- Wing's career as marine scientist and helicopter instructor
HeliOps magazine: Women in the helicopter industry- Life as a marine scientist and a flight instructor
- Wing hosts Ocean Youth Ambassador program
Ocean Youth Ambassador program is for young people aged 13-25 who are keen on marine science and conservation. The program includes guest lectures, mentoring, lab visits and a citizen science project. During the program, the ambassadors learn the challenges our ocean faces and make positive actions in conservation. They develop and presented their community engagement projects in the annual Ocean Youth Pitch Fest and execute their ideas in local schools and communities.
Guest lecture by Wing: Coral reefs in a more acidic and warming ocean
Image: Lab visit at Melbourne University – Corals and their fascinating symbionts (fluorescence microscopy)
- Justin Maire et al. 2021 paper in ISME J shows algal symbionts of corals harbour intracellular bacteria
The ability of corals to build and sustain reefs is supported by tiny intracellular algae that live inside the cells lining their gut.
Our new research, published in the International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal, has found that these microalgae also have their own internal symbionts – that is, bacteria living inside their cells.
This study was co-authored with Sam Girvan, Sophie Barkla, Dr Alexis Perez-Gonzalez and Professor Linda Blackall from the University of Melbourne, and Professor David Suggett from the University of Technology, Sydney.
- June 2021: Madeleine secures new funding for assisted evolution research at AIMS
AIMS research into fast-tracking the adaptation of corals to warming oceans has received a welcome boost from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation through their latest round of international grants to help coral reefs resist climate change.
Professor Madeleine van Oppen’s research on speeding up heat adaptation in the corals’ symbiotic microalgae has demonstrated the method can improve heat tolerance in coral larvae. Now, thanks to the additional funding provided by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, van Oppen and her team will move their investigations from the lab into the field to further develop the approach.
- Reef Rescue film: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/reef-rescue/
- Australia’s top scientists elected as Fellows of the Academy in Australian Academy of Science (25 May 2020)
‘Heat resistant’ coral developed to fight bleaching in ScienceDaily (21 May 2020).
Lab-grown algae might help save corals from climate change by Ula Chrobak, in Popular Science (15 May 2020)
Coral bleaching: Scientists ‘find way to make coral more heat-resistant’ in BBC (14 May 2020)
Lab-evolved algae could protect coral reefs by Warren Cornwall, in Science (13 May 2020)
- What it’s really like to be a marine biologist by Siobhan Hegarty, in ABC (12 March 2020)
- Corals can’t keep up with climate change, and scientists are stepping in by Corryn Wetzel, in ScienceLine (31 January 2020)
Breeding Baby Corals for Warmer Seas by Dr Nerissa Hannick, in Pursuit (26 March 2019)
Researchers embrace a radical idea: engineering coral to cope with climate change by Warren Cornwall, in Science (21 March 2019)
Time to speed up coral evolution? by Elizabeth Finkel, in Cosmos (5 April 2018)
- The Great Barrier Reef can repair itself, with a little help from science by Ken Anthony, Britta Schaffelke, Line K Bay & Madeleine van Oppen, in The Conversation (10 October 2017)