I am a PhD student in the Conservation and Landscape Ecology group at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. I use a landscape approach to investigate the spatial ecology of fauna following large scale disturbance events. My research has an explicit spatial focus; my current work examines how the spatial arrangement of habitat elements after fire influences the distribution, persistence and recovery of species at different scales. I am also interested in the interface between science and land management and the process of how research findings translate into successful practice and policy. My work is funded through the NERP Environmental Decision Hub and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. I am a member of the Ecological Society of Australia and the International Association of Wild-land Fire. Prior to working in the Mountain Ash forests of the Victorian Central Highlands, I worked on bird responses to fire-induced fragmentation in the semi-arid Mallee woodland ecosystems of South Australia and on assessing the health of River Red Gum communities in the floodplain ecosystems of the lower Murray-Darling Basin.