Professor Barb Downes
, Barb is an aquatic ecologist, with research experience in basic population and community ecology in both freshwater and marine environments.
Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher
, Michael is interested in the long term interactions between humans, climate, disturbance and vegetation at local, regional and global scales.
Dr Ian Thomas
, Ian researches in palaeoecology and environmental studies and uses using pollen analyses and archaeological investigations to research human impacts on natural systems and the responses of plant communities to climate change.
Dr Jill Lancaster
, Jill is a freshwater ecologist with broad interests in the biology aquatic insects, their population and community ecologies. Particular interests lie in insect dispersal, trophic interactions and bio-physical coupling.
. Bronwyn’s research examines differing approaches to strengthen palaeoclimate reconstructions in the Australian context, including the application of Bayesian age modelling approaches and statistical reconstructions of decadal variability in Southeast Australian rainfall.
Supervisors: Dr. Russell Drysdale
and Dr Jonathan Tyler
. Parastoo’s palaeoecological research reconstructs the vegetation history surrounding salt lakes over the last few millennia in an attempt to place contemporary salinity ‘problems’ within a meaningful historical context.
Supervisors: Dr Ian Thomas
and Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher