People

Research Fellows

Zena Cumpston – Indigenous perspectives on biodiversity in urban environments

Kylie Soanes – Environmental decisions, ecology and conservation of urban wildlife

Caragh Threlfall – Urban ecology, landscape ecology

Current students

Sheridan Poussard (MEMaC) Extreme weather events and common ringtail possum emergencies in urban Melbourne

Mavin Rasa (Honours) Impacts of the synthetic pyrethroid bifenthrin on tadpole growth & development

Lee Scanlon (MEnv) Does an urban housing development provide habitat for pollinators?

Former students

Jasmin Hartel (MSc 2019) – Artificial cover structures for frogs in urban landscapes

Ruthur Lee (MSc 2019) – Impacts of anthropogenic noise on bird-singing behaviour in Bunyip State Forest

Jessica Kurylo (PhD 2018) – Impacts of urbanisation on butterfly communities in Melbourne

Michael Sievers (PhD 2018) – The ecological costs and benefits of urban wetlands for frogs

Marc Carrabs (MEnv 2018) – Birds and ‘burbs: Understanding how the complexity and connectivity of habitats influence bird communities in Melbourne’s parks

Claire Keely (PhD 2017) – The conservation genetics of the growling grass frog, Litoria raniformis, in an urban landscape

Courtney Parker (MSc 2017) – Effects of traffic noise on the calling behaviour of Crinia parinsignifera and Limnodynastes dumerilii

Vanessa Lucy (MEnv 2016) – Impacts of urbanisation on the autumn-breeding amphibians of the greater Melbourne region

Stefano Canessa (MSc 2010, PhD 2015) – The application of structured decision making to captive breeding and the reintroduction of endangered species

Jane Bevelander (MEnv 2014) – Persistence of the eastern dwarf tree frog (Litoria fallax) in Melbourne: Habitat characteristics and climatic niche

Dominique Potvin (PhD 2012) – The effect of urban noise, dispersal and isolation on the vocalizations of the silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)

Katie Smith-Date (PhD 2012) – A temporal investigation of hybridisation in south-eastern Australian tree frogs

Sacha Jellinek (PhD 2011) – The value of revegetated linear strips and patches of habitat for faunal conservation: Reconciling ecological and landholder perspectives

Josh Hale (PhD 2011) – Human-induced changes in the population genetic structure of frogs in south-eastern Australia

Joab Wilson (Honours 2007) – Impacts of climate change and urban development on the spotted marsh frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) in the Merri Creek Corridor

Joanne Ainley (Honours 2007) – The effects of traffic noise and temperature on the calling behaviour of Crinia signifera (common eastern froglet) and Limnodynastes dumerilii (eastern banjo frog)

Meah Velik-Lord (Honours 2004) – Effects of traffic noise and temperature on the calling behaviour of Litoria ewingii

Lauren Edwards (Honours 2002) – Temporal variation in the calling activity of frogs in the Melbourne region

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