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Donna  Roberts

Ocean Acidification  

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Dr Donna Roberts is a Research Scientist at the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. Donna’s focus is on the microscopic world in and around Antarctica – the plants and animals at the very bottom of the food chain that underpin entire ecosystems. Donna’s research is at the forefront of discovering just how vulnerable the Southern Ocean is to ocean acidification and how strongly even small changes in ocean pH will affect marine life, particularly those most at risk - the shelled pteropods (marine snails known more poetically as sea butterflies). Donna is Australia’s appointed representative to the United Nations Environment Programme’s Convention on Biological Diversity Ocean Acidification Expert Group to develop processes to monitor and assess the impacts of ocean acidification on marine and coastal biodiversity.

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