Andy Wiechnik

PhD Candidate

Andy is a PhD candidate investigating how south-eastern Australia’s changing fire regimes (which are trending towards increasingly large, frequent and severe fires) impact plant community recovery, and how these trends can drive shifts in community composition over time based on functional traits and variations in resilience thresholds. They completed a Master of Conservation Science at University of Queensland in 2018 with a systematic literature review of global fire ecology research on ecological communities that aimed to inform conservation management. Andy previously worked as a research assistant at University of Sydney on a metric for assessing the divergence of experienced and optimal fire regimes for NSW threatened ecological communities. Andy is pretty good at board games, has knitted some fancy things, and hoards more books than they will ever read.

Calling for PhD Candidates…