Past PhD students
Experiment in glasshouse testing rapid evolution of introduced plants.
- Laura Warman (PhD 2011) – Alternative Stable States in Australia’s wet tropics. Now Education Program Manager at Advancing Research Worldwide, Mexico.
- Fiona Thomson (PhD 2011) – Global to local perspectives on seed dispersal. Now a postdoctoral researcher at Landcare Research, New Zealand.
- Raymond Blick (PhD 2012) – Ecological associations and mimicry in Australian Mistletoe. Now a data analyst at UNSW Sydney.
- Habacuc Flores-Moreno (PhD 2013) – Ecological Mechanisms and evolutionary patterns of introduced species. Now a postdoc at the University of Minnesota, USA.
- Rhiannon Dalrymple (PhD 2015) – Patterns of colour diversity across communities. Now Program Director at Spark-Y Youth Action Labs, Minnesota, USA.
- Jacinta Green (PhD 2016) – Fouling on marine macroalgae. Now Parramatta River Riverkeeper.
- Sichong Chen (PhD 2016) – Seed size and seed dispersal. Now a research fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
- Floret Meredith (PhD 2017) – Herbivory and plant defense on islands vs. mainlands. Now an education officer at Sydney Botanic Gardens.
- Claire Brandenburger (PhD 2019) – Rapid evolution in an introduced beach daisy. Now a Herbarium Digitisation Officer at the National Herbarium of NSW, Australian Institute of Botanical Science.
- Susan Everingham (PhD 2021) – Plant responses to climate change. Now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
Past Masters students
- Joanna Buswell (MSc 2009) Rapid evolution in introduced species. Now an analyst at the Ministry for Environment, New Zealand.
- Floor Soudijn (MSc 2009) Offspring size-number trade-offs in marine invertebrates. Now a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Denmark.
Past honours students
- Paul Chachelle (BSc hons) Herbivory on land and in the sea. Went on to a PhD at U Western Australia.
- Karen Bartle (BSc hons) Evolution of seed dispersal ability in introduced Senecio madagascariensis. Now a team leader in plant biosecurity at Australian Quarantine Inspection Service.
- Ellen Couchman (BSc hons) Rapid morphological change in introduced starlings. Now an Environment Advisor at BMA, Queensland.
- Rhiannon Dalrymple (BSc hons). Do clonal species change as quickly as sexually reproducing species? Went on to a PhD at UNSW (see above).
- Marianne Tindall (BSc hons) The latitudinal gradient in spinescence. Now a swimming teacher.
- Thomas Meredith (BSc hons) Herbivory on land and in the sea. Now a lab assistant at the 4 Pines brewing company.
- Timothy Hitchcock (BSc hons) The latitudinal gradient in plant longevity. Now works at Commonwealth Bank.
- Stephanie Creer (BSc hons) Ecological processes underlying rapid evolution in Arctotheca populifolia. Went on to a PhD at U Queensland.
- Martin Kim (BSc hons) Herbivory on introduced vs native populations of Arctotheca populifolia. Now a graduate environmental consultant.
- Susan Everingham (BSc hons 2016) When Native plants invade novel ecosystems. Went on to a PhD at UNSW (see above).
- Casey Gibson (BSc hons 2016) Development of reproductive isolation in introduced Arctotheca populifolia (F1 generation). Now doing a PhD at UNSW Sydney (with David Keith).
- Sivagowre (Meena) Sritharan (BSc hons 2017). Are Australian Alpine plants changing in response to climate change? Meena is doing a PhD at the Australian National University in Canberra.
- Coen Romalis (BSc hons 2017) Development of reproductive isolation in introduced Arctotheca populifolia (F2 generation). Now works at an Ecological consulting firm in Melbourne.
- Neil Ross (BSc hons 2017) Why do spinifex hummocks form fairy rings? Now doing a PhD at UNSW Sydney.
- Karen Zeng (BSc hons 2018) Using photoperiod sensitivity to predict phenological responses to climate change. Currently a PhD student in The Big Ecology Lab (see “Lab Members”).
- Zoe Xirocostas (BSc hons 2018) Does the sex with the reduced sex chromosome die earlier? A comparison across the tree of life. Currently a PhD student in The Big Ecology Lab (see “Lab Members”)
- Jennifer Auld (BSc hons 2020) Quantifying distribution shifts of Australian alpine plants through time. Now an Environmental Consultant at Ramboll.
- Ashika Jagdish (BSc hons 2020) Shining a light on patterns of photoperiod sensitivity in seed germination across latitudes, ecosystems and functional traits. Now a Spatial Data Analyst at Lotsearch.
- Lillian Zhang (BSc hons 2020) Range shifts in plant species in eastern Australia over the last 150 years. Now a Data Analytics Instructional Associate at General Assembly.
- Sebastian Schwarz (BSc hons 2021) Plants with domatia house mycophagous mites to endure wetter climates for fungal control.