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Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca is a palaeoecologist with experience in Australia and South-east Asia. She uses palynological (pollen and charcoal), geochemical, and sedimentological techniques to investigate how ecosystems respond to various drivers of change over long time scales. Her key motivation is to use long-term environmental data to develop or protect more resilient ecosystems in the face of future change.


  • 2017–present
    Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH)
  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Palaeoecology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral fellow, The Australian National University


  • 2017 
    The University of Sydney, PhD