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Sam Thompson currently studies at the University of Western Australia as a PhD student in the Marine Ecology Fisheries Research Group. Sam's research has focused on developing combined eDNA, oceanographic and video survey methods to enhance detection capabilities of naturally occuring ecological patterns and the effect of anthropogenic disturbance in benthopelagic ecosystems, particularly in the context of offshore petrochemical infrastructure and deep-sea mining.

Teaching overview

BIOL1131: Plant and Animal Biology

Laboratory demonstrator and tutor for face-to-face and online delivery formats.

Marker for marine component.

Guest Lecturer: Amphioxus: A model for developmental biology.

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 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Research assistant, Minderoo Foundation

2021 → …

Demonstrator and Guest Lecturer, The University of Western Australia

2021 → …


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