• The University of Western Australia (M090), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Current projects

Dr Jess Kolbusz's research focuses on mixing and circulation surrounding trenches (including bottom water ventilation), water-mass characteristics, population connectivity of species (and their linkages to environmental conditions such as global abyssal circulation) and Parks Australia observatories off Western Australia; including long-term monitoring of bottom currents, water properties and sediment flux.


Jess is a Research Fellow (Oceanographer) at the Minderoo-UWA Deep-Sea Research Centre. Her research involves understanding the physical environment of the hadopelagic using full-depth CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) measurements, current meters and other oceanographic sensors. Synthesis of this oceanographic data contributes to understanding the ecology of trenches and the hadal zone. 

Dr Kolbusz is a transdisciplinary researcher with a BEng (Ocean Systems) and a Master's in Environmental Science (Marine Conservation and Management) from the University of Western Australia. Her PhD research focused on the role of oceanographic processes on the settlement of the Western rock lobster. Jess has been awarded the Society for Underwater Technology’s Postgraduate Award and a UWA Oceans Institute Robson and Robertson Award.


SBS Seminar Coordinator

Ocean's Institute Member 

AMOS Member

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Oceanography, PhD, The role of oceanographic processes on the Western rock lobster

Award Date: 25 Jul 2022

Masters of Environmental Science (Marine and Coastal Management)

Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Systems)

Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Oceans

Research expertise keywords

  • Deep-sea
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Currents
  • Water-mass movement


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