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Earlier this year I was involved in the RV Falkor voyage (FK200308) "Exploring the marine biodiversity of the submarine Cape Range Canyon, north western Australia". This voyage provided improved multibeam bathymetry over the Cape Range and Cloates Canyons, off the Ningaloo continental shelf, and high resolution image transects to characterise seafloor habitats. Analysis of geomorphology, sediments and seafloor biota will allow understanding of the habitats comprising canyon environments within the Gascoyne Marine Park.
Alix Post is a marine geoscientist. She completed a PhD within the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies at the University of Tasmania in 2004. She has worked at Geoscience Australia in Canberra since 2002. Her research focusses on understanding marine processes, such as those revealed by seafloor bathymetry, sediment samples and imagery, to investigate how the physical characteristics of the environment influence the distribution and diversity of seafloor ecosystems. She has worked on the continental shelf and within slope canyons from the northern tropics of Australia, through the temperate regions and south to the pole. She has sailed on 10 research voyages, with 3 to the Antarctic margin. Her work contributes to marine protected area planning and helps scientists and marine managers to better understand and protect marine biodiversity.
Alix completed a Bachelor of Arts/Science at ANU before heading to UTAS where she completed Honours and a PhD within the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies.
Membership of key national committees
Alix is a committee member on the National Committee for Antarctic Research