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Lillian Stewart

Lillian Stewart is currently an Honours student with Adrift Lab based in Launceston. Her project will investigate the prevalence of plastic in Pacific Gull boluses, and how this data can be used as an indicator of environmental pollution.

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Megan Grant

Megan completed her BSc (Honours) in Applied Science (Marine Environment) at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in 2017. During her Honours, Megan won a Women Divers Scholarship which allowed her to complete field work on Rose Atoll (in collaboration with the US Fish & Wildlife Service in American Samoa) and Bedout Island (in collaboration with the WA Dept of Biodiversity). What an Honours project! Not surprisingly, she enjoyed the experience so much, she’s decided to complete her PhD research here as well.

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Dr Morgan Gilmour

Dr Morgan Gilmour recently completed her PhD at the University of California where she was fortunate to study seabirds on (mostly) tropical islands, including Palmyra Atoll in the remote Pacific. Morgan will begin her Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies in Tasmania in early-2019. She first visited Tasmania in 2015 after winning a prestigious EAPSI Scholarship.

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Dr Alex Bond

Dr Alex Bond is an ecologist and conservation biologist based at the Natural History Museum (Tring, UK). His research covers myriad topics, but is typically centered around seabirds as sentinels of environmental condition. He uses a mix of lab, field, and analytical techniques to better understand natural and human-caused changes, including the impact of invasive species, chemical pollution, and marine debris.

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Peter Puskic

Peter “Petey” Puskic completed his BSc in Zoology and Archaeology at La Trobe University. With experience working on a variety of marine conservation programs from turtles to dolphins to penguins, Peter moved to Tasmania for his Honours in 2017 to join Adrift Lab where he investigated the sub-lethal impacts of ingested plastic on Tasmanian and Lord Howe Island shearwaters.

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