Researcher biography

My research focus is the conservation of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems, in particular conservation planning and invasive species establishment in these areas of low human pressure. I am examining interactions between indigenous and non-indigenous species, and how invasive species influence ecosystem function. My work examines the role of invasive vertebrates as drivers of invasive plant distribution and abundance, and how these change over time, space and management regimes. I study the role of decision making in prioritisation of island eradications. Through my research I hope to further conservation of these last true wilderness areas. My project is a joint collaboration between the Environmental Decisions Group and Terrestrial Nearshore Ecosystems, Australian Antarctic Division.