About

Samantha has a passion for ecological assessment and conservation, within both marine and terrestrial habitats.  She completed her undergraduate and post-graduate studies at James Cook University, Cairns Campus.  Her post-graduate research concentrated on seagrass herbivory by marine mega-herbivores (dugongs and green sea turtles) and tropical seagrass dispersal in the Great Barrier Reef.

Samantha is currently undertaking a post-doctoral research fellow on the development of an environmental DNA (eDNA) testing kit for use in biosecurity in Far North Queensland.  Her current research aims to equip non-scientists to rapidly detect the presence and absence of pest species to assist in biosecurity erradication programs,

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  • Coastal Ecology
  • Seagrass
  • Plant-Herbivore Interactions
  • Marine Biology
  • Environmental DNA (eDNA)
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  • 2020 to present - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, James Cook Univesrity (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2012 to present - Researcher, Centre for Tropical Water and Aqautic Ecosystem Research (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2020 - PhD, James Cook University (Cairns, Australia)
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