Michelle Waycott is Professor of Plant Systematics at The University of Adelaide, Austalia, and acts as Chief Botanist for the State Herbarium of South Australia. Michelle has worked around the world to study the evolutionary ecology of seagrasses has published extensively on diverse seagrass related topics. Kathryn McMahon is a Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University, Australia. She has worked in government and universities for the last 18 years, focusing on the ecosystem health, ecology and biology of seagrasses and has numerous publications (book, book chapters and journal articles) in this area. Paul Lavery is Director of the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research at Edith Cowan University, Australia. He has published extensively on marine ecology, with a focus on seagrasses and other marine macrophytes, and has applied much of his research in seagrass monitoring programmes.