Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
All Sam ever wanted to do was be a park ranger, but after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (Conservation Technology) at the University of New England, NSW, it was difficult to land a park ranger job. Sam remained keen to work in the field of environmental management so for the last 20 years has worked at TAFE SA teaching others how to be Park Rangers. Sam is also an active volunteer with Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries, the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and the Earth Hour program. When the opportunity arose to work on the Wild Orchid Watch project as a PhD student Sam jumped at the chance. Sam is researching how wild Australian orchids are being impacted by climate change and what can be done about it.