Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett





Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus


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Dual indicators link geochemistry to microbiota in blue carbon soils

Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Damien Callahan, Rod Connolly, Peter Macreadie

(2023), pp. 108307-108307, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, C1

journal article

Standard ecological and molecular research methods and techniques for Labyrinthula spp.

B Sullivan, D Martin, R Yoshioka, J Brakel, S Jakobsson-Thor, M Eisenlord, S Trevathan-Tackett

(2023), Vol. 10, Frontiers in Marine Science, C1

journal article

The combined effect of short-term hydrological and N-fertilization manipulation of wetlands on CO2, CH4, and N2O emissions

Giuditta Bonetti, Katy Limpert, Kasper Elgetti Brodersen, Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Paul Carnell, Peter Macreadie

(2022), Vol. 294, pp. 1-10, Environmental Pollution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Blue carbon drawdown by restored mangrove forests improves with age

P Carnell, M Palacios, P Waryszak, S Trevathan-Tackett, P Masqué, P Macreadie

(2022), Vol. 306, pp. 1-8, Journal of Environmental Management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Plant litter composition and stable isotope signatures vary during decomposition in blue carbon ecosystems

J Kelleway, S Trevathan-Tackett, J Baldock, L Critchley

(2022), Vol. 158, pp. 147-165, Biogeochemistry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Nutrient loading decreases blue carbon by mediating fungi activities within seagrass meadows

S Liu, S Trevathan-Tackett, Z Jiang, L Cui, Y Wu, X Zhang, J Li, H Luo, X Huang

(2022), Vol. 212, pp. 113280-113280, Environmental Research, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Operationalizing marketable blue carbon

P Macreadie, A Robertson, B Spinks, M Adams, J Atchison, J Bell-James, B Bryan, L Chu, K Filbee-Dexter, L Drake, C Duarte, D Friess, F Gonzalez, R Grafton, K Helmstedt, M Kaebernick, J Kelleway, G Kendrick, H Kennedy, C Lovelock, J Megonigal, D Maher, E Pidgeon, A Rogers, R Sturgiss, S Trevathan-Tackett, M Wartman, K Wilson, K Rogers

(2022), Vol. 5, pp. 485-492, One Earth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Pathways for Understanding Blue Carbon Microbiomes with Amplicon Sequencing

Valentina Hurtado-McCormick, Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Jennifer Bowen, Rod Connolly, Carlos Duarte, Peter Macreadie

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, Microorganisms, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Aiding coastal wetland restoration via the belowground soil microbiome: an overview

C Birnbaum, S Trevathan-Tackett

(2022), Restoration Ecology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

First Genome of Labyrinthula sp., an Opportunistic Seagrass Pathogen, Reveals Novel Insight into Marine Protist Phylogeny, Ecology and CAZyme Cell-Wall Degradation

M Tan, S Loke, L Croft, F Gleason, L Lange, B Pilgaard, S Trevathan-Tackett

(2021), Vol. 82, pp. 498-511, Microbial Ecology, United States, C1

journal article

The potential of viruses to influence the magnitude of greenhouse gas emissions in an inland wetland

G Bonetti, S Trevathan-Tackett, P Carnell, P Macreadie

(2021), Vol. 193, Water Research, England, C1

journal article

Investing in Blue Natural Capital to Secure a Future for the Red Sea Ecosystems

M Cziesielski, C Duarte, N Aalismail, Y Al-Hafedh, A Anton, F Baalkhuyur, A Baker, T Balke, I Baums, M Berumen, V Chalastani, B Cornwell, D Daffonchio, K Diele, E Farooq, J Gattuso, S He, C Lovelock, E Mcleod, P Macreadie, N Marba, C Martin, M Muniz-Barreto, K Kadinijappali, P Prihartato, L Rabaoui, V Saderne, S Schmidt-Roach, D Suggett, M Sweet, J Statton, S Teicher, S Trevathan-Tackett, T Joydas, R Yahya, M Aranda

(2021), Vol. 7, Frontiers in Marine Science, C1

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Effects of a nutrient enrichment pulse on blue carbon ecosystems

M Palacios, S Trevathan-Tackett, M Malerba, P Macreadie

(2021), Vol. 165, Marine Pollution Bulletin, England, C1

journal article

Local vegetation and hydroperiod influence spatial and temporal patterns of carbon and microbe response to wetland rehabilitation

