Researcher biography

I am a PhD candidate studying on Yaggera and Turrbal Country at the University of Queensland. I am often found in the field, on beautiful Quandamooka Djara (Country) and Yarabindjara (Sea Country). I acknowledge Traditional Custodians around Australia and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that we work and live on unceded Indigenous Country. 

My PhD is working to understand the architecture of mangrove trees, and I am particularly excited by the unique structures of mangrove roots. Understanding the function of these woody anchorages across species will support efforts to secure and shelter coastal communities, and their mangroves, in a changing climate. I also design and deliver high school and public engagement workshops for the UQ School of the Environment.