Professor Greg Smith

Dr Peter Puskic

IMAS, University of Tasmania
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Interested in anthropogenic impacts on wildlife and ecosystems, Peter originally completed his undergraduate degrees in Zoology and Archaeology. At the time it this seemed like a somewhat unlikely pairing, but now very fitting as he studies ‘Future Fossils’: plastic pollution. Peter’s PhD tries to detect the impacts of plastic and associated chemical pollution on wildlife. This uses multidisciplinary approaches such as animal health, molecular, ecotoxicological, and animal nutrition tools to explore the effects of plastic ingestion in seabirds. Peter loves science communication and community science as he sees this as an effective way to engage local communities in the prevention of pollution and encourage sustainable behaviours. Peter is an ECR co-lead on the Future Seas paper ‘Cleaner Seas.’

University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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