When I'm not working* (or creating websites) I thoroughly enjoy SCUBA diving, photography, taking pictures while SCUBA diving, trekking, astronomy, cooking (food, really), history, economics, and maps, I really like maps.
*I do still enjoy these things while I am in school but the two don't overlap as often as I would like.
I am currently a Scientia PhD Candidate in the SALT Lab at the University of New South Wales. Here I am working to combine data science and conservation decision making to inform kelp restoration efforts worldwide.
Life started in the ocean and today much of life still depends on the ocean. Despite this importance, much is still unknown about the world beneath the waves. To borrow a well phrased thought, more is known about the surface of the moon than the surface of the ocean. What is known is that we are having an ever increasing impact (on the ocean, not the moon, golf balls don't count) and that impact is largely negative. By better understanding marine systems and our connections with them I hope to achieve two equally important goals. First to promote understanding of marine ecosystems work and second to ensure the long term prosperity of the world's largest ecosystem.
If you've ever dreamed of visiting a different planet head down to the land's edge and you'll have a vastly different world lapping at your feet (snorkel highly recommended).
BEES UNSW E26 L4
aaron.eger "at" student.unsw.edu.au