Dr Ana Bugnot

As Australia’s peak professional body for marine scientists from all disciplines and for over 60 years has promoted all aspects of marine science in Australia. AMSA operates with a membership network of individuals and corporate affiliates as a not-for-profit organisation.

Secretary: 2019 – 2021
Councillor: 2017 – 2019

Dr Ana Bugnot has a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney. Through environmental surveys (in situ, remote sensing), experiments (field and laboratory) and meta-analyses, Ana is unravelling the nature and magnitude of human impacts and working with government, NGOs and industry to develop solutions. In her position as a Research Associate at the University of New South Wales (2016-2018), Ana studied human impacts on the ecology of estuaries (habitat degradation, pollution, coastal hardening, invasive species, among others) at a range of spatial and temporal scales. She also tested eco-engineering strategies to restore ecological biodiversity and functions in urbanised estuaries. The highly applied focus of these projects awakened her interest in producing tools that can be directly applied by managers and practitioners for the mitigation of human impacts. In 2018, she started a position as a Research Associate at the University of Sydney and is the Manager of the Sydney Harbour Research Program at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS). Her current projects focus on the restoration of oyster reefs in NSW and the remediation of polluted sediments by repopulating native animals.

Ana has been a councillor for the Australian Marine Science Association (NSW branch: 2011-2017, National Council since 2017) and is an active advocate for career development opportunities for early career researchers in AMSA, SIMS and The University of Sydney.

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