Jillianne Segura is a PhD Candidate in RIEL investigating the Ecohydrology of Mine Restoration Strategies at Ranger Mine, Kakadu NT. Her project work involves the use of ecohydrological modelling to describe the water balance of restoration landforms and run a variety of simulations to determine the feasibility of various restoration strategies.
Jillianne studied a Bachelor of Land and Water Science in the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Sydney from 2007-2010. Her passion for the Northern Territory was fostered in her third years when she visited Finke Gorge National Park and worked with the Rangers as part of a Field Studies Program. This led to her final year honours research project “Groundwater depth and landscape features as predictors of vegetation distribution in arid Australia” for which she received first class honours. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies Jillianne worked as an Environmental Scientist with a company responsible for the transport and application of biosolids to agricultural land in her hometown on the South Coast of NSW before she followed her passion for the Territory (and curiosity of plants surviving in harsh and hostile environments to Darwin) and her PhD project.
Jillianne currently studies full time but has a casual teaching demonstrator in the biological sciences. This keeps her busy, but whenever she has free time she escapes out bush for a spot of camping or rock-climbing, anything – as long as it’s outdoors and away from the thriving Darwin metropolis.
Member of the Society for Ecological Restoration - Australasian Chapter