New beginnings in Alaska
Former director of natural environment at Te Papa Carol Diebel will begin a new role overseeing the University of Alaska Museum of the North in October. In addition to her work leading Te Papa’s natural history research, curatorial and collections team, Diebel also served as the curator of marine biology collections at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand and has more than 20 years of experience in grant-funded scientific research. Diebel will serve a joint appointment with UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences as professor of marine biology. Diebel’s background is in biological oceanography, including the sensory biology and behaviour of open-ocean and deep-sea animals.