Ms Edwina Tanner

Room 308

F09 - Madsen Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9036 9245

Biographical details

Edwina is an associate lecturer in the School of Geosciences for Earth, Environment and Society, the University of Sydney's first year unit for students interested in pursuing studies in Geography, Geology, Marine Science or Environmental studies. She is also working in the University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science (USIMS) coordinating and promoting the diverse range of marine science activities and interdisciplinary research within the university and externally.

Research interests

Edwina's main area of research is in the field of marine science with a focus on climate change. She started her PhD in 2012 titled Blue carbon budget study of the Sydney Harbour estuary using a hydrodynamic model. She has been awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award for this research. Recent research involvement includes the deployment of a hydrodynamic model of the Sydney Harbour Environmental, co-investigator for a beaked whale habitat mapping study and project manager for the Behavioural Response the Australian Humpbacked whales to Seismic Survey (BRAHSS) project.

Selected grants


  • Beaked whale habitat modelling part of Coral Sea using environmental data and acoustic detection survey data; Cato D, Falkner I, Tanner E, Hamilton L; Australian Marine Mammal Centre/Australian Marine Mammal Centre Grants Scheme.

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