Living Seawalls

The Living Seawalls project aims to investigate methods to enhance the ecological value of artificial structures in the marine environment such as seawalls and pilings. We are currently assessing the ecological benefits of scaling up greening interventions on seawalls, by adding different types of habitat enhancing tiles to seawalls in Sydney Harbour.

We are interested to address questions such as how different microhabitats on the tiles influence colonisation of marine life and at what scale Living Seawalls can enhance important ecosystem functions in Sydney Harbour, such as filtration rates and primary productivity, which are directly linked to food and clean water supply. 

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Deputy Director (Undergraduate Teaching) for the Centre of Marine Science and Innovation & Scientia Fellow