Kirsten Müller part of all-female scientific coalition calling for protection of Antarctic Peninsula

Friday, October 23, 2020

IC3's Kirsten M. Müller is one of 289 signatories calling for a new marine protected area in the Antarctic

Group of female scientists in AntarcticaA new commentary piece published in Nature outlines the current threats to the Western Antarctic Peninsula and identifies actions necessary to protect the area, including the region’s precious biodiversity and the surrounding seas. More than 280 women in STEMM who have participated in the Homeward Bound initiative are co-signatories to the piece, including UWaterloo's Kirsten M. Müller<--break->

"The signatories to [the Nature] article participated in a global initiative called Homeward Bound, which aims to elevate the voices of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine as leaders to influence how policies and decisions are made for the future of our planet."

Muller headshotA global initiative that organizes expeditions for women to , Homeward Bound was created 'to increase the influence and impact of women leading with a STEMM background in making decisions that shape the future of our planet'.

Müller is a professor in the department of Biology and Assistant Vice-President Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. She carries out research in Phycology and is a world expert on the Bangiales.


Sources:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02939-5

http://homewardboundprojects.com.au/about/governance-structure/

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