Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

I have been employed as a Research Fellow at University of Melbourne since 2011.

I work in the ARC Center of Excellence for Environmental Decisions in the School of BioSciences.

I am a quantitative ecologist who enjoys contributing solutions to global conservation problems. My research interests are in spatial ecology, biodiversity conservation and environmental decision making. Much of my work is focused on modelling links between animals, plants, fire, habitat fragmentation and climate.

Representative publications

Kelly, L.T., Brotons, L. (2017) Using fire to promote biodiversity. Science, 355, 1264-1265.

Kelly, L.T., Brotons, L., & McCarthy, M.A. (2017) Putting pyrodiversity to work for animal conservation. Conservation Biology, 31, 952-955.


  • 2011–present
    Research Fellow, University of Melbourne


  • 2011 
    Deakin University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Research in Ecology)