Nathan Emery

Nathan EmeryPosition: Research Assistant and Ph.D. candidate

Phone: +61 2 9351 7627


Location: Room 325, A08 – Heydon-Laurence Building, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia


Research Interests

I have a broad interest in both plant ecology and species distribution models. Specifically, I am interested in how individuals vary at a population level, as well as how the external environment limits the distribution of species.

I also have a keen interest in cicada ecology in eastern Australia, in particular the species distribution patterns and how they are related to climate.

I am also a budding landscape photographer. If you would like to check out some of my work, then please visit:


Academic awards

Student prize for outstanding student speed talk at the Ecological Society of Australia conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 2011.

2011 Valette Williams Scholarship in Botany – Australian Plant Society, North Shore Group.

2009 Ilma Brewer Memorial Prize for Biology Honours in Botany – University of Sydney.



Emery, N.,Offord, C., Wardle, G., Henwood, M. and Overall, R. (2011). Variation in dormancy among populations of the fire-ephemeral flannel flower, Actinotus helianthi. Orbit: The University of Sydney Undergraduate Research Journal. 2(1), 22-28.

Emery, N.J. and Lacey, E. (2010). Optimizing the application of smoke water to maximize germination success of the flannel flower, Actinotus helianthi. Seed Science and Technology.38(3), 797-801.

Emery, D.L., Emery, S.J., Emery, N.J. and Popple, L.W. (2005). A phenological study of the cicadas(Hemiptera: Cicadidae) in western Sydney NSW with notes on plant associations. The Australian Entomologist. 32(3), 97110.