I am an applied ecologist with a passion for conservation. I am broadly interested in conservation science, with a specific focus on human impacts on tropical biodiversity, forest restoration, and prioritization of conservation actions.
Currently I am completing a PhD at James Cook University under the supervision of Prof William Laurance. The aim of my project is to anticipate the future impacts of infrastructure expansion, particularly road network expansion, in the Asia-Pacific region. By understanding how road networks spread, and drive land-cover change, I hope to predict the areas that may be at greatest risk from planned developments.
Previously I completed a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Masters in Protected Area Management. My Masters included a research project looking at species composition and seed collection in tropical forest restoration. After completing my Masters I spent two years working as a Geospatial Technician on various research projects in land management and conservation. I have also spent time travelling in Madagascar, South America, Norway, Indonesia, and India; including conducting field work in Madagascar.