Rachel Leihy

PhD Student

Email: Rachel.Leihy1@monash.edu

My main research interests are in understanding the patterns and processes underlying biodiversity and how this knowledge can inform conservation outcomes. I completed my Bachelor of Arts/Science at Monash University in 2015 and subsequently, an Honours year with the ChownLab. My thesis was on the structural diversity of the Southern Ocean Island insect and vascular plant assemblages. My PhD will continue this focus on the Southern Ocean and Antarctic region, exploring biogeographical and macroecological patterns across space and time.