Assoc. Prof. Buckley

Position: Australian Research Fellow (2007-2013); Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland; and visiting researcher, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.

November 2004-present

PhD: Imperial College London (2002)

Undergraduate: University of Oxford (1997)

My research generates and uses ecological theory and synthesis to make decisions about the management of processes which threaten ecosystem function and biodiversity. In particular, I work on the population dynamics, dispersal, evolution and herbivore interactions of both native and invasive plants. I have used a wide range of approaches to tackle these problems, from the development of simple, relatively abstract models, through to system specific simulation models, experiments and observational studies. I develop models to address applied problems and provide practical solutions.

Current projects: population dynamics, spread and management of invasive shrubs and trees, dynamics and management of invasive grasses, experimental and theoretical evaluation of biological control and causes and consequences of invasive plant alteration of ecosystem processes. I also collaborate with a wide international group of people from Universities, CSIRO, state government research organisations, and regional natural resource management groups.

Research profile




Other organisations


  • UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (2011) – granted $85,000
  • Women in Technology Biotech Research Award (2009)
  • Our Women Our Green State Award for promotion of science and technology careers to women (2009)

Contact details

Location: Room 264, Goddard Building 8

Phone: +61 7 3365 7085


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