Dr Megan Saunders

UQ Development Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Affiliate Research Fellow

Global Change Institute
m.saunders@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53687

Overview

Research Interests

  • Effects of sea level rise on coastal ecosystems
  • Ridge to reef planning
  • Cost and feasibility of marine restoration
  • Restoring rivers to benefit marine ecosystems
  • Interdependency of ecosystems in response to climate change

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Dalhousie University

Publications

  • Saunders, Megan Irene, Atkinson, Scott, Klein, Carissa Joy, Weber, Tony and Possingham, Hugh P (2017) Increased sediment loads cause non-linear decreases in seagrass suitable habitat extent.. PloS one, 12 11: e0187284. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0187284

  • Hardy, Margaret C., Desselle, Mathilde R., the 2016 Catch a Rising Star Consortium, Allen, Jennifer, Andrews, Katherine T., Barrington, Dani J., Borg, Danielle, Butler, Kaylene, Colvin, Rebecca, Cooper, Tarni Louisa, Furlong, Emily, Hugo, Honor, Johnston, Elecia, Iacona, Gwenllian, Kenkel, Carly, Kuempel, Caitlin, Khosla, Amie, Langbecker, Danette, Liddle, Jacki, Lucia, Diana, Lussini, Vanessa, Nazareth, Lynn, Peel, Alison, Saunders, Megan, Smith, Meaghan and Velasquez, Johana Tello (2017) Engaging rural Australian communities in national science week helps increase visibility for women researchers. Royal Society Open Science, 4 10: . doi:10.1098/rsos.170548

  • Albert, Simon, Saunders, Megan I., Roelfsema, Chris M., Leon, Javier X., Johnstone, Elizabeth, Mackenzie, Jock R., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Grinham, Alistair R., Phinn, Stuart R., Duke, Norman C., Mumby, Peter J., Kovacs, Eva and Woodroffe, Colin D. (2017) Winners and losers as mangrove, coral and seagrass ecosystems respond to sea-level rise in Solomon Islands. Environmental Research Letters, 12 9: . doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa7e68

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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.

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