Ellen joined Northern Gulf as the Conservaton Director in November 2014. Ellen is Secretary of Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC), an organisation she first joined in 1997. She completed her science degree from James Cook University in Townsville in 1994, graduating with a first class Honors in Botany. She moved to the JCU Cairns campus in 1996, and with three other lecturers, established the School of Tropical Biology. During this time she also undertook a higher research degree studying rainforest plants in the Daintree lowlands. Her day job is at the Wet Tropics Management Authority, working on vegetation mapping, threatened species, climate change, heritage conservation issues and building research partnerships with other organisations.
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