School of Natural Sciences
University of Tasmania
Angie is a PhD student at University of Tasmania (UTAS) studying multi-scale relationships between forage, fire and large native and introduced herbivores in Australia’s tropical savannas. Field work for this project was conducted in the north Kimberley, WA in partnership with Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) and the Uunguu Rangers and Central Arnhem Land, NT in collaboration with local Traditional Owners. Her supervisory team members are Professor David Bowman (UTAS), Dr Brett Murphy (Charles Darwin University), and Dr Tom Vigilante (WGAC/Bush Heritage Australia). The collaborative nature of this project has provided Angie with the opportunity to learn from and interact with an array of people and organizations and to better understand the cultural importance of natural resources in Australia.
Angie is originally from the United States and her love for the outdoors has led her to explore and research global savanna and grassland ecosystems in North America, Africa and Australia during her formal education and employment as a fire ecologist over the past 15 years. After her PhD she hopes to continue working towards the protection of northern Australia’s culturally and ecologically important species.