Good news! I received a UQ Early Career Researcher Grant! This $40,000 in research funding will be used for dormancy-coexistence experiments over the 2019 academic year. Stay tuned!

I’m honored to be invited to speak to the incoming biological sciences PhD students at the annual UQ Postgrad Conference. I will discuss research, career advice, and tips for making the best of your postgraduate degree. I can’t wait to share some tangible tools that these junior scientists can use to make the most out of graduate school (and have fun while doing it!).

Welcome to Montana Hickey! Montana is a 2nd year UQ undergraduate student, majoring in plant science. Montana is going to work as a summer research technician developing her quantitative skills by working on our dormancy meta-analysis, focusing on terrestrial plants.

Congratulations to Genia Hill, Masters of environmental management student on being awarded a UQ summer research scholarship! Genia will be working on our ongoing dormancy meta-analysis, focusing on aquatic organisms.

New paper: Congratulations to Shurin PhD student Hamanda Cavalheri on the acceptance of her first chapter in Oikos! I had a great time helping out on this work. It is also the 3rd paper that I have published in Oikos this year and I have to say the editors, staff and reviewers were all around professional and constructive. Highly recommend!

Exciting news - Although I’m sad to be leaving so many amazing friends and scientists at UCSD, I’m thrilled to begin my next academic adventure at the University of Queensland working with Dr. Margie Mayfield!