I'm a biologist, researcher, and project manager. I focus on genetics, conservation and ecology, including collections-based research. I'm particularly interested in conservation genetics, and how genetic and taxonomic research are used in wildlife management and policy. As Project Manager for the Oz Mammals Genomics Initiative, I work to develop genomic resources to help understand and protect Australia’s mammals. As co-chair of the GEOBON Genetic Composition Working Group, and as a member of the IUCN Conservation Genetics Specialist Group, I work to improve frameworks and tools for evaluation, monitoring, and reporting of genetic biodiversity.


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Stephen Sarre

Craig Moritz

Rebecca Johnson

Stephanie Palmer

Bernd Gruber

Sumaiya Quasim

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