My research interests include community ecology, ecosystem processes, and population dynamics in the aquatic environment. My previous research has focused on trophic interactions between pelagic and benthic invertebrates and fishes, and their influence on ecosystem processes. I completed my BSc (Hons) at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2015, and began my PhD in the FAMER lab at the University of New South Wales in late 2017.
For my PhD research I am investigating population dynamics of larval forage fish cohorts in the western Tasman sea. This work aims to integrate the competing effects of larval growth (G) and mortality (M) to allow for better predictions of larval survival and production, incorporating oceanographic and physiochemical determinants of cohort success, enhancing our ability to forecast year-class strength. This work is supervised by Prof Iain Suthers (UNSW), Dr Daniel Falster (UNSW) and Dr Pierre Pepin (Fisheries and Oceans Canada).
Find my published research at my Google Scholar page here.