Dr Hazel R Needham


Research Interests

  • Biodiversity
  • Coastal Processes and Management
  • Coastal Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Impacted Ecosystems
  • Marine Systems


Coastal Sciences; Ecology; Environmental Impacts; Marine

Recent Publications

  • Drylie, T. P., Lohrer, A. M., Needham, H. R., & Pilditch, C. A. (2020). Taxonomic and functional response of estuarine benthic communities to experimental organic enrichment: Consequences for ecosystem function. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 532, 14 pages. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2020.151455

  • Drylie, T. P., Needham, H. R., Lohrer, D. M., Hartland, A., & Pilditch, C. (2019). Calcium carbonate alters the functional resilience of coastal sediments to eutrophication-induced acidification. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-48549-8 Open Access version:

  • Needham, H. R., Pilditch, C. A., & Green, M. O. (2018). Density dependent effects of a deposit-feeding tellinid bivalve on sediment stability along a wave exposure gradient. In ECSA 57 conference: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems – Diverse threats and opportunities. Conference held at Pan Pacific Perth, Perth, Australia.

  • Drylie, T. P., Lohrer, A. M., Needham, H. R., Bulmer, R. H., & Pilditch, C. A. (2018). Benthic primary production in emerged intertidal habitats provides resilience to high water column turbidity. Journal of Sea Research, 142, 101-112. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2018.09.015

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: E.1.09
Phone: +64 7 838 4383