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Dr Mariana Campos

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https://people.csiro.au/C/M/mariana-campos

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Biography

Mariana is a biosecurity scientist with a background in Plant Ecology (MSc), Plant Ecophysiology (PhD) and Education (Licentiate) whose broad research and experience cover weeds, plant diseases, and (to a smaller extent) vertebrates and invertebrates. Mariana seeks to use her biosecurity work to positively impact the environment, industry and community.

Her research and applied work have spanned biosecurity pathways and surveillance, ecological studies leading to biocontrol, and genetics to support improved detection, diagnostics, and control (including eDNA and population genetics).

Mariana is an adjunct senior lecturer at the Harry Butler Institute (Murdoch University) since 2021 and is the CSIRO member for the Subcommittee on National Plant Health Surveillance.

Research interests: invasive species ecology, invasive species management, biological control, biocontrol, biosecurity, pathways, surveillance, detection, eDNA (environmental DNA), monitoring, risk assessment, plant ecophysiology, education, training.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD in Plant Ecophysiology
    University of Western Australia, Australia

  • 2006

    MSc in Plant Ecology
    Universidade de Campinas, Brazil

  • 2004

    Licenciate Degree in Biological Sciences
    Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • 2004

    BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences
    Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Current Roles

  • Team Leader
    Ecosystem Change Ecology Team

  • Research Scientist
    Ecosystem Change Ecology Team, Health and Biosecurity

  • Member
    Subcommittee on National Plant Health Surveillance

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer
    Harry Butler Institute, Murdoch University

  • Leader for women in STEMM
    Homeward Bound Leadership Training, HB7 cohort

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-2021

    Research Fellow
    Harry Butler Institute, Murdoch University

  • 2014-2016

    Scientist
    Astron

  • 2011-2014

    Botanist
    Ecologia Environmental