Dr. Coupland is a marine ecologist currently working in the field of biosecurity. Her main research interests are in the marine and coastal ecology and plant-animal interactions. She also has a passion for urban sustainability, ecological restoration and conservation. Grey Coupland, Ph.D. has postdoctoral research experience focusing on the influence of marine subsidies on arid coastal systems, and seagrass habitat restoration.

Dr Coupland completed a PhD focusing on plant-animal interactions in tropical mangrove communities at Charles Darwin University. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Env.Sci.) degree with Honours in Marine Biology from the University of Western Australia, and has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability and Climate Policy at Curtin University.

Recent Publications

  • McDonald, J., Teo, S., Chen, S., Coupland, G., McKirdy, S., deLestang, P., & van der Merwe, J. (2018). It is all in the looks: A rapid field-based visual assessment tool for evaluating the spawning likelihood of the asian green mussel, Perna viridis (Linnaeus, 1758). Management of Biological Invasions, 9(2), 91-99. doi:10.3391/mbi.2018.9.2.03
  • McMillan, A., Coupland, G., Chambers, B.K., Mills, H., Bencini, R. (2010). Determining the diet of tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii) on Garden Island, Western Australia using stable isotope analysis. In, Macropods: the biology of kangaroos, wallabies and rat-kangaroos. GM Coulson and MDB Eldridge (eds). CSIRO Publishing. 171-178.
  • Westera, M.B., Phillips, J.C., Coupland, G.T., Grochowski, A.J., Harvey, E.S., Huisman, J.M. (2009). Sea surface temperatures of the Leeuwin Current in the Capes region of Western Australia: potential effects on the marine biota of shallow reefs. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australi,. 92, 197-210.
  • Coupland, G.T., McDonald, J.I. (2008). Extraordinarily high earthworm abundance in deposits of marine macrodetritus along semi-arid beach habitat. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 361:181-189. doi: 10.3354/meps07351
  • Coupland, G.T., Duarte, C.M., Walker, D.I. (2007). High metabolic rates in beach cast communities. Ecosystems, 10, 1341-1350.doi: 10.1007/s10021-007-9102-3
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