Annabelle Smith

About

Annabelle Smith
Monash University
Honours Student

Background

Annabelle joined SAEF as an Honour student following her completion of a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University in 2021. Her research will explore the habitat use and spatial distribution of bryophytes in Antarctica. She intends to specifically analyse whether any Antarctic bryophyte species are known to occur in a single locality, and whether the current Antarctic Specially Protected Areas capture these localities.

Annabelle has previous research experience on the impact of beach characteristics on turtle nest site selection on Heron Island, the impact of urban noise pollution on communication of Litoria ewingii (brown tree frog), fire prevention policy and management in Sumatra and field experience in the Conflict Islands involving sea turtle monitoring and husbandry.