School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
I’m interested in how scientific approaches can be used to promote legal and sustainable utilisation of the world’s forest resources. Primarily this involves the application of DNA identification technologies but I’m also involved with the broader application and integration of complementary visual, genetic and chemical analysis methods. How scientific methods developed in an academic framework can be usefully translated and prepared for use as forensic tools, is another area of focus. More broadly I am interested in ecology in general and am currently course coordinator for Concepts in Ecology III.
Date Position Institution name 2016 - ongoing Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2013 - ongoing External Consultant on Mission United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 2013 - 2015 Postdoc and Timber ID Service Manager University of Adelaide 2011 - 2013 Biospatial Integration Officer Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2007 - 2013 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2001 - 2004 University of Bristol United Kingdom BSc (Honours)
Year Citation 2014 Sparrow, B., Dormontt, E., Thurgate, N., Burns, E., Lindenmayer, D., & Lowe, A. (2014). Our capacity to tell an Australian ecological story. In D. Lindenmayer, E. Burns, N. Thurgate, & A. Lowe (Eds.), Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction (1 ed., pp. 49-82). Australia: CSIRO Publishing. 2011 Dormontt, E., Lowe, A., & Prentis, P. (2011). Is rapid adaptive evolution important in successful invasions?. In D. Richardson (Ed.), Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology: The Legacy of Charles Elton (pp. 175-194). UK: Wiley.
Year Citation 2015 Jardine, D. I., Dormontt, E. E., Gerlach, J., van dijk, J. K., Degen, B., & Lowe, A. J. (2015). Genographic mapping of an African tropical Hardwood - application to DNA tracking. Poster session presented at the meeting of World Forestry Congress. Durban, South Africa.
I am course coordinator for Concepts in Ecology III.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 External Supervisor Developing a DNA Timber Tracking System for South East Asian Timber Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Melita Caroline Low
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2015 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Development and Application of Genetic Timber Tracking Tools to Help Control Illegal Logging Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Duncan Iain Jardine
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Conservation of sandalwood (genetics, biogeography and population modelling) The University of Adelaide BSc (Hons) Honours Full Time Marlee Crawford
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