Jacinda conducted research on extensive green roofs in Melbourne, with particular attention on structural features and the influence of surrounding habitat factors on biodiversity.
Her research aimed to characterise and compare the insect diversity of extensive green roofs in Melbourne planted with succulent plant species typically used on green roofs with green roofs planted with a diversity of plant species.
It also determined how these green roof insect communities differ from similar ground level habitats and the importance of local landscape factors to the insect diversity found on green roofs.
Green roof insects under the microscope, The Fifth Estate, September 2013.
2008-2011 Deakin University, Bachelor of Science with Distinction, double major in Biology and Environmental Science. Research thesis – ‘Little Desert National Park Dieback – Phytophthora cinnamoni’
2012-2013 University of Melbourne, Master of Environment, Research Thesis – ‘Insect Diversity on Extensive Green Roofs in Melbourne’.