My current research focuses on understanding the success of invasive plants, plant and vegetation responses to climate change, plant conservation and adaptation under climate change. I also lead the Green Cities project at Macquarie University in collaboration with Western Sydney University and NSW Office of Environment & Heritage. Specific projects include:
- Understanding plant success in novel ranges
- Responses of invasive plants to elevated CO2
- Climate change and threatened species
- Ecological impacts of Myrtle rust
- Evolutionary ecology of smoke-promoted germination
- Facilitating green cities
Research collaborators on some of these projects include Dr Tony Auld, Dr Angus Carnegie, Professor David Ellsworth, Dr Linda Beaumont, Dr Rachael Gallagher, Professor Lesley Hughes.
I am Director of the MQ Centre for Green Cities and Deputy Director of the Biodiversity Node of the NSW Adaptation Hub.
I am on the Board of Bush Heritage and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and am a Council Member of the Australian Flora Foundation.
I am currently supervising a number of Masters and PhD students. Follow the links from the lab members page to learn more.
Click here for a list of my publications.
Google Scholar citations page is here
Thomson Reuters Researcher ID G-9726-2012