Adam Wilkinson

The identification of potential links between Fibropapillomatosis prevalence in Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and heavy metal contamination along the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Adam Wilkinson’s research aims to investigate the negative impacts of toxic metal element contamination on Green turtles. Fibropapillomatosis (FP) susceptibility has been suggested to be partially affected by metal exposure, and thus this project will measure the potential influence of such environmental factors on FP prevalence in a number of Green turtle populations along the Great Barrier Reef.