Karita Negandhi

Project Officer
Healthy Floodpains, Department of Planning Infrastructure and Environment

Parramatta, NSW

Contact me for

  • mentoring
  • sitting on boards or committees
  • providing an expert opinion
  • outreach activities
  • conference presenting
  • opportunities to collaborate

Biography

I started my scientific journey in sunny Florida with a BSc. from Florida Institute of Technology in marine biology, and a MSc. from Nova Southeastern University, Halmos College of Natural Sciences researching microbial populations within reef sponges. Following this, I went to the University of Quebec, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) for my PhD. Here I spent two summers in the Arctic linking greenhouse gas emissions, microbial communities and carbon characteristics of Arctic wetlands. Upon moving to Australia, I landed a postdoc investigating methane emissions from coal seam gas. I also used my microbial and green house measuring skills to look at the potential for blue carbon during a wetland tidal reinstatement project. I currently use my wetland knowledge to work with ArcGIS spatial data to support floodplain management policies at the Office of Environment and Heritage for NSW in Parramatta.