Blue Carbon Lab (Deakin University)
Professor Peter Macreadie is a marine scientist and global leader in blue carbon. His research focuses on understanding and responding to the impacts of global change on aquatic ecosystems (namely marine, but also freshwater). His approach to research is multi-disciplinary, spanning the fields of chemistry, ecology, microbiology, economics, policy, and molecular biology.
Macreadie is Founder and Head of Deakin University's Blue Carbon Lab (www.bluecarbonlab.org) and holds the position of Professor in Marine Science. He is the Chair of the Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the National Decommissioning Research Initiative. Macreadie is actively involved in translating science into policy; he currently sits on the Victorian Coastal Council’s Science Panel; the Australian Academy of Sciences Future Earth Oceans and Coasts Expert Working Group, and the Australian Government’s Blue Carbon Expert Working Group.
Macreadie has published >200 peer-reviewed papers and received >$35M in research funding, including six Australian Research Council Grants. He has received 25 Awards/Fellowships, including: the 2023 Frontiers Planet Prize National Champion (Australia); the 2020 Premier's Sustainability Award (Victoria); the 2019 Australian Financial Review Award for Industry Engagement; the 2017 Deakin Vice Chancellor's Mid-Career Research Award; and the 2015 David Syme Prize for ‘best original research in Australia undertaken in the previous two years in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Geology’.