Lachlan G. Howell

PhD Candidate | Conservation Biology Research Group, University of Newcastle

I am a PhD candidate in the Conservation Biology Research Group at the University of Newcastle, Australia. My research draws on public policy and funding issues for Australian terrestrial vertebrate fauna conservation to understand the science-policy gap. My work also aims to generate economic arguments for fauna conservation and to assess the economic value of fundamental and applied research in wildlife conservation, with a particular interest in the economics of wildlife genome resource banking.

I have published research in Conservation Biology; Biological Conservation; and Pacific Conservation Biology.


  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate , University of Newcastle
  • 2017–2017
    Research Assistant , University of Newcastle


  • 2016 
    The University of Newcastle , Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours)
  • 2015 
    The University of Newcastle , Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Sciences and with a major in Earth Sciences


  • 2019
    The search for novelty continues for rewilding, Biological Conservation
  • 2019
    Reintroducing rewilding to restoration–Rejecting the search for novelty, Biological Conservation
  • 2019
    Deconstructing compassionate conservation, Conservation Biology
  • 2018
    An examination of funding for terrestrial vertebrate fauna research from Australian federal government sources, Pacific Conservation Biology

Professional Memberships

  • FAUNA Research Alliance

Research Areas

  • Wildlife And Habitat Management (050211)
  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)