United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Cassandra Brooks

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Boulder
Research Interests
Cassandra Brooks is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. An interdisciplinary scholar, she works across marine science, environmental policy, and science communication largely focused on Antarctic conservation. This includes research on life history and connectivity of Antarctic toothfish and silverfish. Cassandra is also an accomplished science communicator, and was a core member of The Last Ocean, a grand-scale media project focused on protecting the Ross Sea, Antarctica. To pursue expertise in the policy realm, Cassandra completed a PhD at Stanford University, studying Antarctic marine protection. She is currently science faculty for the Homeward Bound Project, a ground-breaking women’s leadership initiative in Antarctica. Since 2012, Cassandra has participated in meetings of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), and currently does so with the SCAR delegation as the Deputy Chief Officer of SCAR’s Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Research Keywords
Antarctica, Southern Ocean, fish, policy, conservation
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group
Current SCAR Group Participation
Standing Committee on the Antarctic Treaty System, (SCATS), Deputy Chief Officer