My PhD is on how shelterbelts (windbreaks) can be manipulated to encourage beneficial insects in agricultural landscapes. In undertaking this I hope to increase the incentives for revegetation in the Australian rural landscape.
I grew up in Melbourne where I studied a Bachelor of Natural Resource Management at the University of Melbourne (Hon) graduating in 2008. I have worked as a ranger in Forbes NSW before undertaking a Masters of Environments which I completed in 2010. My Masters results allowed me to earn an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake a PhD.
How can shelterbelt structure and resources be manipulated to improve beneficial arthropod diversity and density
Awards / Achievements:
FH Drummond Travel Award
Holsworth Wildlife Endowment Fund Award 2012, 2013, 2014
Australian Postgraduate Award 2011-2013
Bio21 Institute Travel Award 2013
Australian Entomological Society Postgraduate Student Conference Support 2013