Past and Current Projects

These are the projects that have been/are undertaken by the students and researchers at D.E.E.P. Volunteer opportunities might be available, so don’t hesitate to contact the member(s) of our lab.


Long-term viability of the flightless Tasmanian native-hen

(PhD project)

This study aims to provide accurate estimates on their survival and population dynamics by using a reliable study population. For its purpose, Maria Island is the best location for the study.


Use of new technologies for improved estimates of Tasmanian mammal abundance

(Honours project)

This study aims to investigate new survey methods (i.e. the use of unmanned aerial survey) for estimating population abundance of forester kangaroo (Macropus giganteus tasmaniensis), Tasmanian pademelon (Thylogale billardierii), Bennett’s wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) and bare-nosed wombat (Vombatus ursinus).



Effects of the introduced superb lyrebird on forest-litter loads and fire risk in Tasmania

(Honours project)

This study aims to identify potential habitat for lyrebirds within Tasmania, and map their known distributions and investigate links between lyrebird behaviour (scratchings) and fire risk within Tasmanian forests.


Other projects can be found within the researchers’ pages

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