Role: Research Scientist
Mick Mackey studied Marine and Freshwater Biology at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Tasmania between 1986 and 1988. After monitoring the phytoplankton and zooplankton of Melbourne’s water supplies and streams for six years, he returned to Tasmania in 1995 to study the productivity of Antarctic sea-ice algae as part of his Honours Year. Mick spent the next 25 years working in Ireland, Norway and Antarctica researching various aspects of marine mammal and seabird biology, including a 2.5-year stint on Bird Island, South Georgia. He is currently working as a Research Scientist with the Bantry Marine Research Station, where he is immersed in a wide variety of lab-based and field studies involving macroalgae and marine invertebrates.