Dr Samantha Travers
Current PhD and MSc students
Current Honours students
Max Mallen-Cooper – Effects of grazing by livestock and native herbivores on functional diversity of biocrust communities
Dr Jing Zhang
Dr Marta Ruiz-Colmenero
Past PhD Students
Samantha Travers – Aspects of litter dynamics in semi-arid environments in eastern Australia
Stefani Daryanto – The effects of shrub removal and grazing on vegetation and soils in a shrub-encroached Australian woodland
Alan Kwok – Distrubution and structure of arthropod communities in relation to resource patches and spatial scale in dryland woodland systems
Alex James – Development of resource-rich patches by soil-disturbing animals
Wendy Thompson – Composition, structure and function of Callitris glaucophylla woodlands along a rainfall gradient across eastern Australia.
Past Honours students
- Anna Gor – Livestock grazing consequences on small mammal and reptile assemblages in arid Australia
- Thomas Pogson – Facilitation in arid zone shrubs
- Debadrita Guha – Facilitative effects of canopy soil and shade across a water gradient: potential mechanisms whereby Eucalyptus trees facilitates an understorey protegee within a simulated semi-arid environment
- Genevieve Beecham – A system-based analysis of shrub and grazing effects on ecosystem function
- Gabriella Radnan – Does the morphology of animal foraging pits affect secondary seed dispersal by ants?
- Kimberley Howard – Plant-plant interactions in an arid shrubland: the role of shrubs as facilitators
- Adam Birnbaum – Does the mechanical destruction of rabbit warrens restore ecosystem function in a semi-degraded woodland?
- Vanessa Wong – The effect of tree health on soil physical and chemical properties in Kyeamba valley NSW.
- Andrew McLeod – Spatial distribution of organic carbon in relation to rangeland condition in a perennial Australian grassland.
- Hamish Tucker – The role of isolated woodland trees in soil water relations.
- Kylie Goodwin – Diversity of cyanobacteria in semi-aroid biological soil crusts in NSW Australia: impact of sheep grazing.
- Helen Woods – An assessment of biodiversity of tree plantings in the Kyeamba Valley, NSW.
- Jenny Schabel – A comparison of vegetation attributes between road reserves and adjoining agricultural paddocks in box woodlands of eastern Australia.
- Melissa Stafford – A quantitative assessment of the soil and vegetation patterns at ‘Zara’: a sandhill remnant on the Riverine Plain.
- Carly Constantinides – Mechanically ripped warrens of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.): an assessment of the soil, vegetation and active soil sandbank in the semi-arid woodlands of western NSW.
- Robyn Simpson – Warrens of the of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.): their effects on soils and vegetation in the semi-arid woodlands of eastern NSW.
- Will Cuddy – The distribution and floristics of non-vascular soil crusts in the box woodlands of the inland slope of NSW.
- Niki Huang – Interrelationships between burrowing animals and arid landscapes.
- Anna Mensinga – The impact of echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) foraging pits on ecosystem processes.
- Jamie Turner – The effects of European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.) disturbance on invertebrate assemblages, with a focus on ants, at Fowlers Gap in the semi-arid zone of northwestern NSW.
- Adam Vine – Busting the bunnies: an assessment of integrated rabbit control techniques in semiarid central NSW
- Julien Reyes – Seasonal and spatial distribution of the funnel ant (Aphaenogaster barbigula) in a semi-arid woodland