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About Debra J Stokes

Dr Debra Stokes BA (Hons) (La Trobe), PhD (Waikato)
Participates in first year units Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere and Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere
Debra is interested in estuarine and marine ecology and coastal geomorphology.

After graduating from La Trobe University with a BA (Hons) in Environmental Science, Debra moved to New Zealand to undertake a PhD investigating the physical and ecological impacts of mangrove expansion, and mangrove removal in New Zealand estuaries. Before starting at SCU in 2010, Debra worked as a coastal ecologist, and was responsible for developing bivalve habitat mapping projects, methodologies to rank coastal environments for conservation, continued with the monitoring of effects of mangrove removal, and supervised coastal monitoring programs.


2016 - Present Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Environment, Science and Engineering

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Contact Information

PO box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2 6620 3636


Journal articles (6)

Conference publications (2)

Reports (3)