Researcher biography

I am a quantitative ecologist exploring new ways to (1) understand how natural communities are formed and (2) predict how they will change over time. As a DECRA fellow at UQ, my current research focuses on developing computational tools and adapting techniques from statistical forecasting to study how organisms and ecosystems respond to environmental change. This work can be applied to investigate natural dynamics for a range of ecological systems including wild birds, ectoparasites and microbes.

I am currently seeking PhD candidates with interests and/or skills in data analysis, statistical programming and quantitative ecology to develop multivariate forecast tools and evaluate their abilities to predict how species occurrences, abundances and diversities respond to change.