University of Adelaide
Research Field: Marine, Costal ecology
Dr Alice Jones studies the human impacts on coastal habitats and nature-based solutions to climate change.
Her research focuses on ‘blue carbon’, which is the uptake and storage of carbon in coastal ecosystems like mangroves, seagrasses and tidal marshes. She is focused on the potential to increase blue carbon storage and mitigate climate change through activities that restore and protect our coastal habitats.
Dr Jones’ research and expertise contributed to the development of the SA Blue Carbon Strategy and she works with the Commonwealth government to develop methods for carbon crediting through restoring and protecting coastal ecosystems. She volunteered as a trainer on the CAPSTAN postgraduate training voyages aboard Research Vessel Investigator in 2019 and 2020, providing a unique opportunity for STEM students to experience at-sea research. On Twitter (@Alice_R_Jones) she posts regularly about climate change, marine ecology, and the challenges and opportunities of working in a STEM academic career.
Dr Alice Jones received her PhD in 2012 at The University of Southampton. She is currently a National Oceanography Centre Industry Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide in the Faculty of Sciences.