Shenade Findlay

Shenade Findlay

Shenade Findlay is a botanist with field survey experience in the Pilbara, Goldfields and Southwest regions of Western Australia.

She completed a Masters degree by research investigating invasive species at the University of Western Australia and in collaboration with CSIRO. Her research involved characterising the climatic regeneration niche of the invasive species stinking passionflower (Passiflora foetida). Contributing to a broader program of work on stinking passionflower currently underway at CSIRO, her project explored how climate constrains and limits the growth of this invasive species during its early life stages.

Shenade has been working in consulting with Phoenix for 3 years now. In that time she has developed her field and taxonomic skills under the guidance of principal botanist Grant Wells and senior taxonomist Andrew Perkins. She has gained experience in botanical assessments, including desktop studies, planning and conducting field surveys, specimen management and plant taxonomy, data analysis, report writing and development of management plans. Shenade has been involved in a variety of projects including detailed and reconnaissance baseline surveys for environmental impact assessment, targeted flora surveys, and vegetation monitoring.