Prof. Steve Swearer

Research interests

Marine ecology, evolution, and environmental management

Our group works on the ecology of temperate and tropical reefs, with an emphasis on fish early life history and habitat restoration

  • Fish and fisheries ecology
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Aquaculture
  • Ecological engineering and habitat restoration
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Marine and coastal biogeochemistry

Research projects

  • Maximizing the benefits of aquatic habitat restoration for animals (with Dr Robin Hale, Arthur Rylah Institute)
  • Shellfish reef restoration informing future restoration efforts and assessing ecosystem services (with Dr Simon Reeves and Mr Simon Branigan, The Nature Conservancy)
  • Impacts of culverts on fish movement in streams (with Dr Robin Hale and Dr Matthew Jones, Arthur Rylah Institute)
  • Impacts of Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) on temperate reef fishes (with Dr Emily Fobert and Dr John Morrongiello)

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