Alumni

Postgraduates

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  • Valentina Mella (PhD 2014, USYD) - The role of personality in response to predation risk and plant toxins in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) (primary supervisor A/Prof. Clare McArthur)
  • Alexandra Carthey (PhD 2013, USYD) – The role of prey naiveté in vulnerability to alien predators
  • Amanda Guy (PhD 2013, UNSW) – Rehabilitation and reintroduction of vervet monkeys
  • Miguel Bedoya Perez (PhD 2013, USYD) - Foraging responses of swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor) to plant chemistry, vegetation composition and diversity (primary supervisor A/Prof. Clare McArthur)
  • Catherine Price (PhD 2012, UNSW) – Novel techniques to improve reintroduction success for endangered wildlife
  • Caragh Threlfall (PhD 2012, UNSW) – Insectivorous bat diversity in urban landscapes: possible mechanisms influencing persistence
  • Romane Cristescu (PhD 2012, UNSW) – Wildlife use of rehabilitated mine sites (with Prof. Frank Carrick UQ)
  • Carolyn Nersesian (PhD 2011, USYD) – Herbivore foraging: balancing plant nutrients, toxins and predation risk (primary supervisor A/Prof. Clare McArthur)
  • Nelika Hughes (PhD 2008, UNSW) – Dangerous liaisons in animal signaling
  • Vicki Stokes (PhD 2007, UNSW) – Ecological role of feral black rats in Australia (with Dr. Roger Pech, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems)
  • Ben Russell (PhD 2006, UNSW) – The ecology of alien and native predator and prey behavioural interactions
  • Peter Brown (PhD 2005, UNSW) – The dynamics of compensation in population processes (with Dr. Grant Singleton, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems)
  • Matt Hayward (PhD 2003, UNSW) – The ecology of the mainland Quokka metapopulation
  • Karen Fey (PhD 2008, University of Turku) – Alteration of top down and bottom processes by feral mink in the ecology of vole populations (primary supervisor Prof. Erkki Korpimaki)
  • Pälvi Salo (PhD 2009, University of Turku) – Ecology of feral mink in Finnish Archipleago (primary supervisor Prof. Erkki Korpimaki)
  • Wendy Gleen (MSc 2013, USYD) - Life on the edge: population and behavioural responses of the native bush rat to invasive species at the urban edge
  • Malith Weerakoon (MPhil 2011, UNSW) - Detecting rodent movement across an urban/bushland interface using Rhodamine B
  • Nicole Hansen (MPhil 2011, UNSW) – The sociobiology of rodent pest control (with Dr. Nelika Hughes, AWC)
  • Rachel Miller (MSc 2007, UNSW) – Ecology & impacts of pest rodents in the Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines
  • Roy Wilson (MSc 2004, UNSW) – Ecology of southern-brown bandicoots
  • Elke Venstra (MSc University of Amsterdam 2004) – Are urban bandicoots caught in an ecological trap?

Honours graduates

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  • Charlotte Fletcher (Hons 2014, USYD) - Bats, boxes and birds in an urban bushland matrix
  • Amelia Saul (Hons 2013, USYD) - Aliens replacing natives: are black rats effective substitutes for extinct native mammalian pollinators?
  • Jordan Krucler (Hons 2013, USYD) - Quantifying ecologically relevant personality traits and their link to movement patterns in wild common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) (primary supervisor A/Prof. Clare McArthur)
  • Deborah Romero (Hons 2012, USYD) – Reinvasion of black rats across the urban/bushland interface: a test of ideal-free distribution models
  • Andrew Daly (Hons 2012, USYD) – What is the scent of death?
  • Elyce Coluccio (Hons 2012, USYD) – Foraging strategies of bush rats and black rats in response to food and fear (primary supervisor A/Prof. Clare McArthur)
  • Erica Pankhurst (Hons 2012, UWS) – The effects of the removal of Rattus fuscipes on the population and community dynamics of Australian small mammals
  • Blake Sneddn (Hons 2011, UNSW) – Habituation in olfactory foraging in black rats
  • Margarita Goumas (Hons 2011, UNSW) – Competitive interacrtions between an alien invasive (Rattus rattus) and a native competitor (Hydromys chrysogaster)
  • Steve Heavener (Hons 2010, UNSW) – Olfactory communication in heterospecific rodents
  • Stephanie Martin (Hons 2010, UNSW) – Effects of bush regen on black rat habitat use
  • Edith King (Hons 2010, UNSW) – Reproductive investment in the house mouse (primary supervisor Prof. Rob Brooks)
  • Rowena Hamer (Hons 2009, UNSW) – Olfactory communication in frogs
  • Viyanna Leo (Hons 2009, UNSW) – Interspecific olfactory communication in sympatric native rodents
  • Alex Carthey (Hons 2007, UNSW) – Spatial gradients in prey cues and the foraging success of predators
  • Alexis Watson (Hons 2007, UNSW)
  • Andrew Lothian (Hons 2007, UNSW) – Long term dynamics of an endangered urban bandicoot population
  • Jenna Bytheway (Hons 2005, UNSW) – The role of odour in the foraging behaviour of rodents
  • Jessica Bryant (Hons 2005, UNSW) – Ecological impacts of dog walking
  • Rochelle Basham (Hons 2005, UNSW5) – Bats in Sydney’s urban fragments
  • Candida Barclay ((Hons 2004, UNSW) – Mechanisms of road crossing behaviour in small mammals
  • Tania Rose (Hons 2004, UNSW) – Ecology and impacts of black rats at North Head Sydney
  • Brian Hawkins (Hons 2004, UNSW) Mapping habitat for the endangered Yellow-bellier Glider across the Gosford LGA
  • Nelika Hughes (Hons 2003, UNSW) – Habitat selection of an endangered bandicoot population across an urban/bushland interface
  • Bruce Mitchell (Hons 2004, UNSW) – Interactions between foxes and wild dogs in the Blue Mountains National Park
  • Joanne Lenehan (Hons 2003, UNSW) – Mechanisms of browsing deterrents to protect plants from marsupials
  • Louise Pastro (Hons 2003, UNSW) – House mouse responses to chemical signal exploitation in predator-prey interactions
  • Fiona Powell (Hons 2002, UNSW)
  • Anissa Kellie (Hons 2000, UNSW )