Rachel is a plant ecologist with a broad interest in ecology and its application to ecosystem management. Her research is grounded in theory but driven by an interest in developing practical outcomes for ecosystem management in a rapidly changing world.
Rachel started working for CEED/NERP in May 2012. Whilst Rachel has left UWA, she continues her work with CEED as a UWA Adjunct. Her current projects include:
i) Using restoration records to assess the resilience of jarrah forest to climate change;
ii) Review of experimental tests of resilience and related concepts and how these might inform ecosystem management; and
iii) Testing fire as a tool for the restoration of degraded eucalypt woodlands.
Journals in which Rachel has published articles within the last five years include: Landscape Ecology, Oikos, Global Change Biology, Agriculture, Ecosystems and the Environment, Journal of Applied Ecology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Plant Ecology, Australian Journal of Botany, Climatic Change and Plant and Soil.