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PhD - Australia
2020 – current Zoe Kissane (Murdoch University). Integrating ecotoxicology and movement ecology in breeding populations of Carnaby’s cockatoo ecology in agricultural landscapes (Principal Supervisor; co-supervisor: Prof. Kristin Warren).
2020 – current Molly Spaulding (Murdoch University). Movement ecology, energetics and age structures of three species of black cockatoo in southwest Western Australia using GPS telemetry, accelerometry and telomere aging (Principal Supervisor; co-supervisor: Prof. Kristin Warren).
2017 – current Janine Kuehs (Murdoch University). Movement ecology and behaviour of the southern brown bandicoot in urban areas (Co-supervisors: Prof. Trish Fleming, Dr Amanda Kristancic)
2017 – current John-Michael Stuart (Murdoch University). Movement ecology, diet and population dynamics of a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) population adjacent to a major flatback turtle rookery in the Pilbara, Western Australia (Co-supervisors: Prof. Trish Fleming).
2016 – current Karen Riley (Murdoch University). Conservation, Management and Ecophysiology in southwest Western Australia’s black cockatoo’s (Co-supervisors: Prof. Kristin Warren, Dr Bethany Jackson).
2016 – current Simon Cherriman (Murdoch University). Landscape utilisation in mesic and arid habitats by wedgetailed eagles revealed through GPS tracking: implications for conservation management and Science Communication (Co- supervisors: Prof. Trish Fleming, Prof. Penny Olsen – ANU).
2013 – current Dr Lian Yeap (Murdoch University). Landscape scale impacts on health and persistence of three endangered Black Cockatoo species in southwest Western Australia, a global biodiversity hotspot. (Co-supervisors: Prof. Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake – Murdoch University).
PhD – International
2009 - 2011 Katya Wolfram (University of Antwerp, Belgium). The genetics of mate choice & patterns of adaptive variation in the European Black Vulture relevant to conservation management at the whole species scale (Aegypius monachus) (Co-supervisors: Dr P Galbusera - RZSA, Belgium; Prof. Erik Matthysen - University of Antwerp). Suspended.
M. Phil - Australia
2019 – current Andrew Morton (Australian Wildlife Conservancy | Murdoch University). Feral pig control and research in the Kimberley. (Co-supervisors: Prof. Trish Fleming, Dr Halina Kobryn – Murdoch University).
2015 – 2019 Sam Rycken – PhD - Murdoch University. Human wildlife conflict in urban and rural ecology: defining a mutually beneficial approach to conservation management in black cockatoos (Principal Supervisor; co-supervisor Prof. K. Warren).
2013 – 2018 Aurelie Labbe - PhD - Murdoch University. Effects of age on reproduction and chick rearing in bridled terns (Onychoprion anaethetus) at Penguin Island, Western Australia. (Principal Supervisor, co-supervisors Dr James Dunlop – WACC, Dr Mike Van Keulen – Murdoch Uni).
2011 Sam Rycken – Research Masters – Changes in migration phenology in the European White Stork Ciconia ciconia – A study using long-term satellite tracking data. (Thesis – Writtle College/University of Essex, UK; University of Applied Sciences- Has Den Bosch, The Netherlands).
2009 – 2010 Matthias Papies – Research Masters - Breeding success in a reintroduced population of European White Stork Ciconia c ciconia modelled with respect to environmental factors (Thesis – Wageningen University, The Netherlands).
2014 Shannon Clohessy – Masters (Coursework) - An analysis of dietary breadth and foraging habitat among West Australian island populations of the White - bellied Sea Eagle (Thesis -Murdoch University).
2018 – 2019 Zoe Kissane Honours 1st Class - Murdoch University. Conservation impact of black swan foraging ecology on the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands: a system subject to water flow regulation (Co-supervisor: Dr Jane Chambers – Murdoch University).
2013 Robyn Pryor – Honours 1st Class - Murdoch University. A Novel System for Detecting Toxin Levels in Avian Species: Gulls on Penguin Island (WA), a Test Case. (Principal supervisor, co-supervisor Associate Professor Robert Trengove - Murdoch University).
2012 – 2014 Stuart Venables – Murdoch University. Is a secondary colonisation route into Australia driving low-level genetic structure in the iconic Australian raptor species, the White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster? (Principal supervisor, co- supervisor Dr Jennie Chaplin – Murdoch University.
Undergraduate Independent Study Contract
2015 Zoe Kissane – Undergraduate Independent Study Contract – Murdoch University. Flying under the radar: the rise of organophosphates and new opportunities for biosentinal early warning studies. (Published: Kissane & Shephard (2017) Conservation Biology. doi:10.1111/cobi.12955).
2012 Charlotte Rowley - Independent Study Contract - Murdoch University - Epigenetics in captive breeding programmes: implications for inbreeding depression.
Professional Bachelor (Belgium – equivalent to Honours Year in Australia)
2009 Liesbeth Verboven – Professional Bachelor – Genotyping in the European White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) and the optimisation of Multilplex PCR – PART II (Professionele Bachelor in de Chemie – Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Katholielke Hogeschool Antwerpen, Belgium).
2008 Yasmina Ahkandhaf – Professional Bachelor - Genotyping in the European White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) and the optimisation of Multilplex PCR – PART I (Professionele Bachelor in de Chemie – Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Katholielke Hogeschool Antwerpen, Belgium).