Narissa Bax

Marine Biologist
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Battery Point, TAS

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Narissa's 10+ years in marine biology include an undergraduate placement in Hawaii, which extended to research in Panama, where her work on corals began. Her honours and PhD work shifted to deep sea corals across four Antarctic field seasons and diving work in Patagonia. In the 2017 she participated in the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition, her 5th expedition, where she was the principal investigator for the final portion of the voyage for the Antarctic Seabed Carbon Capture Change project. She is currently based in Tasmania and balances global and national research affiliations working to further conservation efforts and broaden our understanding of marine biodiversity.

Narissa identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.