• Research Assistant, Computational Ecology Group, Macquarie University (2011-2012)
  • Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours, First Class), Macquarie University (2011-2012)
  • Bachelor of Marine Science, Macquarie University (2007-2010)

My current research focuses on a population of scleractinian corals (Plesiastraea versipora) found at Fairlight, Sydney Harbour. My aim is to capture the population’s demographic rates (eg. growth, fecundity and survivorship) to build a population matrix model that will identify the most sensitive life history stages to environmental change.¬†Comparisons with existing data from locations on the Great Barrier Reef will shed light on the traits and demographic rates required for tropical corals to expand to temperate habitats.