In a collaboration between Deakin University and CQUniversity Australia’s Coastal Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC), Elizabeth is examining local adaptations of seagrass from differing light environments, in sub-tropical Queensland. Focusing on Zostera muelleri, Elizabeth’s research aims to enhance the understanding on the importance of trait-based selection to promote resilience and persistence in restored seagrass meadows. Over the last few years Elizabeth, has worked on seagrass within Queensland’s largest multicommodity port, Port Curtis, and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. She has been involved in a number of projects, mainly related to seagrass seed and transplantation based restoration methods. Now she hopes to understand the importance of considering seagrass local adaptations to improve restoration success.