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PhD candidate, School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne

My principal interests lie in the evolution, ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes and invertebrates. I have studied fish and invertebrate communities across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. My current project is focussed on the freshwater fish communities in the remote Kimberley region (WA) and aims to: (1) assess the true biodiversity of freshwater fishes in the Kimberley region using phylogenetic and morphometric analysis; (2) identify the key environmental factors influencing the distribution of freshwater fishes in the region; (3) determine the role of reproductive strategy in causing disparate range sizes among congeneric species; and (4) compare the extinction risk faced by congeneric widespread and range restricted species using population genetic analysis.