Phone: (03) 53279623
Position: Senior Lecturer, Program Co-ordinator
Discipline: Environmental and Conservation Science
- PhD (Wildlife and landscape ecology)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Natural Resources Management)
- Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary Teaching)
- Australian fauna
- Population and community ecology
- Fire ecology
- Field-based investigation in environmental and conservation science
- Research supervision
- Member, Birdlife Australia, Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme
- Editor: Australian Field Ornithology
Dr Grant Palmer’s research areas of interest include:
- Wildlife ecology
- Fire ecology
- Urban ecology
- Landscape ecology
Publications (last 5 years)
Wildlife of the Otways and Shipwreck Coast, CSIRO Publishing (in press).
Gonzalez, E., Felipe-Lucia, M.R., Bourgeois, B., Boz, B., Nilsson, C., Palmer, G. and Sher, A.A. (2017). Integrative conservation of riparian zones. Biological Conservation 211, pp 20-29.
Ianello, S, Greenslade, P. and Palmer, G. (2017). Fauna of a granite cave: first data from Brittania Creek Cave (3GP10-48), Wesburn, Victoria, Australia. Helictite 43, pp 1-13.
Mahmood, A.H., Florentine, S.K., Chauhan, B.S., McLaren, D.A., Palmer, G.C. and Wright, W. (2016). Influence of various environmental factors on seed germination and seedling emergence of a noxious environmental weed: Green Galenia (Galenia pubescens). Weed Science 64, pp 486-494.
Dunstan, H, Florentine, S.K., Calvino-Cancela, M., Westbrooke, M.E. and Palmer, G.C. (2013). Dietary characteristics of Emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) in semi-arid New South Wales, Australia, and dispersal and germination of ingested seeds. Emu 113, pp 168-176.
Monie, K., Florentine, S. and Palmer, G. (2013). Recruitment and functionality traits as bioindicators of ecological restoration success in the Lurg Hills district, Victoria, Australia. Ecological Processes2, pp 1-11.
Grants (last 5 years)
- Securing threatened fauna in semi-arid south-western NSW Awarded: $200,000
- Great Ocean Walk Environmental Impacts Re-assessment Awarded: $37,720
- Enhancing habitat value for threatened species on Nanya Station Awarded: $99,804
- An investigation of the ecology and invasion impacts of a native Australian shrub Awarded: $30,000
- Reversing the decline of Cypress Pine communities Awarded: $155,000
- Investigating rehabilitation of nutrient rich cropping zones using recycled green waste to benefit indigenous grassland species within the Western Grassland Awarded: $48,636
- Fire in temperate forest landscapes 2014-2015 Awarded: $50,000
- Investigating tree death and decline (including from Mundulla Yellows) in South Australia Awarded: $90,412
- Vegetation and community mapping of the greater floodplain of the Darling River Awarded: $123,920
- Resurvey of the terrestrial mammals of the Otways HawkEye Township Study Awarded: $59,871
Research higher degree completions (last 5 years)
- Dr Graeme Smith (PhD): The contribution of Silverfish (Insecta: Zygentoma) to Australian invertebrate biodiversity and endemism (Principal supervisor)
- Dr Ako Mahmood (PhD): Investigations into the ecology and management of the invasive plant Galenia pubescens within the native temperate grasslands of Victoria, Australia (Associate supervisor)
- Inka Veltheim (PhD): Movements, behaviour and ecology of the Brolga, Antigone rubicunda, at multiple spatial and temporal scales (under examination, Principal supervisor)
- Diana Kuchinke (PhD): Investigating bird responses to fire in the Heathy Dry Forests of Victoria, Australia (Associate supervisor)
- Mr Jonathan Starks (Masters): The use of on-farm water points and artificial wildlife ponds in providing habitat for fauna in the Wimmera and Southern Mallee, Victoria, Australia.