DR Beth Strain

DR Beth Strain


  • Aquaculture
  • Marine Ecology
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Urban Ecology/Ecological Engineering/Restoration



  • I am a Lecturer in Marine Biology and Project Leader with the National Centre for Coasts and Climate. My research interests focus on studying human impacts and management solutions for coastal/marine ecosystems. My current research themes include - marine protected areas; - ecological engineering/habitat restoration; - social science; - aquaculture and environment See google scholar for full list https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=Fj1hMfAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate   


Member of

  • Society for Ecological Restoration. Member 2018 -
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association. Member 2007 -
  • Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany. Member 2000 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • BSc(Hons), Monash University
  • PhD, University of Tasmania 2010
  • GradDip, University of Tasmania 2010

Awards and honors

  • Homeward Bound, 2017
  • Tasmanian Fisheries, 2010
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2010
  • RMIT, 2000


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Title: The social acceptance of coastal and marine ecological engineering and restoration projects in decision making and policy. I am looking for a PhD student to assess community attitudes and conflict around issues relating to ecological engineering and restoration of urbanized marine environments. This research will contribute to the National Centre for Coasts and Climate at the University of Melbourne, and will be jointly supervised by staff in the fields of human geography and ecology in the Schools of Geography and Biosciences at the University of Melbourne.