DR Michela Mariani

DR Michela Mariani




    • I'm interested in the interactions between climate, fire, human activities and vegetation dynamics. My research is especially focused on the role of fire, human and climate in driving terrestrial ecosystems changes through the Holocene and Late Pleistocene in temperate Australia. My current research aims to reconstruct fire-driven ecosystem changes across temperate and subtropical Australia. Another line of research is focused on the understanding the role of climate modes in driving fire activity across the Southern Hemisphere.   


    Member of

    • AQUA. Australasian Quaternary Association 2018 - 2019


    Selected publications


    Education and training

    • PhD, University of Melbourne 2018
    • MSc, University of Milan 2014
    • BSc, University of Milan 2012

    Awards and honors

    • Michael Webber Doctoral Prize in Geography, 2016
    • John and Allan Gilmour Science Award, 2016
    • AINSE PGRA, 2016
    • University of Melbourne, 2015



    Available for supervision

    • Y

    Supervision Statement

    • Michela is available to supervise research projects within the broad themes of palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology and Quaternary science.