Dr Claire Foster

PhD (ANU), BSc (Hons, UWA)
Research Fellow
College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Ecology 0602
  • Terrestrial Ecology 060208
  • Community Ecology (Excl. Invasive Species Ecology) 060202
  • Conservation And Biodiversity 050202

Research interests

My research focuses on terrestrial conservation biology. I am particularly interested in ecological disturbances and species interactions, and how feedbacks between these processes affect ecosystem structure, function and composition.


I am a reserach fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society. I am currently working on an ARC Linkage Project investigating the role of animals in fire regimes.

I previously worked on the Jervis Bay Long-term Monitoring and Fire Response Study, looking at the effects of fire regimes on the structure and composition of fire-prone vegetation communities.

My PhD research investigated the interactive effects of prescribed fire and herbivory on the flora and fauna of a eucalypt forest understory.

Researcher's projects

ARC Linkage Project

‘Fauna, Fuel and FIre: Effects of native animals on fuel dynamics and bushfire risks' with David Lindenmayer, Geoff Cary, Paul Kardol, David Wardle.

Current student projects

Matt Chard (Fenner School, ANU)

PhD: Fauna, Fuel & Fire: Feedbacks of macropod herbivory on fire regimes (Primary Supervisor)


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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