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Dr Denise Hardesty

CSIRO

Principal Research Scientist; Team Leader Pelagic Spatial Dynamics

Denise.Hardesty@csiro.au
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Bio

Dr Denise Hardesty is a principal research scientist for CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere. A broadly trained ecologist, her work has taken her to all seven continents, studying everything from penguins in Antarctica to hornbills in West Africa, the rainforests of central and South America, and looking at plastic waste along the coastlines in Australia, Asia, North and South America and Africa. For the last decade her work has increasingly focused on plastic pollution, looking at impacts on wildlife such as seabirds, turtles and marine mammals, and examining the sources, drivers and distribution of mis-managed waste. Denise’s team takes a risk-based approach to addressing biodiversity impacts resulting from ingestion and entanglement, combining empirical evidence with model-based approaches.

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