I joined the Chown Lab in 2019 after completing my PhD in the Fuller Lab at the University of Queensland (Centre for Biodiversity Conservation Science) and the Conservation Decisions Lab at CSIRO. I am a conservation biologist and spatial ecologist and am interested in using science to inform policy and help to conserve biodiversity in the face of climate change. My PhD research focused on conserving Antarctic biodiversity in this era of mass environmental change and human impact – the Anthropocene.
My post-doctoral project in the Chown Lab is joint with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). We are developing a systematic conservation plan for the Antarctic Peninsula to help inform management of tourism, science, and biodiversity in the most rapidly changing region of Antarctica.