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Dr Kathryn Taffs
BA(Hons)(Adel), GradCertHE(L&T)(SCU), PhD(Adel)
Current Appointment: Senior Lecturer
Organisational Unit: School of Environment, Sci & Engineering - Lismore

Telephone: 02 6620 3045
Facsimile: 02 6621 2669
Location: S Block (S307)
Campus: Lismore

Kathryn is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Environment, Science and Engineering and senior research fellow within the Southern Cross Geoscience Research Centre. Her role includes teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, research in aquatic sciences and she is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning, developing programs and for the improvement of student learning experiences.

Kathryn's research focus is the use of palaeolimnological techniques to identify environmental change caused by climatic variation and anthropogenic disturbance in estuaries and wetlands. Knowledge of the environmental history of ecosystems is essential to develop a fuller understanding of benchmark conditions, natural variability, and key ecosystem thresholds. Such information can be applied within management strategies to more effectively conserve environmental resources. A list of recent research publications is available.

Kathryn teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At an undergraduate level she teaches the units Wetland Ecosystems and Earth Systems 2: the Hydrosphere. Kathryn also supervises third year research projects within the unit Integrated Projects, especially projects focused on wetland ecosystem biology, ecology and management. At postgraduate level Kathryn teaches Masters by coursework, Masters and PhD research programs. Recent and current PhD students have worked on coastal management, estuary dynamics and bio-indicators of water quality. Prospective students are welcome to contact Kathryn for project and research information.

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Last Updated: 14/05/2012 01:04:53 PM