Welcome to the home of Dr Brendan S. Lanham, marine ecologist at Macquarie University, Australia.
My research to date has consisted of understanding interactions in shallow marine subtidal habitats. This includes work on:
- Traditional and eco-friendly boat moorings and how they interact with local fish communities,
- Facilitation cascades, where one habitat forming species (in my case a clam) allows the settlement of another habitat forming species (seaweed), providing habitat for invertebrates and fish. Here I work on how the seaweed differs when settled on clams in contrast to the seaweed settled on a neighbouring reef.
- An expanding seaweed (Caulerpa filiformis) and it’s effects on the invertebrates inhabiting surrounding (more palatable) seaweeds.
I am currently a Research Assistant in the Benthic Ecology Lab working on oyster restoration and ecological engineering.