I was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Natural Sciences by the University of Cambridge, UK and then undertook my PhD in Zoology at the same university studying the ecology of freshwater mussels in China as part of a World Bank/GEF lake restoration project. After a short postdoctoral period I took up the position as a lecturer in the School of Science at Monash in 2014. My main research interest is the ecology and conservation of freshwater biodiversity in SE Asia, although I am increasingly also interested in studying the effectiveness of sustainability certification schemes on agricultural management practices. My current research focuses on the effects of land use change on the ecology and biodiversity of aquatic invertebrate communities in Malaysian waterways and potential management strategies for mitigating these impacts.
How water chemistry and riparian habitat management affect aquatic invertebrate communities in oil palm waterways, with a view to developing better guidelines for water management in oil palm landscapes.
Environmental Science: A Southeast Asian Perspective
Sulai, P., Nurhidayu, S., Aziz, N., Zakaria, M., Barclay, H., Azhar, B., 2015. Effects of water quality in oil palm production landscapes on tropical waterbirds in Peninsular Malaysia. Ecological Research 30, 941–949. doi:10.1007/s11284-015-1297-8
Russell, A.F., Portelli, D.J., Russell, D.J.F. & Barclay, H. (2010) Breeding ecology of the Chestnut-crowned Babbler: a cooperative breeder in the desert. Emu, 110, 324-331.
Portelli, D.J., Barclay, H., Russell, D. J. F., Griffith, S. C. & Russell, A.F. (2009) Social organisation and foraging ecology of the cooperatively breeding Chestnut-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps). Emu, 109, 153-162.