Dr Heidi Pethybridge

Research Scientist

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Heidi is a quantitative and applied ecologist working mainly on marine ecological energetics, ecogeochemistry, and food web dynamics. Heidi employs biochemical tracer techniques (lipid/fatty acids, stable isotopes and trace-metals), ecological and metabolic theory, and various numerical modelling approaches to better understand how marine organisms respond to natural variability and human pressures at multiple biological (individual to ecosystem), temporal (days to decades) and spatial (local to landscape) scales.

Current Roles

  • Atlantis Ecosystem Modelling
    Developing, calibrating and running Atlantis ecosystem models

  • Global isotope analyses of tunas (CLIOTOP project)
    Task team co-leader: data collection, analysis and paper write up

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    PhD - Cotutelle
    University of Tasmania, Australia & University of Bordeaux 1, France

Professional Experiences

  • 2010-2013

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    IFREMER, Brest, France.

  • 2013-2017

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Achievements and Awards

  • 2015

    ASFB Early Career Award

  • 2012-

    ICES Early Career Award

  • 2016-

    Payne Scott Award


  • 2016-2018

    Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)

  • 2019-2019

    Crawford Fund Grant - masterclass training

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2014-2019

    Australian Society of Fish Biology Tasmania state representative

  • 2014-2020

    IMBER-CLIOTOP Marine Predator Isotopes Task Team leader

  • 2018-2020

    Global Seafood and Ecosystem Contaminants Consortium (GSECC) member

  • 2016-2018

    Section Editor, Enclylopedia of Ecology 2nd Edition, Elsevier

  • 2013-2018

    CSIRO Seminar Co-ordinator

  • 2013-2016

    CSIRO Hobart Postdoc Forum CoP - Chair

  • 2013-2014

    CSIRO Scientist in Schools Participant


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