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Caitlin Rutherford


Caitlin completed both a Bachelor of Geographical Science (2019) and a Master of Conservation Science (2021) at the University of Queensland.  Through her undergraduate studies, she developed an interest in understanding the effects of climate change on biodiversity, and wanted to focus her Masters on the application of this knowledge to aid in the conservation of Australia's precious and threatened species. Caitlin's research project, supervised by Dr April Reside and Dr Andrew Rogers, developed a framework for governments that assessed both climate change threats to a species and management actions to address these threats. 

Favourite animal: The dugong has been my absolute favourite since primary school!

Controversial opinion: The best croissant topping is vegemite

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