Dr Mana Gharun
Department of Environmental Sciences
C81 - ATP - The Biomedical Building
The University of Sydney
Mana Gharun is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Ecohydrology. Mana has a BSc in Water Engineering from Tehran University, Iran (2007), a MSc in Forest Ecology and Management from the University of Freiburg, Germany (2009) and a PhD in Ecohydrology from the University of Sydney, Australia (2013).
Mana’s research interests lie in the areas of ecohydrology, spatial modelling, biogeochemistry and fire. Within these areas, her current project focuses on the optimisation of fuel reduction burning regimes for carbon and water outcomes in Australia. Mana investigates the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and the carbon and water cycle across spatial scales by combining field observations, laboratory measurements and remote sensing with modelling efforts.
Awards and honours
- Special Outstanding Presentation Award, University of Hokkaido, Japan, 2013
- Best Oral Presentation at the 3rd International Conference for Range, Watershed and Desert, Iran, 2013
- Travel Award of the University of Hokkaido, 2013
- University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Support Scheme funding, 2013
- Winner of the Three Minute PhD Challenge, FAE, University of Sydney, 2012
- Winner of People's Choice for the Three Minute PhD Challenge, FAE, University of Sydney, 2012
- University of Sydney fund for attending the Stable Isotopes in Biosphere Systems, 2012
- German Postgraduate Studies Funding, Landesgraduiertenfoerderungsgesetz (LGFG), 2010 (declined)
- Australian Postgraduate Awards Industry (APAI) Scholarship, 2010
- Burn and learn - an interactive online fire spread simulation for teaching purposes; Gharun M, Bell T, Adams M; University of Sydney/Educational Innovation Grant.