Briony Williams, BSc (Hons)


Briony is a recent addition to the ArborCarbon team, bringing over 5 years’ experience working in plant disease diagnostics. In 2013 she graduated Conservation Biology with honours in fungal-invertebrate interactions involved in the spread of Quambalaria blight affecting Marri in South Western Australia.

After graduating Briony worked at the Centre for Phytophthora Science and Management (CPSM) as the main diagnostician for the Plant Pathology Diagnostics facility of the CPSM. Here she was responsible for the identification of pathogens causing diseases in native forests, urban vegetation and agricultural crops for a range of commercial, government and research clients. She worked alongside successful scientists on research projects, developing and expanding her research ability. Here she deepened her knowledge and understanding of plant-pathogen interactions and plant diseases in Western Australian natural vegetation, particularly Phytophthora dieback, both in the field and in the laboratory.

Briony is rapidly learning new skills involving Python scripting, machine learning, data processing and analysis, and is fully certified RPA pilot.