I joined Flinders University in the College of Science and Engineering in July 2017 as Research Fellow in Palaeo-ecological Modelling for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage. I am the Coordinator of the Global Ecology Laboratory (with Professor Corey Bradshaw) and a member of the Weisbecker Lab (with Associate Professor Vera Weisbecker).
From 2013 to 2017, I was an ARC Research Associate at the University of Adelaide. Previously, I held a joint one year appointment with the Centre for Bio-Archaeology and Ecology and the School of Advanced Studies (EPHE) as Lecturer at Montpellier (France), and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Oregon State University (USA).
I am an ecologist interested in how ecosystems change through space and time. I combine modelling approaches with fossil data and genetic knowledge to inform how human pressure and climate changes modified ecosystem functioning such as distributions and interactions of plants, animals, humans, and environments, from a deep-time perspective. I write about ecology and climate change over time from the Late Pleistocene (~126,000 years ago) to the present day, and how our understanding of the past can help prepare us for the future.
Environment Institute’s International Conference Scheme grant, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia (2014)
Travel Grant International Biogeography Society Biennial Conference, Miami, FL, USA (2013)
1-year appointment Assistant professor Fellowship, France (2010).
My position is primarily research-focussed.
Current/recent Research Associates:
Current/recent/past Research Assistants:
Scientific journal referee:
American Geophysical Union Books, Biology Letters, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Ecography, Ecological Modelling, Ecology and Evolution, Ecology Letters, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Global and Planetary Changes, Journal of Biogeography, Method in Ecology and Evolution, Nature Communication, PLoS One,Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia and Tree.
British Ecological Society (BES) Review College, European Research Council (ERC), United States of America National Science Foundation (NSF) and Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
Current student supervision
Past student supervision
MSc. in Applied Ecology, graduated with distinction - AUG 2015
General inquiries for student projects in paleoecology such as megafauna extinctions and/or climate change impacts on plant species paleorange shifts are welcome.
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