• The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Caroline Canham is a research fellow in the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment at UWA, funded by and working with the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program Resilient Landscapes Hub (NESP RLH). Her research focus is on investigating the water requirements for native plants that live on rivers, wetlands and shallow aquifers, and working with decision-makers to guide regulation to protect them.

Dr Canham completed her Honours (1st Class) and PhD at Edith Cowan University, studying the water requirements of native banksia woodland on the Gnangara mound in Perth. She joined UWA in 2017, with previous experience in the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (Water Allocation Branch) and post-doctoral research at Edith Cowan University. Since 2017 Caroline’s research has focussed on tropical rivers in northern Australia, particularly the Fitzroy River in the Kimberley region working with the NESP Northern Australia Environmental Research Hub.

Dr Canham’s research is highly collaborative, working with government policy-makers, Aboriginal organisations, land-holders and researchers from a range of disciplines. She has experience in collecting and analysing data from plant ecophysiological studies and vegetation surveys in south-western and northern Australia to address critical knowledge gaps, which are common for many freshwater systems.

Previous Research

NESP Northern Australia Environmental Research Hub

Current projects

NESP Resilient Landscapes Hub

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Edith Cowan University

20072011

BSc Environmental Management (1st Class Hons)

20032006

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