Research Fellows

Chris Wellington


Program 1

Project 29: Investigation into the economic and ecological viability of a stationary medical-grade honey farm, utilising Tasmanian Leptospermum species

Chris Wellington is an Ecologist that has worked as an Environmental Professional for the past 22 years, with a focus on ecological assessments, land contamination assessment, land and waterway rehabilitation, vegetation and habitat mapping, weed control, and stormwater treatment. Chris’ research experience includes terrestrial, marine, and aquatic ecology and the development of rapid field GIS mapping systems. Currently, Chris is undertaking a PhD through UTAS (with CRCHBP funding support) focusing on investigating heritability of traits in Tasmanian Leptospermums and the isolation of genotypes with high DHA and nectar volume, for potential commercial use in stationary medical-grade honey farms.

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