Researcher biography

Jiaqi is a PhD candidate at The University of Queensland, under the supervision of Professor Patrick Moss, Dr Philip Stewart, and Dr Annabel Smith. Climate change, wildlife conservation, and ecology are among her research interests. Her PhD project focuses on how human-induced disturbance has affected platypus population distribution in the past and predicting where species' distributions may shift in response to future climates.

Jiaqi completed her Master of Environmental Management at The University of Queensland in July 2022, where she developed her Master's thesis on investigating public awareness on the harm of recreational use of sunscreen on coral reefs, at the Great Barrier Reef. Prior to that, Jiaqi completed her Bachelor's program in Environmental Science at The Ocean University of China.