Craig E. Tweedie – Biographical Sketch
I was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, and received all of my university level training at The University of Queensland, graduating BSc, BSc (hons) and a PhD in Botany in 1992, 1995 and 2000 respectively. My honors degree examined the ecology of vascular epiphytes in sub tropical rainforests and my PhD examined the autecology of six plant species along altitudinal gradients on subantarctic Macquarie Island, one of Australia’s 4 permanently occupied Antarctic bases. Between 1993 and 1994 I was employed by the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service to conduct flora surveys and devise fire management plans for several national parks in northeastern Australia. Between 2000 and 2005 I was employed by Michigan State University as a visiting research associate where my passion for Arctic and functional ecological research and international scientific networking was established.