Dr Crid Fraser is the Lab Leader of the Fraser Lab at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU. Dr Fraser is working to understand the influence of environmental conditions, including past and future environmental change, on global patterns of biodiversity. Her team uses a wide range of techniques to address research questions, including ecological and genetic approaches, and has a particular focus on the high-latitude ecosystems of the Southern Hemisphere (the sub-Antarctic islands and Antarctica).
She has published several key papers on the evolution and survival of Antarctic biodiversity, and on the challenges facing Antarctic species with changing environments. Dr Fraser blogs about her experiences in the field at www.ceridwenfraser.com. In 2016, Dr Fraser was named ACT Scientist of the Year, and in 2018 she received the Australian Academy of Science medal for early-career research in biology.