Charlotte has a passion for our oceans and predators on land and sea that shines through in her presentations. Her teaching experience in evident in her relaxed presenting style. Charlotte has a current Working with Children card and Australian National Police Check.
Charlotte is actively in involved in research and outreach and is available to speak on a variety of topics, such as sharks, marine biology, predator ecology, ecosystems and the day-to-day life of a marine biologist.
Charlotte is active on social media and managed the social media for the 2019 'Marine Science for a Blue Economy', Australian Marine Sciences Association National conference.
Publications and articles
Charlotte actively shares her passion for sharks and our natural world by giving talks and interviews, a selection follows:
Scientific Publications & Reports
- Shark conservation hindered by lack of habitat protection (2019). Global Ecology and Conservation
- Some like it hot: Sharks in Australian waters. Scientific publication (in preparation)
- Where sharks like to live changes over time. Scientific publication (in preparation)
- Life without a backbone: vertebral structure of 26 elasmobranch species (in preparation)
- Expedition Report for the Pangaea Chagos Initiative (2016). Report to Teach Green and the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- A fish-eye view of the importance of sharks in tropical marine ecosystems (2015). Report to Teach Green and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- Boral Gold Coast Quarry Project Environmental Impact Statement Aquatic Ecology Assessment (2013). Report to Cardno Chenoweth on behalf of Boral.
- Boundary Hill Expansion Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Stygofauna Pilot Study (2013). Report to AECOM on behalf of Anglo American.
Science Outreach & Media
- Tourism Australia (2019). Dreamtime 2019 Mandarin Chinese translator and marine guide.
- UWA News (2019). Naked Scientist comes calling for Charlotte
- Fremantle College (2019). Sharks and their relatives.
- ABC Radio: Drive program (2019). Live interview with Richard Glover.
- The Conversation (2019). We organised a conference for 570 people without using plastic. Here’s how it went.
- Readers Digest (2019) 11 best places to swim with whale sharks.
- Phys.org (2019). How we organized a conference for 570 people without using plastic.
- MENAFN (2019). We organized a conference for 570 people without using plastic.
- Nylon.com (2019). Your synthetic fleeces are really bad for the environment.
- 1MW (2019). This association organised a conference without plastic.
- Rockhampton State High School News (2019).
- 1MWIS (2019). One million women in STEM.
- News Corp (2019). Science students get Skype lesson with real bite.
- Expert Connect (2019). Charlotte Birkmanis.
- Australian Marine Sciences Association (2019). Local Organising Committee for 2019 Conference.
- Global Citizen (2019). These Scientists Organized a 570-Person Conference Using Zero Plastic.
- Skype-A-Scientist (2017 - 2019). Presenting predator research to school students globally.
- Chagos Information Portal (2017). Charlotte Birkmanis.
- Biotweeps (2016). Biotweeps is a Twitter account, blog and Facebook page which features a different biologist every week.
- Food Web App (2016). Co-developed an ecology teaching app.
- Australian Society for Fish Biology (2019). Pelagic shark occurrence around Australia: now and in the future.
- UNESCO/IMarEST Marine Studies Awards (2019). Why we need our sharks. Invited speaker, finalist.
- Australian Marine Sciences Association (2019). Shark conservation hindered by lack of habitat protection.
- Meet the Scientist: Ocean Odyssey (2019). Sharks and where to find them. SciTech, Perth.
- University of Western Australia Postgraduate Symposium (2018). Are we protecting Australia’s sharks?
- Australian Marine Sciences Association (2018). Where sharks like to live (Winner: Best Student Talk)
- Oceans Postgraduate Symposium (2017). Impacts of shark removal on the trophic structure of fish communities.
- 24 Hours of Biology (2016). How sharks rule the reef with Charlotte Birkmanis.
- Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (2011). Elasmobranch vertebrae in relation to form and function.