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Olivia Rowley

Olivia Rowley

Volunteer

I am a PhD student at JCU Cairns studying Irukandji jellyfish and their ecology. My research looks into rethinking biological survey tools and seeing how we can implement them in successful ways for species deemed ‘logistically difficult’.

Luke Hoffmann

Luke Hoffmann

Volunteer

I am an Honours student at JCU studying trophic interactions in seagrass meadows. I also work as a research officer for TropWATER monitoring seagrass health in ports around Queensland and as a technician in a join ANU/JCU study looking at how climate change affects water use in tropical rainforests

Abbi Scott

Abbi Scott

City Coordinator

I'm a PhD student at JCU in Cairns studying seagrasses and their herbivores. My research looks at how herbivores can impact seagrass meadows and what this means for the communities that rely on seagrasses (including humans!). I love diving, exploring and communicating science.

Paul York

Paul York

Volunteer

I am a marine biologist at James Cook University in Cairns. My research focuses on many aspects of seagrass ecology, conservation and management. I also love travel, snorkelling and cricket.

Sally Hall

Sally Hall

Volunteer

I am a reproductive biologist working in the field of IVF. I studied a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience at the University of Sydney, completing my honours in artificial reproductive technologies, and completed a PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of of Newcastle.

Lizzy Joyce

Lizzy Joyce

Volunteer

Bootstrapping boot-scooting botanist trying to build a time machine through the powers of phylogenetics to understand the origins of the Australian flora.

Chris Van

Chris Van

Volunteer

I am a marine science graduate who has lots of experience in the sea turtle and dugong scene throughout Queensland. Now recently working as a research officer with the TropWater team in Cairns, operating out of JCU helping with all things seagrass.

Sally Turner

Sally Turner

Volunteer

I am a research assistant at James Cook University. Here I get to work with all kinds of dangerous animals, my favourite being jellyfish! They are such incredible animals that keep amazing me, even after 4 years! I also love to educate people and work towards a brighter future for our fish friends.

Katie Tungatt

Katie Tungatt

Volunteer

I am a postdoctoral researcher at JCU Cairns, within the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine. I completed my PhD in Immunology at Cardiff University. My research focuses on T-cells which are an important component of our immune system.