Welcome to my ecology and conservation research page!
I have recently submitted my PhD at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences in Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, and am currently a Research Assistant (transitioning towards a Post-Doc) at School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong working with Dr. Jin Wu in the Global Ecology and Remote Sensing Lab.
My main research at HKU involves investigating the use of multiple sources of remote sensing information to investigate forest and tree health. I will look at ways of combining data at different spatial and temporal scales to detect, identify, and ultimately predict tree death caused by insect herbivory.
My PhD focused on understanding the uncertainties and inconsistencies that exist in the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems and IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Additionally, I also investigated ways to improve the remote sensing methods used in ecosystem assessments. The aim of this research is to understand the implications of using different methods to assess species and ecosystem risk, and to expand the capacity of current risk assessments by taking advantage of the non-invasive, efficient, and low-cost nature of remotely sensed data.
In addition to my PhD research, I am also interested in looking for ways to more successfully incorporate environmental issues into policy making, developing methods and tools necessary for spatially-explicit conservation decisions.
Prior to my PhD, I was a research intern working at the Institute of Zoology and Natural History Museum in London, investigating the use of multibeam sonar in kelp monitoring around the British Isles. Before that, I was a Masters student at based at the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, University College London, the Institute of Zoology, and the London Natural History Museum.