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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Cassie Scoble
Research Associate

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management
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Dionisia Lambrinidis
Research Associate - Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology Unit

Primary research group

Coastal Processes and Monitoring
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Matthew Northwood
Research Officer Land-Atmosphere Program (Reserach Associate)

Primary research group

Ecosystem Function
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Madeline Goddard
Honours student - Research Assistant

Primary research group

Ecosystem Function

Qualifications

BSc, Monash University, 2012
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Muditha Heenkenda
PhD Student

Primary research group

Remote Sensing
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Hannah Ling
PhD Student

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Flinders University 2013 Grad Dip Indigenous Knowledges Charles Darwin University 2014
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Emily Gibson
PhD Student

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods

Qualifications

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Monash University) Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Monash University) Master of Environmental Law (ANU) Master of International Development (RMIT)
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Ruth Patterson
PhD Candidate

Qualifications

B. Science (Geography and Environmental Science), B. Science (Honours)
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Maria Odete Guterres
PhD Student
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Sharon Every
PhD Student
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Billy Ross
PhD Student

Primary research group

Savanna Wildlife Research and Conservation Management

Qualifications

BSc (Ecology & Conservation Biology) (Hons). Thesis title: "Physiological stress and disease within populations of the Great Barred Frog (Mixophyes fasciolatus) along an altidudinal gradient in south-east Queensland".
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Kenichi Kurioka
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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Peter Novak
PhD Student
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Tuty Arisuryanti
PhD Student
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Wajid Javed
PhD Student
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Pia Harkness
PhD Student

Primary research group

Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods
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Kyle Tyler
PhD Candidate

Primary research group

Aquatic Ecology and Management

Qualifications

B. Sc. - Sustainable Resource Mgt. & Marine Science (Hons.)
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Veronica Toral-Granda
Ph.D. Candidate

Primary research group

Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods

Qualifications

1996 - Honours in Biology from the Universidad del Azuay, Cuenca, Ecuador 1998 - M.Sc. in Conservation Biology from University of Cape Town, South Africa

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