Dr Samantha Capon
I am a vegetation ecologist concerned primarily with the ecology and management of riverine and wetland landscapes, especially in drylands and increasingly in human-dominated agricultural and urban regions. My work aims to inform decision-making regarding water and land management to protect and restore these ecosystems and the range of values they support. I also have strong interests in climate change adaptation and previously coordinated the National Adaptation Research Network for Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity as well as leading the recent revision of the National Adaptation Research Plan for Freshwater Biodiversity. I am currently a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow with the Australian Rivers Institute and Griffith School of Environment and lead several large, national research projects in addition to teaching plant diversity and community ecology and conservation and supervising a range of student projects. I also have a keen interest in environmental ethics and the philosophy of ecological science, particularly with regards to their role in addressing current global challenges.