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Laney Callahan

PhD Candidate

Laney is a PhD candidate conducting research on improving seagrass restoration techniques in Western Port Bay, Victoria. Laney completed a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and an Honours degree (Conservation Ecology) investigating climate change vulnerability of marine biodiversity in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. 


Currently, she is interested in utilising unmanned arial vehicles (UAVs or drones) to map current seagrass extent and biological characteristics of priority seagrass restoration sites to better inform restoration efforts. The research Laney will output will aid in developing fine scale suitability models to guide seagrass planting in restoration trials.