Dr Matthew Pye

Scholarly Teaching Fellow
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 0797
Fax +61 2 9351 4771

Website Room 506, F07 - Carslaw Building

Research interests

  • Plant systematics, Impacts of historical fragmentation on genetic diversity within and among plant populations.
  • Teaching and Learning Education Research.
  • Social Inclusion
  • Collaborations with artists, promoting STEMM activities.

Teaching and supervision

BIOL1006 Life and Evolution: Unit Coordinator:

BIOL1906 Life and Evolution Advanced:Unit Coordinator:

AGEN3008 Indigenous Land and Food Knowledge: Academic Staff

OLET1607 Cultural Competence in Natural Science

In the media

Featured in Australian Plant Society NSW (Jan 31st 2019), 'Planting Australian natives: are we briniging the bush to our backyards or our backyards to the bush?'.

Themes

Plant biology and production; Wildlife and conservation; Ecology and Evolution

Selected grants

2019

  • Development of Ethnopharmacology OLEs: OLEO2509 (0CP) and OLET2510 (2CP); Randal N, Storey-Lewis B, Hinton T, Hochuli D, Gongora J, Hanrahan J, Carroll P, Quinnell R, Pye M, McParland B, Matthews S, Mimica J, Blanchflower J; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

2016

  • Introduction to cultural competence and reflections on its relevance to animal, plant, environmental, life and natural sciences (Open Learning Environment - Undergraduate); Gongora J, Muscatello G, Mor S, Zaki S, Fawcett (Quain) A, Vost M, Toribio J, White P, Ampt P, Muir M, Quinnell R, Pye M; DVC Education/Small Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Swann, W., Pye, M. (2019). Botany through the Looking Glass: Cognitive Neuroscience and its Role in the Use of Art in Botanical Education. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 27(7), 10-22.
  • O'Mara, D., Quinnell, R., Rothnie, I., Davies, L., Pye, M. (2014). ExamBank: a Pedagogic and Administrative System to Provide Effective Student Feedback and Stable Assessment Across Disciplines. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(3), 62-73.
  • Pye, M., Henwood, M., Gadek, P. (2009). Differential levels of genetic diversity and divergence among populations of an ancient Australian rainforest conifer, Araucaria cunninghamii. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 277(3-4), 173-185. [More Information]
  • Pye, M., Gadek, P. (2004). Genetic diversity, differentiation and conservation in Araucaria bidwillii (Araucariaceae), Australia's Bunya pine. Conservation Genetics, 5(5), 619-629.
  • Pye, M., Gadek, P., Edwards, K. (2003). Divergence, diversity and species of the Australasian Callitris (Cupressaceae) and allied genera: evidence from ITS sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany, 16, 505-514.

Conferences

  • Pye, M. (2018). Name not Shame: Recognising and Supporting Transgender Students within Learning Management Systems in Higher Education. Australian Ally Conference, Australia: Curtin University Press.
  • Gongora, J., Muscatello, G., Zaki, S., Fawcett (Quain), A., Vost, M., Toribio, J., White, P., Ampt, P., Muir, M., Lewis, M., Quinnell, R., Pye, M., Johnston, M. (2018). Open learning environment in cultural competence in the Faculty of Science programs. Cultural Competence & The Higher Education Sector: Dilemmas, Policies & Practice, Australia: The University of Sydney.
  • Pye, M., Swann, W. (2016). Cellular Connectivity: Feedback loops between science and art and their potential application in science education. Biosciences Education Australia Network Conference, BEAN16, Australia.
  • Lilje, O., Pye, M., Nguyen, H., Taylor, C. (2016). Challenges for students in the transition to communicating as biologists. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (The 22nd UniServe Science Conference), Brisbane.
  • Machovsky-Capuska, G., Jones, P., Pye, M., Leong, P., Dassis, M., McEwan, A., Raubenheimer, D., Shannon, L., Herbert, C. (2015). Smart collars reveal food selection in Eastern Grey Kangaroos. 34th International Ethological Conference, Australia.
  • Pettit, L., Pye, M., Wang, X., Quinnell, R. (2014). Designing a bespoke App to address Botanical literacy in the undergraduate science curriculum and beyond. 31st Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2014), Dunedin: ASCILITE.
  • Pettit, L., Pye, M., Wang, X., Quinnell, R. (2014). Supporting botanical literacy in the undergraduate science curriculum and beyond with a bespoke campus app. 20th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) 2014, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Martin, M., Jones, B., Pye, M., Quinnell, R. (2014). Teach to learn: using new technologies to support agriculture undergraduates in biology. 20th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) 2014, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Taylor, C., Liu, D., Pye, M., Tzioumis, V., Meyer, J. (2012). Using threshold concepts to design a first year biology curriculum. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Sydney: University of Sydney.

