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Dr Kaori Yokochi





Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2017

Research interests

Wildlife Conservation and Management

Urban Ecology

Road Ecology


Behavioural Ecology

Conservation Genetics


Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE)

The Network for Ecological Research on Artificial Light (NERAL)

Australasian Bat Society

Australian Mammal Society

Australasian Wildlife Management Society

Teaching interests

Wildlife Conservation and Management



Science Communication

Units taught


SLE109 Foundation for Environmental Science (Unit Chair)

SLE226 Environmental Team Based Research

SLE309 Wildlife Conservation and Management


SLE225 Global Environmental Placement

SLE301 Professional Practice

SLE302 Wildlife Field Studies

SLE307 Behavioural Ecology

SLE324 Australian Vertebrates

Knowledge areas

Wildlife Conservation, Urban Ecology including Road Ecology and light pollution

Research groups

Centre for Integrative Ecology
Wildlife and Conservation Biology


Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence 2022

Faculty of SEBE Teaching and Learning Award 2021

Deakin University Award for Teaching Excellence 2017 


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More trees and fewer roads: the importance of local and landscape features for insectivorous bats in open urban green spaces

M Callas, L Lumsden, A Rendall, K Yokochi

(2024), Vol. 51, pp. 1-14, Wildlife Research, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The missing toxic link: Exposure of non-target native marsupials to second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) suggest a potential route of transfer into apex predators

K Scammell, R Cooke, K Yokochi, N Carter, H Nguyen, J White

(2024), Vol. 933, pp. 1-10, Science of the Total Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Silent killers? The widespread exposure of predatory nocturnal birds to anticoagulant rodenticides

R Cooke, P Whiteley, C Death, M Weston, N Carter, K Scammell, K Yokochi, H Nguyen, J White

(2023), Vol. 904, pp. 1-12, Science of the Total Environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Light pollution: a landscape-scale issue requiring cross-realm consideration

Mariana Mayer-Pinto, Theresa Jones, Stephen Swearer, Kylie Robert, Damon Bolton, Anne Aulsebrook, Katherine Dafforn, Ashton Dickerson, Alicia Dimovski, Niki Hubbard, Lucy McLay, Kellie Pendoley, Alistair Poore, Michele Thums, Nikolas Willmott, Kaori Yokochi, Emily Fobert

(2022), Vol. 4, pp. 1-17, UCL Open Environment, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Patchy resources and multiple threats: How do koalas navigate an urban landscape?

D Whisson, S Zylinski, A Ferrari, K Yokochi, K Ashman

(2020), Vol. 201, Landscape and Urban Planning, C1

journal article

A critique of 'countryside biogeography' as a guide to research in human-dominated landscapes

Don Driscoll, Sara Balouch, Thomas Burns, Tim Garvey, Tricia Wevill, Kaori Yokochi, Tim Doherty

(2019), Vol. 46, pp. 2850-2859, Journal of biogeography, London, Eng., C1

journal article

An endangered arboreal specialist, the western ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis), shows a greater genetic divergence across a narrow artificial waterway than a major road

K Yokochi, W Kennington, R Bencini

(2016), Vol. 11, PLoS ONE, United States, C1-1

journal article

A remarkably quick habituation and high use of a rope bridge by an endangered marsupial, the western ringtail possum

K Yokochi, R Bencini

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 79-94, Nature conservation, Sofia, Bulgaria, C1-1

journal article

An artificial waterway and road restrict movements and alter home ranges of endangered arboreal marsupial

K Yokochi, B Chambers, R Bencini

(2015), Vol. 96, pp. 1284-1294, Journal of mammalogy, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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