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Our Marine Curator Tom Trnski has been leading expeditions to the subtropical and tropical islands in the regional South Pacific since 2011. These expeditions have been possible only through collaboration with other researchers, funders, indigenous communities, photographers and videographers.
In this lecture Tom will take you on a voyage through these South Pacific Islands, present some key findings from the expeditions and divulge some of the adventures of being a researcher in these remote islands.
Tom lead the Southwest Pacific Expedition in 2017 with support from the Auckland Museum Institute, assembling a team of scientists, photographers and videographers. The principle goal of the expedition was to document the coastal marine bio-diversity of the Southwest Pacific region. The science team provided a broad range of expertise and skills and worked to measure community structure and human impacts on the reefs, looking at the connectivity of populations among the islands and developing an understanding of how the species that occur in the region are linked to New Zealand.
Caption: Tom Trnski on the 2017 South Pacific Expedition. Credit: Richard Robinson.