Primary supervisor: Elisabeth Strain
Co-supervisor: Catriona Hurd, Wouter Visch
Brief project description:
Seaweeds are primarily cultivated for food production. There is however, growing recognition that cultivated seaweeds might also provide other important environmental co-benefits including remediation of pollution through uptake of nutrients or heavy metals, carbon capture, coastal protection and habitat for colonising organisms. To date, research has demonstrated that the environmental co-benefits of cultivated seaweeds differ between species and locations. The project will synthesize the existing literature and test
Specifically, this thesis aims to:
The results of this thesis will provide new insights into the potential environmental benefits and trade-offs of culturing different species of seaweed in Tasmania and globally.
Skills students will develop during this research project:
The student will learn key analytical skills and conduct data analyses through R gui.