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