  • 2016: $15,000
  • 2015: $15,000

DemoDairy Foundation Gift - Seaweed and the dairy, meat and livestock industry

Dr Alecia Bellgrove

  • 2019: $14,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2014

Margaret Morrice

Thesis entitled: Fine-scale foraging habitat and behavioural responses of pygmy blue whales

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2013

Maria Garcia Rojas

Thesis entitled: Influence of sea-ice structure on minke whale and other krill-predator distribution

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Jessica McKenzie

Thesis entitled: Coastal Responses to Estuarine Discharge from Intermittently Open System

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2009

Prudence McKenzie

Thesis entitled: Potential for Long-distance Dispersal of Hormosira banksii

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2011

Daniel Grixti

Thesis entitled: Estimating and Improving the Survival of Caught and Released Fish

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Jacquomo Monk

Thesis entitled: Understanding Fish-habitat Associations using Video Observations and Sonar Imaging

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences