Inaugural SETAC-AU Photo Competition

Category: General Notices

  07 Mar 2023

The inaugural SETAC-AU photo competition showcases the work SETAC-AU members conduct in the field, lab and office.

Cast your votes using this link. Voting closes on the 31st of March.

Field Category

Standard Member finalists

Catherine King

Dr Kathryn Brown sampling benthic mat at the edge of Elephant Lake near Davis Station in summer 2019/20. This contributed to a study of biodiversity in soils and lake systems across the Vestfold Hills in East Antarctica. Microinvertebrates collected included water fleas, nematodes, rotifer and the ever-popular tardigrades (water bears).

Chris Williams

Townsville Common wetlands after the wet season rains

Sarah McDonald

Dry season field work under the River Red Gums in outback Queensland

Darren Koppel

Returning a boat to shore in Antarctica after sampling means dodging ice and penguins before lining up and driving onto the boat trailer. No problem for the pros Kathryn Brown and Gwilym Price.

Shelley Templeman

Aerial view of the Townsville common wetlands during the wet season with Magnetic Island in the background.

Student Member finalists

Francesco Colombi

Rivers of Gold

Jon Dominic Habito

Environmental fate and ecological risk of nanopesticides in New Zealand winegrowing. My fieldwork involves sample collection from vineyards and engagement with winegrowers who are garnering interest in the eco-friendly properties of nano-enabled agrichemicals to control grapevine diseases in vineyards.

Md Hafiz All Hosen

Humpback whale biopsy (photographer Jasmin Groß)

Pulasthi Serasinghe

Regular day at the office

Shannon Kaiser

Green stream frog (Litoria phyllochroa) found in a coal-polluted stream, Royal National Park, Australia

Lab Category

Standard Member finalists

Oliver Jones

NMR based Environmental Metabolomics

Farzana Kastury

Breathing fire - Image of mouse lung instilled with lead contaminated dust examined using X-ray fluorescence microscopy at the Australian Synchrotron. The red particles in the image represent lead contaminated dust while blue and green shows the lung structure. The rings visible at the top of the lung are trachea.

Michael Bertram

An exposure system used by Asst. Prof. Michael Bertram to test the impacts of pharmaceutical pollution on the behaviour of fish species, such as guppies (Poecilia reticulata) and mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki).

Student Members

Amy MacIntosh

Shine bright like a barium sulphate crystal

Hannah Faraone

Microcosms in the greenhouse

Kamal Poudel

Zebrafish exposed to fluorescent polystyrene microplastics

Madeline McKenzie

Cassiopea candy buttons

Melanie Borup

Antarctic bdelloid rotifers are among the most physiologically extreme organisms on Earth, tolerating sub-freezing temperatures and desiccation, but little is known about their tolerance to contaminants. Research has identified egg-laying species to be suitable for ecotoxicological testing as a bioindicator species because of their consistently repeatable life history patterns.

Office Category

Standard Members

Michael Bertram

Asst. Prof. Michael Bertram on an inspiring research visit to the Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This exhibit, titled 'The Spectrum of Life', is an evolutionary journey through the stunning diversity of life on Earth.

Kevin Thomas

You woofin' believe who stole my chair

Francesca Gissi

Pawesome colleagues

Student Members

Emily Bryson

Am I the only one who needs a visual reminder of what my thesis is about? I keep sticky notes and Bailey’s picture on my office door to remind me of what’s most important.

Madeline McKenzie

Rainy day office views in Far North Queensland

General Notices

Gwilym Price wins the 2023 SETAC AU Postgraduate Research Publication Award

Learn more about Gwil's winning publication

Inaugural SETAC-AU Photo Competition

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Learn more about Rafiquel's winning publication

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