Crystal Arnold




PhD title: What teachings are being shared by weeds? Learning from the Shoalhaven River 

My PhD is focused on learning from weeds through observation, and how they respond to and might be considered as a part of Country. I seek to centre Indigenous ways of knowing and learning within my research. I am interested in weeds as more-than-human actors, the knowledge that they share and the ways this understanding of connectedness to Country relates to Yuin ontologies. My aim is to show how Indigenous ontologies can contribute to and work with current environmental practices around weeds.


2020 Deans Merit 

2020 Top Student in Human Geography Honours year 

2019 Jim Rose Geography Award 

2019 EcoArts Conference Award