Chloe Frick

Chloe Frick

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I am a PhD candidate in the school of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
I am an extremely passionate wildlife ecologist and researcher - my PhD is studying the flagship release brush-tailed bettongs under Marna Banggara. I have also taught in several biology, wildlife, ecology, and science communication topics across the university.

In 2021 and 2022, 120 Yalgi (brush-tailed bettongs) were released into Dhilba Gurranda- Innes national park. I am studying their survival, breeding, genetics, microbiome (oral, faecal, and pouch), and morphometrics. We have also installed a ground breaking evolution in coded VFH telemetry to monitor real time survival.

In 2020, I completed my honours in the non-invasive genetic monitoring of the critically endangered and isolated brush-tailed rock wallaby colony in East Gippsland, Victoria. As population demographic update more than a decade overdue in the steepest gorge in Victoria.

I have developed skills in animal capture, handling, and biological sampling (from antechinus to wombat and inbetween!).
I also have experience in DNA extraction and amplification and the associated analysis. Through my candidature, I am excited to engaged in collaborative projects and further develop modelling and statistical analysis.

  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    Bachelor of Science (Animal Science) First class honours University of Adelaide Australia
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Harrison, N. D., Frick, C. H., & Wayne, A. F. (2022). Repeatable measure of cage trap behaviour to quantify boldness and agitation in a macropod. Australian Mammalogy, 4 pages.

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