Anna has a Master of Environmental Management and a keen interest in ecological restoration and environmentally sustainable design. Before coming to ARIES Anna spent many years working on a wide range of bushland management and ecological restoration projects in Queensland and New South Wales. She tackled forest policy and governance issues in international, national and state contexts within the Asia-Pacific region as part of the National Forest and Ecosystem Masters Program, and also holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons).
Anna's research interests lie in water-sensitive urban design, storm-water management practices and the value ecosystem services play in urban design - especially in their capacity to mitigate the effects of climate change. She is currently researching how community engagement can improve habitat connectivity in urban areas.
- vegetation responses to climate change
- greening urban areas
- biodiversity conservation
- storm-water management.
Anna has also collaborated on visual impact assessments, community consultation workshops and development of plans of management for local councils.
Anna has been a key researcher on many ARIES projects since 2009. She was the Project Director for the Greening Ku-ring-gai's Rooftops project and is currently a Senior Researcher for the Habitat Stepping Stones program. Anna is also a member of Three Valleys Landcare and ORRCA.