My role in the department
My primary role is as an Entomologist on the Chevron Biosecurity Surveillance project. Specifically, I identify invertebrate species, curate the collection, and offer scientific advice on methodology, invertebrate taxonomy and ecology.
I have 17 years experience in invertebrate ecology, conservation, and taxonomy, with a PhD in mine site restoration and invertebrate recolonisation. I was an academic at the University of Melbourne and University of Western Australia for 9 years before recently transferring to DAFWA. I have written over 40 scientific papers or book chapters, and my contribution towards the conservation of invertebrates has been recognised with six species named in my honour.
- Chevron Invertebrate Surveillance project
- PhD in invertebrate ecology, Curtin University of Technology, 2006
- 1st class honours, Biology, Curtin University of Technology, 2000
- BSc., Biological and Environmental Science (double major), Murdoch University, 1996