Michelle has been undertaking research in the areas of tropical and temperate marine ecosystems for over 20 years. She has focused on the environmental monitoring of water quality and eutrophication and the provision of scientific and regulatory advice on eutrophication impacts and tangible solutions to reducing those impacts. Her work has involved management of national and international research programs relating to the fate and consequences of human activity and pollutants on freshwater, coastal and offshore marine waters, establishing links between the freshwater zone and marine systems, and coastal zone management.
Michelle has published work across coastal, marine and catchment habitats, including rivers, estuaries, coral reefs and pelagic environments, demonstrating specialist skills in assessing eutrophication risk and vulnerability, policy analysis and advice, water quality and benthic monitoring. She has also participated in several impact, risk and vulnerability assessments including the recent risk assessment and Consensus statement for the Great Barrier Reef. Recently her work has focused on the use of novel technology, such as remote sensed data to extrapolate and add value to long term monitoring programs. Michelle is an associated editor of Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, has led three special issues for Marine Pollution Bulletin and also for Biogeochemistry. She has published over 80 papers, reports and book chapters, has reviewed papers under a wide number of science publications and has led and contributed to several key water quality synthesis documents for water quality issues for the Great Barrier Reef and the UK implementation of nutrients and phytoplankton tools under the European Water Framework Directive.
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