Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Wildlife and Landscape Ecology

Our research focuses on understanding the processes that influence the distribution and abundance of plants and animals, and using this knowledge to enhance biodiversity conservation in Australia and globally. We undertake a diverse range of projects on the ecology of individual species and assemblages, disturbance processes, the consequences of human land-use and landscape change, and the social and policy dimensions of nature conservation. Our goal is to foster new conceptual understanding, while also making innovative contributions to applied conservation and natural resource management. Accordingly, we value active collaboration with a wide range of industry partners and agencies, locally and nationally; and with research colleagues elsewhere in Australia and internationally.

Group coordinator

Professor Andrew F Bennett
Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17609
Email: andrew.bennett@deakin.edu.au

Key research areas

  • Wildlife ecology and conservation
  • Plant ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Human dimensions in environmental management

Academic staff

Dr John Arnould
Prof Andrew F. Bennett
Dr Raylene Cooke
Dr Maria Gibson
Dr Kimberley James
Prof Marcel Klaassen
Ms Janine McBurnie
Dr Kelly Miller
Dr Euan Ritchie
Dr Matt Symonds
Dr Anneke Veenstra
Assoc Prof Geoff Wescott
Dr Michael Weston
Dr Desley Whisson
Dr John White

Research Fellows

Dr Greg Holland
Dr Dale Nimmo


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