Biodiversity Dynamics

Undertaking research on plant evolution and global change, fire management, animal ecology and conservation decision making.

Academic staff

The following staff are available to supervise honours and masters research in the field of biodiversity dynamics.

Dr Luke Kelly

My research interests are in ecology and evolution, biodiversity conservation and environmental decision making. I focus on understanding animal and plant responses to fire, landscape modification and climate change through ecological modelling, field experiments and scenario analysis.

Project topics:

  • Plant evolution and global change
  • Fire ecology and management
  • Animal ecology (particularly mammals)
  • Conservation decision making.


Dr Kate Giljohann

Research Fellow in Fire and Biodiversity Modelling (Biosciences)