70 years of helping people to care for our ocean

Fiona Mackay

Senior Scientist


Estuarine and Soft Sediment Ecology


MSc (University of Zululand)

Research Interests

  • Ecology, taxonomy, functional attributes and habitats occupied by estuarine and marine invertebrates
  • Large river-dominated marine environments that influence marine productivity and the biophysical variability associated with these systems
  • Contemporary ecology of submerged paleo-estuarine environments
  • Effects of climate and stochastic events on estuarine ecosystems
  • Specialist investigations to limit and mitigate development impacts on the health of coastal aquatic environments
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