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Dr Charlotte Robinson

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Position
Research Associate
Faculty
Office of the Provost
School
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Campus
Bentley Campus
Location
301.218
Website

Brief Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group
Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Overview

Charlotte is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the ARC DP160103387 Project: Robotic investigation of water optical properties in the Southern Ocean. As a trainee marine biologist Charlotte became fascinated by marine phytoplankton, microscopic algae in the oceans, and using bio-optical techniques to understand their physiology.

After completing an Honours research project at the University of Technology Sydney investigating the success of specialized phytoplankton communities living deep in the water column, Charlotte stayed on to pursue a PhD in the areas of phytoplankton photobiology and bio-optics. Charlotte's PhD research investigated the response of phytoplankton to the optical niche and the role of biogeography in determining phytoplankton photophysiology and functional traits. Her research used bio-optical monitoring techniques such as fast repetition rate chlorophyll-a fluorometry, phytoplankton particulate absorption, in-situ radiometry and satellite remote sensing to study the impacts of light and nutrients on phytoplankton photosynthesis and carbon fixation.

As part of the Remote Sensing and Satellite Research Group Charlotte will apply her expertise the study the dynamics of the phytoplankton communities in the Southern Ocean. Charlotte is Co-Editor for the Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany and a member of the IMOS Radiometry Task Team.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

National Commitments and Responsibilities

  • Co-Editor for the Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany (2017 - Current)
  • Member of the IMOS Radiometry Task Team (2017 - Current)
  • Member of the Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany Conference Organising Committee (2012)

Memberships

  • Australasian Society of Phycology and Aquatic Botany (2011