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Dr Liz Milla

Research Scientist


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Liz Milla is a Research Scientist with the Environomics FSP. Liz’s current research uses ecological and genomic tools to reveal interactions between plants and their insect pollinators. Her research on pollinator networks will contribute to biodiversity identification and help detect keystone plant and insect species for targeted conservation and management strategies.

Liz joined CSIRO in September, 2018. She has a BSc degree in computer science from Deakin University, and worked for several years as a database and software developer. Liz later obtained a BBiolSc degree in conservation biology from La Trobe University, followed by a PhD in molecular phylogenetics and ecology at the University of Melbourne. For her PhD thesis, Liz researched the evolution and ecology of Heliozelidae, a family of small moths that includes the obligate pollinators of some species of the plant genus Boronia (Rutaceae). Prior to commencing at CSIRO, Liz worked from 2011-2018 as a computational biologist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1995

    Bachelor of Science (Computing/Maths)
    Deakin University

  • 2011

    Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Conservation Biology/Advanced Science)
    La Trobe University

  • 2019

    University of Melbourne