Alix de Jersey
Alix joins Adrift Lab as a new PhD student in 2022 after completing her Masters degree at IMAS in collaboration with some amazing folks at the Australian Antarctic Division. For her MSc, she investigated overlap between the diet of Adelie penguins and snow petrels (wow!) using DNA analysis of scat samples (in other words, she looked at seabird guano/poo – something many Adrift Lab students have experience with). For her PhD, Alix will make excellent use of her lab skills and seabird knowledge as she investigates the effects of microplastics on tropical shearwaters. Her project is supervised by Dr Jack Rivers-Auty from the Tasmanian School of Medicine.