Helen P Waudby
I am a wildlife ecologist specialising in small terrestrial vertebrates, including desert mammals. My key interests include understanding the effect of environmental factors (e.g., livestock grazing and rainfall) and management interventions on diversity, particularly in arid and semi-arid rangeland systems. I am also a Threatened Species Project Officer for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. My work at OEH focuses on the planning and implementation of recovery actions for threatened frogs and mallee fauna (among other things). I'm also interested in the ethical implications of wildlife research, including improved methods for wildlife trapping and handling. I studied the ecology of an invasive tick on coastal Yorke Peninsula (in South Australia) and occasionally still dabble in parasitology.
Previously, Dr Waudby was employed by NSW Murray Local Land Services in Albury where she managed projects focused on the conservation of threatened squirrel gliders (Petaurus norfolcensis) and orchids, and the rehabilitation of wetlands for carbon storage purposes and biodiversity conservation. She was also responsible for the planning of the organisation's threatened and iconic species program, which included the development of a framework to guide investment in threatened species in the Murray region.
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