Dr Saras Windecker

Research Fellow in Ecological Modeling

University of Melbourne

I’m a Research Fellow in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne. At the moment I work on developing and operationalising statistical models for mapping and forecasting in public health. I am opinionated about reproducible workflows, and enjoy teaching programming in R.

Since finishing my PhD, I have invested in a new bike and many new books. When I’m not dancing around and debugging code at my desk you can find me curled up reading about revolutions around the world, or on the trail.


  • Statistical ecology
  • Software development
  • Reproducible research


  • PhD in Quantitative Ecology, 2019

    University of Melbourne

  • Master of Environmental Studies, 2012

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, 2012

    University of Pennsylvania