Joshna Baskar


Joshna Baskar
Monash University
Honours student

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Joshna Baskar completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Environmental Science, at Monash University in December 2023. Throughout 2023, Joshna volunteered at SAEF, inspired by a lecture series by Professor Steven Chown that emphasised the urgency of action towards climate change and biodiversity loss. She assisted in extracting location information from Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) to enhance the available data on cumulative impacts in Antarctica. In 2024, Joshna is undertaking an honours research project under the supervision of Professor Steven Chown, focusing on ‘What is the magnitude and spatial extent of cumulative impacts on biodiversity in the Antarctic?’ Through Joshna’s academic pursuits, she aims to build on her understanding of the intersection between science and policymaking in order to speed up action towards addressing climate change.

“Antarctica is one of the most pristine environments on our planet and the one place which has not been permanently inhabited by humans, therefore it is an important place to conserve and maintain in its natural state.”

Joshna Baskar