Dr Katherine Dafforn

Councillor: 2013 - 

Katherine is a Research Associate at the University of New South Wales. She completed her Ph.D. in 2010 (University of New South Wales) and since 2010 has been employed with an ARC funded postdoctoral fellowship at UNSW. Her research explores the interactions between multiple stressors in the marine environment to better understand and manage anthropogenic impacts on ecological communities.  She is interested in broad-scale environmental assessment tools and the development of sensitive sampling programs to detect anthropogenic impacts. She is also particularly interested in the effects of habitat modification on natural systems. Her research has examined invasion by exotic species and factors that facilitate invasion of natural systems focusing on the addition of artificial structures to waterways.



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