Researcher

Associate Professor Paul Edward Gribben

Biography

Paul Gribben is a Future Fellow in the Centre for Marine BioInnovation, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Paul has published extensively on the spread and impacts of marine invasive species and the processes that determine biodiversity. He has particular interests in how species that form complex habitats - seagrasses, oysters, corals - control biodiversity and how global stressors affect resistence and resilience for...view more

Paul Gribben is a Future Fellow in the Centre for Marine BioInnovation, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Paul has published extensively on the spread and impacts of marine invasive species and the processes that determine biodiversity. He has particular interests in how species that form complex habitats - seagrasses, oysters, corals - control biodiversity and how global stressors affect resistence and resilience for these 'foundational' species and the diverse communities they promote. His current Future Fellowship is exploring how microbes control interactions between native and invasive seaweeds. He also has an expensive background in invertebrate fisheries and aquaculture research

Research Areas

Marine biodiversity, integrating life-history and community ecology, biogeographic patterns in biodiversity, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, evolutionary and ecological responses to invasive species, positive and negative ecological interactions

Current Research Projects

Microbial control of native-invasive plant interactions. 4-year Future Fellowship funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC). Involves collabration with Dr. Fabio Bulleri (U. Pisa)

Spread and impacts of a rapidly spreading native seaweed. Tim Glasby (New South Wales Department of Primary Industries) and Bill Gladstone (UTS) co-investigators. 3 year project funded by Environmental Trust

Biogeographic patterns in seaweed traits and their communities. Extensive collaboration with the Australian Museum, Auckland Museum (NZ), and researchers in NZ, Australia and South America.

Community regulation by foundational species. This is a broad program involving collaborations with research in the USA (UCDavis, U. Georgia, Northeastern University)

Areas of supervision

Marine biodiversity, integrating life-history and community ecology, biogeographic patterns in biodiversity, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, evolutionary and ecological responses to invasive species, positive and negative ecological interactions

Current Post-graduate supervision

  • Sofie Voerman, PhD Marine Science, Mechanims of spread of a native invader
  • Daniel Bradley, PhD Marine Science, Impacts of a rapidly spreading native alga
  • Marc Uya Yroyzoz, PhD Marine Science, Mechanisms controlling interactions between native and invasive algae

Affiliations and Memerships

  • Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS)
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association
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Contact

02 9385 2677

Publications

by Associate Professor Paul Edward Gribben