Marine Biologist, University of Tasmania

Dr Narissa Bax is an early career researcher at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Her PhD work focused on Antarctic continental shelf and slope biodiversity, biogeography, connectivity, phylogenetics and conservation, primarily on deep-sea corals. This work extends to collaborate with the Antarctic Seabed Carbon Capture Change (ASCCC www.asccc.co.uk) project which aims to understand the role of polar and subpolar seabeds in the carbon cycle, particularly in response to climate change.

Experience

  • –present
    Marine Biologist, University of Tasmania

Education

  • 2015 
    Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, PhD in Antarctic Marine Science
  • 2009 
    Institute for Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, BSc Antarctic Studies with Honours
  • 2008 
    Victoria University of Wellington , BSc Marine Biology, Ecology and Biodiversity

Publications

  • 2019
    'Antarctica just has this hero factor…': Gendered barriers to Australian Antarctic research and remote fieldwork,
  • 2018
    Invertebrate diversity in the deep Great Australian Bight (200-5049 m),
  • 2014
    Stylasteridae (Cnidaria; Hydrozoa). In: DeBroyer, C., et al., Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean,
  • 2013
    Patterns, processes and vulnerability of the Southern Ocean benthos: a decadal leap in knowledge and understanding,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Data Knowledge and Decisions
    Role:
    Principle Investigator
    Funding Source:
    University of Tasmania
  • 2017
    Marine, Antarctic and Maritime Research Theme
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    University of Tasmania

Professional Memberships

  • Antarctic Seabed Carbon Capture Change (ASCCC) project
  • Australian Marine Science Association
  • State Emergency Services Search and Rescue
  • Chicago Scholars program
  • 500 women
  • The Systematics Association

Research Areas

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Evolutionary Impacts Of Climate Change (060306)
  • Ecological Impacts Of Climate Change (050101)
  • Ecology (0602)