Alys Young (she/her)

Alys Young (she/her)

PhD Candidate / Research Assistant

Deakin University

University of Melbourne

Alys is a PhD student at Deakin University with supervisors from Deakin, the University of Melbourne, and Charles Darwin University. Working with the Tiwi people and land council on the Tiwi Islands, Alys investigates biodiversity modelling, particularly of threatened or culturally important species, to inform sustainable development. More generally, she is interested in data analysis, modelling, and coding. She is also a Research Assistant at the University of Melbourne undertaking data management, visualisation and creating shiny apps.

Supervisors:

Professor Emily Nicholson
Dr Guruzeta Guillera-Arroita
Dr Hugh Davies

Key themes:

Species Distribution Modelling
Indigenous Ecological Knowledge

Interests
  • Species Distribution Modelling
  • Remote-sensing data
  • Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
Education
  • PhD on modelling the biodiversity of the Tiwi Islands, 2020 - ongoing

    Deakin University

  • Master of Science (Biosciences), 2018 - 2019

    University of Melbourne

  • Bachelor of Science (Zoology), 2015 - 2017

    University of Melbourne