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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Research

I am an ecologist with a strong interest in microbial community dynamics, biogeochemical cycling, and biotechnology. My career objective is to use hypothesis driven and multidisciplinary research to improve the resilience of the natural environment.

My areas of research include:

  • Microbial ecology of natural systems; including, freshwater biofilms, soils, plant-microbe interactions.
  • Understanding the role of microorganisms in biotechnology applications.
  • Biogeochemical processes in freshwater and riparian ecosystems; specifically, urban stream ecology and restoration.

Biography

I completed a Bachelor of Science and honours degree in Zoology at UWA in 2015. At the beginning of 2021 I completed my PhD in urban freshwater ecosystem function, also at UWA. I am now a post-doctoral researcher within the School of Agriculture and Environment working primarily in microbial ecology. I am also the co-director of a science communication and research consulting company, Ooid Scientific, and currently spend my time between consulting and research.

Current projects

  • Using Black Soldier Fly technology to convert agricultural waste into high quality fertiliser and soil improvers
  • Evaluating the functions and benefits of constructed wetlands and living streams
  • Innovative on-farm water, energy and nutrient technologies and practices for Australian Dairy, Egg, Pork and Cropping industries
  • A Proof of Concept For Technology Enabled Intensive Marron Farming

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