Ian Smith

SmithIPhD Graduate  (February 2015) 


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.

Current Project:

How can shelterbelt structure and resources be manipulated to improve beneficial arthropod diversity and density

Awards / Achievements:

Loftus-Hill Award
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

Other Links:

Twitter: @ecologian

Web: profitablehabitat.wordpress.com

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/pub/ian-smith/66/138/380

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