Managers

Associate Professor Ian Tibbetts

A marine biologist by trade, Ian is the founding Director of Biology International and coordinates the University of California program. He has considerable experience in program development and enjoys engaging with students in field research activities and following the development of their careers.

 

Academics

Associate Professor Andy Barnes

Andy is a veterinary microbiologist/immunologist specializing in aquatic animals and is passionate about how microorganisms, particularly bacteria, co-evolve with host immune systems. He co-coordinates the Australia's Marine Environment Course and teaches Aquaculture. He enjoys field teaching and trying to find cunning ways of introducing the topic of bacteria into every aspect of his teaching.

Associate Professor Tom Cribb

Tom is a marine parasitologist (specialising in worms in fish – someone has to). He coordinates the annual Hobart William Smith/Union College Program and teaches a range of topics in marine biology. He finds that the challenge and the satisfaction of ‘marine’ teaching lie in conveying the essence of topics in areas that can be dauntingly complex.

Dr Steve Salisbury

Steve is a vertebrate palaeontologist. When he's not tracking dinosaurs or wrangling prehistoric crocodiles, Steve oversees the 'terrestrial' component and has been the coordinator for BIOL2001 since 2006. Steve enjoys sharing his passion for Australian wildlife and landscapes, and sees the field-based teaching component of these courses as an invaluable means of getting students to think and learn about topics that are sometimes difficult to cover in a lecture theatre.

Dr Berndt Janse Van-Rensburg

Berndt has a broad interest in biodiversity spanning various spatial and temporal scales, and also taxonomic groups, Berndt enjoys designing and teaching courses that bridge the gap between traditional class room teaching and conducting field work that is applied to real life conservation concerns. Students are trained in methods related to quantitative field surveys while contributing to the collection of empirical data to investigate human impacts.

Dr Selina Ward

Selina is a coral reef biologist who specialises stress responses of corals. She coordinates the Stanford in Australia Program and the Marine Conservation course for postgraduate students. She relishes the opportunities presented by teaching at our great field stations, particularly Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

 

 

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