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Patti Virtue
Associate Professor
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania
61 3 62267470
  • Marine
  • Education and Outreach
Marine Biology
krill, zooplankton, biochemical
  • Antarctic
I work collaboratively across nations and disciplines, contributing to research covering aspects of biological oceanography, sea ice ecology, zooplankton (krill) research and marine oils. My work contributes to the understanding of the role of krill in the Southern Ocean ecosystem and the likely impacts of climate change to krill. I have been involved in mentoring and teaching the next generation of Antarctic ecologists. I have been fortunate to have undertaken numerous Antarctic science expeditions both at sea and on station over an extended period of time. I am currently the graduate research training coordinator for the Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science.
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
  • SCAR Open Science Conferences
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