MSI Associates

NameContact informationResearch Interest
Dr Joanna Aldridgejoanna.aldridge@sydney.edu.auApplied mathematics and coastal geomorphology
Prof Elaine Baker
Director MSI
elaine.baker@sydney.edu.auMercury rising, Deep sea mining
Dr Joy Beckerjoy.becker@sydney.edu.auProduction-limiting infectious diseases affecting global aquaculture.
Prof Gavin Birchgavin.birch@sydney.edu.auHuman-induced change and biological risk posed by contaminants in estuarine/harbour sediments: Sydney Harbour/estuary (Australia)
Dr Michelle Blewittmichelle.blewitt@sydney.edu.auMarine mammal research
Dr Elisa Boneelisa.bone@sydney.edu.auBillion Oyster Project, Educational Designer University of Sydney
Dr Eleanor Bruceeleanor.bruce@sydney.edu.auIntegrated Geospatial Management System Sydney Harbour Area
Dr Ana Bugnotana.bugnot@sydney.edu.auInvasive species in urban estuaries
Prof Maria Byrnemaria.byrne@sydney.edu.auImpacts of ocean acidification on the interaction between tropical sea cucumbers, sediment biota and lagoon carbonate dynamics – direct and indirect effects of high CO2
Prof Doug Catodoug.cato@sydney.edu.auThe Behavioural Response of Australian Humpback Whales to Seismic Surveys (BRAHSS)
A/Prof Amin Chabchoub amin.chabchoub@sydney.edu.auHydrodynamics

Dr Smantha Clark

samantha.clarke@sydney.edu.auCan submarine landslides trigger tsunamis?
A/Prof Ross Colemanross.coleman@sydney.edu.auThe impacts of human activities (e.g. pollution, buildings, seawalls) on coastal environments and how best to measure them
Dr Navneet Dhandnavneet.dhand@sydney.edu.auThe use of epidemiological and statistical tools to improve public health and to solve intricate problems confronting animal industries
Prof Dale Dominey-Howesdale.dominey-howes@sydney.edu.au Society & Environment interactions in relation to Natural hazards (tsunami, storm surges, tropical cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes & climate change)
Dr Olivia Evansolivia.evans@sydney.edu.auPacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome – closing knowledge gaps to continue farming Crassostrea gigas in Australia.
Dr Renata Ferrari Legorretarenata.ferrari@sydney.edu.au3D Reefs Project
A/Prof Will Figueirawill.figueira@sydney.edu.auSpatial Ecology of Marine Ecosystems, Marine Resource Management & Conservation, Population Ecology of Marine Fish (Temperate-Tropical)
Dr Daniel Harrisondaniel.harrison@sydney.edu.auSaving the Great Barrier Reef – Cloud Whitening droplet generator
Dr Paul Hickpaul.hick@sydney.edu.auPacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome
Dr Tom Hubbletom.hubble@sydney.edu.auCan submarine landslides trigger tsunamis?
Prof Itai Einavitai.einav@sydney.edu.auGranular materials and particulate systems
Dr Kate Johnsonkate.johnston@sydney.edu.auSustaining More Than Fish: Tradition and transformation in environmental conflicts, analysed the discursive and material relationship between culture and sustainability through the case study of tuna and La Tonnara – a tuna trap fishery used for centuries in Southern Italy
Prof Ian Jonesian.jones@sydney.edu.auSaving the Great Barrier Reef and Fertilising the ocean to help food security
Prof Peter Laypeter.lay@sydney.edu.auVibrational Spectroscopic Analysis of Microplastics and Microfibres in Fish
Prof Rosmary  Lysterrosemary.lyster@sydney.edu.auAustralian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law
Dr Gabriel Machovsky-Capuskag.machovsky@sydney.edu.auNutritional Ecology of Marine Predators: challenges and opportunities
A/Prof Federico Maggi  federico.maggi@sydney.edu.auGeophysical flows of water, transport and fate of chemical species, and bio-physical processes linking nutrient cycles, plants, and soil microbial communities. 
Dr Ziggy Marzinellie.marzinelli@sydney.edu.auUnderstanding the processes that generate, maintain and impact marine ecosystems.
Dr Bree Morganbree.morgan@sydney.edu.auThe mobility, bioavailability and toxicity of trace metals in natural and disturbed coastal systems.
Prof Dietmar Müllerdietmar.muller@sydney.edu.auMarine geophysics and geodynamics, plate tectonics. Machine Learning Approaches to Analysing Global Sea Surface and Seafloor Data
Dr Richard Murphyrichard.murphy@sydney.edu.au 
Prof Elspeth Probynelspeth.probyn@sydney.edu.auEating the Ocean – communicating complexity
DR Elliot Scaneselliot.scanes@sydney.edu.auBiology of marine invertebrates and their responses to environmental stress.
Dr Maria Setonmaria.seton@sydney.edu.auZealandia: Earth’s Hidden Continent
Dr Yehuda Shalem 
Coordinator of the MSI
yehuda.shalem@sydney.edu.auSurface-groundwater interaction in coastal water using geochemistry and modelling
Dr Brigitte Sommerbrigitte.sommer@sydney.edu.au Community ecology, macroecology and biogeography
Prof Tim Stephens
Deputy Director MSI
tim.stephens@sydney.edu.auOcean Governance in the Anthropocene – The Carbonation Challenge
Dr Edwina Tanner
Coordinator of the MSI
edwina.tanner@sydney.edu.auOceanography and global warming (CO2 emissions)
Dr Emma Thompsone.thompson@sydney.edu.auFuture Proofing the Sydney Rock Oyster
A/Prof Ana Vila-Concejoana.vilaconcejo@sydney.edu.auGeocoastal research at the University of Sydney
Dr Ashley Wardashley.ward@sydney.edu.auBehavioural ecology of fish
A/Prof Jody Websterjody.webster@sydney.edu.auSpur and Groove Evolution, Formation and Paleoclimate: Great Barrier Reef and French Polynesia
Prof Richard Whittingtonrichard.whittington@sydney.edu.auAquatic Animal Health and Environmental Immunology
Prof Stefan Williamsstefan.williams@sydney.edu.auMarine Systems at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (navigation and mapping, clustering and classification, novel sensing, survey designs and platform designs)