TJ is based at the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere in Hobart. She joined CSIRO in 2007 as a Research Technician after finishing a Bachelor of Environmental Management at James Cook University. Her work mainly focuses on applying GIS and remote sensing tools to address management issues. TJ has worked in many environments both terrestrial and marine over the last 10 years, including the rainforests of Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the savannas of Cape York Peninsula, the Kimberley region and the marine environment surrounding Australia.
TJ has been involved with projects researching dugong abundance, avian malaria, rainforest fragmentation, fire and biodiversity, exotic pests, climate modelling for restoration and illegal fishing in Indonesia. For the last 7 years TJ has had a main focus on the issue of marine debris, she has played an integral part of the team providing technical support, conducting fieldwork and engaging with school kids and community members in CSIRO’s national marine debris project.