Alexandra Thomson

Alexandra Thomson
University of Technology Sydney | UTS · Faculty of Science

BSc (Hons) (Env Bio), PhD

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Additional affiliations
March 2018 - present
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • Manager
July 2013 - present
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • Teaching Associate
Description
  • All subjects include demonstrating and providing academic support for up to 30 undergraduate science students at a time.
February 2013 - July 2016
University of Technology Sydney
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • The focus of my research is on vegetated coastal habitats – or “Blue Carbon” systems, encompassing seagrass, saltmarsh, and mangrove environments.

Publications

Publications (6)
Article
Seagrass ecosystems are highly productive, and are sites of significant carbon sequestration. Sediment-held carbon stocks can be many thousands of years old, and persist largely due to sediment anoxia and because microbial activity is decreasing with depth. However, the carbon sequestered in seagrass ecosystems may be susceptible to remineralizatio...
Article
To promote the sequestration of blue carbon, resource managers rely on best-management practices that have historically included protecting and restoring vegetated coastal habitats (seagrasses, tidal marshes, and mangroves), but are now beginning to incorporate catchment-level approaches. Drawing upon knowledge from a broad range of environmental v...
Article
Resilience of seagrass meadows relies on the ability of seagrass to successfully recolonise denuded areas or disperse to new areas. While seed germination and rhizome extension have been explored as modes of recovery and expansion, the contribution of seagrass viviparous propagules to meadow population dynamics has received little attention. Here,...