aquatic invertebrate biodiversity aquatic invertebrate taxonomy biogeography wetland conservation

Email Kirsty

+61 8 9219 9445

+61 8 9334 0327
Street Address
17 Dick Perry Avenue, Technology Park, Western Precinct, Kensington WA 6151, Australia
Postal Address
Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983, Australia


I am currently a Senior Technical Officer in the Science and Conservation Division, providing support to both the Wetlands Conservation and Biogeography programs. I am mainly involved with biological survey work, specialising in wetland ecology.  I am also the Volunteer Co-ordinator for the Wetlands Conservation Program, managing 6 volunteers who are involved with our curation project.


• Aquatic invertebrate taxonomy
• Aquatic survey and monitoring

Brief CV

B.Sc. (Hons) Edith Cowan University, 1997 - 2001.
Honours thesis: ‘Using Habitat Characteristics and Predictive GIS Modelling to Aid in Conserving the Heath Mouse (Pseudomys shortridgei) in Lake Magenta Nature Reserve’.

Genetics and Evolution Unit, Murdoch University, 2013

2011 – present: Senior Technical Officer, Wetlands Conservation and Biogeography Programs, Department of Parks and Wildlife
2007/2008: Technical Officer Biogeography Program, (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation)
2005 - 2007: Environmental Officer, Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation)


My current project is the aquatic component to a biological survey of the Mandora Marsh (Walyarta), situated on the border between the Pilbara and Kimberley regions in Western Australia, on the western edge of the Great Sandy Desert.

I have also been involved in a number of wetland surveys throughout the state including:-
- A survey of wetlands in the Goldfields (including wetlands on the Matuwa-Kurrara Kurrara Indigenous Protected Area)
- A biological survey of the Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area
- A survey of wetlands along the Jurien Coast
- A survey of the Hutt River/Hutt Lagoon catchment