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“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest”

– Confucius, 551BC

News & Events

Cape Hallett adelie colony. Photo credit: Fiona Shanhun & Antarctica NZ
Successful Marsden Fast-Start Grant

I am thrilled to have received three-years of funding to study penguin mounds as natural archives of contamination in remote Antarctic environments.

Jan - Feb 2021 - New Soil Climate Station

This summer I will be heading to Scott Base to install a new soil climate station as the existing site, collecting data since 1999, will be impacted by the upcoming Scott Base rebuild.

Adelie penguin colony at Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica.  Photo credit:  Fiona Shanhun & Antarctica NZ