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DR Jane Catford


  • Community assembly
  • Environmental flows
  • Environmental flows
  • Environmental flows
  • Integration of ecological theory and environmental management
  • Invasion ecology (alien plant species)
  • Novel ecosystems
  • River health assessment
  • Rivers and wetlands


Has subject area


Member of

  • Ecological Society of America. member 2011 -
  • International Association of Vegetation Scientists. member 2010 -
  • Ecological Society of Australia. member 2004 -
  • Australian Society of Limnology. member 2003 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD PHIL, University of Melbourne 2009
  • BSc (Hons), Monash University 2003
  • BA, Monash University 2003

Awards and honors

  • Australian Academy of Science - High Flyers Think Tank, 2011
  • Best Student Presentation, Australian Society for Limnology Congress (2009), Marine and Freshwater Research (journal), 2009
  • Postgraduate Travel Grant, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Pre-submission Postgraduate Publishing Award, Faculty of Land and Food Resources, The University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Postgraduate Travel Grant, Ecological Society of Australia, 2008
  • Wentworth Group Science Program Scholarship, The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, 2007
  • Scientific Exchange/Travel funding, CRC for Australian Weed Management, 2006
  • Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarship, Melbourne Scholarships Office, The University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Travel for Research In Postgraduate Study Scholarship, School of Graduate Studies, The University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Postgraduate Research Funding, Holsworth Wildlife Research Fund, 2005
  • Postgraduate Top-up Schoalrship, CRC for Australian Weed Management, 2004
  • Fieldwork Scholarship, School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Commonwealth Government, 2004
  • Postgraduate Top-up Scholarship, CSIRO Land and Water, 2004



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I welcome interested undergraduate and postgraduate students to contact me about potential projects. I have a number of ideas regarding student projects, but welcome ~ and encourage ~ other ideas. Please refer to my personal website to get an idea of the work that I do ( Please get in touch if you~d like to chat (