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  • Sharon Robinson and Mel Waterman on Ardley Island
  • Sharon Robinson in Antarctica
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  • Research on King George Island


    Collins Glacier


    Research Details

  • Escudero Base, King George Island


    Chilean Antarctic Station


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  • Ardley Island, KGI


    Myself and Mel Waterman in the field


  • A nice day in the field!


    Me at Wilkes Hut


  • Graduation Day


    L/R: Diana King, Jo Turnbull, Barry Osmond, Sharon Robinson, Cornelia Buechen Osmond, Mick Ashcroft, Mel Waterman, Rhys Wyber, James Wallman, Jame Wasley


  • This is what healthy moss looks like!


    Bryum pseudotriquetrum


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RT @capitalweather: Dramatic impacts of a 2-week-long Antarctic heat wave are revealed in satellite images of Eagle Island, Antarctica and…

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RT @Jamiewa50042387: Great to see some top notch orange peel fungi (ALEUREA AURANTIA) at frampton pools this afternoon, thanks to the local…

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RT @wheeliebinit: Former UN Climate Chief @CFigueres Calls For Civil Disobedience. It’s hard to disagree. “Historically, systemic political…

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RT @jb_sallee: Review appearing in today Nature CC in which we try to resolve some confusion that has been in the community regarding defin…

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RT @ANUFennerSchool: The ANU is committing to go carbon negative, and many academics say that should be the same for where their super is i…

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RT @BenCScheele: Our NEW paper is out on genetic diversity in remnant populations of alpine tree frogs with endemic chytrid infection https…

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RT @fisher_mat: We review 'Chytrid fungi and global amphibian declines' in Nature Reviews Microbiology. The article underscores how multidi…

Latest News

  • The rise of eco-anxiety
    Written by
    An article on how we cope with the fear and horror that now goes hand-in-hand with climate change? by Keeli Cambourne in The Stand. Plus a link to an article on a similar topic about Laureate Fellow Professor Belinda Medlyn ‘I can see where we are headed & it’s bad’: in the Women's agenda
    Written on Thursday, 06 February 2020 20:42
  • There is no strong, resilient Australia without deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions
    Written by
    An open letter on the scientific basis for the links between climate change and bushfires in Australia. This open letter is supported by more than 400 scientists with research expertise across the fields of climate, fire and weather science. This open letter is composed of the full statement, a summary statement, and…
    Written on Thursday, 06 February 2020 20:24
  • How civil disobedience is changing the conversation around the climate change emergency
    Written by
    Georgia Watson and Sharon Robinson,   Global Challenges Program, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia The Wold Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have just reported that 2019 capped off an exceptionally hot decade, with global temperatures 1.1˚C  above pre-industrial levels last year. The Bureau of Meteorology’s annual climate statement for 2019, shows that last year was Australia's warmest year…
    Written on Thursday, 23 January 2020 16:38
  • Student strike 4 climate, March 15th
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    The climate marches on March 15thshowed the world what young people think we should be paying attention to.  On our Homeward Bound voyage Christiana Figueres talked about being stubbornly optimistic that the world’s people would take action on climate change in time.  She also said that rather than engendering despair, the recent IPCC 1.5…
    Written on Sunday, 17 March 2019 14:35
  • International Women’s Day 2019
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    On International Women’s Day it’s important to remember the women who came before and celebrate how they have paved the way for us. On a personal level I am intensely grateful to my mother and both my grandmothers who all believed in me, encouraged my curiosity and always made me…
    Written on Friday, 08 March 2019 18:16

Academic Information

  • Qualifications
  • Academic Appointments
  • Professional Activities
  • Awards
  • Research Interests

 

PhD, University College London, 1990
Graduate Certificate in Science Education, Kings College London 1986
B.Sc. First Class Honours, University College London 1983

 

 

  • Associate Dean Graduate Research  & Senior Professor, The University of Wollongong 2016 -
  • Senior Professor, The University of Wollongong 2016 -
  • Co-Director, Centre for Sustainable Ecosystem Solutions 2015 -
  • Professor, The University of Wollongong 2010
  • Director, Institute for Conservation Biology 2005 - 2008
  • Associate Professor, The University of Wollongong 2004  - 2010
  • Senior Lecturer, The University of Wollongong 2000 - 2004
  • Lecturer, The University of Wollongong 1996 - 1999

 

  • Chair, Australian Research Council Linkage Projects BEM (Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Environmental, Medical and Health) panel (2016-17)
  • Member, Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (Swiss Polar Program) Review Panel (Paris, 2016)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Conservation Physiology (2014-)
  • Member, Australian Research Council College of Experts (2013-17)
  • Member, United Nations Environment Programme Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (2009-)
  • Member, Antarctic Science Advisory Committee, Australian Department of Environment (2009-2014)
  • Stream Leader for Antarctic Climate Change Science, Australian Department of Environment (2011-13)
  • Editor, Global Change Biology (2005- present)
  • Custodian Antarctic State of the Environment Indicator (2002-present)
  • Member, Australian Plant Phenomic Facility User Group (2012-2013)
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Committee, Functional Plant Biology (2002-2007)
  • Member, Executive Committee, World University Service (UK) (1985-1990)
  • Executive Officer, National Executive Committee, National Union of Students (UK) (1984-85)

 

  • 2009/ 2010 Chlorotube 1st prize Competition 3 (Youtube In the Heat of the Night) US$500
  • 2009/ 2010 2nd prize Competition 1 (Youtube The Science of Cool) US$250
  • 2003 American Society of Plant Biologists (US$1000 to present Photosynthesis in silico CD)
  • 2002 Australian Society of Plant Scientists’ Teaching Award ($1000)
  • 2001 Australian College of Education (Illawarra Branch) Outstanding contribution to Higher Education Award
  • 1991 Irene Manton Prize, Linnean Society of London. Best UK PhD in Botany

 

  • Plant Stress Ecophysiology
  • Cool Plants
  • Hot Plants

    See below for more details

My Research Areas

  • Photosynthesis

    Laser Induced Fluorescence Transients. Read More
  • Climate Change in Antarctica

    We are studying climate change effects on antarctic moss species in East Antarctica and on the Antarctic Prninsula. Read More
  • Hot Plants

    How do plants keep floral ovens hot? Native Australian hot plants and their pollinators
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