• The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Chris Thompson is a marine ecologist and zoologist with a keen interest in anything to do with the natural world. The chief focus of his work is the pelagic ocean and the seabirds strongly linked to it. He has taken part in over twenty research expeditions working in locations from his backyard in Western Australia to the remote tropics, arctic, and sub-Antarctic. In this time he has developed sampling skills including deploying seabed, deep-sea and pelagic camera systems, surveying seabirds, tagging sharks, and conducting visual census’ of fishes, corals, and invertebrates. He completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia; in which he explored the impact of humans on global pelagic wildlife assemblages and what remote places can teach us about intact ecosystems. Through his work, Chris hopes to better understand our natural world, the drivers shaping it, and what we can do to conserve it.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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