Find research projects at Hidden Vale for students and PhD candidates with a background in ecology.

Further supervisors (principal or co-supervisors) for selected projects are also welcomed.

Many projects are collaborations with other research labs at UQ, USQ, USC, ANU and UNE. Resources are available to support all projects.

Note: dates are anticipated availability and project details and teams are subject to change.

Choose your project


  • Project: Improving methods for capture and population estimates of rufous bettongs
  • Study level: Honours
  • Start date: available from June 2022
  • Team members: Tom ScottDr Megan Brady, Dr Dalene Adam

  • Project: Comparison of performance traits (speed, agility) of critical weight range mammal adults, juveniles and their predators: implications for predator-prey dynamics in landscapes of varying refuge
  • Study level: Honours or PhD
  • Start date: available from June 2022
  • Team members: Dr Chris Clemente (USC), Prof Robbie Wilson, Dr Megan Brady



  • Project: Continued development of the Mata Hari Judas Vixen for innovative fox management techniques
  • Study level: Honours or PhD
  • Start date: available from June 2022
  • Team members: AProf Peter Murray (USQ), Dr Megan Brady, Dr Julia Hoy


  • Project: Rufous bettong habitat utilisation, home range and activity overlaps with predators (foxes, cats, dogs, quolls)
  • Study level: Honours or PhD
  • Start date: available from June 2022
  • Team members: Dr Megan Brady, Prof Robbie Wilson


  • Project: Gut microbiome impacts on social interactions and predator avoidance in Eastern chestnut mice
  • Study level: Honours or PhD
  • Start date: available from June 2022
  • Team members: TBA

  • Project: Determination and restoration of landscape carrying capacity for threatened and declining species
  • Study level: PhD
  • Start date: available from June 2022
  • Team members: TBA

  • Project: Reproduction and aging of rufous bettong, as a model for threatened Potoroidae
  • Study level: PhD
  • Start date: available from June 2022
  • Team members: TBA