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  • Optimal Surveillance Methods

    April 9, 2020 by

    On the 6th and 7th of February I presented a poster on my honours research at VicBioCon 2020 at Monash University, Victoria, Australia. Often referred to as a nuisance parameter, in some contexts detection is a priority in occupancy modelling to locate individuals or colonies for protection. Technological developments have improved the ability to detect… Read more

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My Work

2018/2019 Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Vacation Research Scholarship.

Is Anybody Home? Modelling frog occupancy at the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary.

Passionate Volunteer

Australian Dingo Foundation and the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre.

Communications Officer

Second Chance Animal Rescue.


About Me

I hold a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology and Statistics from La Trobe University and am currently undertaking Honours in Biosciences at University of Melbourne Quantitative and Applied Ecology lab (QAeco) with Professor Mick McCarthy on optimal surveillance for Leadbeater’s Possum.

My career goal is to assist in the development of sustainable conservation strategies for Australia’s unique biodiversity through statistical analysis with meaningful and accessible results


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