G Bonetti, S Trevathan-Tackett, P Carnell, S Treby, P Macreadie

(2021), Vol. 163, Applied Soil Ecology, C1

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Ecosystem type drives tea litter decomposition and associated prokaryotic microbiome communities in freshwater and coastal wetlands at a continental scale

S Trevathan-Tackett, S Kepfer-Rojas, A Engelen, P York, A Ola, J Li, J Kelleway, K Jinks, E Jackson, M Adame, E Pendall, C Lovelock, R Connolly, A Watson, I Visby, A Trethowan, B Taylor, T Roberts, J Petch, L Farrington, I Djukic, P Macreadie

(2021), Vol. 782, Science of the Total Environment, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Factors Determining Seagrass Blue Carbon Across Bioregions and Geomorphologies

I Mazarrasa, P Lavery, C Duarte, A Lafratta, C Lovelock, P Macreadie, J Samper-Villarreal, C Salinas, C Sanders, S Trevathan-Tackett, M Young, A Steven, O Serrano

(2021), Vol. 35, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, C1

journal article

The TeaComposition initiative: Unleashing the power of international collaboration to understand litter decomposition

Ika Djukic, Sebastian Kepfer-Rojas, Inger Kappel Schmidt, Klaus Steenberg Larsen, Claus Beier, Bjorn Berg, Kris Verheyen, Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Peter Macreadie, Michael Bierbaumer, Guillaume Patoine, Nico Eizenhauer, Carlos Guerra, Fernando Maestre, Frank Hagedorn, Alessandro Oggioni, Caterina Bergami, Barbara Magagna, TaeOh Kwon, Hideaki Shibata

(2021), Vol. 93, pp. 73-78, Soil Organisms, Gorlitz, Germany, C1

journal article

Dumpster diving for diatom plastid 16S rRNA genes

K Bonfantine, S Trevathan-Tackett, T Matthews, A Neckovic, H Gan

(2021), Vol. 9, PeerJ, United States, C1

journal article

Microbial community dynamics behind major release of methane in constructed wetlands

G Bonetti, S Trevathan-Tackett, N Hebert, P Carnell, P Macreadie

(2021), Vol. 167, Applied Soil Ecology, C1

journal article

Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Early to Mid-Term Stage Litter Decomposition Across Biomes

TaeOh Kwon, Hideaki Shibata, Sebastian Kepfer-Rojas, Inger Schmidt, Klaus Larsen, Claus Beier, Björn Berg, Kris Verheyen, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Frank Hagedorn, Nico Eisenhauer, Ika Djukic, Tea Composition Network, Susanna Venn

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 1-18, Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1-1

journal article

mixchar: An R Package for the Deconvolution of Thermal Decay Curves

Saras Windecker, Peter Vesk, Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Nick Golding

(2021), Vol. 9, pp. 1-12, Journal of Open Research Software, London, eng., C1

journal article

Assessing passive rehabilitation for carbon gains in rain-filled agricultural wetlands

S Treby, P Carnell, S Trevathan-Tackett, G Bonetti, P Macreadie

(2020), Vol. 256, Journal of Environmental Management, England, C1

journal article

Long-term decomposition captures key steps in microbial breakdown of seagrass litter

S Trevathan-Tackett, T Jeffries, P Macreadie, B Manojlovic, P Ralph

(2020), Vol. 705, Science of the Total Environment, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Vascular Plants Are Globally Significant Contributors to Marine Carbon Fluxes and Sinks

S Cragg, D Friess, L Gillis, S Trevathan-Tackett, O Terrett, J Watts, D Distel, P Dupree

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 469-497, Annual Review of Marine Science, United States, C1

journal article

Reducing Emissions From Degraded Floodplain Wetlands

K Limpert, P Carnell, S Trevathan-Tackett, P Macreadie

(2020), Vol. 8, Frontiers in Environmental Science, C1

journal article

Estimating the Potential Blue Carbon Gains From Tidal Marsh Rehabilitation: A Case Study From South Eastern Australia

A Gulliver, P Carnell, S Trevathan-Tackett, M Duarte de Paula Costa, P Masqué, P Macreadie

(2020), Vol. 7, Frontiers in Marine Science, C1

journal article

Spatial variation of bacterial and fungal communities of estuarine seagrass leaf microbiomes

Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Theo Allnutt, Craig Sherman, Mark Richardson, Tamsyn Crowley, Peter Macreadie

(2020), Vol. 84, pp. 59-74, Aquatic microbial ecology, Oldendorf, Germany, C1

journal article

Macroalgal Blooms Trigger the Breakdown of Seagrass Blue Carbon

S Liu, S Trevathan-Tackett, C Ewers Lewis, X Huang, P Macreadie

(2020), Vol. 54, pp. 14750-14760, Environmental Science and Technology, United States, C1

journal article

Effects of elevated temperature on microbial breakdown of seagrass leaf and tea litter biomass

S Trevathan-Tackett, K Brodersen, P Macreadie

(2020), Vol. 151, pp. 171-185, Biogeochemistry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Beach-cast seagrass wrack contributes substantially to global greenhouse gas emissions

S Liu, S Trevathan-Tackett, C Ewers Lewis, Q Ollivier, Z Jiang, X Huang, P Macreadie

(2019), Vol. 231, pp. 329-335, Journal of Environmental Management, England, C1

journal article

Bioturbator‐stimulated loss of seagrass sediment carbon stocks

A Thomson, S Trevathan-Tackett, D Maher, P Ralph, P Macreadie

(2019), Vol. 64, pp. 342-356, Limnology and oceanography, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Oxygen consumption and sulfate reduction in vegetated coastal habitats: Effects of physical disturbance

K Brodersen, S Trevathan-Tackett, D Nielsen, R Connolly, C Lovelock, T Atwood, P Macreadie

(2019), Vol. 6, Frontiers in Marine Science, C1

journal article

Implication of viral infections for greenhouse gas dynamics in freshwater wetlands: Challenges and perspectives

G Bonetti, S Trevathan-Tackett, P Carnell, P Macreadie

(2019), Vol. 10, Frontiers in Microbiology, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Australian vegetated coastal ecosystems as global hotspots for climate change mitigation

O Serrano, C Lovelock, T B. Atwood, P Macreadie, R Canto, S Phinn, A Arias-Ortiz, L Bai, J Baldock, C Bedulli, P Carnell, R Connolly, P Donaldson, A Esteban, C Ewers Lewis, B Eyre, M Hayes, P Horwitz, L Hutley, C Kavazos, J Kelleway, G Kendrick, K Kilminster, A Lafratta, S Lee, P Lavery, D Maher, N Marbà, P Masque, M Mateo, R Mount, P Ralph, C Roelfsema, M Rozaimi, R Ruhon, C Salinas, J Samper-Villarreal, J Sanderman, C J. Sanders, I Santos, C Sharples, A Steven, T Cannard, S Trevathan-Tackett, C Duarte

(2019), Vol. 10, Nature Communications, England, C1

journal article

A horizon scan of priorities for coastal marine microbiome research

S Trevathan-Tackett, C Sherman, M Huggett, A Campbell, B Laverock, V Hurtado-McCormick, J Seymour, A Firl, L Messer, T Ainsworth, K Negandhi, D Daffonchio, S Egan, A Engelen, M Fusi, T Thomas, L Vann, A Hernandez-Agreda, H Gan, E Marzinelli, P Steinberg, L Hardtke, P Macreadie

(2019), Vol. 3, pp. 1509-1520, Nature Ecology and Evolution, England, C1

journal article

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

book chapter

The microbiology of seagrasses

J Seymour, B Laverock, D Nielsen, S Trevathan-Tackett, P Macreadie

(2018), pp. 343-392, Seagrasses of Australia: structure, ecology and conservation, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Review: Host-pathogen dynamics of seagrass diseases under future global change

B Sullivan, S Trevathan-Tackett, S Neuhauser, L Govers

(2018), Vol. 134, pp. 75-88, Marine Pollution Bulletin, England, C1

journal article

Pathogenic Labyrinthula associated with Australian seagrasses: considerations for seagrass wasting disease in the southern hemisphere

S Trevathan-Tackett, B Sullivan, K Robinson, O Lilje, P Macreadie, F Gleason

(2018), Vol. 206, pp. 74-81, Microbiological research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Fresh carbon inputs to seagrass sediments induce variable microbial priming responses

S Trevathan-Tackett, A Thomson, P Ralph, P Macreadie

(2018), Vol. 621, pp. 663-669, Science of the total environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Effects of small-scale, shading-induced seagrass loss on blue carbon storage: Implications for management of degraded seagrass ecosystems

