The polar pundits are 4 environmental toxicologists and chemists, pictured looking like the Michelin mascot, undertaking an Australian Antarctic Science funded project.

  • Prof Dianne Jolley is our chief investigator (read: boss)
  • Dr Kathryn Brown is our seasoned Antarctic toxicologist (read: our saviour)
  • Darren Koppel is a PhD researcher with UOW, the AAD, and CSIRO (read: expert)
  • Gwilym Price is a research student (read: intern)

We’re looking at metal contamination around research stations (mostly historical waste from former tip sites), and developing new tools to assess the risk they pose to the near-shore ecosystem.