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We Are the Women behind Women Sounding Out Science

Get to Know Us

WSOS is a community of individuals and organisations committed to promoting the contribution of women to science.

Dr Elizabeth Znidersic, Ecologist, Ornithologist, Founder WSOS

Dr Elizabeth Znidersic

Ecologist | Ornithologist | Founder WSOS

Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Znidersic is a post-doctoral researcher in ecology with the Gulbali Institute, Charles Sturt University. She has research interests the monitoring of secretive species, wetland ecosystem, restoration methods and island biodiversity. Liz has applied the use of advanced technological tools, such as ecoacoustics, sound recordings and motion-activated camera images with AI, to monitor and survey the health of species and populations. This has opened her eyes and ears to the world of sound.


Liz has a passion for mentoring and educating others, by passing on her experiences and learnings as an environmental scientist, ranger, and field ecologist. She is part of the Homeward Bound alumni (women in STEMM global leadership initiative) and is committed to working, supporting and encouraging other women towards a sustainable planet. Liz strongly believes in the strength of collaborations, particularly cross-disciplinary approaches and the knowledge shared by our Traditional Custodians. It is in her deep love of ecology that sees herself supporting people within their communities for their personal well-being and that of the planet.  

Cindy Rochstein, Ornithologist, PhD Candidate, Researcher WSOS

Cindy Rochstein

Ornithologist | PhD Candidate | Researcher WSOS

Cindy Rochstein is a PhD candidate at Charles Sturt University (CSU) researching novel early indicator signals of population decline in Australian bird species including cockatoos and parrots.  Prior to beginning her PhD research, she completed her Graduate Diploma in Ornithology at CSU, an Honours degree in Ecology and an undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences at Deakin University.

Cindy has worked across all sectors, academic, commercial, and NGOs, as a humanitarian and Founder of the charity Pencils Community that provided educational resources to disadvantaged children around the world to children in need.

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