Sophie Holland


Dr Sophie Holland
Monash University
Research Fellow

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Dr Sophie Holland is an environmental microbiologist interested in the intersection of microbial communities, biogeochemical cycling, and global change. As a Research Fellow at Monash University, they are investigating how Antarctic microbial communities will respond to climate change, particularly in terrestrial ice-free areas. They are also interested in how the changing climate will influence primary production and microbially-mediated greenhouse gas flux in Antarctica. Previously, they have worked with organohalide-degrading bacteria and investigated the biodegradation of marine microplastics.

“Antarctica is one of the last great wildernesses and needs to be preserved to ensure balance in the global ecosystem.”

— Dr Sophie Holland