Head of International Collaboration, LMSU Marine Research Center | PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh
Anna Gebruk is a marine ecologist with expertise in benthic ecosystems, invasive species, microplastic pollution, and marine protected areas, currently finishing PhD in the Changing Oceans Group, University of Edinburgh.
Anna is an invertebrate zoologist by training, graduated with BSc in biology from Moscow State University in 2016. Anna then completed a masters’ degree in Marine Systems and Policies and started a PhD looking at benthic biodiversity and conservation in the Russian Arctic.
Anna is passionate about conservation of marine biodiversity and habitats and believes in informed science-based decision-making as the way forward towards achieving sustainable development goals. Working at the science-policy interface for 5 years Anna has a strong record of leading wide range of projects from environmental monitoring to habitat mapping, as well as enhancing research cooperation through organisation of international conferences and networking events, alongside diverse experience in participating in and facilitating sea-going expeditions including the latest cruise in the legendary RV Akademic Mstislav Keldysh (AMK-78) to study ecosystems of methane seeps in the Russian Arctic where Anna was a head of biological unit.
Anna currently holds the following roles – Head of international collaboration of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine Research Center; President of the UK Polar Network; early career representative in the Artic Task Force of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development.