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Brigette Wright

IMAS, University of Tasmania

PhD Student; CMS Student Representative
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Brigette is a marine scientist with a special interest in climate change ecology. Having previously completed a Master of Marine and Antarctic Science, she is now undertaking a PhD project examining tipping points in marine socioecological systems. Using inter- and transdisciplinary approaches, the project aims to develop a general framework to characterise the nature of socioecological tipping points in marine systems, as well as to assess the drivers of and vulnerabilities to tipping points in three case studies: the Southern Ocean, South-East Australian kelp forests and Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Prior to this, Brigette worked as a Research Assistant at UTAS, contributing to projects investigating microplastic pollution from ports and shipping activities, and identifying the potential for floating artificial reefs to support offshore development.

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