PhD, University of Technology Sydney, AUS, 2013-current
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, University of Technology Sydney, AUS, 2010-2012
Alex’s research interests lie in the areas of coastal and estuarine biogeochemistry and marine ecology, with particular interests in seagrass environments. She has worked to projects aimed to investigate the dispersal potential and establishment success of Zostera nigricaulis asexual vegetative propagules. Currently, Alex’s PhD research involves observing and experimenting with coastal blue carbon cycling in seagrasses, including the biogeochemical and microbial drivers of blue carbon and the effects of bioturbation by marine macrofauna on carbon stocks and fluxes. In addition to research, Alex has also been involved in teaching undergraduate courses as well as science outreach programs that aim to promote science and marine and environmental research to a range of school-aged children (primary and high-school), as well as in more public forums.
- Awarded “Highly Commended” for the NSW Competition night for communicating complex scientific research to a generalist audience, 2015, Fresh Science NSW, Science in Public.
- Best Student Oral Presentation, 2014, International Seagrass Biology Workshop conference in Sanya, China for the conference presentation ‘Bioturbators: what are they doing with seagrass carbon?’
- Ron Kenny Premier Conference Award Highly Commended Oral Presentation, 2014, Australian Marine Science Association Annual Conference for the conference presentation ‘Fiddler crabs: the hunter-gatherers of blue carbon’
- Dean’s Merit Award for academic excellence for their outstanding performance, 2013, University of Technology Sydney
- Seagrass Viviparous Propagules as a Potential Long-Distance Dispersal Mechanism, 2014, Thomson AC,…Macreadie PI, Estuaries and Coasts
- Response to “Comment on ‘Seagrass Viviparous Propagules as a Potential Long-Distance Dispersal Mechanism’ by ACG Thomson et al.”, in press, Thomson AC,…Macreadie PI, Estuaries and Coasts