I am an ecologist with a passion for conservation biology, molecular ecology, and evolutionary biology. I am also a keen field naturalist (not naturist!), and enjoy birding, spotlighting, and other wildlife-related activities.
I have experience in many aspects of research, having contributed in the past to projects examining the trophic cascade effects of apex predator removal, as well as assisted with numerous monitoring surveys in an array of terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
I began a PhD with the Fenner School in 2015, under the supervision of Sam Banks and David Lindenmayer, having spent the previous two years working as a botanist and ecologist for a specialist environmental consultancy. Conducting dozens of environmental impact assessments led me to the realisation that there is still much that is unknown about Australia’s native ecosystems, and I decided to contribute to our growing understanding of ecosystem dynamics through an investigation of one of Australia’s most iconic eucalypts, mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans).