The main team
Britta Denise Hardesty
Denise is a research scientist with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, based in Hobart Tasmania.
Chris Wilcox is a principal research scientist with CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere, based in Hobart, Tasmania.
TJ joined CSIRO in 2007 as a Research Technician after completing a Bachelor of Environmental Management at James Cook University. TJ’s work mainly focuses on applying GIS and remote sensing tools to address environmental management issues.
Qamar Schuyler handles statistical modelling for a variety of marine debris-related projects.
Lauren Roman is a postdoctoral researcher at CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere. Her research focuses on marine debris (plastics and other litter in the ocean), and the impact of debris on wildlife.
Tonya van der Velde
Tonya van der Velde has participated in a diverse variety of themes and roles since commencing with CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research since 1983.
Vanessa provides research support across both the marine debris and illegal fishing research platforms. Her role involves inventory management, logistics, field work planning, scientific editing and research support.
As a project support officer for the marine debris team, Justine provides support for project, communication and administration needs.
Leigh provides administrative support to both Dr Chris Wilcox and Dr Britta Denise Hardesty in the Marine Debris team.
Kelsey is researching the amounts, types, fates and impacts of fishing gear loss from major commercial fisheries around the world.
Mark Hindell (UTAS)
Mark's primary research interests are in the biology of marine mammals and seabirds, particularly with respect to Antarctic and sub-antarctic ecosystems.
Kathy Townsend (USC)
Dr. Kathy Townsend is a researcher and the Education Coordinator at The University of Queensland’s, Moreton Bay Research Station.
Matt Landsell (alumnus)
Matt commenced with CSIRO in 2004 as a Spatial Processes Ecologist after finishing his Honours degree in Marine, Freshwater & Antarctic Biology at the University of Tasmania.