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Biologist Anne Peters has spent her career studying birds to answer questions about evolution and ecology. For example, she studies the complex lives of Fairy Wrens to monitor their behaviour and discover whether certain traits are genetic or environmental.
From studying the impact of climate change on sea turtles to measuring stress levels of sharks caught in fishing nets, Biologist Richard Reina cares deeply about conservation. He is also passionate about inspiring his students to ask the right questions so that they too can make a difference in these real world situations.
Curiosity driven research is what gets Kris Helmerson up in the morning. He is studying the properties of atoms cooled using lasers; at sub zero temperatures they behave like fluids even though they are gases. One of his research students even hopes to tie atoms in knots!
Palaeontologist Jeff Stilwell travels the length and breadth of the earth finding animal and plant fossils that shed light on earth’s history. The data he uncovers tell us more about bigger picture science such as climate change and extinction events.