Ecology and environmental sciences have always been a great interest of mine, and I particularly enjoyed the Plant Ecology and Field Botany units in third year. Mark Hovenden’s enthusiasm as a lecturer inspired me to take on my third year research project, which was studying the effects of increased temperature and CO² levels on phenolics in plants.
Since my graduation, I have been employed at the Tasmanian Herbarium working with data for the Australian Virtual Herbarium Project. Although I enjoyed my time as a student, I am very happy now to be getting experience in the workplace, and I intend to continue working either in the field of ecology or the environment.
Authorised by the Head of School, Plant Science
27 March, 2012