Sharon Robinson

Sharon Robinson

About

Distinguished Professor Sharon Robinson
University of Wollongong
Deputy Director of Science Implementation

Contact
E: sharonr@uow.edu.au

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Background

Sharon researches how Antarctic plants respond to climate change. She uses radiocarbon signatures left behind in the atmosphere by nuclear testing to date mosses and track environmental change around the coast of Antarctica. Her group identifies the sunscreens that plants make to protect themselves from elevated UV-B radiation resulting from ozone depletion. She is currently a member of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, assessing the various effects of ozone depletion worldwide.

“Antarctica is a truly unique place, at once awe inspiring but also fragile, remote but still impacted by what we do further north.”

— Sharon Robinson