Molly-Mae Baker

Molly-Mae Baker

Miss, Doctor of Philosophy Student

  • The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Molly-Mae is a Marine Biologist with a passion for biodiversity, conservation and coral reefs. Undertaking a number of research projects with the National Oceanography Centre's Coral Reef Laboratory, during her time at the University of Southampton, fuelled her desire to pursue a career in coral reef research and restoration. Orignially from the UK, Molly-Mae moved to Australia to undertake her PhD with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and University of Western Australia. Her research uses a combintation of novel ecological modelling technqiues, and field work spanning three dyamic reef systems (Ningaloo Reef, Mermaid Reef and Ashmore Reef), to identify the fine-scale drivers that cause differences in coral recruitment dynamics. Research outputs will be fundamental for understanding the impacts of anthropogenic induced shifts in environmental conditions, and disturbance regimes, on coral recruitment and reef recovery potential.

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Biology, Master of Science, Investigating the effects of dissolved inorganic nutrient concentrations on the growth and health of different coral species, National Oceanography Centre

Award Date: 31 May 2021

External positions

Student Representative, Australian Marine Science Association (WA Branch)

1 Sept 2023 → …

Industry keywords

  • Oceans
  • Environmental

Research expertise keywords

  • Coral
  • Coral bleaching
  • Larval ecology
  • Coral ecology
  • Coral reproduction
  • Ecological modelling
  • Coral recrutiment
  • Coral settlement
  • Coral post-settlement survival
  • Climate change
  • Coral population dynamics
  • Coral reefs
  • Long-term dynamics of coral reef communities
  • Coral reef recovery
  • Conceptual modelling