Professor Sabine Dittmann

Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (135)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Sabine Dittmann is a nationally and internationally renowned expert on coastal ecosystem ecology with recognised leadership in marine sciences through election to presidency of peak professional association and appointment to key committees advancing science policy.

Her expertise in coastal ecosystem ecology has led to research in various temperate and tropical environments of the world. She is working closely at the interface between research and environmental management, through translation of research outcomes into scientific advice to achieve ecosystem health and conservation outcomes. This includes, for example, knowledge transfer for environmental water management in hypersaline estuaries and lagoons, blue carbon offset opportunities through coastal restoration, invasive species management, and marine park planning and evaluation.

Professor Dittmann has been elected national president of the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA), and represented AMSA at the National Marine Science Committee from 2010 to 2016. In 2013 she was appointed by the Australian Academy of Science to the National Committee for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. She held ministerial appointments for the Marine Parks Council of South Australia, the Expert Scientific Panel for the review of the Commonwealth Marine Reserves, and was recently appointed to the new Australian Antarctic Science Council.

Qualifications
Habilitation, 2001, University of Bremen, Germany, venia legendi for Ecology
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), 1987, University of Goettingen, Germany
MSc (Diplom), 1984, University of Goettingen, Germany
Key responsibilities

Professor of Marine Biology

Topic Coordinator for various marine biology topics

Research expertise
Biodiversity conservation
Ecology
Environmental science and management
Zoology
Research interests
  •      Coastal ecosystem ecology
  •      Benthic community ecology
  •      Mangrove and saltmarsh ecology
  •      Tidal wetland restoration
  •      Blue carbon
  •      Marine invasive species
  •      Decision support science
Topic coordinator
BIOL2472 Marine Ecology
BIOL3702 Marine and Freshwater Biology
Topic lecturer
BIOL1301 Introduction to Marine Biology
BIOL2712 Animal Diversity
BIOL3701 Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology
Supervisory interests
Ecocystem ecology
Ecology
Marine biology
Marine ecology
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Marine Ecology (2)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Marine Ecology (7)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Coastal ecosystems
Marine Ecology
Available for contact via
Or contact the media team
+61 8 82012092
0427 398 713
Interests
  • Coastal ecosystems
  • Marine Ecology

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