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Aviya Naccarella

PhD Candidate, Deakin University

Aviya is an ecologist with an interest in ecosystem processes. Her research is cross-disciplinary, and her passion lies in bringing together researchers, land managers and communities to work towards common conservation goals. Aviya’s PhD at Deakin University focuses on understanding ecological interactions between mammals, plants, soils, and fungi. Her research explores how we apply this knowledge to conservation projects aimed at restoring ecosystem function.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Deakin University


  • 2018 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of Science (Honours)