Professor Seaweed Physiology and Ecology
Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Catriona Hurd is an expert in her field having studied around the world including Canada and New Zealand.
In 2023, Catriona was a key speaker and co-chair at the International Seaweed Symposium held in Hobart. An event that saw 500 seaweed scientists and industry experts from around the world coming to discuss the impact climate change is having on seaweed and finding solutions. It was the first time in 75 years the event had taken place in Australia, demonstrating the work Tasmanians such as Catriona were doing in this extraordinary corner of the world.