Caitlin in a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia in the School of Agriculture and Environment. She is interested in research that brings together measurement and modelling techniques to observe and predict ecosystem processes over time and space.
Caitlin established her foundations in this field during her PhD in the School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment at Monash University. She expanded on her skills through a Postdoctoral Researcher appointment at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in the USA, where she worked within the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) on quantifying the sustainability of bioenergy crops grown in the United States, and on the Water Efficient Sorghum Technologies (WEST) project to build knowledge about agricultural systems and how to measure them in a high-throughput way. Caitlin also collaborated on projects aimed at improving food security in the coming century, such as the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) project.
As a Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia, Caitlin is combining her interests in native ecosystem and agricultural system processes by working towards improving our understanding of how these systems in Australia respond to climate variability over time and space.