People

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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Mirjam Kaestli
Research Fellow

Qualifications

PhD in molecular microbiology
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Dr Ian Leiper
Lecturer - Research Fellow

Primary research group

Remote Sensing

Qualifications

BSc(Hons), PhD
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Dr Brett Murphy
Senior Research Fellow

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

BSc(Hons), PhD
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Dr Natalie Rossiter-Rachor
Research Fellow

Primary research group

Tropical Plant and Invasion Ecology
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Clément Duvert
Research fellow

Primary research group

Ecosystem Function
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Rohan Fisher
Information technology for development researcher.

Primary research group

Darwin Centre for Bushfires Research
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Kamaljit K. Sangha
Research Fellow (Ecological Economics)

Qualifications

PhD, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld
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Felicity Watt
Research Fellow
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Anna Padovan
Research Fellow

Primary research group

Coastal Processes and Monitoring
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Dr Leigh-Ann Woolley
Research Associate

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD
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Dr. Erica A. Garcia
Senior Research Fellow

Primary research group

Aquatic Ecology and Management
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Dr Penny Wurm
Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow

Primary research group

Environmental Science Learning and Teaching

Qualifications

PhD, Charles Darwin University. 1998. BSc (Hons I), Murdoch University. 1987. BSc, Murdoch University. Completed December 1979 BSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Commenced 1976.
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Dirk Steenbergen
Post-doctoral Fellow (NAMRA)

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Community Development, Resource Governance, & Conservation, at Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. MSc in Nature Conservation Policy and Management & BSc in Forest & Nature Conservation at the Wageningen University (WU), The Netherlands.
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Adam Britton
Adjunct - Senior Research Associate

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

Zoology B.Sc.(Hons), University of Leeds, UK Zoology Ph.D., University of Bristol, UK
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Dr Edward Halawa
Adjunct - Senior Research Fellow

Primary research group

Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE)

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Australia, 2006. Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Australia,Mawson Lakes, Australia, 1995. Sarjana (B.Eng), Mechanical Engineering, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia, 1984.
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Prof Chris Austin
Adjunct Research Fellow

Primary research group

Coastal Processes and Monitoring
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Dr Mick Guinea
Adjunct

Primary research group

Environmental Science Learning and Teaching
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Dr Mila Bristow
Adjunct

Primary research group

Ecosystem Function

Qualifications

PhD Forest Science, Southern Cross University BSc (Hons) Plant Ecology, University of Queensland
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Dr Julie Ballweg
Adjunct
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Dr Lisa Petheram
Adjunct

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods

Qualifications

PhD (Charles Darwin University) Bachelor of Science with honours (Australian National University)

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