Dr Manu Saunders
Lecturer in Ecology and Biology - School of Environmental and Rural Science
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
- Ecosystem management
Primary Research Area/sEcology; Entomology; Conservation; Agriculture
- Ecosystem services
- Insect ecology
- Community ecology
- Landscape ecology
- Science communication
Research Supervision Experience
Honours, Masters, PhD