Emma Sawyers

Research interests

  • Mycology
  • Fungal ecology and interactions between plants, insects and fungi
  • Taxonomy and phylogeography of Rhizoctonia solani
  • Nematology


Emma Sawyers completed Bachelor of Environmental Science at the University of Canberra in 2015. Since then, Emma has worked as part of the Vertebrate Pest Research unit in Orange. Her role as a technical officer is to manage the 37 national RHDV monitoring sites.

As part of the RHDV Boost project Emma is also responsible for managing over 1000 expressions of interest from the community to assist with the release of RHDV1 K5.


  • BA University of Canberra (2015)

Current projects

Fields of research

  • 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
  • 060505 Mycology

Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Vertebrate pests
  • Wildlife biology
  • Environmental management

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