I am an ecologist and lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. I investigate the ecology of soil-plant-insect interactions. I have a particular interest in understanding arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and plant-environment interactions.
I obtained my PhD from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University where I studied the impacts of silicon and mycorrhizal fungi on plant-insect interactions belowground.
Prior to this I completed my BSc (Honours) at the University of St Andrews in Scotland where I studied how silicon enhances barley resistance to insect herbivores.
I am currently an Editor for Austral Ecology and Pedobiologia.