Wildlife conservation research

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Wildlife Conservation Research is one of the key focus areas for ecologists at Federation University. Our researchers include staff and PhD students working in diverse and ecologically important habitats, both locally and internationally.

Our research is helping to understand and conserve a wide range of species including bats, brolgas, koalas, sharks and tigers. We seek to understand the complex relationships between organisms and their environments and to provide data to underpin evidence-based management of wildlife populations. The impact of human lives and livelihoods on wildlife is a significant area for investigation. Our researchers have established collaborations with government and non-government agencies in Australia and overseas.

Federation University Australia offers the Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science (BECS) for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in this area. There are also exciting opportunities for research students seeking projects at honours, masters and PhD levels.