Researcher biography

Rachele is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland and an adjunct in the Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security at Griffith University. Her research focusses on the study of ecological interactions in natural and agricultural landscapes to inform land/animal management. She uses the molecular technique of DNA metabarcoding to identify plants, animals and other organisms from material in environmental samples. Her other sphere of research focusses on sustainable socio-ecological systems, especially practices that support First Nations peoples and Indigenous land management.