S Trevathan-Tackett, C Wessel, J Cebrián, P Ralph, P Masqué, P Macreadie

(2018), Vol. 55, pp. 1351-1359, Journal of Applied Ecology, C1

journal article

Early stage litter decomposition across biomes

I Djukic, S Kepfer-Rojas, I Schmidt, K Larsen, C Beier, B Berg, K Verheyen, A Caliman, A Paquette, A Gutiérrez-Girón, A Humber, A Valdecantos, A Petraglia, H Alexander, A Augustaitis, A Saillard, A Fernández, A Sousa, A Lillebø, A da Rocha Gripp, A Francez, A Fischer, A Bohner, A Malyshev, A Andrić, A Smith, A Stanisci, A Seres, A Schmidt, A Avila, A Probst, A Ouin, A Khuroo, A Verstraeten, A Palabral-Aguilera, A Stefanski, A Gaxiola, B Muys, B Bosman, B Ahrends, B Parker, B Sattler, B Yang, B Juráni, B Erschbamer, C Ortiz, C Christiansen, E Carol Adair, C Meredieu, C Mony, C Nock, C Chen, C Wang, C Baum, C Rixen, C Delire, C Piscart, C Andrews, C Rebmann, C Branquinho, D Polyanskaya, D Delgado, D Wundram, D Radeideh, E Ordóñez-Regil, E Crawford, E Preda, E Tropina, E Groner, E Lucot, E Hornung, E Gacia, E Lévesque, E Benedito, E Davydov, E Ampoorter, F Bolzan, F Varela, F Kristöfel, F Maestre, F Maunoury-Danger, F Hofhansl, F Kitz, F Sutter, F Cuesta, F de Almeida Lobo, F de Souza, F Berninger, F Zehetner, G Wohlfahrt, G Vourlitis, G Carreño-Rocabado, G Arena, G Pinha, G González, G Canut, H Lee, H Verbeeck, H Auge, H Pauli

(2018), Vol. 628-629, pp. 1369-1394, Science of the Total Environment, Netherlands, C1

journal article

Effects of nutrient loading on sediment bacterial and pathogen communities within seagrass meadows

S Liu, Z Jiang, Y Deng, Y Wu, J Zhang, C Zhao, D Huang, X Huang, S Trevathan-Tackett

(2018), Vol. 7, MicrobiologyOpen, England, C1

journal article

Towards evidence-based parameter values and priors for aquatic ecosystem modelling

B Robson, G Arhonditsis, M Baird, J Brebion, K Edwards, L Geoffroy, M Hébert, V van Dongen-Vogels, E Jones, C Kruk, M Mongin, Y Shimoda, J Skerratt, S Trevathan-Tackett, K Wild-Allen, X Kong, A Steven

(2018), Vol. 100, pp. 74-81, Environmental Modelling and Software, C1-1

journal article

Population genetic structure of the threatened tropical seagrass Enhalus acoroides in Hainan Island, China

S Yu, S Liu, K Jiang, J Zhang, Z Jiang, Y Wu, C Huang, C Zhao, X Huang, S Trevathan-Tackett

(2018), Vol. 150, pp. 64-70, Aquatic botany, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Leaching of dissolved organic matter from seagrass leaf litter and its biogeochemical implications

S Liu, Z Jiang, C Zhou, Y Wu, I Arbi, J Zhang, X Huang, S Trevathan-Tackett

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 84-90, Acta oceanologica sinica, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Cryopreservation methods are effective for long-term storage of Labyrinthula cultures

Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Sarah Treby, Frank Gleason, Peter Macreadie, Stella Loke

(2018), Vol. 130, pp. 65-70, Diseases of aquatic organisms, Oldendorf, Germany, C1

journal article

Sediment sampling in estuaries: site selection and sampling techniques

C Skilbeck, S Trevathan-Tackett, P Apichanangkool, P Macreadie

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 89-120, Applications of paleoenvironmental techniques in estuarine studies, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Identifying knowledge gaps in seagrass research and management: An Australian perspective.

