Staff

RIEL is privileged to build upon some of the most important collaborations in tropical research. Our growing network of colleagues and organisational partners is the irreplaceable energetic asset that will carry us forward.

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Jeremy Freeman
PhD Student
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Dr E.O. Menge
Ecologist

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

Enock Menge holds the BSc and MSc (Egerton University) and PhD from Charles Darwin University. For his PhD, Dr Menge examined the invasiveness of rubber bush (Calotropis procera) in the semi-arid environment of northern Australia. The research investigated the reproductive ecology, seed germination responses to temperature and water stress, dispersal ability and population growth, the role of disturbance in the spread of rubber bush, the potential distribution of the species in Australia and the overall weed risk, concluding with a synthesis and a series of recommendations for its management. The thesis comprises of various publications that may be found in the list of publications.
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Ronju Ahammad
PhD Candidate (Forest Science)

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods

Qualifications

BSc (Honours degree in Forestry), Institute of Forestry, Chittagong University, Bangladesh; MS (Ecosystems, Governance and Globalisation), Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm University, Sweden
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Harinandanan Paramjyothi
PhD Student

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management
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Jillianne Segura
PhD Student

Qualifications

Bachelor of Land and Water Science, University of Sydney.
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Erin Westerhuis
PhD Student

Qualifications

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Tropical and Arid Ecology) Bachelor Science (Honours)
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Pia Harkness
PhD Student

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods
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Kate van Wezel
PhD student

Primary research group

Darwin Centre for Bushfires Research

Qualifications

MSc (Conservation Biology), University of Queensland; BSc (Biology), Utrecht University
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Amélie Corriveau
PhD Student

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

B.Sc. (Ag. & Env. Sc) Honours, Environmental Biology - Wildlife Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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Rebecca Lehrke
PhD Student

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science - specialising in Ecology and Master of Science in Biosecurity and Conservation
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Bryan Baker
PhD Student

Primary research group

Aquatic Ecology and Management
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Cara Ellen Penton
PhD Candidate

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Ecology) (Hons). Thesis Title 'The effects of changing fire regimes and climate on small mammals in the Grampian National Park'.
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Amanda Lilleyman
PhD student and Research Associate for TSR NESP Project 5.1.1

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Hons)
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Kenichi Kurioka
PhD Student
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Peter Novak
PhD Student
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Tuty Arisuryanti
PhD Student
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Robin Leppitt
PhD

Qualifications

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons)
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Wajid Javed
PhD Student
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Ben McGowan
PhD Student

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