Michelle is interested in species persistence in human-altered landscapes and effectively monitoring disturbed ecological communities to better inform
conservation management. She has a background in invasion biology, plant–animal interactions, and arid ecology, and over the past 10 years has monitored
terrestrial plant and animal communities in arid, Mediterranean and tropical regions across four different countries. Michelle has collaborated with
various stakeholders with diverse conservation approaches to execute conservation-related projects and facilitate large-scale ecological monitoring
projects. Her current research focuses on Australia’s temperate woodland birds and will bring together information from existing government and NGO
monitoring programs to explore the cost-effectiveness of management actions that benefit the entire ecological community.