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I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow on the Which Plant Where project, a five year joint collaboration between Western Sydney University and NSW DPIE investigating the climate tolerance of horticultural species in Australia.

Research interests

My current research involves understanding plant physiological responses to drought and heatwave events and how we can identify plants that can better withstand these harsh conditons. Throughout my research career I have worked on many aspects of plant biology and ecology including invasion ecology and evolution (the focus of my PhD), plant dispersal, competition, plant volatiles and urban ecology. My main passion in academia is the research process, I love immersing myself into the literature of new topics and as a result have developed a broad knowledge base of plant ecology, allowing me to cast fresh perspectives on challenging questions. 

Community engagement

In my current role, I work closely with several local councils in Sydney to help the public understand the importance of maintaining our urban forests and the many benefits they provide us.

Education/Academic qualification

Ecology, PhD, Ecological and evolutionary mechanisms of range expansion in invasive species, Macquarie University

10 Aug 201510 Aug 2018

Ecology, Master of Research, Macquarie University

1 Jul 20141 Jul 2015

Ecology, Bachelor of Advanced Science (Hons. I), The University of New South Wales



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