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Research interests

I use field studies, environmental DNA sampling, laboratory experiments, and statistical modelling to study the impacts of environmental change on species distributions at broad spatial scales. Most of my work focuses on Australian amphibians and reptiles, although I occasionally study fish, insects, and mammals. I am particularly interested in understanding impacts of environmental change on distributions of threatened and invasive species.

I have made significant academic contributions under this broad theme, but also work with industry, NGOs, and governments to translate my academic work into on-ground management.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Biology, PhD, University of Sydney

Award Date: 1 Oct 2012

Research area keywords

  • Macroecology
  • Environmental change
  • Environmental DNA


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