My experience spans scientific research, STEM education and community service.
My PhD research is driven by a combination of fundamental scientific questions on the links between functional traits and performance and the applied context of tropical forest restoration. My ambition is to identify traits or trait combination that can benefit decision-making in forest restoration projects.
I am also uniquely invested in communicating science. I have delivered and assisted in the development of STEM programs that have reached thousands of people, and now demonstrate for a suite of undergraduate and graduate courses at the Australian National University, ranging in topic from statistics to science communication.
I author a science blog called rockdocpress, and consult on / volunteer toward other science communication and outreach along the way. Central to my communication practice is the belief that engaging people in the process of discovery empowers us to connect with the world and to explore constructive change.