Completed early career researcher projects
Biodiversity informatics for conservation and biosecurity
We are developing tools that will allow users to combine and analyse standard data types in biodiversity informatics, in this case large-scale information about the evolutionary history of species, traits for individuals or species, and ecological data.
Electric microbes: new methods of cultivating subsurface life
This project will verify whether subsurface microbes can be cultivated in the lab by providing electrons directly as the energy source opening up new possibilities to utilise subsurface microbial life.
Using microbes to estimate the health of estuaries
In this project we are using metagenomic sequencing combined with experiments in the laboratory and in the field to unlock the relationships between microbial identity (i.e., who is there) and the ecosystem functions they perform (i.e., what are they doing).