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Catherine Lovelock

Professor of Biology, The University of Queensland

Research in my lab is focused on the ecology and ecophysiology of coastal plant communities. We are particularly interested in the influence of environment, including global climate change on plant community productivity and diversity. We conduct experimental work over a wide range of coastal plant communities that includes macroalgae, mangroves and cyanobacterial mat communities. Some of our current research projects include assessment of how sea level and nutrient enrichment influences mangrove and salt marsh ecosystems, how mangroves mediate exchanges between the land and sea and how metabolism of coral reefs varies over latitude.


  • –present
    Professor of Biology, University of Queensland


  • 1992 
    James Cook University, PhD in Botany