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Adrian Flynn

Adrian Flynn

Adrian Flynn
CATALYST 2 Biologist
Research Scientist,
University of Queensland, Australia

Adrian graduated with a Bachelor of Science from LaTrobe University in Victoria, Australia, and then conducted postgraduate research into the ecology of the big-bellied seahorse, obtaining a BSc Honours degree from the University of Tasmania, Hobart, in 1994. After working in a number of roles for government marine fisheries research departments in Tasmania, Adrian spent some eight years as an environmental consultant, undertaking baseline and environmental impact studies for government and industries such as mining, oil and gas. This work sent Adrian to all corners of the globe and was the beginning of his forays into deep sea biology, undertaking studies in remote locations for several high-profile projects. After a successful consulting career, Adrian made the leap back into academia to complete a PhD. The University of Queensland is leading the Deep Ocean Australia Project and Adrian obtained a research scholarship to undertake doctoral study into mesopelagic fishes as part of the project.

Alan Goldizen

Alan Goldizen


Alan Goldizen
CATALYST 2 Biologist
Sr. Research Assistant/Project Manager,
University of Queensland, Australia

Alan Goldizen is a Senior Research Assistant and Project Coordinator in the Visual Ecology Laboratory at the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. Alan’s training at Marlboro College, Vermont, and Eastern Michigan University led to many years of employment in terrestrial field ecology and surgical research. This included extended fieldwork on mammals in the rain forests of Panama and Peru, and bird behavioral ecology in island scrub and grassland in Tasmania. Upon settling in Brisbane in 1993, Alan moved into marine research. Since that time he has worked on green turtle population genetics, crab reproduction dynamics, ecosystem health monitoring through marine botany and color vision neurobiology. Alan’s work includes all aspects of research lab management and support, but his keenest interests are in field operations, with a growing focus on deep sea biology.



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Dave Wheeldon
CATALYST 2 Biologist
Expedition Scientist,
University of Queensland, Australia