Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I am a PhD candidate (student) at the University of Adelaide. My research is looking at how we can use different soil properties to create soil corrosivity maps and predict fence corrosion rates and feral-proof fencing performance in nature reserves. My passion for wildlife conservation and Australian terrestrial ecology has driven my involvement in conservation research, habitat restoration work and species management.
My PhD research is looking at how we can use different soil properties to create soil corrosivity maps and predict fence corrosion rates and feral-proof fencing performance in nature reserves. We are using industry standard methods for classifying soil corrosivity potential in arid and coastal soils and developing user-friendly, Australian-specific soil characterisation/classification tools to better understand fencing material performance in these environments.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - 2021 Research Intern (University Placement) Arid Recovery / University of Adelaide 2019 - ongoing Practical Demonstrator (Soil Science) University of Adelaide 2018 - 2018 Conservation and Research Intern Conservation Ecology Centre 2018 - 2019 Research Assistant University of Adelaide 2014 - 2015 Resource Consents Water Compliance Intern Auckland Council
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Research Award 2019 KP Barley Postgraduate Research Prize University of Adelaide Australia
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 University of Adelaide Australia PhD Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 2017 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelors of Soil Science (Honours) 2015 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelors of Science (Natural Resources)
My PhD research is funded by our industry partners (Waratah Fencing and Arid Recovery), the University of Adelaide, and a small grant from the Royal Society of South Australia.
Formal Teaching Activities:
- Laboratory Demonstrator for Undergraduate Soil Science Courses at the University of Adelaide (July 2019-Present).
- Biology PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) Tutorial Facilitator at the University of Adelaide (March 2016-December 2017).
Informal Teaching Activities:
-Nature Education Workshops - Year 6/7 Students, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Australia (June 2021).
- Guided/Interactive Nature Tours (Walks) - Australian Fauna & Flora and conservation thereof, National Parks & Wildlife Service SA (October 2019-August 2021).
- Australian Native Wildlife Interactive Experiences, Conservation Evology Centre (October 2018-December 2018).
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