P York, T Smith, R Coles, S McKenna, R Connolly, A Irving, E Jackson, K McMahon, J Runcie, C Sherman, B Sullivan, S Trevathan-Tackett, K Brodersen, A Carter, C Ewers, P Lavery, C Roelfsema, E Sinclair, S Strydom, J Tanner, K-J van Dijk, F Warry, M Waycott, S Whitehead

(2017), Vol. 127, pp. 163-172, Marine environmental research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Converting beach-cast seagrass wrack into biochar: a climate-friendly solution to a coastal problem

P Macreadie, S Trevathan-Tackett, J Baldock, J Kelleway

(2017), Vol. 574, pp. 90-94, Science of the total environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The first isolation and characterisation of the protist Labyrinthula sp. in Southeastern Australia

B Sullivan, K Robinson, S Trevathan-Tackett, E Lilje, F Gleason, O Lilje

(2017), Vol. 64, pp. 504-513, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

Can we manage coastal ecosystems to sequester more blue carbon?

P Macreadie, D Nielsen, J Kelleway, T Atwood, J Seymour, K Petrou, R Connolly, A Thomson, S Trevathan-Tackett, P Ralph

(2017), Vol. 15, pp. 206-213, Frontiers in ecology and the environment, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Sediment anoxia limits microbial-driven seagrass carbon remineralization under warming conditions

S Trevathan-Tackett, J Seymour, D Nielsen, P Macreadie, T Jeffries, J Sanderman, J Baldock, J Howes, A Steven, P Ralph

(2017), Vol. 93, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, England, C1

journal article

A global assessment of the chemical recalcitrance of seagrass tissues: Implications for long-term carbon sequestration

S Trevathan-Tackett, P Macreadie, J Sanderman, J Baldock, J Howes, P Ralph

(2017), Vol. 8, Frontiers in Plant Science, Switzerland, C1

journal article

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

P Macreadie, S Trevathan-Tackett, C Skilbeck, J Sanderman, N Curlevski, G Jacobsen, J Seymour

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

journal article

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 article

Metabolites derived from the tropical seagrass Thalassia testudinum are bioactive against pathogenic Labyrinthula sp

S Trevathan-Tackett, A Lane, N Bishop, C Ross

(2015), Vol. 122, pp. 1-8, Aquatic botany, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Detachment and flow cytometric quantification of seagrass-associated bacteria

S Trevathan-Tackett, P Macreadie, P Ralph, J Seymour

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

journal article

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

P Macreadie, M Baird, S Trevathan-Tackett, A Larkum, P Ralph

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

journal article

Assessing the relationship between seagrass health and habitat quality with wasting disease prevalence in the Florida Keys

S Trevathan-Tackett, N Lauer, K Loucks, A Rossi, C Ross

(2013), Vol. 449, pp. 221-229, Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Effects of short-term hypersalinity exposure on the susceptibility to wasting disease in the subtropical seagrass Thalassia testudinum

S Trevathan, A Kahn, C Ross

(2011), Vol. 49, pp. 1051-1058, Plant physiology and biochemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

A global exploration of microbial carbon cycling in coastal and freshwater wetlands

Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2023: $46,735
  • 2022: $161,360
  • 2021: $159,821

Other Public Sector Funding

Teal carbon ERF method

Prof Peter Macreadie, Dr Martino Malerba, Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett

CCMA Grant - Research Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

  • 2021: $15,000

Industry and Other Funding

Developing a new Seaweed Aquaculture Industry in Gippsland.

Dr Paul Carnell, Dr Prue Francis, Dr Alecia Bellgrove, Prof Peter Macreadie, Dr Cecilia Biancacci, Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett

Food & Fibre Gippsland Inc

  • 2022: $80,050
  • 2021: $40,000

Enhancing coastal restoration by accelerating saltmarsh revegetation and soil recovery

Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Dr Melissa Wartman, Dr Paul Carnell, Prof Peter Macreadie

Hermon Slade Foundation Grant - Research CAT3

  • 2023: $14,740
  • 2022: $14,740

Leading innovations in coastal wetland restoration.

Prof Peter Macreadie, Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, Dr Melissa Wartman

Beach Energy Ltd

  • 2022: $1,000,000

Boosting drought resilience in the Lower Loddon Landscape.

Dr Martino Malerba, Dr Paul Carnell, Dr Lukas Schuster, Prof Peter Macreadie, Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett

Wetland Revival Trust

  • 2022: $50,210


Associate Supervisor

Giuditta Bonetti

Thesis entitled: The role of prokaryotes, viruses and viral infection strategies for carbon dynamics in inland wetlands

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