Honorary Research Associate, University of Tasmania

Bronwyn Fancourt recently completed a PhD in wildlife ecology and threatened species conservation at the University of Tasmania, in Hobart. Since 2010, her research has focussed on the decline of the eastern quoll in Tasmania and investigating the likely causes of the decline. This research involved extensive investigations into the impacts of climate change, disease and predator interactions on eastern quoll populations.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Honorary Research Associate, University of Tasmania
  • 2011–2014
    PhD candidate in wildlife ecology, University of Tasmania

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Tasmania, PhD
  • 2013 
    University of Tasmania, GradCert(Res)
  • 2010 
    University of Tasmania, BSc(Hons)
  • 2009 
    University of New England, BSc (Zoology, Ecosystem Management)
  • 1991 
    University of Western Sydney, BComm (Acc)

Publications

  • 2015
    Fancourt B.A., Bateman B.L., VanDerWal J., Nicol S.C., Hawkins C.E., Jones M.E. and Johnson C.N. Testing the role of climate change in species decline: is the eastern quoll a victim of a change in the weather?, PLOS ONE
  • 2015
    Fancourt, B.A. Making a killing: photographic evidence of feral cat (Felis catus) predation of a Tasmanian pademelon (Thylogale billardierii), Australian Mammalogy
  • 2015
    Fancourt B.A., Hawkins C.E., Cameron E.Z., Jones M.E. and Nicol S.C. Devil declines and catastrophic cascades: is mesopredator release of feral cats inhibiting recovery of the eastern quoll?, PLOS ONE
  • 2015
    Fancourt B.A. Drought, disease or devil declines? Identifying the cause of decline of the eastern quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus. Implications for conservation and management., PhD thesis. School of Biological Sciences. University of Tasmania, Hobart
  • 2014
    Fancourt, B.A., Jackson, R.B. Regional seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in feral and stray cats (Felis catus) from Tasmania., Australian Journal of Zoology
  • 2014
    Fancourt, B.A.. Rapid decline in detections of the Tasmanian bettong (Bettongia gaimardi) following local incursion of feral cats (Felis catus)., Australian Mammalogy
  • 2014
    Fancourt, B.A., Nicol, S.C., Hawkins, C.E., Jones, M.E., Johnson, C.N. Beyond the disease: is Toxoplasma gondii infection causing population declines in the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus)?, International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
  • 2013
    Fancourt, B.A., Nicol, S.C., Hawkins, C.E. Evidence of rapid population decline of the eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) in Tasmania., Australian Mammalogy
  • 2010
    Fancourt, B.A.. Spatial and temporal variation in declining eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) populations in Tasmania, BSc(Hons) thesis. School of Zoology. University of Tasmania, Hobart.
  • 2009
    Fancourt, B.A.. Measurement of defaecation rates in captive swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor)., Australian Mammalogy