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Current Work

My everyday work activities help ensure that we have healthy waterways for both human and ecological needs.

My current research aims to quantify and describe the ecological importance of base flows and groundwater-surface water interactions in sustaining intermittent stream ecosystems. This research is part of a large, multi-disciplinary project investigating the eco-hydrological impacts of coal-seam gas extraction and coal mining to eastern Australian streams and rivers. This project is funded by the Australian Office of Water Science and involves researchers from the University New South Wales, Edith Cowan University, and Subterranean Ecology Pty Ltd.

Expertise Keywords

  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Arctic freshwater ecosystems
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Boreal catchments
  • Ecosystem ecology
  • Forested Ecosytems
  • Forestry harvesting
  • Groundwater dynamics
  • Land-use changes, Environmental factors
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Terrestrial aquatic linkages

Country Affiliations

  • Sweden
  • United States

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 13 (Other: 13)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact


  • Workshop
    How do ecosystems respond to groundwater drawdown? A knowledge adoption workshop to inform environmental impact assessment,   Office of Water Science, Australian Department of the Environment and Energy,   2017,  
    Attended by 89 state and federal regulators, 88% of whom said they will use insights from the workshop in their job within 12 months

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship



I'm an early career ecological researcher with broad interests in aquatic ecosystems, forested landscapes, terrestrial-aquatic linkages, and disturbance.

My research interests in terrestrial-aquatic linkages, ecosystem processes, and biogeochemistry enable me to address issues associated with the impact of disturbance (anthropogenic and natural) to streams, rivers, and downstream ecosystems.

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania 2009 - 2013
  • BSc Bachelor of Science, University of Western Australia 2003 - 2007

Academic experience

  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) 2013 - 2015

Awards and Honours

  • Maxwell Ralph Jacobs Award, Institute of Foresters of Australia 2009 - 2009

Internal service roles

  • Early Career Representative, Australian Rivers Institute 2016 - 2017
  • Seminar Coordinator, Australian Rivers Institute 2015 - 2016

Professional memberships

  • Early career member, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
  • Early career member, Society for Freshwater Sciences
  • Early career member, Australian Society for Limnology