Lecturer in conservation biology and microbial ecology, Edith Cowan University

Anna is a Lecturer in conservation biology and microbial ecology in the School of Science at Edith Cowan University. Anna is also the Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator in the Science and Mathematics Discipline. She teaches in the areas of biology, ecology, environmental science and science communication.
Anna has experience working with soil microbes, plant-fungal-fauna interactions and fungal plant pathogens in native ecosystems, plantation forests and agriculture in both Australasia and Scandinavia. Recent research interests include understanding the impact of disturbances (such as drought, fire and urbanisation) on microbial ecology and ecosystem health, and using molecular tools to answer broad ecological and management-based questions.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer in molecular ecology, Edith Cowan University
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral research associate, Murdoch University
  • 2010–2013
    Research associate, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • 2006–2010
    Postdoctoral fellow, Scion, New Zealand


  • 2007 
    University of Tasmania, PhD