PhD, Deakin University, 2017-current
BBSc (Hons), La Trobe University, 2012-2016
Sarah’s research interests include aquatic ecology and biodiversity, and how both respond to a changing environment. Her PhD research investigates inland wetland restoration with an emphasis on carbon sequestration and biodiversity. Specifically, Sarah will review the impact of restoration on wetland ecosystem function at a broad scale to assess the relationship between drainage, carbon and biodiversity. Additionally, various wetland types in the Murray Local Land Services region will be targeted for monitoring of soil carbon stocks, decay and fluxes, as well as levels of biodiversity, following restoration. Ultimately, these findings will inform the development of innovative financing mechanisms for wetland restoration, to guide management solutions that are both economically and environmentally advantageous.
- Awarded Deakin University PhD scholarship, 2017-2020.
- Awarded first class honours, 2016, La Trobe University.
Treby, S. L., Raadik, T. A. & Murphy, N. P. Drivers of distribution and abundance in two sympatric freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Hyriidae, Hyridella) of southeastern Australia (in preparation).