Digital Creative Works

  • Quinnell, R., Pettit, L., Pye, M., Pursey, A., Wang, X. (2014). Campus Flora. iTunes, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Pye, M. (2019). Planting Australian natives: are we bringing the bush to our backyards or our backyards to the bush? Australian Flora Foundation, No.29, January 2019.

2019

  • Swann, W., Pye, M. (2019). Botany through the Looking Glass: Cognitive Neuroscience and its Role in the Use of Art in Botanical Education. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 27(7), 10-22.
  • Pye, M. (2019). Planting Australian natives: are we bringing the bush to our backyards or our backyards to the bush? Australian Flora Foundation, No.29, January 2019.

2018

  • Pye, M. (2018). Name not Shame: Recognising and Supporting Transgender Students within Learning Management Systems in Higher Education. Australian Ally Conference, Australia: Curtin University Press.
  • Gongora, J., Muscatello, G., Zaki, S., Fawcett (Quain), A., Vost, M., Toribio, J., White, P., Ampt, P., Muir, M., Lewis, M., Quinnell, R., Pye, M., Johnston, M. (2018). Open learning environment in cultural competence in the Faculty of Science programs. Cultural Competence & The Higher Education Sector: Dilemmas, Policies & Practice, Australia: The University of Sydney.

2016

  • Pye, M., Swann, W. (2016). Cellular Connectivity: Feedback loops between science and art and their potential application in science education. Biosciences Education Australia Network Conference, BEAN16, Australia.
  • Lilje, O., Pye, M., Nguyen, H., Taylor, C. (2016). Challenges for students in the transition to communicating as biologists. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (The 22nd UniServe Science Conference), Brisbane.

2015

  • Machovsky-Capuska, G., Jones, P., Pye, M., Leong, P., Dassis, M., McEwan, A., Raubenheimer, D., Shannon, L., Herbert, C. (2015). Smart collars reveal food selection in Eastern Grey Kangaroos. 34th International Ethological Conference, Australia.

2014

  • Quinnell, R., Pettit, L., Pye, M., Pursey, A., Wang, X. (2014). Campus Flora. iTunes, Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Pettit, L., Pye, M., Wang, X., Quinnell, R. (2014). Designing a bespoke App to address Botanical literacy in the undergraduate science curriculum and beyond. 31st Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2014), Dunedin: ASCILITE.
  • O'Mara, D., Quinnell, R., Rothnie, I., Davies, L., Pye, M. (2014). ExamBank: a Pedagogic and Administrative System to Provide Effective Student Feedback and Stable Assessment Across Disciplines. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(3), 62-73.
  • Pettit, L., Pye, M., Wang, X., Quinnell, R. (2014). Supporting botanical literacy in the undergraduate science curriculum and beyond with a bespoke campus app. 20th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) 2014, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.
  • Martin, M., Jones, B., Pye, M., Quinnell, R. (2014). Teach to learn: using new technologies to support agriculture undergraduates in biology. 20th Annual UniServe Science Conference: Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) 2014, Sydney: UniServe Science, University of Sydney.

2012

  • Taylor, C., Liu, D., Pye, M., Tzioumis, V., Meyer, J. (2012). Using threshold concepts to design a first year biology curriculum. Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, Sydney: University of Sydney.

2009

  • Pye, M., Henwood, M., Gadek, P. (2009). Differential levels of genetic diversity and divergence among populations of an ancient Australian rainforest conifer, Araucaria cunninghamii. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 277(3-4), 173-185. [More Information]

2004

  • Pye, M., Gadek, P. (2004). Genetic diversity, differentiation and conservation in Araucaria bidwillii (Araucariaceae), Australia's Bunya pine. Conservation Genetics, 5(5), 619-629.

2003

  • Pye, M., Gadek, P., Edwards, K. (2003). Divergence, diversity and species of the Australasian Callitris (Cupressaceae) and allied genera: evidence from ITS sequence data. Australian Systematic Botany, 16, 505-514.

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