Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5218
AUT City Campus
46 Wakefield Street
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology - 2016 - Lincoln University New Zealand
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) Ecological Science, Honours Ecology – 2009 – University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Memberships and Affiliations:
Member - International Pest Risk Research Group (iPRRG)
Jennifer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Associate Professor Hannah Buckley and Dr Bradley Case as part of a National Science Challenge research team. She completed her PhD in 2016 at the Bio Protection Research Centre, Lincoln University New Zealand. She is originally from the UK, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh.
- SCIE701 - Project supervisor
- ENVS622 - Lecturer
- CONS804 - Lecturer
- ECOL602 - Teaching Assistant
- Terrestrial biodiversity and conservation
- Plant invasions
- Spatial ecology
- Ecological modelling
Jennifer’s background is in ecological modelling, and some of her previous work includes spatial and population modelling of invasive weeds, individual based forest dynamic modelling, and using multispectral imagery to measure pasture growth.
Jennifer is particularly interested in landscape and quantitative ecology, and how we can use technology in novel ways to answer ecological questions.
Current Research Projects:
Jennifer is currently part of a research team examining native biodiversity in agroecosystems from a social, ecological and economic perspective. She is working across all three of these aspects. Some of the work she is doing includes spatial analysis of social factors affecting conservation, modelling the economic implications of conservation on farm, and landscape-scale modelling of fragmentation and biodiversity.