Alice is currently working as the Conservation Information Coordinator across the broader Australia Program. With a keen appreciation of the natural world, she seeks to create a positive impact across Australian landscapes.
She is working across multiple project areas, utilising science and spatial planning (GIS) to develop methods, maps and models to help answer complex restoration and conservation-based questions. Project areas include - identifying future blue carbon (wetland) restoration opportunities, site suitability analyses for shellfish reef restoration projects (such as Reef Builder), as well as supporting the outback conservation program and other terrestrial and marine-based conservation projects.
Alice has a multidisciplinary tertiary background, spanning from a Bachelor of Biotechnology (University of Technology, Sydney), and a Masters of Research in Biological Science (Macquarie University).
Restoring shellfish reefs
Shellfish reefs are Australia’s most critically endangered marine ecosystem. Made up of billions of oysters and mussels, they once thrived in Australia’s bays and estuaries from Noosa in Queensland right around Australia’s southern coastline to Perth in Western Australia. Now less than 10% remain.