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Executive Director, Long Term Ecological Research Network; Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University

Emma is a conservation biologist at the Australian National University within the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Conservation and Landscape Ecology group. Emma is the Executive Director of the Long Term Ecological Research Network at ANU which is part of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). Emma's academic interests are in conservation ecology and the integration of ecological knowledge into public policy. Emma has worked in conservation ecology and management in various capacities including research, consultancy and government. Emma's PhD was in conservation, population genetics and phylogeography.


  • 2007–2011
    Assistant Director, Conservation Design Team, Environmental Stewardship Section, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  • 2004–2007
    Policy Officer, The Office for Science and Medical Research, NSW Government
  • 2002–2004
    Terrestrial Ecologist and Project Manager, Australian Museum Business Services


  • 2004 
    The University of New South Wales, PhD
  • 1998 
    The University of New South Wales, Bsc (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Landscape Ecology (050104)
  • Population, Ecological And Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Environmental Monitoring (050206)