"Koalas in changing environments: conservation, inbreeding, and disease avoidance".
In his lecture he will talk about the research work with the Koalas, their special habitats and his work with detection dogs in Australia.
Anthony is a spatial/movement ecologist from South Africa.
In 2013 he completed his MSc in the UK, where he worked on light-bellied Brent goose migrations through Iceland.
In 2019 Anthony finished his PhD in Australia.
In his PhD work he investigated the spatial ecology and genetic health of wild koalas, in order to better inform conservation decisions. This included measuring social tolerances and avoidances of conspecifics (conflict reduction), investigating inbreeding and disease avoidance behaviours, and testing non-invasive genetic sampling using detection dogs and koala scat. During this time he also worked as a conservation detection dog handler for koala surveys.
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