The Living Seawalls project aims to investigate methods to enhance the ecological value of artificial structures in the marine environment such as seawalls and pilings. 

We're currently assessing the ecological benefits of scaling up greening interventions on seawalls by adding different types of habitat enhancing tiles to seawalls in Sydney Harbour.

We're interested to address questions such as how different microhabitats on the tiles influence colonisation of marine life and at what scale Living Seawalls can enhance important ecosystem functions in Sydney Harbour, such as filtration rates and primary productivity, which are directly linked to food and clean water supply. 


Scientia Fellow Mariana Mayer Pinto
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