Monica fahey

Senior Technical Officer Research Fellow

I recently completed my PhD thesis entitled ‘Retracing the dispersal of east Australian rainforest food trees by First Nations Peoples with genomic data’ and have a background in the evolutionary ecology of native Australian flora and critical anthropology.

In my current role, I aim to pursue further collaborations with First Nations groups to uncover ancient human-plant interactions and to develop plant restoration strategies that incorporate cultural values with climate-adaption goals.

Other research interests relate to the links between micro and macro processes of evolution, such as ecological drivers of speciation and the role of phenotypic plasticity in adaptation.