PhD position to study the coastal protection services provided by coastal ecosystems in south eastern Australia

This project will:

1) employ field techniques to estimate and monitor wave and erosion reduction through vegetated coastal ecosystems, and

2) incorporate remote sensing and land use data to quantify and map the avoided erosion and storm surge reduction services of these ecosystems in south eastern Australia. This project will provide key information for industry project partners and coastal zone managers in coastal risk assessment and management in south eastern Australia.

The project will have both heavy field and desk-based (remote sensing) components, forming part of the Australian arm of the Mapping Ocean Wealth project with TNC and local government partner organisations, and be based at Deakin’s Burwood Campus in Melbourne. Full details here: