Meryl Theng

Ms Meryl Theng

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


My research is focused on grounding quantitative methods in ecological theory to address modern day conservation issues. Specifically, my PhD work involves using mechanistic movement simulations to i) evaluate statistical models of population abundance estimation and ii) evaluate animal population control measures to assist in management decisions.

My longer-term interests are in novel statistical approaches that improve the strength of community inferences from camera trap data. I endeavour to apply these methods on local-scale carbon-biodiversity research to support the integration of biodiversity effects in carbon offset schemes.

2021–2022 National Geographic Exploration Grant (c. 28,000 USD)

2019–2022 University of Adelaide Scholarship (International)

2018–2019 National Geographic Early-Career Grant (4,800 USD)

2018–2019 Rufford Small Grant (c. 6,500 USD)

  • Position: PhD Candidate
  • Email: meryl.theng@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Benham, floor Ground
  • Room: G24A
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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