UTas supervisors

  • Dr Simon Wotherspoon (QAS Director)
  • Prof Nathan Bindoff
  • Dr Zanna Chase
    Areas of interest: Southern Ocean biogeochemistry; paleoceanography with a focus on understanding ocean biogeochemistry since the last glacial maximum
  • Dr Will Hobbs
    Areas of interest: detection and attribution of changes in the global ocean system, working with both climate models and observational data. Specific interests in Antarctic sea ice trends/variability, global ocean heat content and the Earth's energy balance
  • Dr Delphine Lannuzel
    Areas of interest: trace metal biogeochemistry in polar regions
  • Dr Arko Lucieer
  • Prof Mark Hindell
    Areas of interest: the biology of marine mammals and seabirds, including energetics and metabolism, population dynamics, foraging dynamics, management, and socio-ecology
  • Prof Craig Johnson
    Areas of interest: modelling ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity modelling
  • Prof Matt King
    Areas of interest: Antarctic ice mass balance, ice sheet dynamics, sea level change, and using GPS measurements of 3d crustal movements to understand the last glacial maximum and the structure of the Earth
  • A/Prof Peter Strutton
    Areas of interest: the interaction between physical and biological processes in the ocean, particularly as observed by satellites and in situ platforms, for understanding changes in ocean producticity and air-sea CO2 exchange
  • Dr Kerrie Swadling
    Areas of interest: physical drivers of plankton distributions, ecological interactions in the sea ice zone, experimental measurement of physiological rates, impacts of climate variability on plankton
  • Dr Christopher Watson

AAD supervisors

  • Dr Ben Raymond (AAD QAS coordinator)
    Areas of interest: broad analytical and modelling techniques and applications, including ecosystem modelling, animal tracking, and remote-sensed data analyses
  • Dr Simon Alexander
    Areas of interest: Improved representation of Southern Ocean and Antarctic clouds in climate models; measurements of the radiative and microphysical properties of clouds
  • Dr Dana Bergstrom
  • Dr Sophie Bestley
    Areas of interest: Biological oceanography - oceanographic and physical influences on biological and ecological processes. Most recently focussed on the movement, behaviour and foraging ecology of top marine predators, using electronic tagging data.
  • Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi
    Areas of interest: processes governing the interaction between the Earth's ice sheets, the oceans and other parts of the geophysical system, including interactions between ice sheets and oceans, and between oceans, sea ice, icebergs and ice shelves; dense water formation; and variability and change in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.
  • Dr Petra Heil
    Areas of interest: investigation of sea-ice drift and deformation, numerical modelling of sea ice, fast ice studies, interactions of sea ice with polar oceans and atmosphere, and polar atmospheric processes
  • Dr So Kawaguchi
  • Dr Catherine King
    Areas of interest: experimental investigations and modelling of the sensitivity and response of Antarctic biota, including single species and whole communities, to contaminants and environmental stressors associated with climate change
  • Dr Andrew Klekociuk
    Areas of interest: the influence of small scale waves on stratospheric ozone and polar stratospheric clouds, feedbacks between the ozone hole and tropospheric climate, and processes associated with icy aerosols at the mesopause (80-95 km altitude)
  • Dr Rob Massom
    Areas of interest: changes in Antarctic sea ice and polar oceans and their physical and ecological significance, and bipolar comparisons; the impact of modes of large-scale anomalous atmospheric circulation and extreme events on sea ice properties and ecology; remote sensing of sea ice; snow cover on sea ice; sea ice and penguins; and interactions between the Antarctic ice sheet and sea ice (including ice-shelf breakup processes)
  • Dr Klaus Meiners
    Areas of interest: links between physical and biological elements of the Antarctic sea ice zone, sea-ice ecology and biogeochemistry, and bio-optical methods to measure sea-ice algal biomass on medium scales using remotely operated vehicles
  • Dr Jessica Melbourne-Thomas
    Areas of interest: marine ecosystem modelling, understanding and predicting the effects of environmental change and harvesting on Southern Ocean ecosystems, statistical assessment of status and trends in Antarctic and Southern Ocean habitats, developing tools to support management and conservation
  • Dr Damian Murphy
    Areas of interest: gravity wave influences on the polar stratosphere and the representation of these waves in numerical models; measurements of gravity waves at the various stages of their life cycle; development of physically responsive wave parameterizations for use in climate models
  • Dr Aleks Terauds
    Areas of interest: understanding and modelling Antarctic and subantarctic species distributions, communities and broad patterns of biodiversity, particularly in relation to physical drivers of biodiversity, their links to changing environments and human impacts, and the application of these insights to conservation and management outcomes
  • Dr Tas van Ommen
    Areas of interest: ice core palaeoclimate studies, and particularly high resolution palaeoclimate work extending back into the last glacial period
  • Dr Dirk Welsford
    Areas of interest: life history plasticity in marine fishes, population dynamics of fishes, novel technologies to visualise the behaviour and impact of fishing gear on benthic habitat, the use of science and logic in developing resource use strategies, and effective communication of science for use by policy makers