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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, James Cook University

I am a Marine Ecologist at James Cook University, Cairns Campus. My previous research looked into the role of biotic dispersal of tropical seagrasses, concentrating on marine mega-herbivores (dugong and green sea turtles) in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR), Australia.
I am currently working on establishing an environmental DNA detection kit for Yellow Crazy Ants in Far North Tropical Queensland, Australia . This research will assist the Queensland Government Bio-security eradication program. This research involves the design and testing of eDNA degradation in terrestrial and aquatic environments and producing a detection kit for use by non-scientists.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University
  • 2012–present
    Research assistant, Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research
  • 2010–2012
    Fisheries scientist, Queensland Department of Fisheries

Education

  • 2021 
    James Cook University, PhD (Marine Ecology)
  • 2012 
    James Cook University, Bachelor of Science (Honours 1st class)