Olya Albot


Phone: 04 463 5233 x 8619
Office: CO523


BSc VUW (2014); MSc VUW (2017)
PhD Candidate in Blue Carbon and Coastal Modelling

PhD thesis


Blue carbon potential of coastal wetlands in New Zealand: quantifying the past, present and future carbon sequestration in salt marshes.


Project objectives and description

My PhD research is focused on:

1) investigating the biosequestration potential of coastal wetlands in New Zealand;

2) quantifying the impacts of sea level rise on these ecosystems; and

3) evaluating the potential of coastal wetland restoration projects in carbon/resilience credits voluntary and/or regulatory schemes.


Ohneiser, C., Yoo, K., Albot, O.B., Cortese, G., Riesselman, C., Lee, J. II, McKay, R., Bollen, M., Lee, M.K., Moon, H.S., Kim, S.,  Beltran, C., Levy, R., Wilson, G.S. (2019). Magneto-biostratigraphic age models for Pleistocene sedimentary records from the Ross Sea. Global and Planetary Change 176, 36-49. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.02.013