Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I am currently undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Professor Justin Brookes and Dr Stephen Kidd.
My research is concerned with the functional genetics and ecology of microbial communities controlling nutrient cycling and other biogeochemical processes in hypersaline environments. I aim to build on my previous Honours research, completed on denitrification in the degraded lagoons of the Coorong, at the Murray-Darling Basin Estuary in South Australia - an internationally important, Ramsar-listed, wetland ecosystem.
The current work aims to inform policy related to nutrient pollution and potential bioremediation of this ecosystem, while also contributing to basic knowledge of similar 'extreme' systems on a broader scale - with a focus on microbial stress adaptation, early earth evolution and astrobiology.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - ongoing Demonstrator The University of Adelaide 2020 - ongoing PhD Candidate University of Adelaide 2019 - 2020 Research Assisstant The University of Adelaide
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 - 2020 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science 2015 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Microbiology & Immunology)
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