Tori is an ecologist working as an environmental fire risk analyst with the FLARE research group. Her research program aims to address current issues in applied ecology, particularly around how environmental change impacts ecosystem structure and function. Tori’s current work is focused on creating integrated systems for knowledge acquisition, retrieval, and application of flora and fauna fire response data to create risk-based models to assist with ecosystem management. Tori holds an Honorary Research Fellowship with the NSW Government environmental department, and is passionate about conducting research with applied outcomes that directly inform management. Tori completed her PhD in Ecology in 2019 and has previously completed research centred on exploring how positive interactions improve predictions of community diversity, investigating the impacts of land-use and climate change on ecosystem function, as well as the role of functional traits in underpinning ecological strategies and community assembly. Tori enjoys taking an active role in mentoring students and would welcome supervising students in all aspects of ecological research. Outside of research, Tori enjoys adventuring with her family (including pup – Juniper) and is slowly convincing herself to buy a pottery wheel.