Honours Student: Understanding the Indigenous Australians’ approach towards invasive and native species through their languages
I have graduated from UQ in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) and Arts (Japanese and Linguistics), and now I’m working on my Honours project under the supervision of Assoc. Professor Salit Kark and Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann (The University of Adelaide: Department of Linguistics). For my project, I am looking at the words used in various Aboriginal languages for invasive and native species, as well as the uses of the species in these communities. Through this, my project aims to understand the Indigenous Australians’ approach towards invasive and native species, so as to help inform the management plans for these species.