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ARC Early-Career Research Fellow
All Postdoctoral Members

My research focuses on the interaction of climate/climate change and biodiversity – both in terms of how plant/forest distributions are determined by climate, and how land cover change (deforestation/land clearing), affects local and regional climate through changes to radiation budgets and hydrology. Since gaining my doctorate from Oxford University, based on Amazonian lowland forests, I have worked on long-term forest ecology plots in the global Smithsonian Institute programme, and for the Earthwatch Regional Climate Centre Programme, which involved citizen scientists in the collection of ecological monitoring data. Marine turtle ecology and biogeography and species distribution modelling are other areas of interest. I work with Prof Hugh Possingham and am a postdoc fellow with CEED.