Dr Dominic McAfee

Dr Dominic McAfee
 Position ARC Grant-Funded Researcher B
 Org Unit Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 Email dominic.mcafee@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 4 2099 5406
 Mobile +61 4 2099 5406
 Location Floor/Room 1 ,  Darling ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    I am a marine biologist specialising in oyster ecology. The past five years I have been investigating the capacity of oyster habitat to protect coastal biodiversity from the extremities of climate change, conducting my research along the east coast of Australia and in Hong Kong. I am also part of the communications team and research and development working group for Australia's Shellfish Reef Restoration Network.

    At The University of Adelaide I am working with Prof Sean Connell, to enhance South Australia's blue infrastructure through the restoration of oyster reefs which were once abundant on Australia's southern coastline. This project is a collaboration with the South Australian government and The Nature Conservancy, who collectively will construct a 20 hectare oyster reef- first through the layering of limestone foundations followed by the addition of baby oysters. My research aims to enhance the recruitment and survivorship of oysters to the reef, ensuring it's long-term growth and performance.

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesEnvironment, Beach, Reef & Marine Issues
    ExpertiseMarine restoration; oyster habitat; ecosystem-based management; climate change adaptation; shellfish reefs; ecosystem engineering; species interactions
    Mobile0420 995 406

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Entry last updated: Thursday, 12 Jan 2023

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