Nadine has recently finished her Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours 1stClass) in 2012 and is currently undertaking her PhD in the area of invasion ecology. Her supervisor is Dr Grant Hamilton and her associate supervisor is Dr Rune Rasmussen. Her current research involves examining the ecological impacts of myrtle rust (Puccinia psidii) on flora and fauna throughout Queensland and New South Wales. Myrtle rust is a fungal pathogen that infects plant species within the family Myrtaceae. This fungal pathogen is considered a serious threat to Australia, not only because of the potential damage it can cause to eucalypt plantations, but also due to the adverse impacts it could have on Myrtaceae dominated ecosystems that are widespread throughout Australia.
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