Current students

Postgraduate students:

Alice Duong

Reintroducing a natural flooding regime is important for maintaining and supporting a healthy wetland ecosystem. My masters project involves looking at the impact of flooding on wetland vegetation. In particular, the potential use of flooding to promote the success of revegetation and natural regeneration, and for suppressing terrestrial invasive weeds. This could have implications for future conservation and restoration at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve.

Rob Dabal

Rob is a doing a Masters of Science (Ecosystem Sciences). As part of his masters he will doing a research project investigating the ecology of the invasive wetland grass species Phalaris arundinacea in order to develop means for its control and to rehabilitate wetland areas currently infested with the invasive grass.


Liz Martin

Liz likes using statistical models and simulations to better understand the environment and inform ecosystem management. Her PhD is focussed on decision science for managing forest landscapes through space and time to conserve biodiversity.

Sarah Moser

Sarah is studying the effect of environmental determinants on the success of revegetated woody plants in wetland forests. In particular, she is examining factors that influence the persistence of plants planted in canopy gaps (infill planting) and within the perimeter of sedges (cryptic planting). Her aim is to improve our understanding of the effectiveness of these revegetation methods in order to assist restoration efforts.

Georgina Zacks

My research explored the flooding tolerance of two ecologically important woody riparian shrubs. I looked at how depth and duration of flooding can affect Melaleuca squarrosa and Leptospermum lanigerum at their important life history stages. My research provides further evidence that water regime acts as an important primary ecological filter working to control community assembly in wetlands and other riparian areas.