Dr Luke Barrett

Research interests

Marine ecology and sustainable aquaculture

My research is mostly concerned with understanding and minimising human impacts on the coastal marine environment, especially topics are around (1) maintaining biodiversity under pressure from fishing, poor water quality and invasive species, and (2) guiding responsible expansion of marine aquaculture as a source of sustainable food for the global population. I primarily work within Prof Tim Dempster's sustainable aquaculture lab (SALTT).

  • Marine ecology
  • kelp reef conservation
  • sustainable aquaculture
  • animal welfare in aquaculture

Research projects

  • Global trends in marine aquaculture infrastructure (with Prof Tim Dempster)
  • Sea urchins and lost predators in Port Phillip Bay (with Prof Tim Dempster and Dr Fletcher Warren-Myers)

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