Action group

To tackle the global crisis facing kelp forests we need to work at a global scale, and broadly develop and implement solutions. To this end, we have established the global 

Green Gravel Action Group.

This international group of researchers will trial Green Gravel restoration in different regions. Together we will communicate research findings and develop general protocols for different kelp species and locations. This will facilitate broad implementation and uptake of the tool.

locations GGAG.tiff



Professor of Marine Botany and a former Australian Research Council Future Fellow within the UWA’s Oceans Institute. His primary interests lie in the ecological interactions in temperate seaweed-dominated habitats such as kelp forests.


Research Fellow with UWA’s Oceans Institute, she is a Marine Ecologist studying the drivers and patterns of long-term change in coastal ecosystems. Her expertise centres on climate-driven changes to kelp forests and restoration approaches.


Principal Research Scientist with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) NSW at the National Marine Science Centre. Her current research centres on connectivity and population genetics of habitat forming seaweeds, with a focus
on implications for conservation.