Chrissi Charles is an early career ecologist with a focus in vegetation ecology, ecosystem management, ecosystem restoration, community engagement and spatial tools. At EcoFutures, Chrissi has worked in projects involving flora and fauna assessments, vegetation/ conservation mapping and conservation land management planning.
Since graduating from a Bachelor of Plant Ecology in 2017, Chrissi has worked across a wide variety of roles including as a researcher for the ABC’s Gardening Australia, a member of the ecological restoration team at Merri Creek Management Committee, and as a research assistant contributing to vegetation assessments, monitoring and data compilation at Melbourne University.
Chrissi has a passion for engaging diverse communities with the natural world and has coordinated, collaborated, and facilitated several community engagement projects designed to increase people’s confidence and familiarity with Australian native ecosystems. This combination of experience has honed Chrissi’s skills in communication, field work, research, writing and community engagement. Chrissi currently balances work at EcoFutures with a Masters in Ecosystem Management and Conservation at Melbourne University.