Researcher biography

I am a PhD candidate studying community ecology. My thesis examines the role of dispersal through several lenses, but broadly as a structuring mechanism of novel plant communities. Using a model annual plant system located within a heavily modified landscape in the Western Australian wheatbelt, I explore the extent to which dispersal contributes to the formation and persistence of novel communities in light of global environmental change. My thesis is supervised by Professor Margie Mayfield, Dr John Dwyer, and Dr Karlo Hock.