PhD Student

Australian National University

Karene is a PhD student at the ANU, where her research involves the analysis of bone point artefacts and faunal assemblages from lowland coastal sites on the northern coast of Papua New Guinea to investigate subsistence strategies, environmental change and technology.

Her previous research involved the analysis of a tuna bone assemblage from the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, including the creation of size regression models to reconstruct tuna size based on vertebrae size.

Karene’s research interests include human adaptation to and modification of environments, environmental change, human subsistence strategies, sustainable resource exploitation, and resource depression.

An essential item in Karene’s toolkit

“Tenacity, focus, and enough coffee to maintain both.”

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