Marian with part of the SOFS mooring deployed in the Southern Ocean in March 2010

Dr Marian Wiltshire

Contact Details

Phone: 03 6226 7505

Fax: 03 6226 2107

email: Marian.Wiltshire(at)utas.edu.au

Postal address: University of Tasmania, Private Bag 110, HOBART, TAS 7001

 

Role in IMOS

The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing the national IMOS communications strategy.  The Communications Manager provides high level advice to the IMOS Director and IMOS Project Manager and liaises with the IMOS Operators, Nodes and Facilities so that IMOS is widely acknowledged by the Australian marine and climate science community.

Biographical details

Marian completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Tasmania, majoring in Plant Science. In her Honours year, she studied clinal variation in the Tasmanian Yellow Gum complex with molecular and morphological markers. Marian’s PhD project continued in the research of eucalypt genetics, focusing on the genetic control of reproduction in Eucalyptus globulus.

Marian has worked as a research assistant in eucalypt genetics, conducting both molecular studies and large-scale controlled crossing programs.   However, in 2007 Marian began working in the Centre for Marine Science at UTAS providing administrative support to the Director of the Quantitative Marine Science PhD Program. This led her to become increasingly interested in marine science and ocean observation and she joined the IMOS Office in July 2007.

Outside work, Marian enjoys wrangling her twin daughters with husband Rob, and when she gets a moment; cooking, gardening, and walking her dogs Nigella and Claudia.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania 2007

Bachelor of Science with Honours, University of Tasmania 2000