Alongside her research, Christina is a passionate science communicator. Making her findings accessible to the public and especially children matters to her. She works closely with The Deep in Hull, one of the UK’s largest aquaria, as their Scientific Advisor and has recently co-curated their latest permanent exhibit ‘Changing Seas’. Christina believes that clear, fact-based and engaging communication of climate change and its many impacts for different age groups remains a crucial factor in tackling future challenges. Together with her colleagues, she has also developed the Crabby's Reef game that allows everyone to experience how a crab might feel in future ocean conditions when its senses become more and more impaired. The game is featured at COP26 in Glasgow 2021. Christina has recently featured in @compoundchem’s Women in Chemistry card set, a list of 140 (and growing) inspirational profiles. During her regular engagement with primary and secondary school children, Christina inspires the next generation and acts as a female role model in STEM.
Roggatz, C. C., Kenningham, N., & Bartels-Hardege, H. D. (2019). Taking Current Climate Change Research to the Classroom—The “Will Hermit Crabs Go Hungry in Future Oceans”? Project. In W. L. Filho, & S. L. Hemstock (Eds.), Climate Change and the Role of Education (255-277). Cham: Springer
Porteus, C. S., Roggatz, C. C., Velez, Z., Hardege, J. D., & Hubbard, P. C. (2021). Acidification can directly affect olfaction in marine organisms 224(14)
Hardege, J. D., Schirrmacher, P., Roggatz, C. C., & Benoit, D. M. (in press). Ocean Acidification Amplifies the Olfactory Response to 2-Phenylethylamine: Altered Cue Reception as a Mechanistic Pathway? Journal of Chemical Ecology
Roggatz, C. C., Fletcher, N., Benoit, D. M., Algar, A. C., Doroff, A., Wright, B., …Hardege, J. D. (2019). Saxitoxin and tetrodotoxin bioavailability increases in future oceans Nature Climate Change, 9(11), 840-844
Velez, Z., Roggatz, C. C., Benoit, D. M., Hardege, J., & Hubbard, P. C. (2019). Short-and medium-term exposure to ocean acidification reduces olfactory sensitivity in gilthead seabream Frontiers in Physiology