Researcher biography

I am the Project Manager for the Threatened Species Index (TSX) at the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). The TSX integrates long-term monitoring data for Australia’s threatened species. The core of my job is liaising with data custodians from across the country to help them enter their hard-won field data into the TSX, ensuring it provides up-to-date estimates of change in the abundance of Australia’s threatened species. Outside of my TSX role, I continue to pursue research at the intersection of applied ecology and herpetology. I study the spatial and temporal dynamics of reptiles and amphibians at landscape-scales, seeking insights into population processes to guide conservation planning. I also work on the impacts of chytridiomycosis on threatened frogs, with particular interest in environmental factors that reduce disease risk and provide habitat-based mechanisms for conservation management.