Researcher biography

Megan’s research focusses on collaboratively achieving applied conservation outcomes in modified mixed-use landscapes.  Her research directly contributes to developing and implementing on-ground actions and management programs and believes in making research results accessible to all.  Some examples of where her research has been applied include:

  • National biological control programs (e.g. CSIRO Cane Toad Biological Control Program)
  • Threatened species management programs (e.g. Mahogany Glider Management Plans)
  • State Government planning (e.g. prioritising vegetation retention in growth areas)
  • Local Government habitat management (e.g. roadside habitat management for reduced wildlife roadkill)


Some of Megan’s most recent research is focussing on:

  • Fox adaptive management (e.g. Development of quantitative fox abundance indices from qualitative fox detection dog data)
  • Understanding community dynamics (including predator-predator) for improved feral management
  • Threatened species habitat management (e.g. Defining habitat for the Spotted-tailed Quoll in modified landscapes)
  • Understanding and conserving ‘declining’ species, before they hit the threatened species list (e.g. Rufous bettong)
  • Regional Ecosystem condition improvement (e.g. Developing multi-metric condition indices to measure restoration program success)
  • The ecological paradigm of balancing conservation and land use

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