About me


I am an ecologist aiming to help conserve threatened species. My research generally centres around:

(i) the ecology and control of invasive animals

(ii) how species’ ecology impacts monitoring

(iii) prioritising management & monitoring strategies

I am currently a PhD candidate with the Quantitative and Applied Ecology group at the University of Melbourne. For my thesis, I am examining the interactions, outcomes of control and optimal monitoring of invasive predators in the forests of Victoria. I am supervised by Brendan Wintle, Bronwyn Hradsky (QAECO) and Alan Robley (Arthur Rylah Institute). I have a Bachelor of Science (1st class honours) from the Queensland University of Technology.

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