Dr Caroline Canham, School of Biological Sciences
See Caroline’s full research profile here.
What are your research interests as they relate to northern Australia?
I am interested in learning about river and groundwater-dependent plants and working with decision-makers to protect them. My research is around developing an understanding of the physiology and function of tree species in relation to surface and groundwater using a range of techniques. For the Fitzroy River in the Kimberley I have focused on relating the distribution of key riparian tree species to surface water flows, including assessments of plant water relations and functional traits.
What do you love about working in northern Australia?
I love the dust, the heat, the endless horizons, the shady river trees. I love that there is still so much to learn about the ecology of northern Australia. I also feel very privileged to have the opportunity to meet and work with many wonderful people, who have been generous in sharing their country, culture and knowledge.