Alpine ecosystems (Population dynamics, fire ecology, predictive modelling)
Biosecurity (Surveillance, predictive modelling)
Global Change biology (Population dynamics, fire ecology, predictive modelling)
I’m a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA). I am also a member of the Research Centre For Applied Alpine Ecology and an Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Botany. I use Bayesian methods and maths to examine interesting ecological questions. My current research involves: Evaluating the performance of biosecurity programs, and quantifying our confidence that a pest is indeed absent from a region. Examining how plant wood density influences patterns of mortality, growth and species coexistence. (in collaboration with Prof Mark Westoby, Dr Daniel Falster & Dr Rich Fitzjohn) Examining how climate change and fire influence alpine vegetation dynamics (in collaboration with Dr Peter Vesk, Dr Dick Williams, Dr Henrik Wahren & Prof Ary Hoffmann) Examining how soil nutrients and precipitation interact to influence grassland production and composition (in collaboration with Dr John Morgan and NUTNET).