Dr Eric Raes

Eric Raes finished his PhD in Biological Oceanography at the University of Western Australia. His previous research focused on micro algal biofuel production and recently he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Alfred Wegener Institute for polar and marine science in Germany.

He was recently employed as a postdoctoral fellow at CSIRO. He led the project, Using microbes to estimate the health of estuaries. His research interests are focused on the questions which encompass how insights in the microbial diversity can be used to predict changes in the functional ecosystem processes they catalyse, both now and under a future climate.

During his work and research, he fostered a multidisciplinary approach that allowed him to synthesize and bridge links between the fields of microbiology, biogeochemistry, and marine ecology in coastal and open oceanic environments ranging from tropical to temperate and arctic environments.