Yi Mei Tan

Yi Mei Tan
Deakin University · School of Life and Environmental Sciences

MSc (Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology)


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I'm currently working on developing the tools and techniques required for successful large-scale restoration in Western Port Bay, Victoria, Australia. This will involve trialling a variety of "traditional" and "novel" planting techniques, both shoot- and seed-based.
Additional affiliations
November 2014 - August 2018
DHI Group
  • Marine Ecologist
September 2012 - September 2013
University of Aberdeen
Field of study
  • Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology
February 2010 - March 2012
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Marine Biology


Publications (5)
Seagrass restoration requires information on a range of factors including site environmental conditions, appropriate planting techniques, and the identification of sites most likely to support seagrass. To address the question of where to focus restoration efforts, a key first step is to identify trends in the spatio‐temporal distribution of seagra...
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Although Southeast Asia is a hotspot of global seagrass diversity, there are considerable information gaps in the distribution of seagrass beds. Broad-scale seagrass distribution has not been updated in the global seagrass database by UNEP-WCMC since 2000, although studies on seagrasses have been undertaken intensively in each region. Here we analy...
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Seagrasses are important marine ecosystems situated throughout the world’s coastlines. They are facing declines around the world due to global and local threats such as rising ocean temperatures, coastal development and pollution from sewage outfalls and agriculture. Efforts have been made to reduce seagrass loss through reducing local and regional...
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Southeast Asia has the highest diversity of seagrass species and habitat types, but basic information on seagrass habitats is still lacking. This review examines the known distribution, extent, species diversity, and research and knowledge gaps of seagrasses in Southeast Asia by biogeographic region of the Marine Ecoregions of the World (MEOW). The...
Seagrass habitats provide a range of goods and benefits to coastal communities by supporting ecosystem functioning, food provisioning, and cultural values. However, they are at risk worldwide from anthropogenic activities, climate change impacts and limited resources, which hamper efforts to protect them. Effective conservation planning requires pr...


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Projects (2)
Through a series of mesocosm and field experimental trials, we aim to come up with the tools and techniques required for successful seagrass restoration in Western Port Bay. This will involve the rearing and planting of both seeds and vegetative fragments, and in the future, engaging local stakeholders to assist in various stages of the restoration so as to upscale trials.