Research Fellow, Monash University



2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, IMAS

2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, UTAS



2007   Doctor of Philosophy, Distinction, Ecology

             Memorial University of Newfoundland

2003   Bachelor of Science, Honors, Biology
             University of Alberta



Marine plastic pollution


Invasive predator removal

Tracking top predators

New papers by Lavers et al. (2014) and Bond & Lavers (2014) detail the effect of ingested plastic (here) and climate change (here) on Flesh-footed Shearwaters.  The latter article recently featured in Nature Research Highlights (here).

Research on seabirds and plastic pollution in collaboration with Prof. Banati and the Australian Synchrotron Institute featured at TEDx Sydney in April 2014.  Video here.

Marine Debris School Engagement Program 2014
FREE, four-week marine science module for three lucky Melbourne-based High Schools. This is a hands-on module and includes a local excursion facilitated by Dr. Lavers and the Two Hands Project. More information is available here:
Two Hands Schools Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document [1.3 MB]
Fatal Shore: wreck of Short-tailed Shearwaters in Australia during September 2013 to January 2014
Fatal Shore 14 - STSH wreck BirdLife art
Adobe Acrobat Document [634.8 KB]

Please help us increase global awareness of the plastic pollution issue by forwarding the link to this video to your networks, it can be found HERE

One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise ~Aldo Leopold

Our beautiful, reusable drink bottles are for sale HERE

Australian Geographic, Hutton & Lavers, Sep 2011
Australian Geographic, Hutton & Lavers, Sep 2011