Briony Mamo

Briony Mamo is currently a senior research officer in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University. She recently completed a JSPS fellowship at the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) in Yokosuka, Japan and received both her undergraduate degrees and doctorate from Macquarie University.

Dr Mamo's research interests have focused on the varying and novel application of foraminifera on both modern- and palaeo- related problems; particularly where other types of data can be coupled and enhanced with taxonomic knowledge. During her honours, she participated in the University of the Sea with IFREMER and Geoscience Australia and reconstructed the Quaternary environmental history of the New Caledonia Basin. Her PhD involved several studies where the main focus concerned the biodiversity of southern Great Barrier Reef ecosystems. She searched for palaeotsunami in Australia and investigated ecosystem resilience to cyclones. Her fellowship in Japan pursued the utility of foraminifera in natural hazard investigations, the surprisingly high biodiversity of submarine volcanoes off Japan, and benthic resistance to environmental change.

Soon, Dr Mamo will commence a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hong Kong investigating Miocene and Pliocene deep-sea benthic communities and the development of the Australian and Asian monsoons.