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.
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).
Townsville Common wetlands after the wet season rains
Dry season field work under the River Red Gums in outback Queensland
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.
Aerial view of the Townsville common wetlands during the wet season with Magnetic Island in the background.
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)
Regular day at the office
Green stream frog (Litoria phyllochroa) found in a coal-polluted stream, Royal National Park, Australia
NMR based Environmental Metabolomics
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.
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).
Shine bright like a barium sulphate crystal
Microcosms in the greenhouse
Zebrafish exposed to fluorescent polystyrene microplastics
Cassiopea candy buttons
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.
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.
You woofin' believe who stole my chair
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.
Rainy day office views in Far North Queensland
Cast your vote now for the inaugural 2023 SETAC-AU photo competition!
Sharmin Akter has won the Peter Teasdale Memorial Award
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Hung Tan has won the Peter Teasdale Memorial Award
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