Michelle LaRue

Dr Michelle LaRue is an Associate Professor of Antarctic Marine Ecology at the University of Canterbury, where she studies biogeography of penguins and seals in Antarctica. Originally from the U.S., Michelle graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and then focused her master’s research at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Since 2007 Michelle has been doing research in Antarctica, earning her PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2014. She has co-authored more than three dozen peer-reviewed papers, spent 8 seasons leading Antarctic field teams, and is passionate about communicating science to audiences around the world.
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