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 ecologist specialising in marine ecosystem restoration. I combine marine ecology with soical science approaches to support, in particular, the social and ecological restoration of Australia's lost oyster reefs. My restoration work also includes the recovery of seagrass meadows, kelp forests, and mangroves in multi-species assemblages. Over the past decade I investigated the role of marine habitat-forming species (oysters, mangroves, seagrass) to protect coastal biodiversity from the extremities of climate change, conducting my research along the east coast of Australia and in Hong Kong. 

    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, industry, and community groups, to collectively restore multi-species ecosystems across the state.

  • 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, 15 Jun 2023

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