About Me

ORCID, ResearcherID: K-2601-2014, Scopus Author ID: 6508186645, Google Scholar

Bellgrove_Marine Ecology & food_seaweed 1 - Rick Bayne

I am a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecology at Deakin University, and head the DeakinSeaweed Research Group in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences and Centre For Integrative Ecology and affiliated with the NuSea.Lab

I am passionate about the marine environment, sustainably feeding the world and educating the next generation of science leaders and the  general public to empower everyone to make the world we live in a better place for all.

My research interests lie broadly within marine ecology, with a particular emphasis on:

  • the roles of habitat-forming seaweeds in ecological systems
  • life history dynamics of seaweeds
  • impacts of anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. sewage effluent, climate change) on habitat-forming seaweeds and the ecosystems they support
  • the roles macroalgae may play in carbon sequestration and climate mitigation
  • exploration of the unique and diverse temperate Australian marine flora for sustainable food, fibre and health benefits.

I encourage partnerships with industry and government agencies. A list of current and previous partners is below

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