Ian Davies. Ian is doing some exciting simulation research to investigate how ecological disturbances like fire influence patterns of genetic diversity within and between natural populations. He is working with me, Geoff Cary, David Lindenmayer and Erin Landguth (University of Montana).
PhD, MPhil and Honours students (most of whom I supervise, all of whom I work with)
Robyn Shaw. Robyn started a PhD with me, Rod Peakall, Geoff Cary and Katherine Tuft (Australian Wildlife Conservancy) in March 2014. Her project focusses on how we can use spatial genetic analyses to understand animal responses to fire, and focusses on an empirical study of the mechanisms by which populations of declining native rodents (in the Kimberley region) recover from bushfires. She is also doing some cool simulation work to study how we can use genetic markers with different inheritance modes to learn more about animal dispersal behaviour.
Brenton von Takach Dukai. Brenton started a PhD in 2015 on the impacts of fire history on genetic diversity in the world's tallest flowering tree, mountain ash. He is working with me, David Lindenmayer, Justin Borevitz, Shannon Dillon and Annabel Smith on a project that focusses on understanding the basic life history of this foundation species of tall montane forests and its likely adaptive responses to future climate and fire scenarios.
Yusuke Fukuda. Yusuke is doing a part-time PhD in his role as a crocodile research scientist with the Northern Territory Department of Land Resource Management. He is working with me, Hamish Campbell (Charles Darwin University) and Keith Christian (CDU) on the use of genetic and stable isotope information to track movements of saltwater crocodiles across Northern Australia and southeast Asia for the management of human-crocodile conflict.
Georgeanna Story. Georgeanna is doing a PhD (co-supervised with Don Driscoll and Kris French) on sociality and dispersal in common wombats.
Melissa Wynn. Melissa's PhD research (cosupervised with Don Driscoll and Eve McDonald-Madden) aims to identify the threats underpinning the declines of reptiles on Christmas Island.
Elle Bowd. Elle recently started a PhD (cosupervised with David Lindenmayer) on the fungi and seed banks of soil in mountain ash forests, and how these often-overlooked communities are influenced by forest disturbance.
David Blair. Dave is an ANU field ecologist based in the Victorian Central Highlands and is doing a Masters research project on the impacts of fire and forest management on plant comunities.
Kristen Abicair. Kristen is doing an honours research project in 2016 with me, Adrian Manning and Fred Ford on the reintroduction biology of the New Holland Mouse at Mulligan's Flat Woodland Sanctuary.
Michaela Blyton. Michaela was awarded her PhD in 2014, and received the Genetics Society of Australia's 2014 Catcheside Prize! Her PhD research examined the interaction between dispersal , genetic structure, sociobiology and pathogen transmission in mountain brushtalk possums.
John Evans. John just submitted a PhD (co-supervised with Don Driscoll and Kendi Davies) on habitat fragmentation and species persistence, and utilises the Wog Wog habitat fragmentation experiment for his research.
Amanda Edworthy. Amanda completed herPhD (co-supervised with Naomi Langmore, Kathy Martin and Rob Heinsohn) on the conservation biology of Tasmania’s endangered forty spotted pardalotes. She spent most of her PhD on Bruny and Maria Islands in Tasmania. I was rather jealous.
Laurence Berry. Laurence recently completed his PhD (co-supervised with Don Driscoll, David Lindenmayer and Ross Bradstock) on the role of fire refuges in the ecology of mammals in fire-prone landscapes.
Felicia Pereoglou. Felicia recently completed her PhD (co-supervised with David Lindenmayer and Jeff Wood) on the threatened eastern chestnut mouse, investigating spatial patterns of abundance and genetic variation in this post-fire specialist species in coastal heathland at Jervis Bay, and testing how behaviours such as dispersal and shelter use respond to fire.
April Suen (Honours 2015)
Xenia Weber (Honours 2015, cosupervisor with Ceridwen Fraser)
Amy Macris (Honours 2013-2014, Independent Research Project 2012)
Robyn Shaw (Honours 2012)
Mitchell Barbara (Honours 2012)
Zohara Lucas (Honours 2013)
Mourad Jaffar-Bandjee (Masters research placement 2014)
Kwan-Ling Ho (Honours 2013)
Thibault Lorin (Internship 2013)
Matthieu Dujardin (Internship 2009)
Constanza Leon (Independent Research Project 2013)