Alisa Bryce is a freelance writer specialising in science and technical writing. She is experienced in writing and editing journal papers, preparing website content, newsletters, blog posts, internal communications, training guides, white papers and project descriptions.
Alisa ensures your message and content are clear and concise.
With a Bachelor (Honours) degree in Soil Science from the University of Sydney, a Masters in Geography from the University of Cambridge, and over 10 years in the environmental industry, Alisa periodically prepares feature articles for publications such as Hort Journal Australia. She has written for CSIRO, the Conversation, Journal of Water Science and Technology, and ReNew Magazine.
Caravan parks suffered severe damage in the 2011 Victorian floods. State Emergency Service (SES) assessed that some damage could have been prevented by clear emergency planning. Specifically, SES needed an ‘all hazards’ self-guided planning toolkit to assist caravan park managers in preparation of Emergency Management Plans (EMPs). Alisa engaged all relevant stakeholders to discuss wants and needs for development of the EMP, held stakeholder meetings to move the document forward, wrote the document and trialed the plan with park owners to test usability.
Lake Macquarie City Council wanted to support native flora and fauna in the local government area (LGA). Encouraging residents to improve backyard diversity provides food and habitat for native fauna species. Alisa researched and drafted the Lake Macquarie Backyard Habitat Planting Guide.
Hort Journal Australia is a monthly trade media publication for Production, Wholesale, and Retail nurseries, Landscapers, Professional Horticulturists and Gardeners. Alisa writes features articles for Hort Journal Australia on a diversity of topics including technology, plant species, soil management, fertilizers, and plant health.
Journal of Water Science and Technology (via IWA Publishing) presents peer-reviewed scientific papers on all aspects of the science and technology of wastewater treatment and water quality management worldwide. Alisa’s article investigates how excessive watering from poor irrigation scheduling practices, low soil water-holding capacity, and inappropriate location of ornamental plantings contribute to excessive water use in public open space. This paper explores the key issues impacting water management across Sydney’s public open spaces, and highlights methods available to rectify these issues and reduce potable water use.