Head of Environmental and Conservation Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Oceanography and Marine Pollution
Living in Western Australia
Jennifer is a globally respected oceanographer developing interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to quantify coastal environmental change and subsequent effects on living organisms. A large proportion of the world’s population lives in coastal ecosystems that will experience big threats from climate change, particularly sea level rise, creating an urgency of international interest in research focussing on coastal environments. As Jennifer’s research emphasis is at the interface between oceanography and marine ecology, she strives to improve communication across these fields to increase understanding for truly interdisciplinary transfer of knowledge.
Jennifer is an engaging and inspiring academic who endeavours to deliver teaching with the aim of stimulating student interest and creating a love and understanding of learning and, in particular, of the importance of physical science as an accompaniment to marine ecology for example. Dr Verduin has established herself as a collaborative, accountable and reflective leader. With her attention to core values in relation to respect and diversity, purpose, and future focus, she creates an environment in which teaching, service and research flourish.