My research focuses on understanding landscape changes and drivers of change on the Bass Strait islands, southeast Australia, using sedimentary fossil pollen, non-pollen palynomorphs and charcoal records. Specifically, I am interested in understanding pattern and timing of indigenous land-use change, as well as changes in vegetation and fire regime in the area during the Holocene.
Ryan Mohammed’s main interests are aquatic ecology and conservation, but his work with Pitch Lake and other aquatic asphaltic ecosystems led him to collaborate with scientists at the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum (Los Angeles, CA).
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