New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute - Science Advisors

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    Professor Gary Wilson - Special Advisor

    A Professor of Marine Science at the University of Otago, Gary has
    participated in over 35 expeditions to the Antarctic and Subantarctic, and
    attracted more than $20 million in research grants, resulting in 100 scientific
    papers in peer-reviewed journals. Gary’s influence on internationally
    collaborative Antarctic research was acknowledged with a Sir Peter Blake
    Leadership Award in 2006 for his role in bringing together the multinational
    team for the ANDRILL project, which he chaired between 2004 and 2009.
    He has held the Byrd Fellowship at the Ohio State University and the Blaustein
    Visiting Professorship at Stanford University.
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    DR REBECCA MCLEOD - RESEARCH ADVISOR

    Recognised for her dual talents in research and science communication,
    Rebecca is a previous MacDiarmid New Zealand Young Scientist. She has
    published extensively on the use chemical approaches for determining
    energy flux in marine food webs. Rebecca has experience in the academic
    and commercial sectors and has conducted ecological research in the
    Antarctic and Subantarctic. Rebecca was appointed as a Fiordland Marine
    Guardian in 2012 by the Minister for the Environment, and has chaired the
    board since 2015.

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    DR FIONA SHANHUN – PROGRAMME ADVISOR

    Fiona’s expertise as a soil scientist has taken her to Antarctica many
    times with both the New Zealand and Australian Antarctic programmes.
    She has worked on soil CO2 dynamics in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, and
    focused on understanding biological and non-biological processes
    associated with CO2 fluxes from soils. Fiona draws on her field experience
    and scientific knowledge to ensure science logistics are fit for purpose.
    She is a SCAR Fellow.