Meet our remarkable people

The Environmental Futures Research Institute has a diverse group of researchers, affiliates and professional staff. To find out more about our members’ individual research strengths and PhD supervision, follow the links to their Griffith Experts profiles.

Director

Professor Zhihong Xu

  • Biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nutrients
  • Climate change and food security
  • Forest Soils and ecosystem management
  • Global climate change and forest management
  • Soil and environmental chemistry
  • Stable isotope and nuclear magnetic resonance techniques
  • Sustainable landscape and food production
  • Tree nutrition and forest ecophysiology
  • Wood quality and chemistry

Deputy Director

Professor Huijun Zhao

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Nanomaterials science
  • Catalysts & Catalysis
  • Water resource management
  • Nature product Chemistry
  • Energy Storage and conservation

Deputy Director

Professor Darryl Jones

  • Urban ecology and wildlife management
  • Urbanisation and the way certain species are adapting to this process
  • Megapodes (mound-builders)
  • Corvids
  • Implications of garden bird feeding

Full members

Adjunct members

  • Dr Louise Ashton
  • Dr Edinur Hisham Atan
  • Dr Sandra Berry
  • Ms Amy Blacker
  • Dr Jason Byrne
  • Dr Bryony Caswell
  • Dr Rongxiao Che
  • Dr Sonya Clegg
  • Dr John Coulter
  • Mr Bob Coutts
  • Dr Richard Donaghey
  • Dr Peggy Eby
  • Mr Gudju Gudju Fourmile
  • Dr Amanda Freeman
  • Prof Hossein Ghadiri
  • Dr Ruma Ghosh
  • Dr Ronda Green
  • Prof Russell Haines
  • Dr Willow Hallgren
  • Prof Barbara Holland
  • Dr Shahla Hosseini Bai
  • Dr Kees Hulsman
  • Ms Paula Ibell
  • Prof Chris Johnson
  • Dr John Kanowski
  • Dr Ali Karami Varnamkhasti
  • Dr Aila Keto
  • Dr Jon Knight
  • Dr Peter Lindsey
  • Ms Jenny Lynch
  • Prof Judith Masters
  • Dr Bennet McComish
  • Dr Catherine Moran
  • Dr Matthew Parks
  • Dr Gareth Price
  • Dr Kent Redford
  • Dr Frederique Reverchon
  • Prof Bing So
  • Dr Sankar Subramanian
  • Dr Zhiyong Tang
  • Dr Anand Tuluram
  • Prof Dan Wang
  • A/Prof Weijin Wang
  • Prof Stephen Webb
  • Dr Graham Wise
  • Dr Chengyuan Xu
  • Prof Huagui Yang
  • Prof Haimin Zhang
  • Manyun Zhang
  • Dr Yaling Zhang

Visiting researchers

  • Rongxiao Che
  • Zhiliang Cheng
  • Jiancai Deng
  • Li Fu
  • Ms Qi Jiang
  • Devin Jones
  • Maria Ribas
  • Maria Puig Ribas
  • Ruiz Aravena Manuel
  • David Salles
  • Sabrina Shu
  • Iman Tahmasbian
  • Waicheng Thang
  • Dan Xiao
  • Ms Yan Xu
  • Juan Zhang
  • Weiping Zhang
  • Qingzhou Zhao
  • Xiaole Zhao

Research staff

  • Mr Shaun Adams
  • Dr Ido Bar
  • Dr Shan Chen
  • Mr Liam Chirio
  • Dr Yuhai Dou
  • Dr William Feeney
  • Dr Laura Grogan
  • Dr Chat Kanchana-Udomkan
  • Dr Heather Keith
  • Dr Douglas Kerlin
  • Dr Esther Onyango
  • Dr Gary Palmer
  • Dr Prabhakaran Sambasivam
  • Dr Ryo Sekine
  • Dr Ge Shi
  • Ms Rachael Smethurst
  • Ms Mandy Todd
  • Dr Sally Wasef
  • Dr Lei Zhang

Administrative staff

  • Dian Riseley
  • Christina Perry
  • Isaac Knights

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