Public talks

  • From carnivorous plants to rock pools: diversity & ecology in the Kimberley, with Dr Adam Cross, at the Kimberley Society November Meeting (2018)

  • The fascinating world of carnivorous plants, at the Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists’ Club October Meeting (2018)

  • Beauty and Horror: the cultural history of carnivorous plants, at the Environmental Humanities Symposium, UWA (2018)

  • Carnivorous plants of Perth, at the Perth Branch of the WA Naturalists' Club July Meeting (2017)

  • Plants of Prey, at the Friends of Kings Park Annual General Meeting (2015)

  • Carnivorous Plants Science Show, onstage at the Perth Science Festival (2018)



  • Carnivorous Plants course, 5-lecture series for the Mature Adults Learning Association (2019)

  • Tutor for SCOM1101 Communicating Science, University of Western Australia (2018-2019)

  • Guest lecturer for PLNT3301 Plant Physiological Ecology unit, University of Western Australia (2017-2019)

  • 3 Minute Thesis presentation, at Perth Modern Senior High School (2018)

  • Pollinator Week activities, at Banksia Park Primary School, with Bronwyn Ayre (2017)

  • Guest talk on carnivorous plants, at Kolbe Catholic College (2017)

  • STEM mentor at Science Cafe, mentoring high-school students interested in STEM subject, run by UWA & SciTech (2017-2018)


Guided walks and outdoor sci-comm

  • Bushland guided walk, at Kings Park, for the UWA Writing the Environment unit ENGL3200, with Bronwyn Ayre (2018)

  • Glasshouse tours, at Kings Park Botanic Gardens (2018)

  • Wildflowers & Superpowers guided walk, at the Kings Park Wildflower Festival, with Bronwyn Ayre (2017)

  • Bush Guardian, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park Botanic Gardens (2011-2014)


Scientific conference talks

  • How carnivorous are carnivorous plants? Investigating reliance on heterotrophy using natural abundance stable isotope techniques, in the Evolution, ecology, development, and conservation of carnivorous plants colloquium at the Botanical Society of America Conference, Rochester, Minnesota, USA (2018)

  • Nutrition, ecology & conservation of Australian carnivorous plants, at the International Carnivorous Plants Society Conference, Santa Rosa, California, USA (2018)

  • Conservation of Darwin’s ‘most wonderful plants in the world’: insights from ecological research and challenges for the future, at the Conservation Biology Oceania Conference, Wellington, New Zealand (2018)

  • Convergent evolution of two Mediterranean-climate carnivorous plants: Investigating the relationship between investment and reward for Byblis gigantea and Drosophyllum lusitanicum, in the Evolution, Ecology and Physiology of Carnivorous Plants symposium at the International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China (2017)

  • Just how carnivorous are carnivorous plants? Investigating the dependence of carnivorous plants on heterotrophic nutrition, using stable isotope techniques, at the International Conference on Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (IsoEcol), Tokyo, Japan (2016)


Chairing seminars

  • Coordinator & chair, Kings Park Festival Science Seminar Series, Kings Park Botanic Gardens (2018)

  • Co-coordinator & chair, Postgraduate Seminar Series, UWA School of Biological Sciences (2017-2018)


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