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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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Latest News

  • Homeward Bound 8 - The A (for Antarctica) factor
    Written by
    Originally, we were supposed to go further south to Verdansky Station, Prospect Point and Petermann Island but once again the sea ice and the weather are against us and it turns out there will be no landings for several days. This can be hard for people to understand in today’s world…
    Written on Sunday, 17 February 2019 20:13
  • Homeward Bound 7 - Palmer, peatmoss and politics
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    We were booked to go ashore at Palmer Station, the American base on Anvers Island, on the 9thJan, but the brashy, sea ice had blown in around the station making it too risky for the Ushuaia staff to take zodiacs in. So about 10 expeditioners from Palmer come aboard the ship to tell…
    Written on Saturday, 09 February 2019 22:20
  • Homeward Bound 6 - Glacier zodiac cruise in Anvord Bay, near Neko Harbour, 
    Written by
    We were supposed to go ashore at Neko Harbour but it was ice bound.  The wind has blown the sea ice close to shore and so we can’t get ashore in the zodiacs. It’s too dangerous to risk puncturing them. So, we have a glorious glacier cruise and see more spectacular…
    Written on Tuesday, 05 February 2019 20:41
  • Homeward Bound 5 - Cuverville Island
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    Each day the participants on the voyage spend 4-5 hours on the leadership program and we attempt to have a landing or a zodiac cruise if landings are not possible. I am leading the on board science program with Dr Katherine Duncan from the University of Strathclyde. Kate was a participant on the…
    Written on Tuesday, 05 February 2019 20:05
  • Antarctic moss biflavones show high antioxidant and ultraviolet screening activity
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    Ceratodon purpureus is a cosmopolitan moss that survives some of the harshest places on Earth: from frozen Antarctica to hot South Australian deserts. In this study we isolated nine compounds from Australian and Antarctic C. purpureus and considered how they might help this species to survive under such extreme conditions. Download preprint here Link to paper
    Written on Friday, 01 February 2019 19:36

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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