Lachlan McLeod

Mr Lachlan McLeod

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I am a PhD candidate interested in the ecological restoration of marine ecosystems. The large-scale recovery of South Australia's lost oyster reefs provides the foundation for my research, with my PhD focusing on how a multi-species approach to ecosystem restoration can improve the outcomes of restorative efforts and produce self-sustaining systems that are biologically complex and highly functional.

Oysters, canopy-forming kelp, and seagrasses fall under the arc of this multi-species restoration work. I'm investigating the potential benefits of species interactions, techniques to enhance and scale-up restorative methods, and a blue carbon assessment of the oyster restorations and surrounding systems.

Research Funding

Conservation Biology Grant 2022 - Co-restoration of seagrasses and oyster reefs in South Australia, $3000


- ENV BIOL 3010: Marine Ecology III (2022)

- ENV BIOL 3520: Research Methods in Marine Biology III (2022)


  • Position: PhD Candidate
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Darling, floor 1
  • Org Unit: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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