Dr Manu Saunders

Lecturer in Ecology and Biology - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Manu Saunders

Phone: +61 2 6773 1794

Email: manu.saunders@une.edu.au

Twitter: @ManuSaunders


My research focuses on community ecology and ecosystem services. I am particularly interested in how insects create functional links between habitats and people, and how land use change and agricultural management influences biodiversity and ecosystem processes at local and landscape scales. I am also interested in the practice and effectiveness of science communication.


  • 2014 Doctor of Philosophy (Ecology), Charles Sturt University Albury NSW.
  • 2008 Bachelor of Environmental Science (Ecology) Hons, University of Queensland Brisbane Qld
  • 2001 Bachelor of Arts (English, Communications), University of Queensland Brisbane Qld.


Dean's Award for Early Career Research Excellence

Office of Environment & Heritage/Ecological Society of Australia Award for Outstanding Science Outreach

Teaching Areas

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem management
  • Entomology

Primary Research Area/s

Ecology; Entomology; Conservation; Agriculture

Research Interests

  • Ecosystem services
  • Insect ecology
  • Community ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Science communication

Research Supervision Experience

Honours, Masters, PhD