I am interested in the ecological interactions between fungi, plants and animals. This broad interest incorporates mycology, botany, taxonomy, molecular biology, conservation biology and plant pathology, with a special focus on tropical ecosystems.

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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2014 - Daniel McAlpine Medal for outstanding early career research in mycology

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 19+ research outputs authored by Dr Sandra Abell from 2006 onwards.

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Department of the Environment and Energy - Caring for our Country - Target Area Grant

Bettongia tropica population status, viability and impacts of fire

Indicative Funding
$262,579 over 4 years (administered by World Wildlife Fund for Nature Australia)
Northern Bettong (Bettongia tropica) populations are in decline across its range due to loss of habitat, food source availability, competition, predation, and altered fire and grazing regimes. Landscape-scale surveys across lB. tropica's range in the Wet Tropics bioregion have not been conducted for 17 years. This Caring for Our Country funded project will estimate the current populationstatus in far north Queensland, using new remote sensing technologies (including camera traps and the molecular analysis of oorts*), and address multiple threats in delivering recovery actions, and for the survival of the Northern Bettong.
Christine Hof, Darren Grover, Sandra Abell, L Joseph and Lana Little in collaboration with Tegan Whitehead, Susan Nuske, Jessica Koleck and Stephanie Todd (World Wildlife Fund for Nature Australia, College of Science & Engineering, Department of Environment and Heritage (SA) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service)
Bettongia tropica (Potoroidae); Population; Fire; oorts; Impacts; resources

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Biodiversity and Phylogeography of Mountain-top fungi (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Population genetics and non-invasive population estimation of the endangered northern bettong, Bettongia tropica (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • An Assessment of Monotypic Genus Septogarcinia Kosterm., Australian Garcinia, Hybridization, Biogeography and Evolution in Garcinia (Clusiaceae) (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Interactions Among Fungi, Ants, and the Ant-plant Myrmecodia beccarii (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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