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Adjunct Professor in Ecology, La Trobe University

Andrew Bennett is an Adjunct Professor in Ecology at La Trobe University. He has broad research interests in landscape ecology and conservation biology, with a focus on understanding the effects of land use and landscape change on native fauna. From 2015 - 2020 he held a joint appointment between La Trobe University (Prof. of Ecology) and the Arthur Rylah Institute (Science Leadership). Prior to 2015, he held a Personal Chair in Landscape Ecology at Deakin University.


  • 2023–present
    Adjunct Professor in Ecology, La Trobe University
  • 2015–2022
    Professor in Ecology, La Trobe University
  • 2015–2020
    Science Leadership, Arthur Rylah Institute
  • 2009–2015
    Professor, Landscape Ecology, Deakin University


  • 1988 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Australian Mammal Society
  • BirdLife Australia
  • International Association for Landscape Ecology

Research Areas

  • Ecological Applications (0501)
  • Environmental Science And Management (0502)
  • Ecology (0602)