Elizabeth Sinclair

Dr, BSc ANU, PhD W.Aust

  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • Source: Scopus
  • Calculated using citation counts from Scopus for publications in the UWA Profiles and Research Repository
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Biography

Liz is an evolutionary biologist. Her research focuses on patterns of genetic diversity and connectivity at different spatial scales in temperate Australian seagrasses (Posidonia spp.), from clonal diversity, mating systems, population genetics, long distance dispersal and recruitment. Genetic patterns are interpreted using a multidisciplinary approach – oceanography, regional hydrodynamic spatial modelling, and life history traits (pollen and seed dispersal and recruitment), with implication for seagrass restoration. Her current research focuses on understanding genomic diversity, gene expression and adaptation in changing marine environmental conditions for Shark Bay’s large temperate seagrasses. This research also contributes to an understanding of the processes impacting on marine connectivity across the Australian continental shelf ecosystems and makes an important contribution to the development of benthic biodiversity conservation planning and restoration practices.

Funding overview

2021-2023 ARC Discovery grant GA Kendrick et al. Saving seagrass from climate change.

2019-2021 NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub Kendrick, Statton & Sinclair. Assisting restoration of ecosystem engineers through seed-based and shoot-based programs in the Shark Bay WHS.

2018-2021 ARC Discovery grant GA Kendrick et al. Seagrass adaptation and acclimation responses to extreme climatic events.

2018-2021 NSW Environment Trust A. Verges et al. Healing Old wounds: restoring Posidonia australisis boat mooring scars.

2013-2016 ARC Linkage grant GA Kendrick et al. Ecological and genetic connectivity in seagrasses: the role of sexual reproduction, dispersal and recruitment on meadow restoration.

2010-2013 ARC Linkage grant GA Kendrick et al. Establishing genetic guidelines for the effective ecological restoration of seagrass meadows.

2008-2010 Cockburn Cement and Department of State Development, WA

2008 Dept. of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra

Roles and responsibilities

AMSA WA General board member

United Nations Pool of Experts

Current projects

Seagrass adaptation and acclimation responses to extreme climatic events (ARC Discovery)

Assisting restoration of ecosystem engineers through seed-based and shoot- based programs in the Shark Bay WHS (NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub)

Healing Old wounds: restoring Posidonia australisis boat mooring scars (NSW Environment Trust)

Teaching overview

2020 - Lara Oppermann Masters UWA Topic: Photo-physiological stress of seagrass under climate change scenarios. Co-supervisors: Prof Gary Kendrick, Prof Martha Ludwig

2018 - Ankje Frouws PhD Edith Cowan University, external supervisor, Topic: Genetic diversity and resilience of seagrass species in the Pilbara region and in the Ningaloo and the Shark Bay World Heritage sites of Western Australia. Co-supervisors: Dr Kathryn McMahon, Prof Paul Lavery

2018 - Mitchell Booth PhD University of Western Australia Topic: Seagrass adaptation and acclimation: gene expression responses to extreme climatic events. Co-supervisors: Dr Martin Breed, Prof Gary Kendrick

2018 - 2020 Jane Edgeloe BGPA Summer Scholarship Student and Masters University of Western Australia Topic: Genetic diversity in Posdonia australis across an environmental gradient in Shark Bay World Heritage site, Western Australia. Co-supervisors: Prof Jaqui Batley, Dr Janet Anthony

2016 - Henry Lambert BGPA Summer Scholarship Student

2011 - 2014 Suzy Evans PhD University of New South Wales Topic: Genetic diversity and trophic interactions in seagrass beds. Co-supervisors: Dr Adriana Verges, Dr Alistair Poore, Dr Peter Steinberg

2010 - 2014 Alison Ritchie PhD University of Western Australia Topic: A genetic assessment of ecological restoration success. Co-supervisors: Dr Siegy Krauss, Dr Paul Nevill, Prof Kingsley Dixon

2012 Ilena Gecan Honours University of Western Australia Topic: Realized pollen dispersal in the seagrass Posidonia australis. Co-supervisors: Dr Siegy Krauss, Prof Gary Kendrick

Education/Academic qualification

Zoology, PhD, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 30 Jan 1998

External positions

Research Scientist, Kings Park Science, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Oceans
  • Bioinformatics

Research expertise keywords

  • Evolutionary biology
  • Population genetics and genomics
  • Phylogeography
  • Conservation
  • Seagrass restoration
  • Gene expression

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Elizabeth Sinclair is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 14 Similar Profiles

Network

Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.