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Senior lecturer in Marine Ecology & Head of Blue Carbon Lab, Deakin University

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Dr Peter Macreadie is a marine ecologist specialising in climate change mitigation using coastal ‘blue carbon' ecosystems. Macreadie received his PhD in Marine Ecology in 2010 from the University of Melbourne. He held a University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2010-13 and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellowship from 2013-16. Macreadie has published >55 peer-reviewed papers, mostly in ‘high quality’ journals (e.g. Nature Climate Change, PNAS, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Global Change Biology, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Ecology, Conservation Biology). Macreadie serves on the Victorian Coastal Council Science Panel and the Australian Government’s National Greenhouse Gas Wetland Inventory Committee. In 2011, Macreadie was listed in The Sydney Magazine’s top 100 most influential people in Sydney. He has received 22 Awards/Fellowships, including: 2016 David Syme Prize, 2015 AMP Foundation Tomorrow Maker Award, 2014 Victoria Innovation Fellowship, 2014 Australian Museum Isobel Bennett Marine Biology Fellowship, 2013 NSW Tall Poppy Award, 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.


  • 2010–present
    Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2009–2009
    Visiting Research Scholar, University of North Carolina


  • 2010 
    University of Melbourne, PhD - Marine Ecology
  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Science - Honours

Research Areas

  • Marine And Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Phycology (Incl. Marine Grasses) (060701)
  • Ecological Applications (0501)
  • Ecological Impacts Of Climate Change (050101)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Community Ecology (Excl. Invasive Species Ecology) (060202)


Veski Victoria Fellow, Isobel Bennett Marine Biology Fellow, NSW Tall Poppy, Victorian Coastal Council Science Panel Member, Australian Museum Eureka People's Choice Finalist, Australian America Association Dow Chemical Company Fellow, Banksia Environmental Foundation Brian Robinson Fellow, Nancy Millis Fellow