Dr Megan Saunders

ASLRP Postdoc Research Fellow

Global Change Institute
m.saunders1@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 33116

Overview

Research Interests

  • Effects of sea level rise on coastal ecosystems

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Publications

  • Bell, Justine, Saunders, Megan I., Leon, Javier X., Mills, Morena, Kythreotis, Andrew, Phinn, Stuart, Mumby, Peter J., Lovelock, Catherine E., Hoegh-Huldberg, Ove and Morrison, T. H. (2014) Maps, laws and planning policy: working with biophysical and spatial uncertainty in the case of sea level rise. Environmental Science and Policy, 44 247-257. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2014.07.018

  • Hamylton S.M., Leon J.X., Saunders M.I. and Woodroffe C.D. (2014) Simulating reef response to sea-level rise at Lizard Island: A geospatial approach. Geomorphology, 222 151-161. doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.03.006

  • Sale, Peter F., Agardy, Tundi, Ainsworth, Carmeron H., Feist, Blake E., Bell, Johann D., Christie, Patrick, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Mumby, Peter J., Feary, David A., Saunders, Megan I., Daw, Tim M., Foale, Simon J., Levin, Phillip S., Lindeman, Kenyon C., Lorenzen, Kai, Pomeroy, Robert S., Allison, Edward H., Bradbury, R. H., Corrin, Jennifer, Edwards, Alasdair J., Obura, David O., Sadovy de Mitcheson, Yvonne J., Samoilys, Melita A. and Sheppard, Charles R. C. (2014) Transforming management of tropical coastal seas to cope with challenges of the 21st century. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 85 1: 8-23. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.06.005

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Javier, L., Woodroffe, C., Phinn, S. R., Hamylton, S., Callagan, D. P., Baldock, T. E. and Saunders, M. I. (2013). A sediment budget for Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef. In: 8th International Conference (AIG) on Geomorphology: Abstracts Volume. The 8th IAG International Conference on Geomorphology: Geomorphology and Sustainability, Paris, France, (840-840). 27-31 August 2013.

  • CSIRO Marine and Coastal Carbon Biogeochemistry Cluster, Serrano, Oscar, Alongi, Daniel, Arias, Ariane, Cherukuru, Nagur, Connolly, Rod, Duarte, Carlos, Esteban, Alba, Eyre, Bradley, Ford, Phillip, Garcia-Orellana, Jordi, Grierson, Pauline, Hayes, Matthew, Rozaimi, Mohammad, Kendrick, Gary, Larkum, Anthony, Lavery, Paul, Lee, Shing Yip, Lovelock, Catherine, Macreadie, Peter, Marba, Nuria, Masque, Pere, Mazarrasa, Ines, McGowan, Hamish, Oubelkheir, Kadija, Petrou, Katherina, Ralph, Peter, Robertson, Alistar, Samper-Villarreal, Jimena, Sanders, Christian, Saunders, Megan, Skrzypek, Grzegorz, Steven, Andy, Tilbrook, Bronte and Trott, Lindsay (2013). Carbon sequestration, stoichiometry and storage potential of Australian coastal and marine ecosystems*. In: Program and Abstract Handbook: AMSA2013 Golden Jubilee Conference. AMSA 2013: Australian Marine Science Golden Jubilee Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (202-202). 7-11 July 2013.

  • Samper-Villarreal, Jimena, Mumby, Peter, Lovelock, Catherine E. and Saunders, Megan (2013). Carbon storage in seagrass meadows across gradients in water quality. In: Program and Abstract Handbook: AMSA2013 Golden Jubilee Conference. AMSA 2013: Australian Marine Science Golden Jubilee Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (197-197). 7-11 July 2013.

  • Saunders, Megan I., Baldock, Tom, Brown, Christopher J., Callaghan, David P., Golshani, Aliastair, Hamylton, Sarah, Leon, Javier, Lovelock, Catherine E., Lyons, Mitchell B., O'Brien, Katherine R., Mumby, Peter J., Phinn, Stuart R. and Roelfsema, Christiaan M. (2013). Direct and indirect impacts of predicted sea level rise on seagrass. In: Program and Abstract Handbook: AMSA2013 Golden Jubilee Conference. AMSA 2013: Australian Marine Science Golden Jubilee Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (198-198). 7-11 July 2013.

  • Leon, J., Phinn, S. R., Woodroffe, C. D., Hamylton, S., Roelfsema, C. and Saunders, M. (2012). Data fusion for mapping coral reef geomorphic zones - possibilities and limitations. In: Raul Queiroz Feitosa, Gilson Alexandre Ostwald Pedro da Costa, Claudia Maria de Almeida, Leila Maria Garcia Fonseca and Hermann Johann Heinrich Kux, Proceedings of GEOBIA 2012: 4th International Conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis. 4th International Conference on Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis (GEOBIA 2012), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (261-266). 7-9 May 2012.

  • O'Brien, K. R., Grinham, A., Roelfsema, C. M., Saunders, M. I. and Dennison, W. C. (2011). Viability criteria for the presence of the seagrass Zostera muelleri in Moreton Bay, based on benthic light dose. In: MODSIM 2011: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation proceedings. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (MODSIM 2011), Perth, Australia, (4127-4133). 12 - 16 December 2011.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)