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I am postdoctoral researcher in the ECOLAND research group, working on fire regimes and related ecological processes within the WildE project, which aims to evaluate the potential impact of "rewilding" in achieving the EU's biodiversity, climate, land use, and societal goals.

I am interested in understanding the impacts of environmental change on ecosystems and finding solutions to protect life on earth. My research primarily focuses on plant ecology, biodiversity conservation, and fire and disturbance ecology. I also have an interest in environmental governance and social science.

I completed my PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2024, where I investigated the influence of fire across the life cycle of heathland plants via traits. I then completed a short postdoctoral position in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group and the Conservation Science Group at the University of Melbourne/Deakin University, where I worked to assess risk to Australian Alpine Ecosystems using the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems framework. Prior to my PhD I worked as a monitoring and evaluation consultant, where I worked with government on the improvement of environmental policy and programs. I also completed a Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne in 2018, where I investigated how seasonal climate and inter-tree competition influence eucalypt growth dynamics.