Emma Johnston is an Australian Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales and Director of the Sydney Harbour Research Program at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. Professor Johnston investigates the ecological impacts of human activities in marine ecosystems. She combines the disciplines of ecology, ecotoxicology and invasion biology in an exciting research program that expands our fundamental understanding of marine systems and provides recommendation for management. Her research is conducted in diverse field environments, from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef to temperate Australian estuaries. She contributes expert opinion to state, federal and international government agencies and consults with industry through the development and implementation of environmental monitoring programs.
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