Glenda Wardle

Professor Glenda Wardle
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
The University of Sydney


Glenda is a professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Sydney where she leads the Desert Ecology Research Group (a partner in LTERN) and teaches ecology and conservation. Glenda is passionate about the ecology of plants and animals but most especially long-term field studies and population modeling. She was a founding member of the team that developed Australia’s Ecosystem Science Long-Term Plan and formerly the Vice President for Research of the Ecological Society of Australia. She is a member of the international scientific steering committees in population biology (PlantPopNet and COMPADRE) and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) facilities: AusPlots, eMAST and EcoInformatics. Glenda is keen to see that the science of ecosystems delivers knowledge that strengthens and supports the wellbeing of all Australians.

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