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Researcher: Willis, KA (Dr Kathy Willis)

Fields of Research

Environment policy
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Ocean law and governance
Pollution and contamination
Chemical oceanography

Research Objectives

Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Environmental education and awareness
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An imperative to focus the plastic pollution problem on place-based solutions; Frontiers in Sustainability
Cleaner seas: reducing marine pollution; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Comparing marine anthropogenic debris on inhabited mainland beaches, coastal islands, and uninhabited offshore islands: a case study from Queensland and the Coral Sea, Australia; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Differentiating littering, urban runoff and marine transport as sources of marine debris in coastal and estuarine environments; Scientific Reports
How successful are waste abatement campaigns and government policies at reducing plastic waste into the marine environment?; Marine Policy
Local waste management successfully reduces coastal plastic pollution; One Earth
Microplastic distribution at different sediment depths in an urban estuary; Frontiers in Marine Sciences
Microplastic pollution in deep-sea sediments from the Great Australian Bight; Frontiers in Marine Science
State and local pressures drive plastic pollution compliance strategies; Journal of Environmental Management
The success of water refill stations reducing single-use plastic bottle litter; Sustainability

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision