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Pip Bricher

Data Officer, Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)

Room 221.24 , IMAS Waterfront

Biography

Before taking up this role, Pip was a development and extension officer for the Sense-T viticulture program at UTAS, working with wine grape growers to collect data for a tool to better predict outbreaks of fungal disease in grape crops. She came to that role from a post-doctoral fellowship in plant community ecology at the University of Queensland, and a PhD in mapping methods for the vegetation of sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, conducted through the University of Tasmania. Her relationship with the Antarctic began with her masters thesis on the spatial ecology of Adélie penguins at Casey, Antarctica.Alongside her graduate studies, Pip was an associate lecturer in Geographic Information Systems, and worked on geographically-focussed research consultancies.

General Responsibilities

Dr Pip Bricher is the data officer for the Southern Ocean Observing System, based at IMAS. She focusses on finding ways to improve and encourage data sharing in the Southern Ocean.

Career summary

Qualifications

PhD

Methods for mapping the tundra vegetation of sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island

University of Tasmania

Australia

July 2012

Master of Environmental Management

Spatial ecology of Adélie penguin colonies: the effects of landscape, environmental variability and human activities

University of Tasmania

Australia

December 2006

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

 

University of Tasmania

Australia

December 2006

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)

 

University of South Australia

Australia

December 1999

Memberships

Professional practice

Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Pip has taught introductory and intermediate GIS units at the University of Tasmania.

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Research Themes

Pip's work supports the Southern Ocean Observing System's (SOOS) mission to facilitate the collection and sharing of essential observations on dynamics and change of Southern Ocean systems. Pip does this by finding ways for Southern Ocean data providers to work with existing data centres to store their data, and by developing new data storing, sharing, and discoverability tools, where appropriate tools do not already exist.

Fields of Research

  • Photogrammetry and remote sensing (401304)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Physical oceanography (370803)
  • Landscape ecology (410206)
  • Oceanography (370899)
  • Oenology and viticulture (300805)
  • Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling (401302)
  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Other environmental sciences (419999)
  • Terrestrial ecology (310308)
  • Glaciology (370902)
  • Biological oceanography (370801)

Research Objectives

  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes (180402)
  • Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180404)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Wine grapes (260608)
  • Information systems, technologies and services (220499)
  • Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts) (190503)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems (180403)
  • Climate change models (190501)
  • Social impacts of climate change and variability (190103)
  • Air quality (180101)

Publications

Total publications

22

Journal Article

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Evans KJ, Bricher PK, Foster D, 'Impact of frost injury incidence at nodes of Pinot Noir on fruitfulness and growth-stage lag', Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 25, (2) pp. 201-211. ISSN 1322-7130 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajgw.12381 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Evans KJ

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2019Newman L, Heil P, Trebilco R, Katsumata K, Constable A, et al., 'Delivering sustained, coordinated, and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact', Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, (AUG) Article 433. ISSN 2296-7745 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00433 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Newman L; Heil P; Trebilco R; Constable A; van Wijk E; Coleman R; Williams G; Lieser J; Massom RA; Melbourne-Thomas J; Miloslavich P

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2019Tanhua T, Pouliquen S, Hausman J, O'Brien K, Bricher P, et al., 'Ocean FAIR data services', Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, (AUG) Article 440. ISSN 2296-7745 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00440 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 21

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2016Newman L, Schofield O, Wahlin A, Constable A, Swart S, et al., 'Understanding the Southern Ocean through sustained observations', Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 28, (6) pp. 170-174. ISSN 1035-6576 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Newman L

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2016Schofield O, Newman L, Bricher P, Constable A, Swart S, et al., 'Moving towards implementation of a Southern Ocean Observing System', Marine Technology Society Journal, 50, (3) pp. 63-68. ISSN 0025-3324 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4031/MTSJ.50.3.8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Newman L; Constable A

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2015Bergstrom DM, Bricher PK, Raymond B, Terauds A, Doley D, et al., 'Rapid collapse of a sub-Antarctic alpine ecosystem: the role of climate and pathogens', Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, (3) pp. 774-783. ISSN 0021-8901 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12436 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Glen M; Mohammed C; Lucieer A

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2013Bricher PK, Lucieer A, Shaw J, Terauds A, Bergstrom DM, 'Mapping sub-Antarctic cushion plants using random forests to combine very high resolution satellite imagery and terrain modelling', PLoS ONE, 8, (8) Article e72093. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Lucieer A

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2008Bricher PK, Lucieer A, Woehler E, 'Population trends of Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae breeding colonies: a spatial analysis of the effects of snow accumulation and human activities', Polar Biology, 31, (11) pp. 1397-1407. ISSN 0722-4060 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00300-008-0479-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Lucieer A; Woehler E

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Bricher P, Lieser J, 'Due South: Database of the upcoming expeditions to the Southern Continent', Agenda for the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Ice Charting Working Group, 24-28 September, Helsinki, Finland (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lieser J

2011Bricher PK, 'The plant communities of Macquarie Island: Mappable entities or pareidolic illusions?', School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2011, 28-29 June 2011, Hobart, pp. x-x. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2008Bricher PK, 'Designing a vegetation sampling regime for Macquarie Island', School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference Program 2008, October 2008, Hobart, pp. 6-6. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Bricher PK, Lucieer A, Bergstrom DM, Kirkpatrick JB, 'A rapid sampling method for vegetation terrain modelling and satellite image classification', Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2008: Abstracts, June - July, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 18-18. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lucieer A; Kirkpatrick JB

2007Bricher PK, Lucieer A, Woehler E, 'Population Trends of Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) Breeding Colonies: the Effects of Snow Accumulation and Human Activities', Proceedings of the Spatial Science Institute Biennial International Conference (SSC2007), Hobart, Tasmania Australia, 14-18 May 2007, May, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1094-1094. ISBN 978-0-9581366-6-2 (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lucieer A; Woehler E

2006Bricher PK, 'A GIS investigation of the effect of landscape on Adelie penguin distribution and population trends in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica', School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2006: Full Program with Abstracts, October, Hobart, pp. 6-7. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Mount RE, Bricher PK, 'Estuarine, Coastal and Marine (ECM) National Habitat Mapping Project Report', National Land & Water Audit (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mount RE

2008Mount RE, Bricher PK, 'Estuarine, Coastal and Marine (ECM) National Habitat Map Series User Guide Version 1', National Land & Water Audit (2008) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mount RE

2007Mount RE, Bricher PK, 'National Intertidal/Subtidal Benthic Habitat Classification Workshop Report', National Land & Water Audit (2007) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Mount RE

2007Mount RE, Bricher PK, Newton JB, 'National/Intertidal/Subtidal Benthic (NISB) Habitat Classification Scheme version 1.0 October 2007', Australian Coastal Vulnerability Project, National Land & Water Resources Audit (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mount RE; Newton JB

2007Mount RE, Bricher PK, Newton JB, 'Workshop for a national intertidal/subtidal benthic habitat classification scheme - Briefing Paper', National Land & Water Audit (2007) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Mount RE; Newton JB

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Bricher PK, 'Methods for mapping the tundra vegetation of sub-Antarctic Maquarie Island' (2012) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Marsden-Smedley JB, Bricher PK, 'Periodic mega-fire seasons occurring in drought years', ABC News, 936 AM ABC Local Radio, Hobart, October 30 (2006) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Marsden-Smedley JB

2006Marsden-Smedley JB, Bricher PK, 'Periodic mega-fire seasons occurring in drought years', ABC News (TAS), ABC TV, Hobart, October 29 (2006) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Marsden-Smedley JB

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$304,268

Projects

Southern Ocean Observing System: 2020-2022 Collaborative Sponsorship Agreement (2020 - 2022)$225,000
Description
SOOS is an international initiative of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). Developed over many years, SOOS was officially launched at the end of 2011 with the opening of the International Project Office, hosted by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), and the Australian Research Council's Antarctic Gateway Partnership at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Since then, SOOS has built a network of stakeholders and contributors, all working together to achieve the community-defined mission and objectives. Funding is to cover the salary and overheads for 1.8 FTE, office space for all IPO staff at IMAS, and operational running costs to the value of 40K.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($225,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Newman L; Bricher PK
Period
2020 - 2022
Spatial Analysis of Changing Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Windmill Islands and the Sub-Antarctic (2009 - 2011)$79,268
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($79,268)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lucieer A; Bricher PK; Lieser JL
Period
2009 - 2011
Understanding The Impact of Change on Australia's World Heritage Subantarctic Islands (2008)$0
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($0)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bergstrom D; Bricher PK; Chown S; Hull B; Kiefer K; Lucieer A; Scott JJ; Selkirk P
Year
2008