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Education:

2013 – 2019:      PhD Candidate in the Research School of Biology, Australian National University 

Supervisor: Professor Adrienne Nicotra

2009 – 2012:          Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), majoring in Ecology, University of Otago 

Supervisor: Dr Mike Hilton

Publications

For current projects see the “Research” tabs

Geange, S.R., Holloway-Phillips, M.M., Briceno, V.F. and Nicotra, A.B. (Accepted at Australian Journal of Botany) ‘Aciphylla glacialis survival, growth and frost resistance: A field warming experiment’.

Geange, S.R., Briceno, V.F., Aitken, N.C., Ramirez-Valiente, J.A., Holloway-Phillips, M.M., Nicotra, A.B. (2017) ‘Phenotypic plasticity and water availability: Responses of alpine herb species along an elevation gradient’. Climate Change Responses 4:1

Geange, S.R. (2013) The worldwide distribution of Heteronychus arator – Why should we care? AgResearch Internal Report

Geange, S.R. (2012) The impact of foredune de-vegetation (marram control) on downwind plant communities, Mason Bay, Stewart Island. University of Otago, Honours Thesis.

Presentations

Geange, S. R (2018) Phenotypic plasticity and plant water use in a changing climate: a multi-species, multi-site investigation (Oral Presentation) Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) Conference, Brisbane, QLD

Nicotra, A.B., Geange, S. R., Arnold, P., Catling, A., Coast, O., Cook., A., Gowland, K., Leigh, A., Notarnicola, R., Posch, B., Venn, S. and Zhu., L. (2018). Thermal tolerance of land plants: A systematic review. Oral Presentation. Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Adrienne Nicotra (ANU), Sonya Geange (ANU), John Morgan (La Trobe), Anca Hanea (UoM), Keith McDougall (OEH), Ary Hoffman (UoM), Susanna Venn (Deakin), James Camac (UoM), Peter Vesk (UoM) Emma Burns (ANU), Michael Doherty (ANU), Louise Gilfedder (UTas), Lydia Guja (ANBG), Geoffrey Hope (ANU), David Keith (UNSW/OEH), Sandra Lavorel (CNRS, France), Joe McAulliffe (ANBG), Scott Mooney (UNSW), James Shannon (LaTrobe), Mel Shroder (NSW Parks), Rachel Slatyer (ANU), Elaine Thomas (Parks Vic), Kate Umbers (WSU), Neville Walsh (RBG Melb), Jennie Whinam (UTas), and Genevieve Wright (OEH). (2018). Assessing Adaptive Capacity in the Australian Alps: An Expert Elicitation Process. (Poster Presentation) Ecological Society of America Conference, New Orleans, USA

Geange, S. R (2018) Phenotypic plasticity and plant water use in a changing climate: a multi-species, multi-site investigation (Oral Presentation) International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), Bozeman, Montana, US

Adrienne Nicotra (ANU), Sonya Geange (ANU), John Morgan (La Trobe), Anca Hanea (UoM), Keith McDougall (OEH), Ary Hoffman (UoM), Susanna Venn (Deakin), James Camac (UoM), Peter Vesk (UoM) Emma Burns (ANU), Michael Doherty (ANU), Louise Gilfedder (UTas), Lydia Guja (ANBG), Geoffrey Hope (ANU), David Keith (UNSW/OEH), Sandra Lavorel (CNRS, France), Joe McAulliffe (ANBG), Scott Mooney (UNSW), James Shannon (LaTrobe), Mel Shroder (NSW Parks), Rachel Slatyer (ANU), Elaine Thomas (Parks Vic), Kate Umbers (WSU), Neville Walsh (RBG Melb), Jennie Whinam (UTas), and Genevieve Wright (OEH). (2017). Assessing Adaptive Capacity in the Australian Alps: An Expert Elicitation Process. (Poster Presentation) Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

Geange, S.R (2016) Phenotypic plasticity and plant water use in a changing climate: a multi-species, multi-site investigation. (Poster PresentationEcological Society of Australia Conference, Perth, WA, Australia

Geange, S.R, Briceno Rodriguez, V.F., Aitken, N.C., Ramirez-Valiente, J.A & Nicotra, A.B. (2015) Water use traits in Australian alpine plants. (Oral Presentation) 100th Ecological Society of America Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Geange, S.R, Briceno Rodriguez, V.F., Aitken, N.C., Ramirez-Valiente, J.A & Nicotra, A.B. (2015) Water use traits in Australian alpine plants. (Poster Presentation) 58th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science, Brno, Czech Republic

Geange, S.R (2015). Phenotypic Plasticity: Relevance in a Changing Climate. Guest Seminar at the University of Konstanz, Germany

Geange, S.R,. Briceno Rodriguez, V.F., Aitken, N.C., Ramirez-Valiente, J.A., & Nicotra, A.B (2014) Water use traits in Australian alpine plants. (Oral Presentation) Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Alice Springs

Geange, S.R. (2013) The Worldwide Distribution of Heteronychus arator – Why should we care? AgResearch Internal Report

Geange, S.R (2012) Flower colour influences alpine insect visitation in New Zealand. Invited Postgraduate Day Oral Presentation, Ecological Society of Australia

Grants, Awards and Qualifications

2018:                             Australian Flora Foundation Prize for Oral Presentation, Australian Ecological Society

2018:                             IAVS Conference – Young Scientists – Honourable Mention for Oral Presentation

2018:                             IAVS Conference Travel Grant

2016:                             Became an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

2015:                             IAVS Young Scientist Poster Award, IAVS Conference, Brno, Czech Republic

2015:                             Ecological Society of America App Hackathon Winner of Best Beginning Developers: “Quadrat”

2015:                            Ecological Society of Australia Student Conference Travel Grant

2015:                             ANU Vice-Chancellor’s HDR Travel Grant

2015:                             ANU Graduate Short Course Award in Science Communication

2014:                             Australian Flora Foundation Prize for Oral Presentation, Australian Ecological Society

2013-2016:               Australian Postgraduate Award

Employment:

2015 – 2019:             Demonstrator/Tutor at Australian National University

BIOL1003: Evolution, Ecology and Genetics

BIOL1004: Molecular and Cell Biology

ENVS1003: Environment and Society

BIOL2203: Field Studies in Functional Ecology

BIOL2131: Ecology

BIOL3303: Advanced Field Studies in Functional Ecology

BIOL8291: Research Presentation Skills

BIOL8700: Research Proposal

ANU Research School of Biology Education Committee HDR Representative

2012 – 2013:             Summer Intern at AgResearch Ltd, Ruakura Research Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Supervisor: Dr Warren King

Memberships

Ecological Society of Australia

New Zealand Ecological Society

International Association for Vegetation Science

Australian Network for Plant Conservation

The Linnean Society of NSW

Ecological Society of America