Rhiannon is a Project Manager for two projects in the Chappell group - the Rapid Response Vaccine Pipeline and Vicebio projects. Rhiannon is a research support professional with experiences in non-profit and research management, academia, and education. A career as a researcher in Ecology has solidified her understanding of the management and administrative support which benefits researchers in a university environment.


Doctorate of Philosophy (Ecology), UNSW Sydney

Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Botany) with Honours, UNSW Sydney

Key Publications:

Dalrymple, Rhiannon L., Kemp, Darrell J., Flores-Moreno, Habacuc, Laffan, Shawn W., White, Thomas E., Hemmings, Frank A., Tindall, Marianne L. and Moles, Angela T. (2015). Birds, butterflies and flowers in the tropics are not more colourful than those at higher latitudes. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24 (12), 1424-1432. doi: 10.1111/geb.12368

Dalrymple, Rhiannon L., Flores-Moreno, Habacuc, Kemp, Darrell J., White, Thomas E., Laffan, Shawn W., Hemmings, Frank A., Hitchcock, Timothy D. and Moles, Angela T. (2018). Abiotic and biotic predictors of macroecological patterns in bird and butterfly coloration. Ecological Monographs, 88 (2), 204-224. doi: 10.1002/ecm.1287

Dalrymple, Rhiannon L., Kemp, Darrell J., Flores‐Moreno, Habacuc, Laffan, Shawn W., White, Thomas E., Hemmings, Frank A. and Moles, Angela T. (2020). Macroecological patterns in flower colour are shaped by both biotic and abiotic factors. New Phytologist, 228 (6), 1972-1985. doi: 10.1111/nph.16737

Cornwell, William K., Pearse, William D., Dalrymple, Rhiannon L. and Zanne, Amy E. (2019). What we (don't) know about global plant diversity. Ecography, 42 (11), 1819-1831. doi: 10.1111/ecog.04481

White, Thomas E., Dalrymple, Rhiannon L., Noble, Daniel W.A., O'Hanlon, James C., Zurek, Daniel B. and Umbers, Kate D.L. (2015). Reproducible research in the study of biological coloration. Animal Behaviour, 106, 51-57. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.05.007

Flores‐Moreno, Habacuc, Fazayeli, Farideh, Banerjee, Arindam, Datta, Abhirup, Kattge, Jens, Butler, Ethan E., Atkin, Owen K., Wythers, Kirk, Chen, Ming, Anand, Madhur, Bahn, Michael, Byun, Chaeho, Cornelissen, J. Hans C., Craine, Joseph, Gonzalez‐Melo, Andres, Hattingh, Wesley N., Jansen, Steven, Kraft, Nathan J. B., Kramer, Koen, Laughlin, Daniel C., Minden, Vanessa, Niinemets, Ülo, Onipchenko, Vladimir, Peñuelas, Josep, Soudzilovskaia, Nadejda A., Dalrymple, Rhiannon L. and Reich, Peter B. (2019). Robustness of trait connections across environmental gradients and growth forms. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28 (12), 1806-1826. doi: 10.1111/geb.12996

Taseski, Guy M., Beloe, Charlotte J., Gallagher, Rachael V., Chan, Justin Y., Dalrymple, Rhiannon L. and Cornwell, William K. (2019). A global growth-form database for 143,616 vascular plant species. Ecology, 100 (3) e02614. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2614

Featured projects Duration
Rapid Response Vaccine Pipeline