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I am a wildlife health researcher and science communicator in the Inter-Disciplinary Ecology and Evolution Lab (I-deel) at the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre in the School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Science (BEES).
Feel free to get in touch and send me an email: catharinavendl[at]gmail.com
My PhD Research
Airway microbiota and overall health
in whales and dolphins
Video about one of my PhD papers by the Australian Academy of Science
About the smallest and largest creatures
I recently (April 2020) completed my PhD in the Mammal Lab at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. My research project investigated the respiratory microbiome of whales and dolphins and its potential use as an indicator for individual and population health.
Other Research Projets
PFAS, the environmental pollutants, and their health consequences for humans and animals
I work on a collaborative project to investigate the health consequences of per- and polyfluorinated substances via systematic mapping and meta-analysis.