Photo Amber Bateup

Associate Professor | Ecology

Murdoch University

Perth, Western Australia

In a nutshell

I am a plant community ecologist. I have a broad interest in ecology and its application to restoration and environmental management in our human-dominated world.

I use experimental approaches that are informed by my observations of what occurs in nature. I am fortunate to live and work in a place that is home to remarkable biological diversity.

Being an academic suits me as it provides the opportunity for deep thinking and support to pursue collaborative research with colleagues and students. We work closely with local industries and government to find win-win solutions for nature conservation and people.

I teach ecology to second-year undergraduates and research methods to Honours and Masters students.

I believe we are at a crisis point whereby the decisions society makes now will have a profound effect on the future state of our planet and its ability to sustain life. This motivation underpins the research I do with other people.

Perhaps you are similarly motivated! If you would like to work with us, then please read and contact me about opportunities.


PhD Ecology | 2002 | Massey University | Palmerston North, New Zealand

BSc Zoology with Honours | 1991 | The University of Western Australia | Perth, Western Australia


Ecosystem Science Council | Australia

Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee | Perth, Western Australia

Postgraduate Research Chair | Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Murdoch University