Recognition for Tasmanian Scientist
A Tasmanian scientist hopes a research fellowship in the United States will help raise the profile of Antarctic marine studies.
February 09, 2008 - Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Andrew Constable, from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, has been awarded one of five fellowships from the Pew Institute for Ocean Science.
The institute, which is based at the University of Miami in Florida, will give Dr Constable $US150,000 over the next three years.
Dr Constable says it will boost the profile of his research into krill and its importance on whales, seals and other krill eaters.
"The aim of my project is to try to design a way of measuring change in the Antarctic marine ecosystem, and in particular try to look at the best ways of seeing what the affect of fishing for Antarctic krill might be on the predators of krill," Dr Constable said.
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