University of Tasmania
Research Field: Earth Sciences
Despite the overwhelming majority of Earth’s volcanism occurring underwater, we know very little about deep sea volcanic eruptions. Dr Carey leads international multidisciplinary research teams who study these volcanoes using underwater robots to investigate eruption deposits. She is currently working with ecosystem modellers to predict the recovery of biological communities devastated by submarine volcanic eruptions.
Rebecca’s enthusiasm for science communication is shown in her work informing disaster management policy and practice, and international policy development on the impacts of deep sea mining. She has also had many television, newspaper, and radio media interviews, and has visited numerous primary schools.
Dr Carey completed her PhD at the University of Hawai’i in 2008, and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania.