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Aditee obtained her BSc degree in botany from Presidency College, Calcutta, India. After an MSc in Ecosystems Analysis and Governance from Warwick University, she changed tack to model microscopic marine animals, the zooplankton. Suitably enthralled, she then pursued a PhD (Scottish Association for Marine Science /OU) on this topic, developing a suite of novel mechanistic zooplankton models. While working on a NERC project further developing these models, she was the managing editor for the Journal of Plankton Research. Aditee then took a break from science to experience life on the other side, firstly as a climate research officer for Welsh Local Government Association, and then as Biodiversity Officer for Bridgend County Borough Council. After a break for matters maternal, she re-entered science firstly on a life-cycle-analysis project as part of the Carbon Trust’s “Algal Biofuels Challenge”, and most recently returning to modelling zooplankton, on the FP7 Integrated Science project, EuroBASIN.
2016 Update: Aditee is now a Lecturer in the School of Biosciences at Swansea University.
2017 Update: Read about Aditee’s experience of Welsh Crucible and her latest research in our blog.