I am a current PhD candidate at the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. My project to date has focused on invasion ecology in temperate Australian grasslands, specifically how the interaction of herbivory, competition and plant functional traits determine species coexistence and invasive species impact in resident communities.

My supervisors include Centenary Professor Richard Duncan (IAE, University of Canberra, AUS), Dr. Elizabeth Wandrag (IAE, University of Canberrra, AUS), Assistant Professor Jane Catford (University of Southampton, UK), Professor Don Driscoll (Deakin University, AUS) and Associate Professor Bernd Gruber (IAE, University of Canberra, AUS).

Previous experience (dates listed upon completion):

  • 2015: Field biologist, Grupo de Conservacion de Islas (MEX)
  • 2013: Respiratory Physiologist, Christchurch Hospital (NZ)
  • 2012: Certified Respiratory Function Scientist, Australia and New Zealand Society for Resiratory Scientists (AUS/NZ)
  • 2012: MHealthSci in Respiratory Physiology, Charles Sturt University (AUS)
  • 2009: BSc in Plant Biotechnology, University of Otago (NZ)
  • 2008: Field technician, Landcare Research (NZ)

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