Research Scientists

Our Research Scientists are the academic and non-academic research staff of the Institute. The research undertaken by our scientists operating individually or (more often) as part of a team constitutes the key activity of the IAE, contributing new knowledge that improves understanding of our natural world. Many of our Research Scientists are also closely involved in the delivery of the University’s Environmental Science courses, and in other research training initiatives.

Professors and Centenary Professors

Distinguished Professor

Professor Arthur Georges

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons), PhD (UQ)
Phone (02) 6201 5786
Email Address arthur.georges@canberra.edu.au
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Professor of Ecochemistry

Professor Bill Maher

Academic Qualification(s) BAppSc (Hons), MAppSc, PhD
Phone (02) 6201 2531
Email Address Bill.Maher@canberra.edu.au
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Professorial Fellow in Natural Resources Governance

Professor Jane Doolan

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne, PhD, University of Melbourne
Phone (02) 6201 5016
Email Address Jane.Doolan@canberra.edu.au
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Professor in Environmental Flows

Professor Professor Ben Gawne

Academic Qualification(s) Ph.D. Monash University, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 1993
Phone 02 6201 3980
Email Address ben.gawne@canberra.edu.au
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Centenary Professor of Ecology

Professor Ralph Mac Nally

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons), Grad. Dipl. Computer Science, DSc, PhD (University of Melbourne)
Phone (02) 6201 5152
Email Address Ralph.MacNally@canberra.edu.au
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Centenary Professor of Conservation Ecology

Professor Richard Duncan

Academic Qualification(s) B.For.Sc (Hons), PhD
Phone (02) 6206 8858
Email Address Richard.Duncan@canberra.edu.au
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Professor of Wildlife Genetics

Professor Stephen Sarre

Academic Qualification(s) BAppSc, MAppSc, PhD
Phone (02) 6201 5657
Email Address Stephen.Sarre@canberra.edu.au
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Professor in Genetics

Dr Tariq Ezaz

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (University of Stirling, Scotland, UK)
Phone (02) 6201 2297
Email Address Tariq.Ezaz@canberra.edu.au
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Associate Professors

Associate Professor

Dr Bernd Gruber

Academic Qualification(s) PhD, Dipl. (Biol)
Phone (02) 6206 3804
Email Address Bernd.Gruber@canberra.edu.au
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Associate Professor: Wildlife Genetics

Dr Dianne Gleeson

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (University of Auckland) PhD (ANU)
Phone (02) 6201 2237
Email Address Dianne.Gleeson@canberra.edu.au
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Associate Professor in Earth Systems

Dr Duanne White

Academic Qualification(s) BSc Hons (Monash), PhD (Macquarie)
Phone (02) 6201 2083
Email Address Duanne.White@canberra.edu.au
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Associate Professor

Jacki Schirmer

Email Address Jacki.Schirmer@canberra.edu.au
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Associate Professor in Genetics

Dr Janine Deakin

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons), PhD (Maquarie University)
Phone (02) 6206 8663
Email Address Janine.Deakin@canberra.edu.au
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Associate Professor in Plant Ecology

Dr Paul Downey

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons, PhD (UNE)
Phone (02) 6201 2169
Email Address Paul.Downey@canberra.edu.au
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Assistant Professors

Assistant Professor in Water Science

Dr Ben Kefford

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons) (Monash), GradD Stats & OR (RMIT), PhD (RMIT)
Phone (02) 62012086
Email Address Ben.Kefford@canberra.edu.au
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Assistant Professor in Environmental Management

Dr Jasmyn Lynch

Academic Qualification(s) BSc, Hons, MSc, PhD
Phone (02) 6201 2517
Email Address Jasmyn.Lynch@canberra.edu.au
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Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Dr Simon Foster

Academic Qualification(s) Dip. App. Sci., B. App. Sci (Hons), PhD.
Phone (02) 6201 2540
Email Address Simon.Foster@canberra.edu.au
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Research Fellows

Research Fellow in Aquatic Ecology

Ben Broadhurst

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons)
Phone (02) 6201 2858
Email Address Ben.Broadhurst@canberra.edu.au
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Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator Contract Research Services

Dr Fiona Dyer

Academic Qualification(s) BSc Hons, PhD (Melbourne University)
Phone (02) 6201 2452
Email Address Fiona.Dyer@canberra.edu.au
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Principal Research Fellow in Freshwater Ecology

Mark Lintermans

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons (Monash University), MSc (ANU)
Phone (02) 6201 2853
Email Address Mark.Lintermans@canberra.edu.au
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Senior Research Fellow in Freshwater Ecology

Dr Susan Nichols

Academic Qualification(s) PhD, BApSc (Hons), Grad. Cert. Higher Education, Grad Cert. eLearning
Phone (02) 6201 5408
Email Address Sue.Nichols@canberra.edu.au
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Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Spatial Genetics

Dr Aaron Adamack

Academic Qualification(s) B.Sc (UBC), MS Oceanography & Coastal Sciences (LSU), PhD Oceanography & Coastal Sciences (LSU)
Phone (02) 6201 2325
Email Address Aaron.Adamack@canberra.edu.au
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Ali Livernois

Academic Qualification(s) BSc Hons (University of Guelph), PhD (ANU)
Phone (02) 62012280
Email Address ali.livernois@canberra.edu.au
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Conservation and Population Genetics

Dr Anna MacDonald

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons) (University of Sheffield), PhD (University of Canberra)
Phone (02) 6201 5410
Email Address anna.macdonald@canberra.edu.au
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Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantitative Scenario Modelling

Dr David Pepper

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hon I), PhD (University of Sydney)
Email Address David.Pepper@canberra.edu.au
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Ecology

Dr Elise Furlan

Academic Qualification(s) BSc Hons, PhD (Melbourne University)
Phone (02) 6201 5528
Email Address Elise.Furlan@canberra.edu.au
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Conservation

Dr Lisa Doucette

Academic Qualification(s) BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Phone (02) 6201 2310
Email Address Lisa.Doucette@canberra.edu.au
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Plant Invasion Ecology

Dr Lizzie Wandrag

Academic Qualification(s) PhD Ecology, University of Lincoln, MSc Ecology, University of Aberdeen, BSc (Hons) Ecology, University of Stirling
Email Address Lizzie.Wandrag@canberra.edu.au
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Fish and Ecology & Genetics

Dr Peter Unmack

Academic Qualification(s) BAppSc (Hons), PhD
Phone (02) 6201 5528
Email Address Peter.Unmack@canberra.edu.au
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