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Cassandra Rowe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies
James Cook University


Cassandra is a palaeoecologist and palynologist with experience working across northern Australia, Britain, Papua New Guinea and throughout Southeast Asia. Her research focusses on long-term environmental dynamics and human-environmental relationships within monsoonal regions, understanding vegetation composition, distribution and change with emphasis on tropical-savanna landscapes, dry-rainforest associations and island flora. Cassandra’s interests have been pursued in collaboration with archaeological science and Earth-system modelling, and are complemented by work in research support-tool database developments.

Research Interest

Savanna composition and dynamics

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