Jess Melbourne-Thomas



I am a Research Scientist with the Australian Antarctic Division and a Project Leader with the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. My research focuses on the development of ecological models to facilitate strategic studies of ecosystem dynamics and methods for achieving conservation and sustainable utilisation of marine biota, including taking account of the impacts of climate change. I am engaged in the translation of science into decision-making, including through outreach to model end-users and policy briefings. I was named Tasmania’s Young Tall Poppy of the Year in 2015. I was awarded my PhD in Quantitative Marine Science from the University of Tasmania in 2010. Prior to this I worked as a coral reef researcher in Indonesia (2004-2006), and was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford from 2003-2005.

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