2016, Ph.D. in Zoology, School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne
2010, B. S. Genetics, Australian National University
2010, B.S. Ecology and Evolution, Australian National University
Awards and Grants:
2016 American Australia Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
2014 National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
2014 Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment Student Grant
2014 Norman Wettenhall Foundation Small Environmental Grant
2013 Georgina Sweet Award Hermon Slade Foundation grant Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment student grant VEAC Bill Borthwick Scholarship 2012 Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment student grant 2011 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Melbourne Helen Macpherson Smith Scholarship (Science), University of Melbourne 2010 University Medal in Botany & Zoology, Australian National University Anjeli Nathan Memorial Scholarship for Honours, Australian National University 2009 Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour student research grant 2008 L.D. Pryor prize for 3rd-year zoology, Australian National University Antonella Salpietro prize for marine ecology, Australian National University 2007 Field Naturalists Association of Canberra Prize for 2nd-year zoology,
Australian National University 2005 Distinguished Scholar Program in Science, Australian National University
I am interested in studying thermal adaptation in alpine insects and the effects of climate change on alpine communities. My PhD work focused on thermal tolerance in alpine grasshoppers (Kosciuscola spp.) in the Snowy Mountains of Australia that occupy distinct, but overlapping elevation zones. See my webpage for more information on my projects and my list of publications.
This next year, I will be joining the Molecular Ecology lab to investigate thermal tolerance in a group of alpine carabid beetles (Nebria spp.) in the Cascade Range. This will be part of a larger project looking at how snow-field insect communities are assembled on different volcanoes in this range.